Blizzard Denies “Massive Layoffs”

After reports of a senior designer working on Blizzard’s “Titan” MMO being laid off, further investigations conducted over FaceBook — where all legitimate investigations are conducted — allegedly uncovered an awful truth: hundreds of Blizzard employees were recently laid off.

Blizzard Community Manager Bashiok asserted that, “The speculation circulating about ‘massive layoffs at Blizzard’ is just a rumor.” A second Community Manager, Zarhym, corroborated Bashiok’s statement, adding that it was nothing more than “tons of speculation based on false evidence,” and that “the vast majority [of employees allegedly fired] are at work today.”

Well, golly — I’m torn. Should I trust the word of two reputable employees of a game company that has been involved in no major scandals, or the mass hysteria sparked by pseudo-journalistic investigations?

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1 Comment on Blizzard Denies “Massive Layoffs”

CHoedy

On November 13, 2011 at 3:25 pm

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