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?