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Rockstar Executive IN TROUBLE For Normalising Crunch

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2y Oct 17, 2018
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Rockstar Games have been crunching their staff with 100 hour working weeks! They might as well be back in the old west labouring in the fields!

We also had a little chat about sequels- are there 2 many? Get it…?

One thing that you can crunch down on is our daily bucket of nuggets!

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News Stories:
Work crunch in gaming industry
https://twitter.com/jobjstauffer/status/1052323687829884929
https://twitter.com/JennSandercock/status/1052252298070581249
https://kotaku.com/we-were-working-100-hour-weeks-red-dead-redemption-2-h-1829758281
http://www.vulture.com/2018/10/the-making-of-rockstar-games-red-dead-redemption-2.html
https://old.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/9ooo76/its_time_video_game_makers_unionize/
https://twitter.com/IGDA/status/1051884861026459648
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-06-29-the-atomised-nature-of-work-will-be-what-makes-the-industry-unionise-not-crunch-says-amy-hennig
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2016-10-06-were-definitely-at-the-point-where-somethings-gotta-give
https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-143/pdfs/2004-143.pdf
https://www.inc.com/tom-popomaronis/science-says-you-shouldnt-work-more-than-this-number-of-hours-a-day.html
https://www.gameinformer.com/2018/10/15/sega-has-eliminated-80-of-long-overtime-hours-in-war-on-crunch

Too many sequels?
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-10-15-this-christmas-riskiest-video-game
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CPvQ4wh6gE

Nuggets:
New Pokemon added to Pokemon GO
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-10-16-pokemon-go-gen-4-live-now
https://youtu.be/X2KHZtmcrVA
New Spider-Man PS4 DLC suits revealed
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-10-16-insomniac-shows-off-spider-mans-new-suits-from-next-weeks-city-that-never-sleeps-dlc
New Battlefield V trailer
https://youtu.be/PUPimAwTo3E
Discord Store now LIVE
https://blog.discordapp.com/discord-store-global-beta-is-live-38bfd044d648
Fortnite YouTubers sued over promoting the sale of cheats
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-10-16-fortnite-youtubers-sued-by-epic-for-promoting-sale-of-cheats
Diablo III Switch bundle
https://www.gameinformer.com/index.php/2018/10/15/special-edition-diablo-iii-switch-bundle-revealed
New Kingdom Come Deliverance DLC trailer
https://www.gameinformer.com/dlc/2018/10/16/kingdom-come-deliverance-dlc-the-amorous-adventures-of-bold-sir-hans-capon-gets-a
Xbox One Mouse and Keyboard support
http://www.vgchartz.com/article/392995/xbox-one-system-update-preview-adds-mouse-and-keyboard-support/
Sonic Colours may be coming to PC https://www.gameinformer.com/2018/10/16/sega-may-be-hinting-that-sonic-colors-is-coming-to-pc
https://twitter.com/Tracker_TD/status/1052247032277143558
Crysis backwards compatibility
https://twitter.com/majornelson/status/1052227951922561024
The Hunter: Call of the Wild
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yim-c3kmJpE
Valkyria chronicles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6u78Kmfcgw
Warriors Orochi 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxOJ50y6zfo

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