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Blizzard’s Culture Crisis Runs Deep

Activision Blizzard Inc.'s "World of Warcraft" video game at the Gamescom event in 2010.

Activision Blizzard Inc.'s "World of Warcraft" video game at the Gamescom event in 2010.

Photographer: Ralph Orlowski

Welcome to Game On. I’m your host, Jason Schreier, Bloomberg Technology’s gaming reporter. With assists from my colleague Olga Kharif, I’ll be bringing you news and analysis about the biggest entertainment industry on the planet. We’ll tell you what the game companies are doing, why they’re doing it and what it all means. Plus: a new video game recommendation every Friday!

This week, we have news from EA’s big summer conference, and I’ll tell you all about the game you should play this weekend (about a crow that reaps the souls of the dead)… But first, a follow-up on my inside look at what went wrong behind the scenes of Blizzard’s disastrous Warcraft III: Reforged rollout. And the dark side of Blizzard’s culture.