Brendan McNamara l.a. noire Metacritic reviews rockstar sales team bondi vgchartz
So by that reckoning…. as long a the west gets good quality clothing and shoes, sweatshops are OK?
Wait, Team Bondi was a sweatshop where employees had no choice but to work there for far below any government-established minimum wage and had little-to-no choice as to whether they continued their employment there or not, and if they did decide to leave the job they would end up starving and destitute on the streets because there would be no government support for people with no jobs – some kind of “welfare” or somesuch?
Oh no, wait.
Facetious as my original post was, please get some perspective on this whole matter. Disgruntled employees do not equal the horror, the essential slavery of sweatshops, so do not compare the two. It’s insulting.
Fair enough. But with game development being the career choice of a lot of people these days, it seems that a lot of companies are willing to exploit that passion. Activision, Rockstar and no doubt a few others will take advantage of the global economy and peoples desperation to work and exploit those working for them accordingly. McNamara sounds like a grade A C@nt and using good sales figures is no justification for treating people like dirt.
Seems I’m not the only one over-reacting.
VG24/7 has used ‘sweat shop’ for the sake of an attention-grabbing headline. If you check the text, no-one quoted mentions sweat shop and the only time it’s used is by Brenna Hillier (presumably so it can be used in the headline as well).
It’s still an extreme comparison, either way.