As awfully timed as Zynga’s firings were, to be honest, they’re actually not that bad on a relative scale. By all accounts, most regular employees got severance in an industry where most firing end with “Now get out or we’ll feed you to Gary in accounting.” Not that we’re on Zynga’s side, necessarily, considering that the CEO stands accused of insider trading. We’re just saying that on a relative scale it could have been a lot bloodier.
Not that this is supposedly going to stop Anonymous, which apparently has a contingent that believes itself to be the defender of American jobs in the gaming industry.
Anonymous has claimed that Zynga is planning to ship American gaming jobs overseas and that they’re going to retaliate by releasing Zynga’s games and allegedly embarrassing documents early:
We have come to believe that this actions of Zynga will result in massive layoff of a thousand people and legal actions against everyone that speaks to the public about this plan.
It will also come to end of the US game market as we know it as all this jobs will be replaced in other more convenient financial countries.
With a billion dollars cash sitting in a bank we do believe that such actions are an insult to the population and the behaviour of corporations like Zynga must change.
Anonymous could not allow this to happen so it’s starting to release confidential documents we have leaked on this plan
There’s reason to be skeptical of this because:
1) The intersection between actual fans of Zynga’s games and Anonymous members is probably pretty small. PC gamers aren’t exactly big fans of… well… Facebook in general or social games in particular.
2) It’s hard to imagine Anonymous’ non-American contingent giving a crap about American jobs.
We’ll see what actually happens, of course, but somehow we doubt this’ll be quite as impressive as they claim.