Games don’t grow on trees, it seems. They require actual people spending their days sweating in front of screens in order to make them. Unfortunately, they are part of an industry that has devalued them. Whichever major game publisher is out there, chances are it’s mistreating its own workforce whether it be wage theft, sexism, crunch, harassment, or all of the above. Consequently, these abuses have impacted games and it shows. Half-baked titles with microtransactions embedded ring any bells.