83 days, 22 hours, 59 minutes, and 20 seconds. That’s how long it’s been, as of this writing, since the last “mass layoff” in the video game industry, when Hasbro laid off 86 employees working for one of its mobile game studios. The ominous countdown clock, tracking the next drop, comes courtesy of videogamelayoffs.com, a website whose mission statement is impossible to ignore. The numbers rise, second by second, until they inevitably start over.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/dygp3a/video-game-layoffs-are-so-common-this-person-built-a-website-to-track-them