Video Game Actors Strike Goes Virtual at Noon Today

Using the hashtag #PerformanceMatters, SAG-AFTRA members and allies take to social media instead of real-world picket lines

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Virtual strike image provided by SAG-AFTRA

The video game actors strike is going virtual today as the Screen Actor’s Guild is calling on members and allies to join in demonstrating online instead of in real-world picket lines.

Using the hashtag #PerformanceMatters, the SAG-AFTRA picket will happen today (Nov. 22) on social media at noon PT/3 p.m. ET.

This action is happening after three separate picket lines at bricks-and-mortar video game companies since the strike began in late October.

“Our united action will help voiceover and performance capture actors receive the rights they deserve,” a statement from the actors guild read.

“We need ALL members around the country (and ask your friends to share and retweet) to participate in our virtual picket today — tweet and post in solidarity with video game performers who are fighting for transparency, secondary compensation and safety,” said the union.

Here are instructions, provided by SAG-AFTRA, on how to join in on the online strike:

Share tweets below and these images; retweet and share SAG-AFTRA’s Facebook and Twitter posts; take a solidarity selfie or group photo, use the hashtag #PerformanceMatters and post it to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Sample Tweets:

@EA and @Activision negotiate a fair contract! #PerformanceMatters
@EA and @Activision we love the characters in your games! Make a fair deal because #PerformanceMatters
@EA and @Activision you are causing your performers vocal stress! #PerformanceMatters
Our greatest strength is our unity! We join SAG-AFTRA’s fight for video game performers #PerformanceMatters