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Nov 21, 2020

This terribly named episode is full of Capcom’s ransomware calamity, Apple’s scheming, and Embracer Group’s acquisition spree. Also: Paradox earnings, EA’s Impact Report, another Joy-Con lawsuit, and So. Much. News.

  • Apple will reduce App Store cut to 15 percent for most developers starting January 1st:

Nov 14, 2020

In our first episode looking at the impact of the new console launches, we welcome But Why Tho's Kate Sanchez and Matt Donahue to discuss the intersection of hardware and game pricing and inclusion. We also have news, including Take-Two’s acquisition of Codemasters and a big chat about the Twitch/DMCA mess.

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Nov 9, 2020

In our second big earnings show of the reporting period, we break down what went right at Nintendo, EA, and Take-Two, and what went… not so well at Sega and Square Enix. EA is about to make bank on its EA Play service thanks to its Game Pass partnership, while Take-Two continues to dismiss subscription as a viable...

Nov 7, 2020

Sony is taking extraordinary precautions in the face of COVID-19. If you want a console this year, you’re going to need to purchase it online. With Xbox Series X and PS5 out next week, we look at a few things players can expect.

  • Curve Digital acquires IronOak Games (GamesIndustry):

Nov 1, 2020

It’s a new season of earnings reports, and we’ve got what you need to know about Microsoft ($MSFT), Sony ($SNE), Capcom, Ubisoft, and Activision ($ATVI). We’re looking at trends as we head into the next generation of console hardware.

  • Capcom Q2 FY2021 Earnings (Capcom):