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Virtual Economy

May 30, 2020

Microsoft has detailed its big backward compatibility plans and Sony is set to reveal the first PlayStation 5 gameplay. Mike and Manda discuss why this generation is about more than hardware, as the two major competitors walk down different philosophical paths. Topics also include: Blizzcon 2020, GeForce Now’s attempt...

May 28, 2020

Everything comes back to Halo in Kari Toyama’s fascinating career. The Lead Producer on V1 Interactive and Private Division’s Disintegration joins us to talk about her love of Halo 2, her start in QA, how she built Private Division’s QA operation, and how the pandemic impacted her work and Disintegration’s...

May 22, 2020

It’s earnings time again! In a very special episode of Virtual Economy, Mike and Manda take a look at Take-Two, Ubisoft, Embracer Group, and more. Who had huge years, and who took a tumble? Find out in a bonus financial report episode.

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May 21, 2020

You get a lawsuit. YOU get a lawsuit. EVERYBODY gets a lawsuit. Ubisoft is suing Apple and Google. Nintendo is going after Switch hackers. G2A is finally paying up for selling stolen keys (but still tries to claim victory). Mike and Manda give you everything you need to know as everyone is headed to court. Except us....

May 20, 2020

Shawn Alexander Allen visits the show to discuss his work on the recently-released Treachery in Beatdown City, the Game Devs of Color Expo, and his path from video game retail worker to AAA game capture work at Rockstar and why he decided to forge his own path as an indie developer in New York City.

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