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Jul 29, 2020

It’s time for another earnings show! Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot faced a barrage of questions about the company’s culture of assault and abuse during the most recent earnings call. If you need to skip over this part of the show, our conversation about Ubisoft’s abusive work environment begins at 33:00 and ends at...

Jul 18, 2020

Microsoft has laid out its philosophy for the coming generation, and it starts with a foundation of inclusivity. As the company gears up for next gen, it has also made changes in its product line that set the stage for new hardware and service offerings. Other topics include a deep dive into the GDC State of the...

Jul 15, 2020

Diversity and inclusion expert Kate Sanchez joins us for a big conversation about creating more welcoming spaces in the corporate world and especially the game industry. Our chat covers D&I fundamentals, creating meaningful change inside huge companies, and a deep dive into Ubisoft as a case study.

CW: Sexual assault...

Jul 11, 2020

EA is the latest game publisher under fire for excessive executive equity bonuses. We dive into a watchdog investment group’s complaints. We also discuss Microsoft’s rules for selling next-gen upgrades and Smart Delivery, the Atari VCS’ hefty price tag, Sony’s $250m investment in Epic, Pokemon Go’s success...

Jul 8, 2020

GameClub CEO Dan Sherman joins us to discuss the mobile game subscription service’s commitment to paying devs, and what he learned as co-founder of Tilting Point and dir. of business partnerships for EA Partners.

  • The Future of Gaming Is Subscription (Variety):