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Nov 22, 2021

Excellent reporting from the Wall Street Journal and others have further exposed Activision’s c-suite crisis, as Microsoft and Sony call Bobby Kotick to account. Also: Embracer Group, Paradox, and Thunderful earnings and a FAFO award!

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Nov 14, 2021

It’s the end of earnings season! This week: Sega, Konami, Digital Bros/505 Games, Remedy, Starbreeze, Roblox, Zynga, Unity. Also: NPD for October 2021, a FAFO award, and a bunch of quick hits!

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Nov 7, 2021

Devolver Digital makes the move from indie to public company. Also: Take-Two, EA, Nintendo, Square Enix earnings, Blizzard loses its best hope for reform, Ubisoft employees call on the public for help, and Bowser is owes Nintendo $4.5M (and wins this week’s FAFO Award).

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Nov 1, 2021

While Bobby Kotick takes a bow on his paycut, the stage manager is holding up a sign that says “He just got a $155 million payday!” Also: Sony, Microsoft, and Capcom earnings, the end of PAX South, Australian game developers take a stand against crypto and NFTs, and more.

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Oct 26, 2021

Activision Blizzard has tried and failed to pause the lawsuit brought by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Also: NPD acquired, death threats hit Abandoned dev Blue Box, Microsoft still hungry for more acquisitions, and Unity makes moves.

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