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Feb 28, 2021

Reports on the Stadia project’s inner workings are pouring out, revealing gears rusted with dysfunction. Also: EA cancels Anthem Next (but may have saved Dragon Age in the process), GameStop loses its CFO (but awards him a massive severance), Apple scores a win in court, Sony reorganizes its legendary Japan Studio,...

Feb 20, 2021

Keith Gill, better known as WallStreetBets’ “DeepF*ingValue” and “RoaringKitty”, testified before congress and has been sued by angry GameStonk investors. We also discuss Phil Harrison’s failed leadership and purposely misleading Stadia developers, Microsoft’s enhanced accessibility offerings,...

Feb 15, 2021

In our second earnings show of the quarter, we’re breaking down Bandai Namco, Take-Two, Zynga, Sega Sammy, and Ubisoft.


  • [00:01:07] - Bandai Namco
  • [00:12:26] - Take-Two
  • [00:24:03] - Zynga
  • [00:36:41] - Sega Sammy
  • [00:41:59] - Ubisoft


  • Bandai Namco Q3 FY2021:

Feb 13, 2021

With the pandemic still hanging on, a new report corroborates and expands on news we broke in December: E3 is going digital (and it won’t be cheap). Also: EA buys Glu Mobile, Epic scores Kingdom Hearts, CD Projekt hit with a ransomware attack, NPD for January 2021, and more.


  • [00:01:07] - Skybound is...

Feb 7, 2021

 It’s financial reporting season again! We’re breaking down Square Enix, Activision Blizzard, Sony, Unity, EA, and Nintendo. The game industry has thrived during the pandemic, but can it last?


  • [00:01:57] - Square Enix
  • [00:09:39] - Activision Blizzard
  • [00:21:30] - Sony
  • [00:31:44] - Unity
  • [00:36:37] - EA