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Virtual Economy

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, and a class-action suit threatens Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda.


  • [00:00:55] - Stadia’s leadership and strange business decisions
  • [00:25:36] - GameStop CFO resigns, shareholder war ongoing
  • [00:34:28] - Apple wins in court, Valve has to turn over data
  • [00:38:49] - Quick Hits
  • [00:57:10] - Call of Duty Mobile player murdered in Brazil
  • [00:59:56] - Paradox earnings and Vampire: the Masquerade Bloodlines 2 news
  • [01:11:07] - Anthem Next canceled (and other EA news)
  • [01:17:08] - Bethesda faces class action lawsuit over Fallout 4 Season Pass
  • [01:25:49] - Report on Techland’s mismanagement
  • [01:31:24] - Sony: PSVR2, State of Play, Japan Studio, and more