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Virtual Economy

Jul 18, 2021

Big deals, new hardware, and a lot of platform chat fill our second episode this weekend. Highlights: Google’s pay-for-play plan, Sony drawing indie ire, Switch OLED, and the “Gabe Gear.”

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  • [00:01:20] - NPD for June 2021
  • [00:09:18] - Remedy and 505 renew their deal for more Control games
  • [00:15:29] - Konami signs development deals with Tencent and Bloober Team
  • [00:19:39] - Humble confirms permanent shifts to charity “sliders”
  • [00:26:32] - Stadia shifts partner payments to pay-for-play
  • [00:38:44] - Indies share grievances with Sony
  • [00:56:30] - Switch OLED and Steam Deck discussion