The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast #2: ACTA and Ethics
Thomas Bidaux, Alec Meer and Iain Gilfeather discuss Foxconn, ACTA and selling hardware on a handset model
Welcome to episode two of the GamesIndustry.biz podcast.
With host Dan Pearson on this month's show are Thomas Bidaux of MMO consultancy ICO Partners, RPS editor Alec Meer and Iain Gilfeather, technical lead and co-founder of Brighton studio Fat Pebble.
In this edition the guests discuss a broad range of topics, covering the ethical issues raised by the apparent worker mistreatment at Foxconn plants in China; the potential for selling pure gaming hardware via the mobile handset contract model; the progress of ACTA in the light of SOPA and PIPA's shelving; the likely fate of THQ and what's really happening with the UK's microstudios.
Our guests this month are from a variety of backgrounds, ensuring a wide range of opinion on the matters discussed. Thomas is an MMO specialist and ex NCsoft employee, whilst Alec is a veteran games journalist and technology writer. Iain is an experienced developer with a background in both AAA large studio work and micro-studio start ups.
The podcast can be downloaded directly from iTunes here.
This month, for the first time, the podcast was produced with help from Side Studios in London, who will be hosting and producing the show from now on.