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The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast #2: ACTA and Ethics

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast #2: ACTA and Ethics

Tue 14 Feb 2012 8:00am GMT / 3:00am EST / 12:00am PST

Thomas Bidaux, Alec Meer and Iain Gilfeather discuss Foxconn, ACTA and selling hardware on a handset model

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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.

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Produced by Side.

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.

13 Comments

Bjorn Larsson
CEO & Executive Producer

9 4 0.4
It would help a lot if you made this available via iTunes.

Posted:2 years ago

#1

Antony Carter
Programmer

85 47 0.6
Good pod cast but seriously sort out the background noise, pouring water and table dragging is not nice, let you off as its only the second episode :)

Posted:2 years ago

#2
We're just waiting on iTunes, should be with us shortly...

Posted:2 years ago

#3

Cori Myers
CEO/Owner

20 1 0.1
We are just loving his accent, itunes or not, he can just call into our show and talk to us all day. Oh and the topic is nice too.

Posted:2 years ago

#4

Adolfo Roman
modeling,lighting,texturing

3 0 0.0
please make this available through download, thanks! torrents works too

Posted:2 years ago

#5

Pliigi
Journalism

1 0 0.0
It's up on iTunes:

http://itun.es/iSh75P

Posted:2 years ago

#6

Jon Airhart
Production Manager

3 11 3.7
Great content, I'm looking forward to the 'cast finding it's groove and settling down.

There are still a few of us who don't use Apple devices for everything; any chance that the download could be made accessible through a nice old-fashioned super-flexible RSS feed?

Posted:2 years ago

#7

John Krajewski
Studio Head

5 0 0.0
No mp3 link? I dont have/want itunes...

Posted:2 years ago

#8

Pascal Ginda
Technical director

1 0 0.0
Please can we have a podcast feed to add to our player? I don't want Itunes, I'm using Zune.

Posted:2 years ago

#9

Tony Johns

520 12 0.0
phone contracts for Vita kinda turn me off getting the PS Vita knowing I would have to sign up to have money taken out of my bank per month.

So if they come out for consoles, that would mean that in order to play multi-console, I would have to at least 3 or 4 console/handheld that I have separate phone contracts onto them.

I just want to play games, not have a phone.

I have got my old mobile from the 90s so I can still use my old phone contract as a pre-paid system where I pay creddit and not get charged any extra. When my credit goes flat, I can't make any calls.

If I must go on a monthly plan, I will be put off all the new consoles and handheld market.


I will rather be a Retro Gamer for life, no way I am going to keep on paying money monthly for a console all because of mandatory phone plans.


ACTA sucks but because it is a global legislation, I feel that too many people are not aware that it also affects them even if they are not in the US.

Can't believe that Australia already passed those ACTA laws, they never mentioned anything about it on the news.


Posted:2 years ago

#10

Rick Cody
PBnGames-Board Member

144 14 0.1
If this were made available on iTunes or, my preference, Stitcher I'd tune into every episode.

Posted:2 years ago

#11

Wale Awelenje
Programmer/Designer

13 1 0.1
An RSS feed for this podcast would be nice.

Posted:2 years ago

#12

Klaus Preisinger
Freelance Writing

1,104 1,077 1.0
"Beyond Pod" on Android works just fine.

Posted:2 years ago

#13

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