The Podcast: Shrinking second-hand sales and BioWare blues

Latest episode available to download now, also shares some of the highlights (so far) of EGX Rezzed 2019

Matt, Chris, James and Haydn take time out of EGX Rezzed 2019 to discuss the latest gaming headlines.

The biggest topic this week is the ongoing decline of pre-owned games, as indicated by both GameStop's latest financials and the UK games market valuation. We talk about why this aspect of games retail is shrinking and how stores are adapting to cope with it.

Then, following a recent exposé on BioWare's troubles with Anthem and its development, we discuss the reception to the game among both consumers and the press, as well as the mismatch between the studio's strengths and the title's premise.

We finish off with a quick note on what we're looking forward to seeing at EGX Rezzed 2019, which is running in London this week.

You can listen to our latest episode below, subscribe to our RSS feed, or download the file directly here. It is also available via Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Player FM, TuneIn and other widely-used podcast platforms.

All our previous episodes can be found here.

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