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Xbox's move from 'edgy' to 'everyone' | This Week in Business

How a brand that leaned into exclusionary gamer stereotypes overhauled its image over three console generations

By Brendan Sinclair

The pandemic bubble isn't done bursting | This Week in Business

US consumer spending on games has been down for seven straight months, with possibly more to come

By Brendan Sinclair

E3 will never be the same | This Week in Business

Newsflash: Things change, you cannot go home again, time ages us all and your most cherished experiences probably can't live up to your memories of them

By Brendan Sinclair

When is Pride inauthentic? | This Week in Business

EA has a very curious prerequisite for employees expressing support for LGBTQIA+ rights

By Brendan Sinclair

Raven's union came from business as usual | This Week in Business

Activision's scandals didn't help, but the spark that led to this week's historic vote was an unremarkable round of layoffs

By Brendan Sinclair

Inaction speaks louder than words | This Week in Business

Racists are comfortable in gaming communities because platforms haven't done enough to get rid of them

By Brendan Sinclair

Is 2022 still shaping up to be one of video games' biggest ever years? | This Week In Business

Starfield's delay puts another big hole in the release slate, making us wonder what will be next

By James Batchelor

Bungie speaks up | This Week in Business

With Roe v. Wade under the axe, the Destiny developer takes a stand for its employees' rights

By Brendan Sinclair

Rockstar's latest mob story | This Week in Business

A look at the possible motives for edits to transphobic content in the latest Grand Theft Auto 5 re-release

By Brendan Sinclair

Did Newsom Californicate with the Activision Blizzard suit? | This Week in Business

The California governor has been accused of obstructing the DFEH's lawsuit on the publisher's behalf

By Brendan Sinclair

Collective action gets results | This Week in Business

The Activision Blizzard union doesn't even exist yet and is already providing tangible gains for all employees

By Brendan Sinclair

Credit where it's overdue | This Week in Business

Game crediting has long been used by companies to disadvantage developers

By Brendan Sinclair

Scandals, snake oil, and optimism: GDC is back | This Week in Business

The industry's premiere convention for developers picks up right where it left off

By Brendan Sinclair

Are licensed games actually getting better? | This Week in Business

We put a bit of conventional wisdom to the test and find it doesn't quite reflect what's actually going on

By Brendan Sinclair

Blockchain gaming pitches' latest curve ball | This Week in Business

Some people don't like blockchain, so some start-ups are just leaving that part of their business out

By Brendan Sinclair

How does Bandcamp fit in with Epic? | This Week in Business

Speculation and conjecture about how the Fortnite maker's latest acquisition -- and some of its past pick-ups -- fit into the metaverse

By Brendan Sinclair

The ongoing erosion of exclusivity | This Week in Business

With the reportedly imminent demise of TT Games' Lego deal, we look back on the ebb and flow of exclusive deals in gaming

By Brendan Sinclair

3DS and Wii U eShop closures a sadly obvious move | This Week in Business

Nintendo's decision to pull the plug on its old game stores runs counter to the company's interest in its own history

By Brendan Sinclair

What should the IGDA be? | This Week in Business

Former members and leaders of the group share thoughts on what it's good for, and what it isn't

By Brendan Sinclair

No, the NFT backlash is not just like free-to-play backlash | This Week in Business

New trends often encounter resistance in gaming that fades over time, but the pushback on blockchain gaming is different

By Brendan Sinclair

Will Raven devs have their QA teammates' backs? | This Week in Business

Call of Duty studio's QA staff took a risk for their co-workers by striking; will the rest of the studio take a risk to help them?

By Brendan Sinclair

How do you learn from failures that succeed? | This Week in Business

Lego Star Wars is a complicated build, ex-BioWare developers dispel the notion of BioWare Magic, and we sift through the chatter around Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal

By Brendan Sinclair

Take-Two-Zynga is a very big deal, but is it a good one? | This Week in Business

The Grand Theft Auto publisher is paying a premium for a company with a track record of losses and a slumping share price, but there's some upside too

By Brendan Sinclair

Square Enix's New Year's Convolution | This Week in Business

President Yosuke Matsuda's vision of blockchain gaming aims to encourage altruistic behavior by... appealing to people's self-interest?

By Brendan Sinclair

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