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Improbable promises of the metaverse | This Week in Business

It can be tough telling the metaverse true believers from the snake oil salesmen

By Brendan Sinclair

Progress isn't always pretty | This Week in Business

An attempt to offer good news for people who are tired of bad news

By Brendan Sinclair

Naughty Dog's real mark on the industry | This Week in Business

Negative impact of studio's conflation of crunch with quality is only amplified by the success of its games

By Brendan Sinclair

EA wants to once again Challenge Everything (almost) | This Week in Business

Apex Legends ping system exemplifies the benefit of questioning assumptions of how things are done

By Brendan Sinclair

Imitation is the sincerest form of robbery | This Week in Business

Fortnite Impostor is a little too close to Among Us for comfort, but what recourse does Innersloth have?

By Brendan Sinclair

Bobby Kotick in the bigger picture | This Week in Business

What happens when we look past the recent lawsuit to consider the Activision Blizzard CEO beyond the latest headlines?

By Brendan Sinclair

Past harassment is still present | This Week in Business

It's a lot easier for companies to turn the page on abusive workplace scandals than it is for their victims

By Brendan Sinclair

Essential facts about the ESA's Essential Facts | This Week in Business

An entirely too frustrating attempt to chart industry trends through 15 years of the trade group's annual stats dump

By Brendan Sinclair

Won't somebody think of the children? | This Week in Business

The oft-derided plea of the overly concerned parent or disingenuous legislator is a cliché at this point, but there's a reason it keeps coming back

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitter turmoil for Sony | This Week In Business

PlayStation faced backlash from indies and PS Plus subscribers this week, despite promising acquisition news

By James Batchelor

When the money flows like water | This Week in Business

EA's billion-dollar acquisitions are just the latest indication of an abnormal amount of enthusiasm for investment in gaming

By Brendan Sinclair

When a disappointing E3 is a good problem to have | This Week in Business

Conspicuous absences suggest fading relevance for the venerable show, but don't reflect the health of the industry at large

By Brendan Sinclair

The four kinds of celebrity appearance | This Week in Business

It's rare that hiring a big-name talent to pitch a game at a show like E3 works for both the company and the audience

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony has people cross about cross-gen | This Week in Business

Apparent decision to make next God of War and Gran Turismo 7 available on PS4 as well has irked some early adopters, but is the anger justified?

By Brendan Sinclair

A taxing look at EA's annual report | This Week in Business

In the past 15 years, EA has posted more than $6 billion in pre-tax profits. After taxes, that number… goes up?

By Brendan Sinclair

Tim Cook doesn't know stuff | This Week in Business

Apple CEO goes out of his way to avoid admitting basic information in Epic court case

By Brendan Sinclair

The cannibalization takeaway | This Week in Business

Ubisoft's free-to-play faux pas simply reflective of the industry's increasing hunger for lucrative brand extensions

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic v. Apple shows games industry at its most absurd | This Week in Business

Minecraft isn't a game, Sony is tearing friendships apart, Apple taking 30% makes the world a better place, and other dubious claims aired in court

By Brendan Sinclair

Attitudes of Days Gone by | This Week in Business

There's nothing wrong with waiting for a sale or playing a game given away as part of a subscription service

By Brendan Sinclair

The uncomfortable reality of benefiting from a pandemic | This Week in Business

Monthly NPD sales reports underscore how COVID-19 reversed a declining trend in US game spending

By Brendan Sinclair

Never too late to learn something new | This Week in Business

The Academy had a week full of insights on game design, localization, narrative direction, IP licensing, and performance capture

By Brendan Sinclair

Palace intrigue on the GameStop board of directors | This Week in Business

Skyrocketing stock and pandemic store closures have made an eventful year for the brick and mortar retailer, but the biggest news has been happening behind the scenes

By Brendan Sinclair

EA's problem with the Ultimate Team sales scandal | This Week in Business

The publisher is investigating reports that an employee is selling rare cards in FIFA's loot box game mode, but its objections don't hold much weight

By Brendan Sinclair

EA taking racism more seriously | This Week in Business

Banning a FIFA player who hurled racist abuse via Instagram shows that EA's "platform" rightly extends beyond the confines of the game

By Brendan Sinclair

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