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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

2021: The Year of Living Ridiculously | This Year in Business

From GameStop's rally to Wolf Enhanced Pants NFTs, this year was the poorly considered gag gift that kept on giving

By Brendan Sinclair

Roblox shows how digital services can hide exploitation | This Week in Business

Why did we just now get a shocking exposé on something that's been happening in the game for a dozen years?

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft's NFTs are a new shade of beige | This Week in Business

After four years of research, the publisher's first step into blockchain gaming is underwhelming, to say the least

By Brendan Sinclair

Does the gaming press of old hold up today? | This Week in Business

They don't make game journalism like they used to, and that's probably a good thing

By Brendan Sinclair

Pass the gravy, it's time to give thanks | This Week in Business

With everyone in the US enjoying a holiday weekend, we pause for a bit of positivity

By Brendan Sinclair

Has Bobby Kotick learned anything? | This Week in Business

This week's Wall Street Journal report, the publisher's reaction, and Betteridge's law of headlines suggest not

By Brendan Sinclair

Has Call of Duty finally peaked? | This Week in Business

An attempt to talk myself into believing that this is the year Call of Duty finally begins a managed decline

By Brendan Sinclair

Breaking off the engagement | This Week in Business

Ubisoft gets clingy with lapsed Far Cry 6 players and Facebook never Meta terrible idea it didn't like

By Brendan Sinclair

"The epic intimacy of World War II" | This Week in Business

What people say and what they mean don't always match, especially when what they say doesn't mean anything

By Brendan Sinclair

Netflix takes a page from gaming's playbook | This Week in Business

In dealing with criticism of Chappelle stand-up special, streaming service CEO borrows a familiar dodge

By Brendan Sinclair

Gaming's short-sighted treatment of its own history | This Week in Business

Disinterest in making old games easily accessible misses out on a modest opportunity now and a much larger one in the future

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard settles for less | This Week in Business

Publisher pledges to set up $18 million fund for people it never wronged as government regulator avoids the "distraction" of a lawsuit

By Brendan Sinclair

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

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