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The GamesIndustry.biz 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.

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James Batchelor has been a journalist in the games industry since 2006, joining GamesIndustry in 2016, and also runs Non-Violent Game of the Day (@NVGOTD). He does play violent games, but always on Story/Easy mode.