Episode 64: Get Lost, 2020. Hello… Oh. Oh no. (News Show)

New year. New season. Virtual Economy is back with a news-filled show covering more Cyberpunk 2077, Raw Fury dropping lots of business documents, our trends predictions for the year, Tencent’s takeover of Leyou, Nintendo’s Next Level Games purchase, and more.

TIME STAMPS

  • [00:01:40] Cyberpunk 2077 sales and share value fallout
  • [00:12:33] Hey. Armed insurrection and an attempted coup of the United States is bad. Black Lives Matter. Trans Rights are Human Rights. White supremacy is garbage.
  • [00:14:14] Tencent acquires Leyou
  • [00:19:21] Nintendo acquires Next Level Games
  • [00:25:38] Epic bought a mall
  • [00:32:50] FTC reprimands Tapjoy for deceptive practices
  • [00:37:25] Quick Hits
  • [00:49:03] Roblox IP… no?
  • [01:03:00] The Sinking City relisted as Frogwares vs Nacon continues
  • [01:11:00] Dissecting the Raw Fury contract
  • [01:37:00] A look at the trends of 2020 and what we expect from 2021

SOURCES

2 comments on “Episode 64: Get Lost, 2020. Hello… Oh. Oh no. (News Show)

  1. Jon Shafer says:

    First off, love the show! As a former podcast host I know how much work goes into putting out episodes regularly.

    I had a thought regarding the Roblox IPO. I suspect one of the biggest reasons why Roblox pulled back and plans to come back later for a direct listing is that by doing so they cut out the middle man (banks) which always receive a really sweet deal to help bring a company to market. With tech stocks hot and a larger number of business-types-for-hire with experience bringing companies to the public market I suspect Roblox feels pretty confident about going it alone, especially since DoorDash and Airbnb just IPOed and their stocks both exploded.

    Thanks again, keep up the great work.

    – Jon

    1. Thanks for listening and for the comment, Jon! They absolutely cut out the middle man, which as you point out is a BIG deal. I’m still wondering how the absence of new stock is going to impact trade volume, float, and share price. Going to be very interesting!

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