Virtual Economy

Episode 16: XSX Marks Its Spot

Manda and Mike dive into Microsoft’s third-party Xbox Series X blitz and key takeaways from recent financial reports. Topics also include: Fortnite’s massive user base and next concert series and the IGDA Foundation helping mental health…

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Episode 15: The Ethical Minefield Around Leaks

Manda and Mike break down a heavy news week, including a lively discussion about the ethics around covering The Last of Us Part II leaks. Topics also include a discussion about Xbox Game Pass reaching 10 million subscribers, Ubisoft’s decision to…

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Episode 14: Esports Good Guys and Bad Guys (with Ryan Morrison, Morrison Rothman LLP)

Manda and Mike are joined by attorney to the esports stars, Ryan Morrison (@Morrison). Tune in and get caught up on the current state of esports, how it’s been impacted by the COVID crisis, and which pieces of the segment are best positioned to…

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Episode 13: Modeling Gig (Bonus)

With a recent news story about how COVID is going to impact hardware sales into 2021 and analysts predicting segment-by-segment how the crisis will ripple out, Mike and Manda look at the different factors in play. Sony Plans Limited PlayStation 5…

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Episode 12: One More Time (with Jean Leggett, One More Story Games)

Mike and Manda chat with Jean Leggett of One More Story Games about ethically tackling challenging topics in games. Jean also shares how she blends her background in coaching with game development. Discussion also includes 2K’s rapid-fire hype cycle…

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Episode 11: From a Certain Point of SKU (with Tak Fujii and Szabó Marcell, DMM Games)

Mike and Manda chat with Tak Fujii and Szabó Marcell about DMM Games and STATIONflow. Discussion also includes how working under quarantine is impacting Japanese game development. This episode also features a Term Sheet segment and conversation about…

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Episode 10: Bottlenecks (with Josh Fairhurst, Limited Run Games)

Mike and Manda circle back to the E3 2020 news they broke on Friday, April 3. They also discuss what constitutes false advertising in light of Resident Evil 3’s skirt/skort nontroversy (special thanks to Odin Law founder Brandon Huffman for legal…

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Episode 9: Delayed Indefinitely

BREAKING NEWS: Mike and Manda discuss The ESA’s decision to not hold an online E3 event.

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