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

April 8, 2020

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 commentary). Guest Josh Fairhurst, co-founder of Limited Run Games joins the show to tell us everything you ever wanted to know about how physical games and collector’s editions get made and delivered (but were afraid to ask). He also shared how the challenges of the COVID crisis are wreaking havoc on supply chain management.

PC Gamer on E3 2020 Digital Event Cancelation: https://www.pcgamer.com/e3-2021-dates-announced-but-theres-still-no-word-about-the-2020-online-experience/

GamesIndustry on Embracer Group’s acquistion fund: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-04-08-embracer-group-raises-usd160m-for-acquisition-and-expansion

GameDaily on Embracer Group’s (née THQ Nordic AB) growth: https://gamedaily.biz/article/55/the-history-of-thq-nordic-sets-stage-for-new-acquisitions

GameDaily on THQ Nordic’s 8chan scandal: https://gamedaily.biz/article/631/thq-nordic-facing-serious-backlash-after-8chan-ama

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