Episode 15: The Ethical Minefield Around Leaks

April 30, 2020

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 use the Smart Delivery feature on Xbox consoles, and the latest on how COVID-19 is impacting 2020’s convention schedule. 

BREAKING NEWS: ESA partner Dolaher Events, which helps manage E3, suffered an email hack today. The company says that no data related to any clients was accessed. 

Release Date Updates For The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima (PlayStation Blog): https://blog.us.playstation.com/2020/04/27/release-date-updates-for-the-last-of-us-part-ii-ghost-of-tsushima/

No Nintendo Direct planned for June due to work-from-home hurdles (GamesBeat): https://venturebeat.com/2020/04/30/no-nintendo-direct-planned-for-june-due-to-work-from-home-hurdles/

Xbox Game Pass clears 10 million subscribers (Engadget): https://www.engadget.com/xbox-game-pass-10-million-subscribers-114529988.html

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