The Entertainment Software Ratings Board  wants to use facial scanning to keep your kids from playing GTA and other adult-focused games. Also, it’s earnings season, with Microsoft, Capcom, Sega, and EA kicking us off. We also cover two more instances of the dreaded “payoffs for layoffs,” and a heap of listener questions!

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  • [00:1:55] – Circana Report on U.S. Video Game Spending for June 2023
  • [00:13:20] – Microsoft Q4 FY23 Earnings
  • [00:19:43] – Capcom Q1 FY24 Earnings
  • [00:23:40] – Sega Q1 FY24 Earnings
  • [00:29:51] – EA Q1 FY24 Earnings
  • [00:31:28] – Nintendo Q1 FY24 Earnings
  • [00:35:55] – Investment Interlude
  • [00:45:39] – Quick Hits
  • [00:56:30] – Labor Report
  • [01:02:41] – The ESRB Wants to Use Facial Scanning for Age Gating
  • [01:13:20] – Listener Questions



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