E3 might be dead, but its spirit is clinging to life (even if just by sheer will of the industry and the JW Marriott lobby). We discuss the trends and big learnings from the showcases and a quick visit to SGF Play Days. Also: GameStop earnings, Circana report for April 2024, the latest labor report, and more.

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  • [00:00:46] – Summer Game Fest Analysis
  • [00:56:01] – Circana Report on U.S. Video Game Spending for April 2024
  • [01:01:38] – Gamestop Q1 FY24 Earnings
  • [01:04:37] – Investment Interlude
  • [01:07:00] – Quick Hits
  • [01:26:45] – Labor Report



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