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Virtual Economy

The business of video games can be complicated. In each episode of Virtual Economy, hosts and analysts Amanda Farough and Michael Futter break down the biggest business news in the video game industry.

info_outline Episode 171: Why Layoffs? Because Everyone Else is Doing It! (News Show) 04/18/2024
info_outline Episode 170: Embracer Group Fire Sale Burns Labor (News Show) 03/29/2024
info_outline Episode 169: The AAA Video Game Industry is in Freefall (News Show) 03/03/2024
info_outline Episode 168: Switch 2 Switcharoo Could Thwart 2024 Recovery Hopes (News Show) 02/23/2024
info_outline Episode 167: Did Microsoft Trigger the FTC’s Trap Card? (News Show) 02/14/2024
info_outline Episode 166: We Were Wrong About Microsoft and Activision (News Show) 01/31/2024
info_outline Episode 165: So… 2024, Huh? (News Show) 01/24/2024
info_outline Episode 164: The Game Awards Needs to Change (Season Finale) 12/27/2023
info_outline Episode 163: Embracer Group Claims Layoffs are How “We Will Win” (News Show) 12/15/2023
info_outline Episode 162: The Stark Contrast Between Positive Earnings and Gruesome Layoffs (News Show) 11/15/2023
info_outline Episode 161: Phil Spencer is Bobby Kotick’s Daddy Now (News Show) 10/30/2023
info_outline Episode 160: A Bad Year for Game Creators is a Bad Year for Games (News Show) 10/08/2023
info_outline Bonus Episode 9: The State of Indie Publishing with Z from Serenity Forge 10/01/2023
info_outline Episode 159: Unity Says, “Nice Game You’ve Got There… It’d be a Shame if Something Happened to It” (News Show) 09/20/2023
info_outline Episode 158: Microsoft, Activision, and Ubisoft are a Thrupple Now (News Show) 08/26/2023
info_outline Episode 157: The ESRB Is Getting Weird (News Show) 08/06/2023
info_outline Episode 156: Xbox Live is Dead, Long Live Xbox Game Pass (News Show) 07/22/2023
info_outline Episode 155: FTC Cage Match (News Show) 07/03/2023
info_outline Episode 154: What Happens When a $2B Deal Evaporates Overnight? (News Show) 06/11/2023
info_outline Episode 153: The UK CMA Throws a Temper Tantrum Over the Activision Acquisition (News Show) 05/23/2023
info_outline Episode 152: Sega’s Angry Birds Acquisition and Life After Microsoft/Activision (News Show) 05/05/2023
info_outline Bonus Episode 8: The UK CMA Murdered the Microsoft/Activision Deal 04/26/2023
info_outline GDC 2023: I Fought the Law 2 - Legal Rumble in the Bay 04/23/2023
info_outline Episode 151: E3 Can’t Claw Itself Out of the Grave (News Show) 04/05/2023
info_outline Episode 150: Square Enix Says No Flippin’ Thanks to its Web3 CEO (News Show) 03/17/2023
info_outline Episode 149: The Great Games as a Service Massacre (News Show) 02/20/2023
info_outline Episode 148: Dungeons & Dragons, New Coke, and Other Terrible Mistakes (News Show) 01/30/2023
info_outline Episode 147: Ubisoft in Crisis (Season 4 Premiere) 01/17/2023
info_outline Episode 146: GameStop’s Still Hemorrhaging Money (News Show) 12/16/2022
info_outline Bonus Episode 7: What to do When Your Brand Isn’t Working for You Anymore 12/06/2022