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Crunch is a Flat Circle at CD Projekt Red

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Cyberpunk 2077 developer stays true to form.

CD Projekt Red Joint CEO Apologizes For Describing Crunch as "Not That Bad"

One CD Projekt Red head has reportedly apologized to its employees for comments made on crunch.

What Naughty Dog and Other Studios With Crunch Culture Have in Common

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Part 2 struggles highlight some common patterns in how studios foster crunch.

Do Delays Reduce Game Developer Stress, or Simply Extend It?

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | With The Last of Us Part 2 and Watch Dogs: Legion slipping, the first quarter of 2020 suddenly looks a lot lighter for game releases.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Producer On Emphasizing "Work and Life Balance" Over Crunch

Despite an ambitious content roadmap, Ubisoft executive producer Nouredine Abboud explains how Ubisoft is staying on track.

"The Audience Is Absolutely Ruthless... They Don't Care How Many People Died Making the Product"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Everything feeds into everything else. It's all connected, man.

Warframe COO Says Development Is "A Marathon, Not A Sprint"

Burnout doesn't help make Warframe happen.

"Crunch Cannot Be an Option:" Playground Games Talks About How It Manages With Its Live-Service Forza

Forza Horizon 4 changes seasons every four weeks, but its developers luckily don't crunch to meet that.

"[Crunch] Is Killing People. Something Has to Change"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Once again, gaming headlines are dominated by the industry's shabby treatment of its workers.

The USgamer Podcast: Should There be so Much Doom and Gloom Around SNES Classic Availability?

PODCAST | Our team talks Uncharted, SNES Classic, Assassin's Creed, and much more!