This Week in Business
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Activision Blizzard has always been a vigorous advocate for freedom of expression.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The Monument Valley developer's dismissal of a pro-union employee shines a light on the studio's unfortunate portmanteau of "family" and "company."
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | VR news, lawsuits, and a big splash on mobile from Nintendo mark a busy week for games in America (and for America, generally).
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Will successful subscription services turn into their own walled gardens?
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | A U.K. Parliamentary committee report offers another wake-up call for the industry, but the ESA hits snooze once more.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Developers and publishers dance around the question of how to get games noticed in an increasingly crowded marketplace.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Also, the things studios of all sizes do to survive, and what happens when that's not enough.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The industry, academics, and watchdogs weigh in on the loot box debate for the FTC in a week full of big issues.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The industry gets stuck in a moment it can't get out of as time loop games have their moment in the sun and writers wrestle with messages in their games.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Everything feeds into everything else. It's all connected, man.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Nintendo sticks to its traditions of focusing on families and pretending its older hardware is still viable.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | It's all about indies this week as small developers have it out with G2A, discuss marketing strategies, fumble through PR gaffs, and move to the Epic Games Store.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Stories of ongoing or aspiring success from studios big and small that had rough starts on games such as Fallout 76, No Man's Sky, and Anthem.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The industry trades in gameplay for wordplay and we get a week full of misrepresentations and misunderstandings
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The theme of this year's E3 2019? Subscriptions and streaming, with every major company either participating or at least weighing in on the coming wave of services.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The industry is in tremendous upheaval as console rivals bury the ax and streaming threatens to disrupt the market.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Sony is convinced on-demand gaming is imminent in part because roughly 5% of PS4 owners used Remote Play at least once in the past year.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | A Republican senator's loot box and pay-to-win legislation has the support of Democrats and the industry shows itself in various states of preparation for the coming fight.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | For an industry that swears it doesn't have a problem with exploitative monetization, gaming sure talks a lot about exploitative monetization
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Electronic Arts' projections for Jedi: Fallen Order are about half what it hoped for Battlefront II as the week offers up a potpourri of gaming news
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | NetherRealm Studios, Spanish publisher Sindiecate, Riot Games, and Grinding Gear reveal work cultures both horrifying and healthy.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Once again, gaming headlines are dominated by the industry's shabby treatment of its workers.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Console news abound, games are banned and restricted, and big companies continue to get even bigger.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Privilege checks all around as the industry discusses difficulty, accessibility, and the idea of gaming as a meritocracy.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | What lesson should we take from the shooter-looter's dysfunctional creation, how does Ubisoft deal with failure, and why are used games suffering?
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | EA lays off 350, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai fully retires, and a number of developers reflect on various GDC announcements and events.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Stadia leads a busy week of GDC, as Epic looks to save games from gamers and Christchurch has people rethinking hatred in their communities.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Investors ponder an exclusive Grand Theft Auto, BadLand Publishing is accused of stealing from a disabled toddler, and EA has an up-and-down week with influencers.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Amy Hennig thinks AAA development needs a shake-up, influencers are talking about fewer games, and Valve pulls a Valve.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | De Blob publisher DeBases itself hanging out with DeBigots to promote its games.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime goes Fils-Away. Elsewhere, layoffs percolate.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Bobby Kotick's reputation takes another hit, Sony acknowledges its hubris, and skipping Steam is paying off for The Division
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | EA, Take-Two, mobile risks, and 90s internet simulators.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Delay to anticipated Nintendo sequel wraps up a week riddled with negative news.
THIS WEEK IN THE BUSINESS | Last week's chaos spills into this week as Improbable and Unity resolve their dispute, Gearbox enters legal battle with former lawyer, and more Fortnite dance lawsuits emerge.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | It's been hectic as Bungie splits with Activision, Improbable-Unity take a messy dispute public, and Epic teams with Ubisoft to keep The Division 2 off Steam.