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The Wii U And 3DS Both Have The Same Number Of Upcoming Games... One

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Nintendo sticks to its traditions of focusing on families and pretending its older hardware is still viable.

"G2A Do Not Care About the People Who Make Games"

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.

The Developers Who Never Gave Up

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.

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The Wii U And 3DS Both Have The Same Number Of Upcoming Games... One

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Nintendo sticks to its traditions of focusing on families and pretending its older hardware is still viable.

"G2A Do Not Care About the People Who Make Games"

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.

The Developers Who Never Gave Up

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.

It's Been a Week of Euphemisms, Mistranslations, and Disingenuous Spin in the Video Game Industry

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The industry trades in gameplay for wordplay and we get a week full of misrepresentations and misunderstandings

"If We Are Going to Do [E3] as an Industry, Then We Need to Be Into It"

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.

"I Think Some Companies Point at Fortnite as Sort of an Excuse for Why Their Titles Didn't Do Well"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The industry is in tremendous upheaval as console rivals bury the ax and streaming threatens to disrupt the market.

"The Move to Streaming Is Upon Us"

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.

"Today's Digital Entertainment Ecosystem Is an Online Gauntlet for Children"

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.

"Right Now We Don't Have Any One Group Taking an Unbiased View on Loot Crates"

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

Why Isn't EA More Excited About Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order?

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

"Basically, You're Just a Cog in the Machine to Turn out the Product They Want"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | NetherRealm Studios, Spanish publisher Sindiecate, Riot Games, and Grinding Gear reveal work cultures both horrifying and healthy.

"[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 Fact That We're Still So Afraid of a Topic Like Weed Instead of Murder Simulators [...], It's Shocking"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Console news abound, games are banned and restricted, and big companies continue to get even bigger.

"Accessibility Means Options, Not Easy Gameplay"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Privilege checks all around as the industry discusses difficulty, accessibility, and the idea of gaming as a meritocracy.

"We Have a Saying: At Ubisoft You Always Have a Second Chance"

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?

"Apple Arcade Games Will Be Great for Families, Respect User Privacy and Will Not Have Ads or Require Any Additional Purchases"

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.

"Google Went Big Today and We Have a Couple of Months Until E3, When We Will Go Big"

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.

"BadLand has Literally Stolen Money From a Disabled Toddler"

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.

"I Feel Like There Are All These Red Flags"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Amy Hennig thinks AAA development needs a shake-up, influencers are talking about fewer games, and Valve pulls a Valve.

THQ Nordic Turns to the Darksiders

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | De Blob publisher DeBases itself hanging out with DeBigots to promote its games.

It Was a Big Week For Employers Bidding Goodbye To Workers; One Willingly, Most Unwillingly

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime goes Fils-Away. Elsewhere, layoffs percolate.

Activision Blizzard, Where Massive Layoffs Are a First Resort

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Bobby Kotick's reputation takes another hit, Sony acknowledges its hubris, and skipping Steam is paying off for The Division

EA and Take-Two: A Tale of Two Holiday Seasons

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | EA, Take-Two, mobile risks, and 90s internet simulators.

Metroid Prime 4, Friendly Fraud, and Our Dystopian Present

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Delay to anticipated Nintendo sequel wraps up a week riddled with negative news.

Gearbox, Unity, and Fortnite Highlight Week of Business Drama

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.

"That Just Seems Friggin' Insane:" Chaos Reigns at Unity and Activision This Week

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.