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This Week In The Business: Mostly PR Nightmares

QUOTE | “Inappropriate conduct or practices have no place at Quantic Dream. We have taken and always will take such grievances very seriously. We value every single person who works at QuanticDream. It is of utmost importance to us that we maintain a safe environment that allows us all to channel our shared passion…Read more… […]

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This Week in the Business: How Can We Make It Up To You? 

QUOTE | “Again, sorry for this as we kindly ask for your further patience and hopefully it won’t be a deal breaker for any of you. In return, we promise we’ll push this extra three weeks in 90+ hours per week so it’ll be very-very useful for Martyr.” – NeoCoreGames producer Zoltán Pozsonyim in an […]

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This Week In The Business: What Does The West Know, Anyway?

QUOTE | “I think wherever the Western market gravitates toward is what everyone will try to gravitate towards and create, and that will become the next red ocean. So I want to do something that’s not in there” – Nier: Automata director Yoko Taro tried appealing to Western audiences before. It didn’t work, so he…Read […]

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Vivendi’s Attempt At A Hostile Takeover Of Ubisoft Is Over

Ubisoft appears to have avoided the hostile takeover the company’s bosses and workers have been fearing from the conglomerate Vivendi for the past three years.The mega-publisher announced today that Vivendi will sell off all its existing shares in Ubisoft and agreed to not acquire any more for the next five years. In…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Toys ‘R’ Us, RIP: One Last Trip To Toy Heaven

For nearly two decades, this pressure-washed-to-hell beige building in a strip mall off North Point Parkway in Alpharetta, GA has been one of my favorite places. Soon it will close its doors for good, along with the other 734 Toys ‘R’ Us locations across the United States. So I gathered up one of my children […]

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This Week In The Business: Legislators And Loot Boxes

QUOTE | “The prevalence of in-game microtransactions, often referred to as ‘loot boxes,’ raises several concerns surrounding the use of psychological principles and enticing mechanics that closely mirror those often found in casinos and games of chance.” – Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) has asked the ESRB to detail when…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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This Week In The Business: Actions And Reactions

QUOTE | “Essentially, it’s made [our Xbox business] worthless overnight… Effectively overnight they’ve wiped massive value off our company and made it not worth doing. Why should we support them and sell their consoles and accessories if we’re going to get very little out of it? We don’t make anything off their…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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This Week In The Business: Microsoft Bets On Xbox Game Pass

QUOTE | “This plan to bring new games timed with their global release into Xbox Game Pass not only includes announced titles like Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, and Crackdown 3 but future unannounced games from Microsoft Studios including new iterations of our biggest Xbox One exclusive franchises such as Halo, …Read more… […]

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Jimmy Iovine says he’s not leaving Apple

Despite recent reports by Billboard that Jimmy Iovine would be leaving Apple Music in August for a new tech giant, it seems the former Interscope CEO is committed to the company.Iovine recently sat down with Variety were he revealed he’s committed to doing whatever Apple needs him to do.He stated,“I am almost 65, have been with […]

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Live Nation settles Songkick lawsuit for $110-million

Live Nation’s Ticketmaster subsidiary has settled its two-year legal battle with Songkick, the ticketing start-up that began out of a Brooklyn loft, despite the fact that the case’s trial was set for later this month in federal court.Live Nation has subsequently agreed to pay Songkick’s owners $110-million in exchange for the company’s remaining assets.The settlement’s closing arrives […]

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Bargain, charity shops benefiting from increase in vinyl sales

Record shops are not the only locations to witness hordes of music fans rifle through rows of vinyl of late.As vinyl sales continue to rise, charity shops are prospering alongside storefronts dedicated specifically to vinyl merchandise, as evidenced by an Oxfam music store located on Byrnes Road in Glasglow, Scotland. The store reaped a profit […]

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