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This Week In The Business: Shooting Nazis In 2017

QUOTE | “In Wolfenstein’s case, it’s pure coincidence that Nazis are marching in the streets of America this year. And it’s disturbing that the game can be considered a controversial political statement at all.” – Bethesda’s VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines says the company wasn’t trying to make a political game with Wolfenstein […]

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This Week In The Business: Parley About Piracy

QUOTE | “In general, the results do not show robust statistical evidence of displacement of sales by online copyright infringements. That does not necessarily mean that piracy has no effect but only that the statistical analysis does not prove with sufficient reliability that there is an effect.” – A European…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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This Week In The Business:  Good News For People Who Like Bad News

QUOTE | “Never fear! Battleborn is here to stay.” – Battleborn creative director Randy Varnell, immediately after announcing that the Fall Update is the final planned content for the game, and immediately before announcing he’s going to work on some other project now.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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This Week In The Business: Tackling Toxic Communities

QUOTE | “If you are a bad person doing bad things in Overwatch, we just don’t want you in Overwatch. We don’t want to create areas for you where just the bad people are. We just don’t want those people in Overwatch.” – Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan says the company has disciplined more than 400,000 Overwatch […]

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This Week In The Business: The Re-Making Of A Metroid

QUOTE | “When you deal with them at a close distance, you understand why they are who they are. I’m not going to lie to you; they are extremely demanding. They require the very best constantly, all the time, and beyond. But it’s been a great experience.” – MercurySteam studio head Enric Alvarez describes what […]

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This Week In The Business: The Re-Making Of A Metroid

QUOTE | “When you deal with them at a close distance, you understand why they are who they are. I’m not going to lie to you; they are extremely demanding. They require the very best constantly, all the time, and beyond. But it’s been a great experience.” – MercurySteam studio head Enric Alvarez describes what […]

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This Week In The Business: No Escaping PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

QUOTE | “Winning is the exception, and losing can be fun, and anything in between is an adventure, which sets PUBG apart entirely—and in a meaningful way—from almost any other competitive multiplayer game I’ve encountered.” – Tacoma and Gone Home developer Steve Gaynor loves PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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This Week In The Business: No Escaping PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

QUOTE | “Winning is the exception, and losing can be fun, and anything in between is an adventure, which sets PUBG apart entirely—and in a meaningful way—from almost any other competitive multiplayer game I’ve encountered.” – Tacoma and Gone Home developer Steve Gaynor loves PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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This Week In The Business: Microsoft Tries To Crackdown On A Bad Habit

QUOTE | “I think in the past we have made the mistake of announcing some exclusives a little bit too early. We’re trying to learn from that mistake and do better, so we have a bit that’s in development now that we’re not talking about.” – Microsoft Studios Publishing GM Shannon Loftis points to the […]

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This Week In The Business: Splatoon 2 Hits Number One Without A Single Bullet

STAT | #1 – Splatoon 2's rank on the NPD Group’s list of July’s best-selling games in the US. The accomplishment is more impressive when you consider that Nintendo is one of the few major publishers that doesn’t share digital sales figures with NPD, so its ranking only reflects physical retail sales.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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This Week In The Business: The Long Dark Road Out Of Early Access 

QUOTE | “We should be out there, and we want to be out there. But I’ll draw the line, also beyond a certain point, I don’t think I owe people to be a punching bag for them when they’re feeling upset.” – Hinterland Studio’s Raphael van Lierop talks about dealing with the toxic atmosphere on […]

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This Week In The Business: Tear Down That Rocket League Wall 

QUOTE | “It is inevitable. How long [until] inevitable actually becomes reality, I don’t know. But we think we are getting there. The key is for the community to really get behind the idea.” – Psyonix VP of publishing Jeremy Dunham is confident that Sony will follow Microsoft and Nintendo in allowing cross-platform…Read more… Continue […]

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