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This Week In The Business: Sex, Violence, And Business Conflicts

QUOTE | “According to the email, Kindred Spirits will be re-reviewed and we will be equipped with specific feedback if there are concerns about the game’s content.” – The Twitter account of MangaGamer, announcing that Valve seemingly backtracked on its demand that the studio (and other risqué visual novel developers)…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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This Week In The Business: Rolling The Dice On Loot Box Legality

QUOTE | “We’re working with all the industry associations globally and with regulators in various jurisdictions and territories, [and] have established that programs like FIFA Ultimate Team are not gambling.” – On Tuesday, EA CEO Andrew Wilson said regulators agreed with EA’s position that loot boxes aren’t gambling.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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This Week In The Business: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Theft!

QUOTE | “When we see people innovate in an interesting and impactful way, we are very quick to figure out how to capture inspiration from innovation. When we see things that appeal to our audiences, we are very good at being inspired by those.” – Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick uses his verbal judo black […]

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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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This Week in the Business: Loot boxes, clones, and the industry’s problem with women

QUOTE | “Simply being aware that they are available for purchase reduces the immersion in the world and takes away from the challenge of building your personal army and your fortresses.” – Monolith Productions acknowledges that the impact loot boxes had on Shadow of War in a blog post announcing their removal from the…Read more… […]

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This Week in the Business: The Real Problem With Switch Ports

QUOTE | “Switch is not as powerful as a PS4 or Xbox One. Everyone knows that. But the difference isn’t as big as the general perception would have you believe.” – Abstraction Games CEO Ralph Egas says the studio’s biggest challenge in porting Ark: Survival Evolved to the Switch was not processor power, but getting…Read […]

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This Week In The Business: Violence, Shame

QUOTE | “Every shot is in colossally bad taste and everyone associated with those games should be ashamed of themselves. They hurt us.” – Deus Ex and System Shock developer Warren Spector was upset by the White House’s video game violence montage produced for a meeting with industry leaders and critics.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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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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