Virtual Economy

By Michael Futter

The business of video games can be complicated. In each episode of Virtual Economy, hosts Amanda Farough and Michael Futter break down the biggest business news in the video game industry, feature expert commentary, and highlight up-and-coming indie projects.

  1. 1.
    Episode 90: Bobby Kotick is Paid too Much (News Show)
    1:01:37
  2. 2.
    Episode 89: E3 is a State of Mind
    1:09:47
  3. 3.
    Episode 88: Oh dear god, it’s E3… sort of. (News Show)
    1:21:22
  4. 4.
    Episode 87: GameStop is getting into NFTs and we want to die (News Show)
    1:29:07
  5. 5.
    Episode 86: Is Warner Bros Interactive Headed for an M&A Feeding Frenzy? (News Show)
    1:47:00
  6. 6.
    Episode 85: Buckle up for EARNINGSPALOOZA! (Earnings Show)
    1:22:23
  7. 7.
    Episode 84: ‘Stadia is Alive and Well’ and Other Optimistic Thoughts (News Show)
    1:07:34
  8. 8.
    Episode 83: Why is Blizzard bleeding users? (Earnings Show)
    52:45
  1. 9.
    Episode 82: Epic vs. Apple: The Fight for Your Money (News Show)
    1:36:35
  2. 10.
    Episode 81: Is Time Finally Running Out for Loot Boxes? (News Show)
    1:36:50
  3. 11.
    Episode 80: CDProjekt’s ‘Ship Now, Apologize Later’ Strategy Worked… Sorta (News Show)
    1:17:46
  4. 12.
    Episode 79: Epic Games Store isn’t Bleeding Out (News Show)
    1:15:47
  5. 13.
    Episode 78: Discord, Twitch, Trust and Safety (News Show)
    1:09:11
  6. 14.
    Episode 77: Why MLB The Show is on Game Pass on Opening Day (News Show)
    1:14:51
  7. 15.
    Episode 76: Discord’s Playing the Dating Game for $10 Billion (News Show)
    1:09:54
  8. 16.
    Episode 75: Activision is laying people off… in this economy. (News Show)
    1:23:43
  9. 17.
    Episode 74: What Happens When a Developer DMCAs Their Own Game? (News Show)
    1:00:37
  10. 18.
    Episode 73: Stadia: Complete Catastrophe or Mismanaged Mess? (News Show)
    1:47:36
  11. 19.
    Episode 72: The Last Temptation of “DeepF-ingValue” (News Show)
    1:41:32
  12. 20.
    Episode 71: Sure, revenue is great. But have you ever tried engagement? (Earnings Show)
    56:39
  13. 21.
    Episode 70: E3 Phone Home (News Show)
    1:17:00
  14. 22.
    Episode 69: How nice are the earnings? Pretty nice. (Earnings Show)
    1:14:36
  15. 23.
    Episode 68: Pour one out for Stadia (News Show)
    1:27:58
  16. 24.
    Episode 67: GameStonk… Well that escalated quickly (News Show)
    1:46:27
  17. 25.
    Episode 66: How A Daytrader Reddit War Made GameStop the Biggest News of the Week (News Show)
    1:56:24
  18. 26.
    Episode 65: Lucasfilm Games’ Empire Returns Full Throttle… Indiana (News Show)
    1:50:47
  19. 27.
    Episode 64: Get Lost, 2020. Hello… Oh. Oh no. (News Show)
    1:45:36
  20. 28.
    Episode 63: CD Projekt burns bridges with partners, players, and its own future (News show)
    1:37:01
  21. 29.
    Episode 62: GameStop’s Earnings Saved By COVID Tax Credits (News show)
    2:03:56
  22. 30.
    Episode 61: BioWare’s Leadership Shakeup and PAX’s Live Event Optimism (News show)
    1:46:03
  23. 31.
    Episode 60: Getting Accessibility Right (Launch Special with Steve Saylor)
    1:11:25
  24. 32.
    Episode 59: Future Sight: Trends and learnings from the Xbox Series X|S and PS5 launches (Launch Special)
    1:06:55
  25. 33.
    Episode 58: Capcom leaks, Embracer’s chic, and Apple squeaks (News show)
    1:50:13
  26. 34.
    Episode 57: Next-Gen is Now - Xbox Series X and PS5 are HERE (Launch Special)
    2:06:59
  27. 35.
    Episode 56: Take-Two Doesn’t Believe In Subscriptions (Earnings Show)
    1:55:44
  28. 36.
    Episode 55: You Can’t Buy PS5 In Stores. Thanks, 2020. (News Show)
    59:23
  29. 37.
    Episode 54: Pandemics Are Terrible… Unless You’re a Video Game Investor (Earnings Show)
    1:27:32
  30. 38.
    Episode 53: Cyberpunk’s Delay Means More Crunch For Developers (News Show)
    1:05:13
  31. 39.
    Episode 52: EA’s Getting Sued for Loot Boxes, eh (News Show)
    1:31:08
  32. 40.
    Episode 51: Is Microsoft Throwing GameStop a Life Preserver? (News Show)
    1:56:38
  33. 41.
    Episode 50: Amazon’s Crucible is Dead (News Show)
    1:23:46
  34. 42.
    Episode 49: Taking Good Care of Developers Starts at the Top (with Chelsea Blasko, Co-CEO at Iron Galaxy)
    41:33
  35. 43.
    Episode 48: Crunch Sucks (Let’s Talk About Why) (News Show)
    1:20:16
  36. 44.
    Episode 47: Bethesda, Microsoft, and a Funny Story About PS5 Exclusivity (News Show)
    1:51:58
  37. 45.
    Episode 46: PlayStation 5 Pricing and Preorder Pain (News Show)
    1:51:28
  38. 46.
    Episode 45: Xbox Console Prices: Enter the eXtra Small Small (News Show)
    1:59:46
  39. 47.
    Episode 44: The case of the missing Xbox Series X and PS5 prices (News Show)
    1:25:01
  40. 48.
    Episode 43: How to Pitch (with Eggnut’s Nikita Danshin and Aleksandra Korabelnikova)
    1:06:53
  41. 49.
    Episode 42: Epic vs. Apple: Round 3 (News Show)
    1:11:30
  42. 50.
    Episode 41: An Indie Roundtable With The Galaxy Fund Recipients (Geneva Heyward, Jules Porter, Esq.)
    34:49

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