Category: Business

News with John – 9/27

A new Fortnite mode has PUBG’s developers calling foul, a voice talent strike in the game industry may be drawing to a close, and a tech company wants to offer you VR counselling sessions, if you recently won the lottery….



Ray Marek of Apogee Comics

Comics writer Ray Marek joins the show to talk about his indie publishing group, Apogee Comics, discuss the impending doom of Toys ‘R’ Us, and since Halloween fast approaches and he’s the founder of The Horror Syndicate, we talk about great games for horror fans. We also welcome John Schiber back to the show!…



Tales of Games Journalism

Some combination of Zoe Quinn, PewDiePie, and Cuphead have brought games journalism back to the forefront. Here’s the tale of how I found myself navigating game industry journalism as a freelancer at the worst time for it in history….




Street Fighter II – Hyper Flammable Edition

Capcom is set to re-release one of the most influential video games of all time, not to mention an arcade cabinet that used to live in my house, but it wasn’t mine. Oh, and the new one might burn your house down. Here’s a look at Street Fighter II, past and present….




Behold the Presale Crunchpocalypse

In this mid-week edition of the GameDev Breakdown podcast, we examine a chaotic update to the SNES Classic Edition story, Xbox One X goes live with pre-orders of its own, and a AAA game industry veteran promotes his new book and praises crunch time in the game industry….




Weekend News with John Schiber

It’s the weekend! A guest from the Next-Gen Nerds podcast stops by to talk gaming news, share ideas, and hear why Todd was nervous around animatronic robots way before it was cool. …




The Truth about Nintendo Shortages

The SNES Classic edition will suffer shortages. That’s not a guess….




Weekly News August 12

Time to talk gaming news in another #GameDev Breakdown podcast! Amazon is having a digital game blowout!…




Cash and Clash Royale

A Clasher’s poor attitude provides food for thought, leading to an in-depth exploration of Clash Royale‘s business model. Learn what players are spending, what Supercell is earning, and why it eventually may not be enough. This is the GameDev Breakdown podcast!…




Letter Taps – The Official Postmortem

A version of this article was also submitted to the go-to game industry shop talk site, Gamasutra. If you’re not familiar with the tradition of postmortem write-ups in the game industry, it’s not a negative term. It’s the practice of writing about the design, development, and the launch of a game, including reflection on what…