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Business Game Industry Podcast

Video Game Patents: Good or Evil?

A new patent granted to Warner Bros. has many asking why patents are issued in the game industry at all. We’ll look at the Nemesis system controversy, the potential value of patents in games, and how to sidestep patent trouble in your own endeavors.

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Business Game Industry Web

Opinion: Ori Director’s Potshots Are a Bad Look

A locked ResetEra post by Thomas Mahler is making the rounds because of its scathing industry commentary, and it’s not the first time he’s praised his own work by swinging at his peers.

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Business Game Industry Podcast Writing

Journalism’s Worst Trend Has Reached Games

Do you know who wrote the last gaming article you read? Do you know how or why they wrote it? In this episode, you’ll hear about a trend certain outlets have adopted that are raising major ethics concerns from outside the gaming community (this time) and what you need to look out for when browsing the news.

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Business Game Industry Podcast

Culture and Catastrophe

A popular studio’s future is in question amid allegations of inappropriate behavior stemming from the highest levels of management. We discuss what’s being reported and examine everyone’s responsibility to identify and help change this pattern in the workplace.

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Design Game Development Game Industry

On Dreams and Design Iteration

An alternative philosophy to consider when projects and other collaborations break down, and a look at how Hasbro took a collection of imperfect classics and made them new.

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Game Development Game Industry Humor Podcast

Photos of Peter Moore and More

For a change of pace, we go back and follow up on a set of previous news stories to see where things ended up. Topics include LEGO and Unity, the Playdate, EA’s FIFA loot boxes, and Moore…

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Design Game Development Game Industry Games Podcast

The Teams Behind GunDrill and TeamJumpers

Following their exhibits at Virtual Indie Games Expo 2020, creators behind GunDrill and the TeamJumpers games discuss indie life, platform release strategies, navigating game engine options, dealing with negativity, and more.

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Business Design Game Development Game Industry Podcast

Topgolf with Pro Putt Creator, Ryan Engle

In this episode of the GameDev Breakdown podcast, Ryan Engle calls in to explain how he started as a soloist with an augmented reality putting prototype and wound up leading a team through the development of the definitive virtual reality Topgolf experience.

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Business Game Development Game Industry Games Humor Podcast

News 12-14

EA has scooped up Codemasters at great cost. Germany is investigating Facebook over potentially anticompetitive practices in handling the Quest 2. Players are seeking–and receiving–refunds for Cyberpunk 2077, and it only gets weirder from here.

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Business Game Development Game Industry Podcast

Let’s Make a PlayStation Game

We wrap up the console development series with a look at Sony PlayStation hardware, the development programs they run, interesting funding initiatives, and an unusual story about how Sony delisted a previous podcast guest.