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Frozen Nerdz is a Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. Each week we bring new points of view, in a not so standard format. We discuss the games you love, the world's you live, and maybe even a few you haven't even heard of before. We talk about World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, Hearthstone, StarCraft, Heroes of the Storm, BlizzCon, Blizzard Esports (Overwatch League, Warcraft AWC/MDI, etc). and anything else Blizzard may create! Join us each Tuesday for a new episode! Each week we ...
 
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CD Projekt is feeling the pinch after Cyberpunk 2077’s disastrous launch. Also: Sony puts more shape around its console and PC strategy, Capcom under fire for alleged copyright infringement, and the first of our E3 2021 discussions. You can support Virtual Economy’s growth via our Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com/virtualeconomy TIME STAMPS [00:01:03] - CD Projek…
 
Sony’s IR Day has revealed more of the company’s strategy, successes, and shortcomings. We also discuss the “SteamPal” report, PAX Online scaled back (and more realistic) pricing, updates on some stories from last week, and GameStop getting into NFTs. Ew. You can support Virtual Economy’s growth via our Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com/virtualeconomy TIME STAMPS…
 
The news of WarnerMedia’s merger with Discovery has left questions about WB Interactive. Some studios are reportedly staying with AT&T (which wants out of original content), and we don’t know yet if Discovery has any interest in staying in the games business. We could be looking at an M&A feeding frenzy for WBIE’s 11 owned studios in the coming mon…
 
It’s our biggest earnings show ever, as we cover 12 different companies. Don’t worry, though. We’re also introducing Financial Quick Hits. Up this week: Paradox, Ubisoft, Digital Bros., Roblox, Starbreeze, Bandai Namco, Unity, Remedy, Konami, EA, Square Enix, Sega. You can support Virtual Economy’s growth via our Ko-Fi at Ko-Fi.com/Virtual Economy.…
 
Google is doing everything it can to convince developers not to give up on working with Stadia, but is it enough? Also: Epic v Apple Week 2, Gree exerts patent power in $100m court win, E3 Online starts to take shape, Embracer gobbles up four more studios, and more. You can support Virtual Economy’s growth via our Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com/virtualeconomy …
 
It’s our first earnings show of the quarter! Activision posts record revenue, but Blizzard is bleeding users. Zynga posts its own record revenue, but also losses. Things are going pretty well at both Nintendo and Capcom, as both check in with huge jumps in revenue and profit. You can support Virtual Economy’s growth via our Ko-Fi at Ko-Fi.com/Virtu…
 
Lawsuits are good for two things: making lawyers rich and learning about the super secretive game industry. We break down all of the interesting learnings from the court case. Also, Sony is facing a class action lawsuit over its digital game code policy, Tencent is negotiating to keep its US game investments, M&A Minute, and more. You can support V…
 
The conversation around loot boxes is heating up again, with EA at the center. Also: Explaining the TriplePoint Video Game Stock Index, Sony and Microsoft earnings, and the GDC State of the Industry report. You can support Virtual Economy’s growth via our Ko-Fi at Ko-Fi.com/VirtualEconomy. TIME STAMPS [00:01:49] - TriplePoint Video Game Stock Index…
 
CDProjekt shipped a broken Cyberpunk 2077, hoping that consumers would just… take it. Now, investors are upset and consumer sentiment is in the toilet. The financial impact? Not as bad as it could have been. Also: a flurry of Microsoft announcements, Epic’s game store expansion, and Humble’s step back from charity. You can support Virtual Economy’s…
 
Apple wants the court to believe Epic is hemorrhaging money, but cherry-picked legal filings don’t tell the whole story. Also: NPD report for March 2021, Activision at War with Warzone.com, the latest stats for all the major streaming platforms, M&A minute, and more. You can support Virtual Economy’s growth via our Ko-Fi at Ko-Fi.com/Virtual Econom…
 
Discord and Twitch are both grappling with the responsibility to keep their platforms safe after usership jumped during the pandemic. Also: 505 Games earnings (and Death Stranding’s strong PC performance), E3’s thin roster, and Nexus.gg’s creator-curated marketplaces. TIME STAMPS [00:01:21] - E3 2021 plans start to emerge [00:07:43] - Nexus.gg team…
 
Microsoft made waves with a big Game Pass announcement that has rankled some consumers. Also: Sony’s storefront closures, Activision’s right-wing hires, CD Projekt changes course, E3’s failed attempt to get member publishers to agree to paywalled content, and PAX Online replaces PAX East (and what must happened to fix last year’s failure). TIME STA…
 
Multiple reports put Discord in talks with Microsoft and others. We also review GameStop’s earnings, Sony’s stunning silence on a report that it’s closing three digital storefronts, Majesco’s return to retail, and more. TIME STAMPS [00:02:18] - Sony is reportedly set to shutdown PS3, PSP, and Vita digital storefronts [00:09:23] - Sony staffing reor…
 
Activision is posting record quarters. Its CEO has been awarded approximately $200 million in bonuses. The company just laid off at least 50 people in the middle of a pandemic. Also: EA’s FIFA Ultimate Team problem, Riot’s CEO cleared of harassment allegations, a ton of M&A news, and more. TIME STAMPS [00:01:52] - Microsoft and Bethesda close $7.5B…
 
The legal fight between Frogwares and Nacon over The Sinking City is getting ugly with allegations of theft and hacking. Also: Reports of the mythical Switch Pro resurface, Epic adds another family-friendly game to its roster, Twitch releases its first transparency report, more. TIME STAMPS [00:00:45] - Epic purchases Fall Guys maker Tonic Games [0…
 
Reports on the Stadia project’s inner workings are pouring out, revealing gears rusted with dysfunction. Also: EA cancels Anthem Next (but may have saved Dragon Age in the process), GameStop loses its CFO (but awards him a massive severance), Apple scores a win in court, Sony reorganizes its legendary Japan Studio, and a class-action suit threatens…
 
Keith Gill, better known as WallStreetBets’ “DeepF*ingValue” and “RoaringKitty”, testified before congress and has been sued by angry GameStonk investors. We also discuss Phil Harrison’s failed leadership and purposely misleading Stadia developers, Microsoft’s enhanced accessibility offerings, Starbreeze’s turnaround, and Apple trying to rope Valve…
 
In our second earnings show of the quarter, we’re breaking down Bandai Namco, Take-Two, Zynga, Sega Sammy, and Ubisoft. TIME STAMPS [00:01:07] - Bandai Namco [00:12:26] - Take-Two [00:24:03] - Zynga [00:36:41] - Sega Sammy [00:41:59] - Ubisoft SOURCES Bandai Namco Q3 FY2021: https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/cgi-bin/releases/index.cgi/en/press/10157?en…
 
With the pandemic still hanging on, a new report corroborates and expands on news we broke in December: E3 is going digital (and it won’t be cheap). Also: EA buys Glu Mobile, Epic scores Kingdom Hearts, CD Projekt hit with a ransomware attack, NPD for January 2021, and more. TIME STAMPS [00:01:07] - Skybound is partnering with Striking Distance Stu…
 
It’s financial reporting season again! We’re breaking down Square Enix, Activision Blizzard, Sony, Unity, EA, and Nintendo. The game industry has thrived during the pandemic, but can it last? TIME STAMPS [00:01:57] - Square Enix [00:09:39] - Activision Blizzard [00:21:30] - Sony [00:31:44] - Unity [00:36:37] - EA [00:53:27] - Nintendo SOURCES Finan…
 
With the news that Stadia’s first-party development is kaput, we discuss what may lie ahead for Google’s gaming aspirations. Also: WB’s Nemesis system patent, the Gearbox acquisition, Kowloon Nights’ indie funding blitz, and a little bit more GameStonk news. TIME STAMPS [00:01:00] - Warner Bros. frustrates development community with Nemesis system …
 
It’s been one week since Reddit memefied GameStop’s stock. We break down what’s happened, how Wall Street is closing ranks, and why it all could hurt retirement investors. We also discuss Activision’s anti-diversity moves, EA’s new Skate studio, Epic Games Store’s big 2020, Microsoft and Capcom earnings, and more. TIME STAMPS [00:01:56] - Konami re…
 
GameStop stock jumped 80% as Redditors threw down with a short-seller analyst firm. We also discuss the Xbox Live price hike, Vicarious Visions’ new home at Blizzard, the EU fining Valve and five publishers, and more. TIME STAMPS [00:01:37] - MGI purchases KingsIsle Entertainment [00:08:53] - Opera purchases YoYo Games [00:14:05] - Team17 acquires …
 
Lucasfilm Games is back, and we’re discussing what it all means. We also chat about GameStop’s holiday sales, December 2020 NPD, Steam’s year in review, Riot and Bungie going for the jugular in a lawsuit against a cheat app maker, the Moonrise Fund, 2020’s huge year of investment deals, and more Cyberpunk drama. TIME STAMPS [00:01:22] GameStop 2020…
 
New year. New season. Virtual Economy is back with a news-filled show covering more Cyberpunk 2077, Raw Fury dropping lots of business documents, our trends predictions for the year, Tencent’s takeover of Leyou, Nintendo’s Next Level Games purchase, and more. TIME STAMPS [00:01:40] Cyberpunk 2077 sales and share value fallout [00:12:33] Hey. Armed …
 
CD Projekt has botched Cyberpunk’s launch to get it out the door in 2020. The follow-up has included empty refund promises and throwing platform partners under the bus. We discuss the financial reasons behind the rush and the impact the failures have had on the share price and company value. TIME STAMPS [00:02:11] CD Projekt Red’s pattern of gaslig…
 
GameStop’s Earnings Saved By COVID Tax Credits (News Show): GameStop reports stronger earnings, but has a one-time tax credit to thank. We also discuss, Cyberpunk’s launch, Twitch’s new safety rules, Activision suing Netflix, and more. We’ll be listing timestamps for each topic moving forward for ease of listening! Enjoy! TIME STAMPS 1:21 - GameSto…
 
Event company ReedPop has announced ambitious dates for next year’s PAX shows. In an original report, we discuss exhibitor reactions to PAX Online, what went right and wrong, the price of exhibiting at PAX events, and what developers and publishers should consider when choosing which of the many events to allocate. In this episode 1:28 - EG7 acquir…
 
In this bonus episode, we discuss the emerging trends from the console launch and what we’re watching as the generation gets underway. How will the industry evolve around these consoles? Join us and find out what we’re paying attention to.F-Squared による
 
This terribly named episode is full of Capcom’s ransomware calamity, Apple’s scheming, and Embracer Group’s acquisition spree. Also: Paradox earnings, EA’s Impact Report, another Joy-Con lawsuit, and So. Much. News. Apple will reduce App Store cut to 15 percent for most developers starting January 1st: https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/18/21572302/a…
 
In our first episode looking at the impact of the new console launches, we welcome But Why Tho's Kate Sanchez and Matt Donahue to discuss the intersection of hardware and game pricing and inclusion. We also have news, including Take-Two’s acquisition of Codemasters and a big chat about the Twitch/DMCA mess. If want to skip right to the launch conve…
 
In our second big earnings show of the reporting period, we break down what went right at Nintendo, EA, and Take-Two, and what went… not so well at Sega and Square Enix. EA is about to make bank on its EA Play service thanks to its Game Pass partnership, while Take-Two continues to dismiss subscription as a viable piece of gaming’s future. Nintendo…
 
Sony is taking extraordinary precautions in the face of COVID-19. If you want a console this year, you’re going to need to purchase it online. With Xbox Series X and PS5 out next week, we look at a few things players can expect. Curve Digital acquires IronOak Games (GamesIndustry): https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-11-02-curve-digital-acq…
 
It’s a new season of earnings reports, and we’ve got what you need to know about Microsoft ($MSFT), Sony ($SNE), Capcom, Ubisoft, and Activision ($ATVI). We’re looking at trends as we head into the next generation of console hardware. Capcom Q2 FY2021 Earnings (Capcom): http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/news/html/e201029b.html Sony Q2 FY2020 Conso…
 
CD Projekt Red has continued to prioritize product over people. We discuss the dishonesty around the game’s development and how 21 more days of development is 21 more days of crunch. We also discuss the benefits and problems with GameStop’s FlexPay program, the RIAA’s battle with Twitch, and Facebook’s play for more user data with its new cloud gam…
 
EA is facing a Canadian loot box class action suit, Bethesda is accused of conspiring to destroy a competitor’s game, and Twitch is angering streamers with its DMCA policy. What a week! Other topics: Take Two places unskippable ads in NBA 2K21, Ubisoft is going all-in on cross-platform progression right before Amazon Luna’s launch, and Blizzard vet…
 
We know Microsoft is sharing some next-gen revenue with GameStop, but how much? We discuss what we know about the deal, the missing pieces, and how it might impact the retailer’s survival. Other topics: Sony’s new PlayStation party recordings, Microsoft’s new comments about the Bethesda deal, Sega’s indelicate handling of crunch, and the September …
 
Just five months after release (and, later, a strange un-release), Amazon has killed its second game, Crucible. Other topics include: GameStop’s latest attempt at redemption through a partnership with Microsoft, Epic vs. Apple split the win on the preliminary injunction as Judge Gonzalez Rogers shares some interesting Fortnite user stats, a chat ab…
 
In ten years at Iron Galaxy, co-CEO Chelsea Blasko has helped grow the company from 13 to 175 employees with attention to empathy, emotional care, and making the 175 employees feel valued. The result? No crunch, low turnover, and high job satisfaction. In our discussion, Blasko discusses Iron Galaxy’s initiatives that focus on D&I, employee assista…
 
CDPR has broken a promise to clean up its crunch culture, giving us a springboard to talk about why crunch happens, how it hurts developers, and what external forces are acting against studios. Other topics include: Take Two back in court over digital reproductions of tattoos, Ubisoft’s plan to fix Hyperscape, an update on Epic vs. Apple, and news …
 
What. A. Week. Get ready for in-depth conversation about the Bethesda acquisition (and what it means for exclusivity), and how corporate finance makes the world go ‘round. We also have some thoughts from a lawyer who has worked on huge acquisitions. Other stories: Amazon Luna cloud gaming platform, more Epic vs. Apple, and a listener question about…
 
NPD’s Mat Piscatella joins us again. This time, we’re discussing PlayStation 5 pricing, the messy pre-order rollout, and the August NPD report. We also discuss the Oculus Quest 2 (and whether it’s worth your money), Unity’s IPO, and Razer leaking 100,000 people’s personal information. We also have a hard discussion about Hogwarts Legacy, ethical co…
 
After a series of leaks, the stalemate is over. Microsoft has confirmed the Xbox Series S and pricing for it and the Xbox Series X. NPD’s Mat Piscatella joins us again to discuss. Other topics include: GameStop earnings, an update on Epic vs. Apple, Ubisoft’s latest blunder, and a report about some staffing problems at Paradox. Paradox Interactive'…
 
NPD number magician Mat Piscatella joins us to discuss the fact that it’s September and we still don’t have Xbox Series X and PS5 console prices. Other topics: Goodbye to Vlambeer, Warner Bros. Interactive won’t be sold, Ubisoft’s latest major mess-up, and Nvidia’s pricing for the 30 Series GPUs. Skullgirls Developer Lays Off Everyone Who Hadn't Al…
 
Nikita Danshin and Aleksandra Korabelnikova, co-founders of Eggnut, tell us how they pitched Backbone to publishers, why they chose to team up with Raw Fury, and what they’ve learned along the way. You can find Aleks’ updates on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/backbonegame And follow Nikita on Twitter, as well (even though his hilarious audio clip …
 
Epic and Apple both walk away from the restraining order hearing with a piece of what they wanted. Now we wait until the end of September for the next courtroom showdown. We also discuss Lab Zero’s implosion, Unity’s IPO, and Frogwares’ falling out with Big Ben/Nacon. Why We Fight (Epic, Updated 8/26/20): https://www.epicgames.com/site/en-US/fortni…
 
Two recipients of The Galaxy Fund join us to talk about their experiences securing prototype funding as well as their paths in game development. Episode 27: The Galaxy Fund - https://virtualeconomy.libsyn.com/episode-27-the-galaxy-fund-with-evvakarr Donate to the Galaxy Fund - https://www.gofundme.com/f/game-prototype-fund Geneva's Studio: https://…
 
The Epic vs. Apple showdown heats up. We’ll get you caught up on everything you need to know. Other topics: EA facing an Ultimate Team lawsuit, 505 doubles down on anti-consumer behavior, and a discussion about how (not) to report a story about alleged company abuses. Tencent acquires minority stake in Voodoo (GamesIndustry): https://www.gamesindus…
 
We’re talking about executive pay again, as EA and Activision shareholders start to speak up about outsized compensation packages! We also discuss Halo Infinite’s delay and how Microsoft will adapt, the leaked Xbox Series X|S controller and release date, Warner Bros. layoffs as WBIE appears to be staying put, and 505’s unpopular decision to limit C…
 
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