The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast

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Why Microsoft is targeting Amazon and Google - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Feb 10 • 60 min
Haydn, Brendan and Chris discuss the biggest stories of the past week, starting with Microsoft’s bold claims as to who its biggest competitors are. Phil Spencer recently claimed Xbox’s future will see it stand up against the likes of Amazon and…
Do numbers matter? The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Feb 3 • 46 min
As we barrel through yet another financial season, Rebekah, Brendan, and Chris ask the all important question: do numbers matter? With Microsoft posting a 21% decline in game revenue while celebrating an increase in subscriptions, the traditional…
The (Doom) Eternal cycle of crunch - The GamesIndustry.biz
Jan 27 • 52 min
James, Marie and Haydn are on hand to discuss the biggest topics of the past week, including crunch, class-action lawsuits and coins tossed to Witchers. The big topic of the week is Doom Eternal executive producer Marty Stratton’s comments that the…
Xbox’s plan to reshape the console industry - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jan 21 • 44 min
Matt, Marie and James discuss the biggest topics of the week, starting with Microsoft’s plans for Xbox Series X. The platform holder recently revealed that the next-generation console will have no exclusive titles to begin with, instead allowing games…
Does E3 need PlayStation? - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jan 14 • 39 min
Rebekah, Chris and Brendan come together for a special edition of the podcast, discussing this week’s biggest news: Sony will not be attending E3 for the second year in a row. While the platform holder has other plans to get the PlayStation 5 in front…
Do we need a Switch Pro in 2020? - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jan 13 • 48 min
Matt, Chris, Rebekah and James gather round their mics to discuss the biggest stories of the past week. First up, we discuss the revived conversation around Battlestate Games’ Escape From Tarkov and the developer’s various excuses for the lack of…
What do we want to see in 2020? - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jan 6 • 49 min
Brendan, Rebekah, Chris and James kick off the year with a roundtable discussing our hopes, predictions, expectations and utter pipe dreams for the year ahead. Following our roundup of analyst predictions for 2020, we offer our own thoughts on what…
Games of the Year 2019 - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Dec 16, 2019 • 67 min
For our final podcast of the year, the entire editorial team gathers around their microphones to discuss our favourite games of the year. The selection varies greatly from first-party franchise extensions and AA blockbusters to Switch ports of classic…
Toxicity, Nintendo, and Shovelware - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Dec 9, 2019 • 47 min
It’s time for the GamesIndustry.biz Podcast, and this week James, Brendan, and Rebakah are on hand to discuss all the big news while still leaving plenty of room to reminisce about the GameCube. The industry is once again overflowing with…
How unconscious bias is holding back the industry - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Dec 2, 2019 • 39 min
The industry may grind to a halt during Thanksgiving week, but there’s still plenty going as we take a look at unconscious bias, diversity, and the perceived failings of virtual reality. Following last week’s articles by Rebekah (Brass…
Here to Stadia - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Nov 25, 2019 • 64 min
In this week’s bumper pack episode, Rebekah, Matt, and Haydn discuss the troubled Google Stadia launch, Half-Life: Alyx, and Pokémon. Google made big promises with the Stadia, and now it’s here the response has been notably muted. Plagued…
Live from X019 - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Nov 15, 2019 • 22 min
A short but special episode in which James and Chris discuss the biggest announcements from Microsoft’s event in London this week. Recorded on the show floor itself, this discussion actually took place a few hours ahead of the reveals, but thanks to…
What role will indies play on the PlayStation 5? - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Nov 12, 2019 • 56 min
Rebekah, Chris, Matthew and Brendan gather round their mics to discuss the biggest news and topics of the games industry. This week, we start by considering the new appointments at Sony Interactive Entertainment and the insights from our recent…
The mixed messages of Modern Warfare - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Nov 4, 2019 • 54 min
James, Brendan and Rebekah discuss some of the biggest topics from the past week, starting with the controversy surrounding the latest Call of Duty. For months, Infinity Ward and Activision have promised a gritty, realistic take on today’s global…
Gods, Monsters and Delays - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Oct 28, 2019 • 32 min
In this brief podcast excursion Rebekah, Brendan, and Haydn unpick last week’s industry events, starting with the surprise delays from Naughty Dog and Ubisoft. Just over a month after announcing a release date, Naughty Dog revealed it would be…
Should Nintendo go third-party? And other questions - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Oct 21, 2019 • 43 min
We have a special episode for you this week, recorded live from the show floor of EGX 2019. Matt, Chris and James took to the stage to answer a series of consumer questions with the aim of giving a little more insight into how the business of…
Can Blizzard recover from Blitzchung? - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Oct 14, 2019 • 54 min
James, Brendan, Rebekah and new starter Marie discuss the ongoing fallout of Blizzard’s punishment for pro Hearthstone player Chung ‘Blitzchung’ Ng Wai. We discuss the severity of the original punishment, the apparent lack of process through which…
REUPLOAD: Welcome to the Fampany - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Oct 10, 2019 • 48 min
Haydn, Chris and Brendan are on hand to talk through some of the latest industry news, starting out with the messy story of Video Game Tax Relief in the UK. It was revealed earlier last week that global games companies had claimed millions upon…
A tale of two Nintendos - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Sep 30, 2019 • 46 min
Matt, Brendan, and Rebekah are on hand this week to discuss all the hottest industry haps, starting with the Oculus Quest. Accounting for 20% of Oculus’ $100 million lifetime revenue from software in just a few short months, the Quest appears to…
No one online cares about the pie charts - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Sep 23, 2019 • 56 min
James, Matt, Rebekah and Haydn are on hand to discuss the biggest news of the past week, starting with the future of E3. The emergence of a pitch deck from the ESA gives some insight into the direction the trade body would like to take the industry’s…
A turning point for loot boxes? - The GamesIndustry.biz
Sep 16, 2019 • 40 min
It’s a smaller team this week, but no less meatier a discussion. Haydn and Brendan debate the potential fallout from the DCMS committee’s recommendations that the UK government regulate loot boxes under gambling laws. While these remain…
Boulevard of Broken Dreamcasts - The GamesIndustry.biz
Sep 9, 2019 • 36 min
After a troubling week in the games industry following multiple abuse allegations, we’re back with a lighter episode of the GamesIndustry.biz Podcast. Haydn pulls hosting duty this week, joined by Brendan and Chris to discuss the absolute…
Selling fridges to survive - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Aug 27, 2019 • 56 min
Though marginally delayed thanks to the UK taking a day off on Monday, the GamesIndustry.biz Podcast has arrived. Gathering around the podcast campfire this week is Rebekah, Matt, Brendan, and Haydn who dive into all the industry happenings last…
Is this podcast ‘political’? - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Aug 17, 2019 • 44 min
Rebekah, Matt, Chris and Haydn weigh in on one of the most divisive topics currently discussed across the industry: the relationships between politics and games. As our contributing editor Rob Fahey recently wrote, simply asking ‘Is you game…
This is a family show - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Aug 9, 2019 • 74 min
Rebekah, Brendan, Chris and Haydn are on hand for this bumper episode to discuss a long, complicated and frustrating week in the games industry. We start with the leak of thousands of journalists, analysts and content creators’ personal information —…
Rockstar’s tax returns - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Aug 2, 2019 • 49 min
Rebekah pulls hosting duties again, joined by Matt, Brendan and Haydn. This week we discuss the future of Improbable and SpatialOS after another game built using the tech gets cancelled. It’s got potential, but developers are struggling to…
The incredible timing of GTA V’s online casino - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jul 26, 2019 • 47 min
Rebekah, Brendan, Chris and James are on hand to discuss some of the biggest industry stories of the week, starting with (yet again) crunch. We reflect on Brendan’s fascinating interview with creative director Lorne Lanning about the irony of…
Are Ubisoft and HitRecord exploiting fans? - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jul 19, 2019 • 45 min
As the old saying goes, “It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday.” That, of course, can mean only one thing: the GamesIndustry.biz Podcast is here. This week Rebekah takes up hosting duties and is joined by Matt, Brendan, Haydn and,…
How do you solve a problem like G2A? - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jul 12, 2019 • 42 min
Matt, James and Haydn discuss the biggest stories of the past week, including the ongoing dispute between indie developers and divisive marketplace G2A. Recorded hot off the heels of G2A’s proposal for a key-blocking tool, we discuss the various roots…
Why people see EA as the “bad guys” - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jul 5, 2019 • 51 min
Load up your ears with the GamesIndustry.biz podcast, this week featuring James, Matt, and myself chatting about the big industry news. Matt is in trouble this week for not using headphones while recording, so apologies in advance for the…
The messy world of live streaming and Treyarch’s QA underclass - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jun 28, 2019 • 37 min
It’s Friday, so what better way to end your week than with the GamesIndustry.biz Podcast? This week Rebekah takes up the mantle of host once more, joined by Haydn, Brendan, and occasionally his dog. We kick with a discussion on the state of…
Why do we need unions? - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jun 21, 2019 • 48 min
Rebekah, Matt, Brendan and Haydn discuss two of the biggest issues the industry faces in this week’s podcast. First up, following comments from Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick and even US senator Bernie Sanders, we discuss the ongoing debate around…
E3 Aftermath (2019 Edition) - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jun 14, 2019 • 67 min
It’s a bumper podcast as we reflect on everything we saw (and didn’t see) at E3 2019. First up, Chris and Brendan record a segment in Los Angeles reporting on the mood on the show floor and how the lack of Sony, EA and other have made for a somewhat…
E3 Expectations (2019 Edition) - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jun 6, 2019 • 53 min
The entire GamesIndustry.biz team assembles as we prepare for the biggest week in the gaming calendar. Rather than plucking arbitrary predictions out of the air, we instead focus on the core areas that are likely to be hottest topics of the upcoming…
Pod of Duty: Modern Warfare Plus+ - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
May 30, 2019 • 54 min
Microsoft and Sony’s cloud co-operation - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
May 17, 2019 • 40 min
Matt, James, Haydn and Chris discuss the biggest stories of the week, starting with the surprising partnership between rival platform holders. As announced yesterday, Sony has partnered with Microsoft to share technologies and improve each other’s…
Crunch and walkouts are failures of management - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
May 10, 2019 • 51 min
James, Rebekah and Brendan discuss the latest industry headlines, which inevitably means continuing to talk about crunch. Picking up from our earlier episode, we discuss the latest stories of crunch and punishing work practices at NetherRealm Studios…
How to spoil your own announcement - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
May 2, 2019 • 38 min
James, Matt and Rebekah discuss the biggest games industry stories of the week — much of which centres around confusion. First, there’s the contradicting stories as to whether or not Borderlands 3 has microtransactions. While Gearbox boss Randy…
The slow journey to killing crunch - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Apr 26, 2019 • 31 min
Brendan, James and Haydn discuss the biggest topic of the week - and, unfortunately, one of the longest running conversations in the games industry. With reports emerging of intensive working conditions at Fortnite creator Epic Games, across the…
PlayStation 5 vs disc-less Xbox - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Apr 17, 2019 • 29 min
Matt, Brendan and James discuss the latest industry headlines, this week focusing on major announcements from the console space. After Sony unveiled the first details of PlayStation 5, we debate whether 8K support and PS4 backwards compatibility are…
Why does Activision need pregnancy data? - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Apr 11, 2019 • 36 min
Rebekah and Brendan discuss the latest industry headlines from the past week. We kick off by addressing the ease with which mobile developers are able to apply kids age ratings to inappropriate games on Google Play via the International Age Rating…
Shrinking second-hand sales and BioWare blues - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Apr 5, 2019 • 35 min
Matt, Chris, James and Haydn take time out of EGX Rezzed 2019 to discuss the latest gaming headlines. The biggest topic this week is the ongoing decline of pre-owned games, as indicated by both GameStop’s latest financials and the UK games market…
Live from (near) GDC 2019 - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Mar 22, 2019 • 50 min
James, Rebekah and Haydn reflect on the biggest news of this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Inevitably, Google’s Stadia streaming service dominates much of the conversation. We recap the most interesting aspects of the…
Bad Influencers - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Mar 15, 2019 • 34 min
James, Rebekah and Brendan discuss the latest gaming headlines, including whether publishers need to be more careful in screening the influencers they work with. We kick off with an update on the various lawsuits between Epic and the creators of…
Valve does the right thing for the wrong reason - The Games Industry.biz Podcast
Mar 8, 2019 • 44 min
Rebekah, Brendan and Haydn once again discuss the latest industry headlines, many of which centre around rather toothless apologies. We follow up on last week’s main topic as THQ Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors addresses his subsidiary’s decisions to run a…
When THQ Nordic visited 8chan - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Mar 1, 2019 • 41 min
Rebekah, Brendan and Haydn discuss some of the biggest games industry headlines from the past week. The biggest topic of the week is THQ Nordic’s ill-advised decision to conduct an AMA on controversial forum 8chan, known for harbouring hate speech and…
What does success mean for Crackdown 3? - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Feb 22, 2019 • 49 min
Matt, Brendan, Chris and James gather to discuss the biggest industry headlines of the past week. Chief among them is the arrival of Crackdown 3 and the difficulty it presents in judging its success. Media reviews are mixed, its retail performance (in…
Activision’s record year & redundancies - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Feb 15, 2019 • 35 min
James, Rebekah and Haydn discuss the latest industry headlines, starting with the biggest story of the week: Activision’s plans to cut 800 jobs despite record revenues. We debate whether such drastic cuts are necessary, and how Activision could have…
Apex Legends and the safety of a surprise launch - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Feb 6, 2019 • 37 min
Chris, Charlotte, James and Haydn gather to discuss the biggest news of the past few days. We kick off the episode with the surprising (or is it?) success of Kingdom Hearts 3, having shipped five million copies worldwide and broken series records in…
What now for Activision? - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jan 14, 2019 • 28 min
Following the news that Bungie and Activision are parting ways, the GamesIndustry.biz team discuss where the AAA publisher goes from here. Whether part of the ten-year agreement between the two firms or due to a change in strategy, there’s no denying…
What we expect from 2019 - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jan 4, 2019 • 46 min
Brendan, Chris, James and Rebekah kick off the year with their predictions for the year ahead. We’ve already covered analysts’ predictions and industry leaders’ most anticipated games on the site, but now it’s time for us to offer our own take on what…
Game of the Year 2018 - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Dec 21, 2018 • 70 min
We round out the year with a thorough discussion of our favourite titles from the past twelve months. The entire GamesIndustry.biz team is on hand for this episode, each with their pick (or, in a few cases, picks) for best game of the year. While we…
Unpacking loot boxes - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Dec 5, 2018 • 30 min
In light of increased scrutiny around loot boxes in full-price games, Brendan and James discuss how in industry is (and should be) handling this divisive monetisation mechanic. During the episode, we touch on the dangers that legislation like that…
Virtual Reality, with Resolution’s Tommy Palm - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Nov 21, 2018 • 28 min
This week, we’re joined by Resolution Games CEO and virtual reality proponent Tommy Palm to discuss the ongoing hurdles the immersive technology must overcome. At a time when skepticism around the future of VR is on the rise, with with past champions…
Counting on cryptocurrency, with Reality Clash - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Nov 12, 2018 • 39 min
This week we’re joined by Reality Gaming Group co-founder Tony Pearce to discuss the changing landscape of cryptocurrency and blockchain-based games and services. Following a surge of interest in the technology at the tail end of 2017 and the…
Red Dead Redemption 2 Special - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Oct 23, 2018 • 30 min
Chris and James reflect on the recent Rockstar controversy surrounding the working conditions behind Red Dead Redemption 2 - and, more importantly, ask where the industry goes from here. We discuss the growing scope of open-world games and the…
Full stream ahead? - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Oct 12, 2018 • 38 min
In the wake of Microsoft’s Project xCloud announcement, James, Matt and Brendan ponder the possibilities for game streaming. While undoubtedly a disruptive force in the games industry, what role will the technology play in Xbox’s future - or that of…
Family games, with Thumbfood - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Aug 7, 2018 • 30 min
This week, we’re joined by Simon Smith, managing director of family games publisher Thumbfood. Smith joins us to discuss why the family and kids games market needs “a kick up the arse” on consoles, and why a wider audience is the key to driving…
Artificial Intelligence, with Chet Faliszek - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jul 26, 2018 • 35 min
Recorded during Develop:Brighton 2018, we’re joined by former Valve writer Chet Faliszek to discuss the realities and possibilities of AI in video games. Faliszek shares how he believes AI can be used to build more systemic gameplay, and how this can…
Shorter games and quicker releases, with Mike Bithell - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jul 17, 2018 • 29 min
We’re joined this episode by indie figurehead Mike Bithell, developer of Thomas Was Alone, Volume and bitesize text adventure Subsurface Circular. Recorded just a few days after the surprise launch of the latter’s spiritual successor, Quarantine…
Fighting Ageism, with Kate Edwards - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jul 2, 2018 • 31 min
This week, we’re joined by Geogrify founder and ex-IGDA director Kate Edwards to discuss one of the less-highlighted challenges of working in the video games industry: Ageism. Recorded at E3 2018, the discussion explores who is being affected by…
E3 Aftermath (2018 Edition) - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jun 21, 2018 • 56 min
The entire GamesIndustry.biz team convene to reflect on this year’s major games showcase in Los Angeles. Instead of talking through every announcement (which listeners are no doubt familiar with), we each choose a topic or trend that emerged from the…
E3 Expectations: 2018 Edition - The GamesIndustry Podcast
Jun 4, 2018 • 51 min
The full GamesIndustry.biz editorial team unites to discuss the upcoming video games extravaganza that is E3. Working through the major press conferences that always serve as the tentpole for this annual event, we discuss what we hope to see from each…
Accessibility in games, with SpecialEffect - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
May 18, 2018 • 27 min
Hot off the announcement of the Xbox Adaptive Controller, we’re joined by SpecialEffect’s Dr Mick Donegan, Joe Morgan and Bill Donegan - a trio of experts in the field of helping disabled gamers play the latest video games. This episode begins with an…
Voice acting in games, with OMUK - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Apr 21, 2018 • 42 min
This week we’re joined by Mark Estdale, founder of leading voice production firm OMUK. Drawing on his experience directing actors for games ranging from best-selling PlayStation blockbuster Horizon: Zero dawn to Telltale’s Game of Thrones series and…
Making virtual reality mainstream, with Terra Virtua - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Apr 4, 2018 • 22 min
We’re joined by Kish Hirani, industry veteran and chief technology officer at new virtual reality start-up Terra Virtua. Recorded during the official unveiling of the subscription-based VR platform, this episode discusses the remaining barriers…
Following Florence - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Mar 7, 2018 • 37 min
James, Brendan and Haydn discuss the impact and implications of Mountains’ debut title, Florence: a short but definitely sweet love story built around gameplay vignettes. We ponder the lessons to be learned from this acclaimed titles, both in…
The State of Indie Games, with IGF’s Kelly Wallick - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Feb 28, 2018 • 38 min
This week we’re joined by Kelly Wallick, CEO of Indie Megabooth and chairperson of the Independent Games Festival. Wallick shares her views on the current state of the industry for independent developers, touching on the issues of discoverability, the…
The Future of Free-to-play – The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jan 25, 2018 • 25 min
This week, we’re joined by Paul Barnes of App Annie and Adam Telfer of Chatterbox Games to discuss the future of the free-to-play market on mobile. Recorded at Pocket Gamer Connects, we ponder the most recent trends and shifts in the mobile market,…
Game of the Year 2017 - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Dec 20, 2017 • 59 min
The GamesIndustry.biz team reflects on the games we have most enjoyed over the course of the year, ranging from major AAA blockbusters to mobile hidden gems – and, of course, a certain Switch game. Our collective game of the year may not come as…
Voice acting, with the stars of Assassin’s Creed Origins – The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Dec 15, 2017 • 64 min
We’re privileged to be joined by three prominent actors from the world of video games, all of whom appeared together in Assassin’s Creed Origins. Our guests this week are Abubakar Salim (who plays main character Bayek), Alix Wilton Regan (Bayek’s wife…
Licensing your IP, with Gary D Nissenbaum - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Nov 28, 2017 • 38 min
We’re joined this week by Gary D Nissenbaum, founder of the Nissenbaum Law Group, to talk about licensing out your IP. Gary talks us through the pitfalls to watch out for, such as termination rights, and offers advice on how developers can ensure…
Virtual reality, at Develop:VR - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Nov 10, 2017 • 28 min
This week, we’re joined by a quartet of VR pioneers: Dave Ranyard, founder of Dream Reality Interactive and former Sony London developer; Stuart Whyte, director of VR product development at SOny London; Anna Hollinrake, senior artist at Climax…
Getting Lucky on Xbox One X, with Playful’s Paul Bettner - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Nov 2, 2017 • 37 min
We’re joined by Playful CEO Paul Bettner to discuss his studio’s forthcoming release – colourful platformer Super Lucky’s Tale – and more. During the episode, we talk about the potential for family-friendly titles on the traditionally hardcore…
Composing for Early Access, with Gareth Coker - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Oct 3, 2017 • 44 min
This week, we’re joined by games composer Gareth Coker to talk about his work on titles like Ori and the Blind Forest and most recently Ark: Survival Evolved. In our interview, Coker discusses the challenges of composing for a game that’s constantly…
Indie Publishing, with Good Shepherd
Sep 25, 2017 • 35 min
Recorded during the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit at last week’s EGX 2017, we’re joined by Good Shepherd’s business and product development consultant Ben Andac. Our latest discussion explores the realm of indie publishing, touching on how firms…
Enhancing games education, with PlayStation and Next Gen Skills Academy - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Sep 15, 2017 • 35 min
This week, we’re joined by Luke Savage (senior academic development manager at Sony Interactive Entertainment UK) and Marcia Deakin (games partnership manager at Next Gen Skills Academy). The discussion focuses on the relationship between the games…
Women In Games – The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Sep 7, 2017 • 33 min
Recorded during this year’s European Women In Games Conference, James is joined by Dovetail Games’ VP of HR and facilities Gemma Johnson-Brown, Space Ape Games’ content marketing boss Deborah Mensah-Bonsu and Nyamyam co-founder…
Examining Xbox - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Aug 21, 2017 • 33 min
After a disappointing showing at Xbox’s Cologne showcase, GamesIndustry.biz editor-in-chief Matt Handrahan, UK editor James Batchelor and publisher Chris Dring unite to discuss the struggles facing the platform holder. The delay of Crackdown 3 has…
Charting Southeast Asia with Ubisoft - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Aug 9, 2017 • 19 min
Recorded during a recent press trip to Ubisoft’s Singapore studio, we’re joined by three of the publisher’s regional studio heads: Singapore’s Olivier De Rotalier, the Philippines’ Chip Go and Chengdu’s Jean-François Vallee. The trio discuss the…
Beating the bootlegs, with Harbottle & Lewis – The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Aug 2, 2017 • 42 min
This week, we are joined by Kostya Lobov of legal experts Harbottle & Lewis to discuss IP protection. Before you cancel your download, bear with us - this is an essential guide for indie and new developers on not only how to protect…
Catching up with the Romeros – The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jul 19, 2017 • 34 min
This week, James Batchelor is joined by the games industry’s power couple: John and Brenda Romero. In a year where both development veterans are picking up multiple awards - including a BAFTA for Brenda – we discuss whether the duo faces the…
Diversity in video games with Anita Sarkeesian – The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jun 29, 2017 • 29 min
Recorded earlier this year during Nordic Games Conference, this is a one-on-one chat with noted critic and avid proponent for wider representation in video games Anita Sarkeesian. The discussion reflects on her renowned series Tropes vs Women In Video…
E3 2017 - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jun 19, 2017 • 48 min
Editor-in-chief Matthew Handrahan, publisher Chris Dring and UK editor James Batchelor reflect on this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. We discuss this year’s biggest reveals, the major press conferences, the impact of a higher consumer…
E3 2017 Predictions - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jun 9, 2017 • 54 min
The entire GI team is on board to discuss what we expect (and hope) to see from this year’s E3 conference in LA. Our North American duo of James Brightman and Brendan Sinclair kick off the discussion, before our European triumvirate Matt…
Inon Zur interview - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
May 30, 2017 • 41 min
Senior editor James Batchelor is joined by special guest Inon Zur for an in-depth discussion about video game music. Recorded during Nordic Game Conference, the composer behind various Fallout, Dragon Age, Prince of Persia and Syberia…
VRX 2017 with Brynley Gibson and Julian Mower - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
May 18, 2017 • 21 min
Recorded at this year’s VRX conference in London, James is joined by Curve Digital and Kuju Entertainment’s Brynley Gibson and Testronic’s Julian Mower. The trio discuss the current state of the virtual reality market, the search for new genres, the…
Death threats, Brexit and football, with Miles Jacobson - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Apr 18, 2017 • 57 min
This week, Dan and James are joined by Miles Jacobson, studio director of Football Manager dev Sports Interactive. Skirting around our lack of football knowledge, this episode explores the use of Football Manager data by some of the sport’s biggest…
How to get a job in games - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Apr 6, 2017 • 29 min
Recorded at EGX Rezzed 2017, James is joined by some of the experts and mentors who offered advice at the first of this year’s GamesIndustry.biz Careers Fairs. Failbetter’s Hannah Flynn, Creative Assembly’s Pawel Wojs, UKIE’s Sophie Densham and Ant…
GDC 2017: Part II with Raph Koster and Justin Ma - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Mar 21, 2017 • 37 min
In the second of our GDC 2017 specials, Dan is joined by long-serving game designer Raph Koster and Subset Games co-founder Justin Ma. The trio discusses how the Game Developers Conference has evolved over the years, as well as the changing role of…
GDC 2017 with Jason Della Rocca - The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Mar 10, 2017 • 26 min
This is the first of two episodes recorded in San Francisco during this year’s Game Developers Conference. Dan is joined by Jason Della Rocca, co-founder of early stage investor Execution Labs and all-round indie champion. Together, they discuss the…
When crowdfunding fails – The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Feb 23, 2017 • 39 min
Dan and James are joined by Thomas Bidaux of ICO Partners to discuss crowdfunding; not only how to get it right, but what to do when it goes wrong. Following high-profile campaign failures such as Erebus’ open-world Apocalypse Now title and John…
Motorsports and Motörhead – The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Feb 10, 2017 • 25 min
This week, we present two recent interviews with not only a highly successful games developer but a musical legend. First up, we speak to Playground Games’ creative director Ralph Fulton about the success of Forza Horizon 3, the intricacies of…
Mobile matters in 2017 – The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jan 27, 2017 • 36 min
Recorded at Mobile Games Forum 2017 in London, James is joined by Reigns developer François Alliot, Altered Gene’s Des Gayle and Space Ape Games’ Martyn Jones. The quartet discusses the challenges that face premium games, the desire for new play…
Nintendo Switch: First Impressions – The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jan 20, 2017 • 31 min
James and Chris report back from the UK premiere of Nintendo’s latest device: the console-handheld hybrid now known as Switch. We’re joined by Konami’s Asim Tanvir, retailer Mike Fethers and NintendoLife’s Anthony Dickens and Thomas Whitehead, who…
Virtual Reality with Futurlab’s Kirsty Rigden – The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast
Jan 17, 2017 • 40 min
The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast is back! For our first episode, Dan and James are joined by Kirsty Rigden, development director at UK studio FuturLab, to discuss the firm’s first project for virtual reality. We also explore the possibilities for VR…