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Games DESTROY developers + Bethesda ALLOWS early reviews + Loot Boxes DON’T HURT sales

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3y Oct 29, 2017
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In this week’s Sunday news round-up (October 29, 2017) a NYTimes investigation has uncovered some shocking stories of development crunch in the games industry. Bethesda are back to giving out review copies and loot boxes apparently DON’T hurt sales of videogames.

Hosts: Mike Williams and Gareth Evans
Script: Mike Williams, Isaac Fowowe, Jake Jones
Editor: Jake Kulkowski

Sources:
Video Games Are Destroying the People Who Make Them
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/25/opinion/work-culture-video-games-crunch.html

Visceral Dev says death of SP is absurd
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-24-ex-visceral-dev-death-of-single-player-fears-totally-absurd

Loot box controversy having no impact on game sales
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-25-npd-loot-box-controversy-having-no-impact-on-sales-potential

Bethesda is kindly doing review copies again
https://twitter.com/danstapleton/status/922921914418335744

College Basketball Star Loses Video Game, Then Punches Door And Breaks Hand
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/college-basketball-star-loses-video-game-then-punc/1100-6454373/#

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Single-player is going nowhere - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0Q5RHaaB2A
Loot boxes are too much even for WHALES - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-A3fm_9qFQ
Why are so many Destiny 2 players getting banned - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alv-jkx-1xg
Venezuelans Gold Farming to live - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEKi3jkS3Fg
No PUBG 2 planned - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Drt-K6OwDM

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