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Virtual Legality Episode 39

Games Stopped: What Sony's Retail Cut Off means for Gaming's Digital Future

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2y Mar 24, 2019
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The leak of a GameStop internal memorandum suggests that Sony is doing away with the physical sale of full game digital download codes. It may seem like a small thing, but is it?

Why might Sony have made this move?

What impact will it have on GameStop?

How does GameStop envision its future in the ever-changing landscape of the gaming industry?

And what hints can we take from this on the future of Playstation, the Next Xbox, Google Stadia, and beyond?

#GameStop #Sony #VirtualLegality


Discussed in this episode:

"Sony to Stop Selling Full Game Digital Download Codes at Retail"
PushSquare, March 22, 2019
(http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2019/03/sony_to_stop_selling_full_game_digital_download_codes_at_retail)

Gamestop Memo on end of Sony Digital Code Sales
via Wario64 (Tweet)
(https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1109211277975416832)

"GameStop names former Victra, Advance Auto Parts exec as its new CEO"
VentureBeat (Jeff Grubb), March 21, 2019
(https://venturebeat.com/2019/03/21/gamestop-new-ceo/)


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"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

Rick has practiced for more than a decade at some of the country's largest law firms, representing IT, software, video game, and other technology companies, as well as the individuals and institutions which fund them.

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.

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The Hoeg Law Firm is a business law firm with big law experience and a small firm approach focusing on start-ups, technology, financing, and everything else a business might need.


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