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Virtual Legality Episode 68

$100 for Minecraft?! Telltale & The Dark Side of Digital

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2y Jun 17, 2019
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Minecraft: Story Mode and its $100 per episode price point is just the latest milestone in the sad, slow decline of the once great Telltale Games library.

How did we get here, and why is Minecraft priced so highly?

How does the Telltale liquidation mirror the issues facing the rest of the industry, and how is it different?

What does it mean for our digital future?

And why should you make sure you download any Telltale game you own before June 25, 2019?

We always price accordingly in...Virtual Legality.

#Minecraft #Telltale #VirtualLegality


Discussed in this episode:

"Minecraft: Story Mode Episodes Are Selling for $100 Each"
Comic Book - June 16, 2019 - Tanner Dedmon
(https://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/06/16/minecraft-story-mode-episodes-100-each/)

Minecraft: Story Mode
Facebook Post - June 14, 2019
(https://www.facebook.com/MinecraftStoryModeTTG)

"Telltale Games is closing, liquidation underway and some games being removed from Steam"
GameDailyBiz - November 14, 2018 - Mike Futter
(https://gamedaily.biz/article/385/telltale-games-is-closing-liquidation-underway-and-games-being-removed-from-steam)

Bungie-Activision Contract
(http://documents.latimes.com/bungie-activision-contract/)

"More Telltale Games Are Disappearing From Digital Storefronts"
Kotaku - May 23, 2019 - Ethan Gach
(https://kotaku.com/more-telltale-games-are-disappearing-from-digital-store-1834990571)

Steam Subscriber Agreement
April 30, 2019 Revision
(https://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/)


PODCAST VERSIONS AVAILABLE AT

Spotify: (https://open.spotify.com/show/3qsDhQ7h6BR2wLyNQYDWB4)

iTunes:
(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/virtual-legality/id1448785539?mt=2)

SoundCloud:
(https://soundcloud.com/user-510342404)

Google Play Music:
(https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/In3d7qersx72lvzehxo7gu6cd5u)


"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.

Any and all feedback is appreciated. Let us know what you think!


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On "Help Us Out Hoeg!" a regular segment on the Easy Allies Podcast (formerly GameTrailers)

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