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Virtual Legality Episode 19

GameStop Not for Sale?! (And More for 2019)

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2y Jan 29, 2019
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Big news as Gamestop walks back its attempt to effect a corporate sale! And Variety's 2019 game industry predictions about that and so much more!

What does today's announcement from Gamestop mean?

And what are the biggest stories in gaming going into 2019?

#Gamestop #Fortnite #VirtualLegality


Discussed in this episode:

"Video Games’ 2019: Lawsuits, Streaming, Child Safety, Dying Retail"
Variety, January 28, 2019
(https://variety.com/2019/gaming/columns/2019-video-game-predictions-1203120374/#article-comments)

"Confirmed: GameStop in Buyout Talks"
Variety, June 19, 2018
(https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/gamestop-in-buyout-talks-1202850727/)

"GameStop Sales Slide as It Continues Looking for Buyers"
Variety, September 7, 2018
(https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/gamestop-second-quarter-fiscal-2018-results-1202932179/)

"Holiday Sales Dropped for GameStop in 2018 Compared to 2017"
Variety, January 18, 2019
(https://variety.com/2019/gaming/news/gamestop-holiday-sales-1203111706/)

"GameStop Just Gave Up On Trying to Sell Company"
Variety, January 29, 2019
(https://variety.com/2019/gaming/news/gamestop-just-gave-up-on-trying-to-sell-company-1203122042/)

"The Big Investment Firms That Lost $1.3 Billion In The Toys "R" Us Bankruptcy"
Forbes, September 19, 2017
(https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2017/09/19/the-big-investment-firms-that-lost-1-3-billion-on-the-toys-r-us-bankruptcy/#4b138288308f)

"GameStop Stock Dives Because the Company Isn’t for Sale"
Barrons, January 29, 2019
(https://www.barrons.com/articles/gamestop-stock-dives-because-the-company-isnt-for-sale-51548776908)


"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!


Blog, "Rules of the Game", at https://hoeglaw.wordpress.com/

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

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrxXp1reP8E353rZsB3jaA)

Biweekly on "Inside the Huddle with Michael Spath" on WTKA 1050

About Hoeg Law

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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