68 minutes | May 15, 2021

Episode 84: ‘Stadia is Alive and Well’ and Other Optimistic Thoughts (News Show)

Google is doing everything it can to convince developers not to give up on working with Stadia, but is it enough? Also: Epic v Apple Week 2, Gree exerts patent power in $100m court win, E3 Online starts to take shape, Embracer gobbles up four more studios, and more. You can support Virtual Economy’s growth via our Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com/virtualeconomy TIME STAMPS [00:00:57]: Epic v Apple Week 2 [00:11:20]: Gree v Supercell Ruling [00:15:19]: Investment Interlude [00:26:04]: Quick Hits [00:42:35]: E3 Online Details [00:49:17]: Google Stadia is “alive and well” — how’re you? SOURCES   Supercell ordered to pay Gree $92m in lawsuit (GamesIndustry) E3 2021 ONLINE PORTAL AND APP DETAILS OFFICIALLY REVEALED Google says Stadia is "alive and well" (GamesIndustry)       INVESTMENT INTERLUDE Sennheiser swiftly sells off beloved audiophile headphone business EMBRACER GROUP ACQUIRES APPEAL STUDIOS, KAIKO, MASSIVE MINITEAM AND FRAME BREAK Hidden Leaf Games raises $3.2 million on a MOBA gambit called Fangs (GamesBeat) Former Epic and Blizzard Veterans Join Forces to Create Lightforge Games Apptopia Raises $20 Million In Series C Funding To Source New Connected Device Data Allstar raises $3.85M so gamers can share snackable game highlights (GamesBeat) Krafton acquires game developer' Dream Motion'
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