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Soundbytes

Game commentary in snack-sized mouthfuls, featuring Nika Nour

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“It’s the intention that matters. We do believe that for companies that have messed up, there’s always a path to redemption. [But] the earlier you get started, the easier it gets.”

As she departs as head of trade body IGDA, Nika Nour strikes a hopeful note for the likes of Activision Blizzard

“Oh my god, this 11-year-old Roblox dev literally sounds like a 40-year-old burned-out indie dev gone out of business…”

Indie veteran Rami Ismail contemplat­es the downside of starting them young

“You know Travis got paid, Ariana got paid, Marvel got paid. Then you turn around and completely shit on your own industry.”

Nopopo’s Folmer Kelly on Epic’s plundering of Among Us for Fortnite’s Impostors mode

“The charade of launch timing serves little purpose except this dance with equity analysts. Instead, the right thing to focus and push for is a game that blows people’s minds.”

Is Nexon CEO Owen Mahoney the first game exec to speak publicly about the problem with ship dates cast in concrete? (More importantl­y, will he be the last?)

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