It's Time to Radically Remake the Games Industry

In the wake of last week's studio closures, the importance of worker organization in the games industry

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Sep 25 2018, 2:54pm

Screenshot courtesy Telltale Games

Content Warning: We discuss the inclusion of horse genitalia in Red Dead Redemption 2 from 54:00 - 56:00, in the context of labor, development resources, and publisher priorities. A second reference is made in the outro at 1:11:22.

On today's Waypoint Radio, Austin, Natalie, Patrick, and Rob discuss the recent sudden closure of Telltale Games, how crunch culture causes a cycle of burnout that is physically unsustainable, and how unions and radical cultural change might be the only way forward. Then they talk about the games they've been playing over the past week, and about how Rob totally didn't stab his friend in the back.

Discussed: Capcom Vancouver and Telltale Games closure, crunch, games unionization, The Walking Dead: The Final Season, Red Dead Redemption 2, Forza Horizon 4, Heat Signature, The Messenger, Undertale, War of the Ring

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