Input Ep 103 RockStar Lincoln Update and the utter ineptness of the ESA.

Jurge is still on his month long work vacation, so Jarrett and Logan dive into a updates heavy episode as they talk Rockstar Lincoln’s workplace actually improving things for employees and the ESA being an utter joke….yet again. Works Mentioned: …

Input Ep. 102: Discussing the Devotion Situation with Khee Hoon Chan

Jarrett and Jurge sit down with Khee Hoon Chan to discuss one of their recent pieces on China forcing a games publisher to close and the effects it had on the region as a whole. Work Discussed: China Forced one…

Input Ep. 101: Turmoil at Echo Fox

Jarrett and Logan discuss the ongoing tumult at Echo Fox and the seeming mustache twirling villain at its center. Discussion Topics: Echo Fox Backroom drama Works Mentioned: Rick Fox Accuses Fellow Esports Organization Investor Of Trying To ‘Engineer A Firesale’…

Input Ep. 100 – Input Stories: Belinda Garcia (Popagenda)

On this very special hundredth episode of Input, Jurge and Logan dive into a wide ranging conversation and interview with Popagenda’s Belinda Garcia about her journey into games, her experiences with Pop, and the insatiable, deeply powerful sense of optimism…

Input Ep. 99: Porn Ads and Copyright Law with Blake Hester

Jurge and Jess sat down with US Gamer’s Blake Hester to talk through his fantastic piece on video games, porn ads, and publishers powerlessness to reduce their characters appearing in them. Topic Discussed:  A Conversation with Blake Hester on his…

Input Ep. 98: G2A Tried to Pay Journalists to Write Pre-Written Articles and Other Shady Deets

Jarrett and Logan dive into the messy and problematic world of almost, but not quite, illegal shady site G2A. Topics Discussed:  G2A tried to pay journalists to run pre-written articles Works Mentioned: Shady Market G2A Offers To Pay Journalists To…

Input Ep 97: Gaming Manufacturers & Human Rights Abuses

Jarrett, Jurge, and Logan are joined by the wonderful and supremely talented Rebekah Valentine from gam industry.biz to discuss her fantastic reporting on which tech companies may have funded human rights abuses. This is one of best conversations we’ve had…

Input Ep. 96: Employees Suffer Toxic Conditions While working on Black Ops 4

Jurge and Logan discuss Jason Schreier’s piece on the tumultuous, chaotic, and toxic development on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and the emotional toll it took on many freelance and contracted employees. Topics Discussed:  The toxic cost behind Black…

Input Ep 95: Layoffs at Amazon Game Studios and Randy Pitchford Should Stop

This week Jurge, Jarrett, and Logan come together to talk about the news of layoffs at Amazon Game Studios and how committed the tech giant really is to entering into the video game space. They also make time for most…

Input Ep. 94: Taking a Close Look at Gamestop’s Financial Issues

Jarrett, Jurge, and Logan discuss The Company Man’s video about the rise and fall of GameStop and what gleans to be the major failings underpinning the company’s current tumult, how dire it actually is, and directions that may provide avenues…

Input Ep. 93: The Bad Business of Esports

Jarrett and Logan ponder the massive and wonderful well researched piece by Cecelia D’Anastasio delving into the world of Esports and how it may not be booming quite as much as we thought, or even really succeeding at all. Topics…

Input Ep. 92: The drama, tension, and behind the scenes failings of the ESA

Jurge and Logan discuss Brian Crecente’s excellent article on the ESA and turmoil roiling the organization that runs the industry event E3. Discussion Topics: What happened to the ESA and what does the future even look like for E3? Works Mentioned:  Inside…