We're officially at DEFCON Podcast! Branching Factor kicks off with our inaugural episode as our brand-new podcast kicks into high gear.
Over our first four episodes, we sit down with each of the four co-hosts of Branching Factor. For this first go around, it's George Osborn: the former head of communications of the UKIE (the UK games industry trade representative) and now Director of Policy at Taso Advisory.
Follow George Osborn on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/georgeosborn
In this video we discuss, among others things:
- The changing face of the games industry
- The legal ground surrounding loot boxes
- Possible regulation coming towards the gaming sector
- That Microsoft/Activision deal
Plus some games discussed include...
- Mario + Rabbids (1 and 2)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 
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[01:40] Welcome to Branching Factor
[04:47] Meet George Osborn
[19:26] Playing Some Games
[33:38] The State of the Games Industry
[45:50] Epic Games and FTC Fine
[01:01:02] The Lootbox Problem
[01:17:42] The Microsoft/Activision Deal
[01:35:02] The Impending Future
[01:43:40] Wrapping Up
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