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Weekly news discussion show offering insight into the global video games market for industry professionals. The GI.Biz's world-leading team of experienced trade journalists, who spend each week breaking down the biggest stories, lending their thoughts on the latest trends in the market, and discussing the implications for video games as a business
 
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James Batchelor & Alex Boucher

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A new podcast dedicated to the world's favourite secret agent. Every fortnight, Alex Boucher and James Batchelor delve into the world of Bond - not just the films that made him famous, but the original novels, video games and the many, many other characters inspired by him.
 
The Podcast where you get your confidence fix from someone who’s found, lost, found and built her inner confidence (from scratch!) The “Next Normal” requires you to be on camera, on video and as good as TV pro as part of your job! How can you pluck up the courage to show up and be fabulous every day? From behind the scenes at the BBC to helping leaders and professional women speak up and get their voices heard in this VIRTUAL WORLD! This is where you’ll hear Esther’s tales of woe, wonder, fa ...
 
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The Stuph File Program Featuring thriller novelist Peter James, author of Left You Dead; Merlin Batchelor, from Tank Taxi; & Stuart Nulman with Book Banter Download My favourite novelist, Peter James is back with his 17th Detective Superintendent Roy Grace novel. This one is called Left You Dead. Merlin Batchelor has a unique side business in Norwi…
 
The Stuph File Program Featuring actor/director Terence Bowman; Jorge Contreras, author of The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA; & Marc Hartzman, author of Chasing Ghosts: A Tour of Our Fascination with Spirits and the Supernatural Download Montreal actor, Terence Bowman, is directing a live table read for…
 
Mike Duffy, Ben Aiton & James Batchelor were back after the dreaded International break to speak about the magnificent 4-1 thrashing of Man Utd at Vicarage Road. The lads also spoke about their TV picks, Emmanuel Dennis & Ben Foster. James & Mike then gave their predictions ahead of the trip to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City.…
 
Alex and James are joined by composer and friend of the show Richey Rynkowski to discuss the best of Bond soundtracks. We speak to Richey about his experiences as a composer (including some brushes with Bond), and his thoughts on the highs and lows of the soundtracks found throughout the series. We also discuss the declining use of theme tunes, inc…
 
The GamesIndustry.biz team gather around their mics to discuss the biggest stories from across the video games business. This week, we're taking Xbox's 20th anniversary as a chance to reflect on the evolution of the brand and the impact it has had on the wider industry - something we've explored in detail here. We also share our first and fondest m…
 
The Stuph File Program Featuring comic Ron James, author of All Over the Map: Rambles and Ruminations from the Canadian Road; & science writer Andrew Fazekas, author of National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky Download Comic Ron James, is the author the memoir called All Over the Map: Rambles and Ruminations from the Canadian Road. Scien…
 
The GamesIndustry.biz team gather around their mics to discuss the biggest stories from the business of video games. This week, we start with a discussion on the wave of name-dropping for NFTs and blockchains in major publishers' recent financial results - a trend on which we have made our stance very clear. As our contributing editor Rob Fahey obs…
 
The Stuph File Program Featuring actor Petri Hawkins Byrd; photographer John Noltner; and Loren Stephens, author of All Sorrows Can Be Borne Download Petri Hawkins Byrd who is best known as Bailiff Byrd on the show, Judge Judy. The Judge has a new show, but he wasn’t asked to be on it. Petri also hosts a YouTube show with his wife, Makita, called B…
 
The GamesIndustry.biz team discusses some of the biggest stories of the past week, where the phrase "Surely you can do better than this" applied in various ways. We start by discussing the changes promised by Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, who seeks to address the many concerns about the publisher's workplace culture with investment into div…
 
The Stuph File Program Featuring Marc Abrahams, from the annual Ig Nobel Awards; JP McLean, author of Blood Mark; & Stuart Nulman with Book Banter Download Marc Abrahams, the man behind the annual Ig Nobel Awards. This year was the 31st annual event. JP McLean is the author of the urban fantasy and supernatural thriller, Blood Mark. Stuart Nulman w…
 
The Stuph File Program Featuring Nate Hendley, author of The Beatle Bandit: A Serial Bank Robber’s Deadly Heist, a Cross-Country Manhunt, and the Insanity Plea that Shook the Nation; Guinness World Record holder, Gary Feng; & Marc Hartzman, author of Chasing Ghosts: A Tour of Our Fascination with Spirits and the Supernatural Download Nate Hendley i…
 
Penny Haslam is one of the UK's best (& most vivacious) motivational keynote speakers of all time! She's an award-winning motivational speaker who inspires audiences with her keynote talks about communication and confidence. Her impressive background in broadcasting means she brings relevant, useful, inspiring content, AND she's completely amazing …
 
The GamesIndustry.biz team discusses the biggest stories of the past week. First up, we discuss the ongoing dance between Electronic Arts and football association FIFA. While EA has claimed it's considering a rebrand for its best-selling football series, FIFA has suggested it's considering licensing out its brand to additional parties. We ponder wh…
 
This week, we're bringing you podcast versions of the best sessions for GI Live: London, which ran alongside EGX 2021. In our final episode, we speak to Obsidian Entertainment CEO Feargus Urquhart about working with publishers. The discussion offers advice to studios on what they should look for in a publishing partner, and also explores the road t…
 
The Stuph File Program Featuring Richard Kahan, producer of Killing Eleanor; Lauri Schoenfeld, author of Little Owl; & science writer Andrew Fazekas, author of National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky Download Richard Kahan is the producer of the indie film, Killing Eleanor, a funny, yet poignant movie with a dark story line and a leadin…
 
This week, we're bringing you podcast versions of the best sessions for GI Live: London, which ran alongside EGX 2021. Today's episode is our exclusive interview with Jade Raymond, best known for her work leading studios at Ubisoft and EA and launching franchises such as Assassin's Creed. Raymond is currently building up her new company, Haven Stud…
 
This week, we're bringing you podcast versions of the best sessions for GI Live: London, which ran alongside EGX 2021. Today's episode is the keynote fireside chat between our own Christopher Dring and Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan. The discussion explores Jim's career at PlayStation throughout its history, his thoughts …
 
The Stuph File Program Featuring Cadwell Turnbull, author of No Gods, No Monsters; Margot Holmes, co-producer of Music From The Edges Of Canada; & Stuart Nulman with Book Banter Download Cadwell Turnbull returns to the show to talk about his second sci-fi novel. This one is called No Gods, No Monsters. Margot Holmes is one of the producers of Music…
 
The GamesIndustry.biz team gather around their mics and discuss the biggest news of the past week. First up, following an article by Kotaku's Carolyn Petit and a call from OutMakingGames, we discuss how Rockstar Games should handle the transphobic elements of Grand Theft Auto 5 as it prepares to release the best-selling title on PlayStation 5 and X…
 
The long wait is finally over. After six years, more than half a decade, 72 full months... you can finally find out what we think of No Time To Die. This is not our full review, which will save for a much later viewing, but our initial impressions of the long-awaited 25th James Bond film and Daniel Craig's final outing. Needless to say, there are s…
 
The Stuph File Program Featuring David Edey, author of Executor Help: How to Settle an Estate Pick an Executor and Avoid Family Fights; Christopher Turner, founder of The Ring Finders; & Peter Franklin the Gabby Cabby Download Financial advisor and Certified Executor Advisor, David Edey, is the author of Executor Help: How to Settle an Estate Pick …
 
The GamesIndustry.biz team gathers around their mics and discusses the biggest stories of the past week. On this episode, we take a deeper dive into the announcements from the recent Nintendo Direct -- particularly the decision to lock N64 and Genesis/Mega Drive games to a new, more expensive tier. We discuss Nintendo's approach to online and the s…
 
The Stuph File Program Featuring Dennis Palumbo, author of Panic Attack; Shane Rhinewald, Senior Director of Public Relations at The Museum Of Play; & Marc Hartzman, author of Chasing Ghosts: A Tour of Our Fascination with Spirits and the Supernatural Download Author Dennis Palumbo has released his 6th Daniel Rinaldi mystery. This one is called Pan…
 
The GamesIndustry.biz team gather around their mics to discuss the biggest stories of the past week. First, we're joined by indie developer Shahid Ahmad to pay tribute to Sir Clive Sinclair, the inventor of the ZX Spectrum who passed away last week. Then we reflect on the Epic vs Apple judgement and the reactions that have emerged since it was rele…
 
The Stuph File ProgramFeaturing Larry Strauss, author of Light Man; entrepreneur Alex Sanfilippo, founder of Podmatch; & Stuart Nulman with Book BanterDownloadAuthor Larry Strauss, a teacher, who is also the son of the late comedic TV star, Charlotte Rae, is on to talk about his fifth novel called Light Man, which pays homage to the quasi-dystopian…
 
This week, we're presenting audio versions of the panel discussions from this year's Best Places To Work Awards UK. In our final podcast of the week, we continue our tradition of interviewing last year's winner of the Best Boss award before this year's winner is revealed. During this chat with GamesIndustry.biz's Christopher Dring, Creative Assembl…
 
This week, we're presenting audio versions of the panel discussions from this year's Best Places To Work Awards UK. For our third session, we focus on mental health and share best practices on supporting staff. The panel features Third Kind Games' Heidi Slee, Creative Assembly's Sarah Howell and Safe In Our World's Sarah Sorrell, and is hosted by G…
 
This week, we're presenting audio versions of the panel discussions from this year's Best Places To Work Awards UK. In today's session, a panel of professionals discuss the fight to address climate change and what more the games industry can do to aid these efforts. The panel featurs Playing for the Planet's Deborah Mensah-Bonsu, Ustwo Games' Jane …
 
This week, we're presenting audio versions of the panel discussions from this year's Best Places To Work Awards UK. Today, Amiqus' Liz Prince hosts a discussion about the importance and influence of leadership on culture and diversity. Rather than focusing solely on why a diverse team is important for your business, this panel offers some actionabl…
 
The Stuph File ProgramFeaturing historian David O'Keefe; Reid Forgrave, author of Love, Zac: Small-Town Football and the Life and Death of an American Boy; & Bart King, author of Time Travel InnDownloadMilitary historian and documentarian, David O’Keefe, author of Seven Days in Hell: Canada's Battle for Normandy and the Rise of the Black Watch Snip…
 
The Stuph File ProgramFeaturing actor Ed Asner; Jay Van Bavel, author of The Power of Us; & clinical forensic psychologist, Dr. John HuberDownloadWe remember seven-time Emmy-winning actor Ed Asner, who starred as Lou Grant on both the classic sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the hourlong drama Lou Grant. Asner died at the end of August at the …
 
The GamesIndustry.biz team gather around their mics to discuss some of the biggest stories from the past week. First up, we discuss reactions to Fortnite's March Through Time, a scenario designed to explore the impact of Martin Luther King and educate a new generation about his work and iconic speech. For all its good intentions, the mode quickly a…
 
The Stuph File ProgramFeaturing Dave Pell, author of Please Scream Inside Your Heart: Breaking News and Nervous Breakdowns in the Year that Wouldn't End; Ivan Obolensky, author of Shadow of the Son; & Stuart Nulman with Book BanterDownloadDave Pell, the guy behind the excellent newsletter, NextDraft, is the author of the book Please Scream Inside Y…
 
Alex and James are joined by special guest Matt for the first out a new series of episodes in which we look back at the tenure of each James Bond actor. We start with Timothy Dalton, divisive in his own way but beloved by many fans. Dalton took over the role at perhaps the most interesting moment in the series, and had just two films to demonstrate…
 
The GamesIndustry.biz team gather around their mics to discuss the biggest news of the past week. First up, we explore the current backlash Twitch is facing over increased hate raids targeting marginalised streamers, which has prompted content creators to plan a day-long strike from using the platform. Twitch claims it is working to improve its too…
 
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