PvA Radio: A Video Game Podcast

E3’s New Direction and Apple Arcade - PvA Radio: Episode 58

September 19, 2019

The news lull that haunted the gang last week is now over, and there is much to discuss on this week's episode of PvA Radio. Luke, Larry, and Cody get together to discuss three of those big stories so that you can be entertained and informed as you move through your week. This week's topics include:

Cody's Topic: Apple Arcade launches later this week brings dozens of curated mobile games at a low low price of $4.99 a month. The crew discusses what, if any, impact Apple Arcade will have on a mobile gaming market that has been plagued with race-to-the-bottom monetization models and diminishing returns on quality. Who exactly is this service for? Is it something that personally interests them?

Articles used in this topic include:

* [https://www.polygon.com/2019/9/10/20859218/apple-arcade-price-release-date-games](https://www.polygon.com/2019/9/10/20859218/apple-arcade-price-release-date-games)
* [https://www.polygon.com/apple/2019/9/17/20870210/apple-arcade-line-up-full-list-release-date-november-19](https://www.polygon.com/apple/2019/9/17/20870210/apple-arcade-line-up-full-list-release-date-november-19)

Larry's Topic: Ben Kusin and Ariel Horn are hoping to launch VENN, a 24/7 network dedicated to all things gaming and esports culture, in an attempt to create the MTV of games. The gang discusses whether or not there is a place for a centralized network like this when so much of entertainment, especially in the game's space, has been decentralized. Then they pitch their own gaming network ideas.

Articles used in this topic include:

* [https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/17/meet-venn-the-company-hoping-to-build-mtv-for-the-gaming-generation/](https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/17/meet-venn-the-company-hoping-to-build-mtv-for-the-gaming-generation/)

Luke's Topic: Changes are coming to E3 2020 that change it from an industry-focused/B2B event to a more consumer-centric event with an emphasis of "queuetainment" Recently, it has seemed like E3 has been slipping into obscurity with publishers like EA and Sony foregoing the festivities. The guys discuss whether or not this change will have the intended impact on the future of the event.

Articles used in this topic include:

* [https://gamedaily.biz/article/1215/e3-2020-planning-document-proposes-overhaul-with-queuetainment-new-floor-plan-industry-only-day](https://gamedaily.biz/article/1215/e3-2020-planning-document-proposes-overhaul-with-queuetainment-new-floor-plan-industry-only-day)
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