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A Handful of Games Industry CEOs Make Entirely Too Much Money

In 2020, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick received over $154 million in compensation. For comparison, the median Activision employee compensation package was $99,100, so Kotick’s making their salary in just a little over an hour. Those figures, plus financial details from other industry giants like Electronic Arts and Zynga, are…

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Activision-Blizzard Faces Another Lawsuit Regarding Sexism and Discrimination Within Company

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Like Most Customers, Reggie Fils-Aimé Leaves GameStop Shortly After Arriving

About a year into his tenure at the company, Reggie Fils-Aimé is stepping down from his position on GameStop’s board of directors. The ex-Nintendo of America president is expected to leave the game/Funko Pop retailer’s ranks in June, according to a recent SEC filing. Fils-Aimé isn’t the only person leaving…

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GameStop Trades-In CFO Jim Bell For $5 Toward A Used iPod Shuffle

GameStop is unable to stay out of the news, but it’s rarely for good reasons. Hot off the heels of acting as an unwitting centerpiece to the largest stock market upheaval in modern history, the company has announced that its Chief Financial Officer Jim Bell is taking his leave from…

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GameStop Asks Employees to Dance for Black Friday Work Hours [UPDATE]

Update: Following reports of GameStop asking its employees to take part in a dance competition for Black Friday week work hours, the company has removed any mention of the contest from its public-facing post on the matter. However, according to an anonymous source close to the company who spoke to Fanbyte,…

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GAMESTOP MYSTERY PACKAGE UNBOXING!!!1 — Home Office Hours

I bought a $40 “Mystery Box” from GameStop three weeks ago. I had no idea what was going to be inside of it until 3 minutes after I ordered it, when they sent me a confirmation email outlining every single item that was in it. I promptly forgot about it…

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VIDEOS

Fanbyte Evening News May 11, 2020

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With The Last of Us 2, GameStop Shows a Wrong Way to Market Dogs in Games

When you hear that an upcoming game has plenty of dogs, it’s usually a source of excitement. Perhaps not so much with The Last of Us: Part II, as it’s a brutal world filled with violence, grimness, and grief — and it’s safe to assume that, as wonderful as our…

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GameStop Cuts Executive Salaries, Will Reopen Stores in GA, SC

As the United States continues to suffer historic levels of infection and death at the hands of the global COVID-19 pandemic, GameStop yesterday announced its intentions to reopen stores in Georgia and South Carolina; two states that will soon allow non-essential businesses to resume operations, despite the fact that the…

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Fanbyte Evening News April 21, 2020

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We Joke, but the State of GameStop’s Business Isn’t Funny

This started out as a news post about GameStop, the video game and Funko Pop chain store, announcing it plans to close over 300 of its locations in the next fiscal year. News of this came from an earnings call, where executive vice president and chief financial officer Jim Bell…

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We Joke, but the State of GameStop’s Business Isn’t Funny

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GameStop Stores are Now Temporarily Closed, But Permanently Inessential

GameStop is an inessential retailer, so much so that it has actually never been less essential — we’ve known this and, thankfully, it’s official now. As of today, March 22, GameStop storefronts around the nation are temporarily closed to combat the ongoing COV-19 pandemic. The company made the announcement yesterday,…

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Fanbyte Sunday Edition March 22, 2020

Here’s your audio roundup for this weekend’s news and some additional goodies! Direct link here or use the embed below. You can find our Morning, Evening, and Sunday edition short podcasts on the Fanbyte FM feed of your favorite podcatcher.

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PODCASTS

Fanbyte Evening News March 20, 2020

Here’s your audio roundup for this evening’s news! Direct link here or use the embed below. You can find our Morning, Evening, and Sunday edition short podcasts on the Fanbyte FM feed of your favorite podcatcher.

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Gamestop Has Never Been Less Essential

According to an internal memo provided to Kotaku by an anonymous inside source, Gamestop management has recommended that store employees attempt to defy municipal and state orders to cease operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, claiming that Gamestop locations are the same kind of exempt “essential retail” services as hospitals, pharmacies,…

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Fanbyte Evening News March 18, 2020

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PODCASTS

Gamestop Cancelling Midnight Launch Events Indefinitely

It seems that even the capitalists on the bridge of the S.S. Gamestop are willing to concede the dangers of cramming 50 or more people into tiny strip mall suites, as cities nationwide continue shutting down non-essential businesses and/or instituting shelter-in-place orders amid the ongoing spread of COVID-19, the novel…

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Fanbyte Evening News March 17, 2020

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PODCASTS

ThinkGeek Is Making a Bluetooth Jigglypuff Speaker

If this were the best of all possible universes, Jigglypuff would be real. It’s not, obviously, for thousands of brand new reasons each day, but that won’t stop humanity from trying to emulate what that reality might be like. ThinkGeek, now a fully-integrated subsidy of Gamestop, has filed a Bluetooth-enabled…

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Fallout 76 Curse Strikes Again with Power Armor Helmet Mold Recall

At this point, I think we can all agree that Fallout 76 is a deeply cursed product. Despite the dedicated group of players who somehow manage to make the game fun for themselves, the game itself has never seemed particularly interested in aiding in that endeavor, and neither has the…

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Late Lunch September 16, 2019: Bobby’s Asking About Bungie Again

GameStop is getting a makeover, Borderlands 3 is chewing up everyone’s time (except Niki’s), and Bobby Kotick is wondering what Bungie is up to. Late Lunch is Fanbyte’s live video podcast that airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1pm PST on twitch.tv/fanbyte. We’ll put the VODs up on the site…

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