Game Industry News Round-up #43: Into the Metaverse, Game Jams, GameStop, and More

This week, we’ve rounded up stories about VentureBeat’s event this last week, “into the Metaverse” and what can be learned from game jams on the events side of the fence. There’s plenty more to check out, including insights about the stock market frenzy behind GameStop’s rollercoaster week Amazon’s struggling in video game development, esports and cryptocurrency, and GLAAD’s 2021 Media Awards video game nominees.

Read on to level up your knowledge of the latest news from games!

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VentureBeat: “Into the Metaverse” Event Wrap-up
Source: VentureBeat

"GamesBeat Driving Game Growth & Into the Metaverse" event details

GamesBeat Driving Game Growth & Into the Metaverse (Image: VentureBeat)

Last week, VentureBeat hosted back-to-back events that were about growth in games, and secondly, about the present and future of the metaverse. Over 3,400 attendees are said to have registered — plus those watching livestreams — for both events. Dean Takahashi, lead writer at GamesBeat, shares his perspective along with Vimeo videos to catch up with (or re-watch) talks and panels from Into the Metaverse.

To explore the event from January 26th, about driving game growth, you’ll want to stop by this summary with links.

 


CNBC: Why GameStop Stock Has Boomed Lately
Source: CNBC