Epic is laying off over 800 people and selling Bandcamp.
This is direct and predictable result of all the consolidation in games industry and in general. It’s not like Epic isn’t colossally profitable.
Why on earth does Epic needs over 8,000 employees and why do they own Bandcamp in the first place?
This is why the Microsoft/Activision merger deserved all the antitrust attention it got from regulators, if not more.
Working from Willow Bend Mall where two thirds of things are boarded up or padlocked has similar vibes to going into office. (But with better music and worse wifi.)
I wanted to write something about yesterday’s Amazon news that they were shutting down their AmazonSmile charitable giving program because it wasn’t creating enough “impact” that just coincidentally happened on the same day they laid off 18,000 employees, but The Verge has a great writeup this morning echoing many of my sentiments: I wish Amazon had been honest about why it’s sunsetting AmazonSmile