GameDaily BizCast (Ep. 4): The legality of Fortnite's dances

What in the heck is the difference between dance, choreography, and social dance?

For this very special episode of the GameDaily BizCast, Amanda and Mike explore a number of topics, but spend the vast majority of the BizCast talking about both the legality (and the ethics) of Fortnite's monetization of dances coined by other artists. They also talk about the challenges and opportunities with the influx of digital marketplaces and storefronts for games.

Mike breaks down what happened in November's NPD report, in addition to looking at the incredible sales figures for the Nintendo Switch and Smash Bros Ultimate. Amanda lays out why Niantic's $3.9b valuation is important for the future of AR. And finally, they both touch on the important (and ongoing) conversation about unionization in the game industry.

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Amanda has been meandering around the game journosphere since 2010, mostly covering indie games, culture, and industry news. These days, she talks about the business of making games through a critical cultural lens. She adores RPGs, weird narrative indie games, and strategy games that take forever to learn. Amanda is also the editor-in-chief of SuperParent. You can find her on Twitter as @AmandaFarough or you can email her at

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