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The Business of Gaming, the Future of Esports, and Expert Glitchers

Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk virtual reality and glitching before bringing on ‘Wall Street Journal’ reporter Sarah E. Needleman to discuss the business side of the gaming industry

Annual E3 Gaming Industry Conference Held In Los Angeles Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion pine for VR rigs and talk to their colleague Justin Charity about Arkane Studios' first-person shooter, Prey (4:20), how the pace of a playthrough affects the player's impressions (6:05), and whether a disappointing ending can spoil a game (11:05). Then they ask WSJ's Sarah E. Needleman about covering the gaming industry from a business perspective (16:28), the future of esports (25:25), and the major trends she's tracking (30:23). Lastly, they bring on Destiny glitcher "Dj" to discuss his two-year journey to Atheon's throne room in the Vault of Glass (32:59), what inspires him to explore beyond the boundaries of games (34:23), and what he's looking forward to in Destiny 2 (45:48).