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Most Depressing thing I read all week.

Posted 07-04-2014 at 11:20 AM by Demo_Boy

Random poster on Kotaku said:

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I have to laugh a little at the angst of game designers. They all believe they could be the Stanley Kubrick of video games. The truth is that video games have more in common with porn than they do with Casablanca.

Eventually as game designers get older, (as I have seen with most of my game designer friends) we move into designing slot machines (pokies) and video poker games. And give up all hope of a legacy.
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A random forum post by a smart guy named "Uncompetitive"

Posted 07-02-2014 at 03:16 PM by Demo_Boy

Found this on http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...ding-customers


I'd like everyone to stop using the term F2P as it clearly isn't Free to Play. You aren't free to play a game on your mobile whenever you choose to as some block access unless you wait or pay. It may help to replace the term with less disingenuous acronyms, so here are some suggestions of what the community could use instead:

P2E - Pay to...
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Games or film? An article about HOPE

Posted 05-02-2013 at 07:12 AM by Demo_Boy

http://www.deadline.com/2013/04/stev...inema-address/

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"...trying to reach an audience was like trying to hit a thrown baseball... with another thrown baseball"

“Do you know how lucky we are to be doing this? Do you understand that the only way to repay that karmic debt is to make something good, is to make something ambitious, something beautiful, something memorable?”

"A few years...
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Nintendo: Gamers Growing Tired of Same Experiences

Posted 05-01-2013 at 11:54 AM by Demo_Boy

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The industry is in a rather severe downturn going on 16+ months at this point, and I don't believe 'end of the cycle' (certainly one factor) explains it away and ushers in rainbows and unicorns with the advent of new hardware. I think there are a number of fundamental challenges facing the industry, some beyond their control (and not necessarily in any particular order):

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* New-at-retail-pricing. It is unsustainable to price a piece of software at $40+ dollars
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EA Removes Crysis 2 From Steam

Posted 06-15-2011 at 09:35 AM by Demo_Boy

In reply to another poster suggesting that businesses should always try to take out the middleman.

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Not always. If you're a farmer, and you think the grocery store gets too big a cut, selling all of your crops out of the barn may not be a good plan.


Particularly if you've tried selling out of your barn before and it keeps collapsing onto the few customers who wander by.

And your parking lot is nothing but the swine pen, where cars always get
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