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I work in the video games field as a journalist. I've been in love with games for more than 18 years and I also like to look under the hood. Analyze game mechanics and think about stuff from bussiness perspective.


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Posted by Andrew Shaftling on Wed, 26 Jun 2013 08:49:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Battlefield 4 offers very little in terms of innovation so it's worth to think about the reasons why the game exists. Sure, the basic answer is money. But things are probably a little more complicated than that.

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Comment In: [News - 03/21/2014 - 05:05]

I am wondering about compatibility ...

I am wondering about compatibility of the updates. If you tried to update UDK from few versions back, stuff would often break in unrepairable fashion.

Comment In: [News - 02/03/2014 - 02:08]

I wonder how one measures ...

I wonder how one measures effectivity of such promotional campaign.

Comment In: [News - 01/27/2014 - 05:58]

This kind of change coming ...

This kind of change coming april 1st seems fairly fitting. :

Comment In: [News - 01/16/2014 - 03:54]

It 's so sad that ...

It 's so sad that Hall works for Bohemia. He 's clearly a smart guy with great ideas but their games are just as buggy as it gets. DayZ has the worst mouse movement I 've ever seen in a game that was not a console port and the netcode ...

Comment In: [News - 01/06/2014 - 04:20]

Fairly obvious predictions most of ...

Fairly obvious predictions most of the time so it 's hard to disagree.

Comment In: [Blog - 12/19/2013 - 10:22]

I can 't help but ...

I can 't help but feel that they 're completely doomed at this point. Small user base, lacking catalogue and brand new consoles just out... The only thing they offer are exclusive IPs.