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Ian Fisch's Blog   Expert Blogs


Ian is a professional programmer and game designer.  He's worked for multiple studios including Gameloft, Pyro, and Sega.   


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Posted by Ian Fisch on Sun, 29 Jul 2012 01:32:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Despite a recent EU court decision, Gamestop's plan to sell 'used' digital games will never get off the ground.

Posted by Ian Fisch on Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:14:00 EDT in Design
Why videogame characters need to shut the hell up and let me get to the good stuff.

Posted by Ian Fisch on Fri, 16 Oct 2009 02:58:00 EDT in
Why Road Rash's uniqueness is overlooked and why it needs to be remade.

Posted by Ian Fisch on Wed, 18 Mar 2009 11:11:00 EDT in Production
Ian presents a theory on why games like "Madworld" which appeal to hardcore players haven't succeeded on the Wii. He talks about what it takes for hardcore games to succeed on the platform and why "The Conduit" may have difficulty doing so.

Ian Fisch's Comments

Comment In: [News - 05/18/2016 - 02:32]

So will the remote know ...

So will the remote know where it is in 3d space, or is it just going to have some gyroscopes like a mobile phone

Comment In: [News - 05/11/2016 - 03:40]

The question is: what does ...

The question is: what does this offer the customer that Steam doesn 't As a developer, I 'm happy to distribute my game s on a platform that takes less of a cut, but only if there are customers there. r n r nI 'm not seeing any advantages this ...

Comment In: [News - 05/10/2016 - 05:09]

I 'd like to know ...

I 'd like to know what happened here. How does a company that owns Star Wars and Marvel fail in the same space where Spyro the Dragon succeeded Were they actually losing money or simply not making ALL THE MONEY

Comment In: [News - 04/21/2016 - 06:40]

Yours is a very strange ...

Yours is a very strange and, in my opinion, incorrect analysis. r n r nBy telling players that they have 6 months before the game goes on sale, players can choose whether it 's worth it for them to buy the game at full price or wait it out. r ...

Comment In: [News - 03/09/2016 - 12:42]

I don 't understand who ...

I don 't understand who this is for. The person who wants imprecise touch and motion controls on their PC games Do these people actually exist

Comment In: [Blog - 03/07/2016 - 02:33]

Having press keys that expire ...

Having press keys that expire would do nothing to solve the problem listed here, which you don 't seem to comprehend. r n r nThe problem discussed is that developers WANT to sell their games on places like IndieGameStand. So they send IndieGameStand non-expiring keys that scammers then purchase with ...