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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 - 08/12/2016 - 07:34]

I can 't stand people ...

I can 't stand people saying things like the explanation is far more likely to be a synching issue for a poorly tested feature r n r nStop helping them deceive people. There 's CLEARLY no online multiplayer code in the game for actually seeing another human player. That kind ...

Comment In: [News - 08/01/2016 - 03:21]

Yea. Basically it 's like ...

Yea. Basically it 's like Niantic, could you please spend millions of dollars adding a complex vetting process to your game that would cause you to lose millions of dollars in revenue from people who don 't want to fill out detailed forms before they play Thanks much.

Comment In: [News - 07/26/2016 - 11:36]

Another console by Nintendo for ...

Another console by Nintendo for nobody in particular. The detachable controllers will make it too bulky to be a proper portable system. r n r nThe low specs will make it a lame home console, which it could maybe make up for with a low price, except that it includes ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/29/2016 - 09:46]

I should have to given ...

I should have to given Sol Trader to some fresh players to spot these issues - just hiring some gamers from Gumtree to see how they found the game would have been so useful. r n r nThis is a step that every single game developer has to take. My ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/28/2016 - 02:07]

Hi, I 'm one of ...

Hi, I 'm one of the co-creators of Road Redemption. I think your suggestions have some flaws. r n r nFirst off, I 'm not sure what kind of heuristics for fraudulent behavior could be used to police sellers. Most of the fraud detection tools are aimed at detecting fraudulent ...

Comment In: [News - 06/23/2016 - 10:04]

Clearly Oculus is evil for ...

Clearly Oculus is evil for wanting to get some return on their multi-million dollar investment. r n r nClearly they 're stupid too, because if they made their games work on every VR device, people would definitely buy Oculus instead of one of the other headsets that 's cheaper or ...