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Posted by ken sato on Tue, 23 Feb 2010 04:13:00 EST in
Bioshock 1 & 2 builds off the 'Great American Novel'.



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Comment In: [News - 07/08/2011 - 02:26]

Good points and points four ...

Good points and points four and five are the most difficult as crunch can be subjective and no one likes to admit failure, personal or otherwise. Most devs I've worked with have been professional, and as long as there was some light at the end of the tunnel such as ...

Comment In: [News - 06/04/2010 - 05:47]

Well any major publisher that ...

Well any major publisher that made investments in technology or operations that downsized had to be careful in assessing the layoff. In some cases, their were senior developers and directors who pretty much established operating and technology...which they just ended up implementing somewhere else. Essentially the large company paid for ...

Comment In: [Feature - 06/04/2010 - 04:40]

Well this is the year. ...

Well this is the year. Market trend and history aside, there has been a lot of hedging in title development owing to the recent financial environment. Not saying this was actively planned, but this just tends to happen when people worry about their jobs. So when a large scale roll ...

Comment In: [News - 05/12/2010 - 08:21]

Technology is a long term ...

Technology is a long term investment...not just in the code base but in staff and product development. The larger investment and risk at start up using this method has been the main selling point in common market engines and systems. The thing that gets missed is the project scope as ...

Comment In: [Feature - 05/12/2010 - 04:35]

Interesting title even if, by ...

Interesting title even if, by writing it, you've incited a downward spiral in responses. Sorry, couldn't resist. Drivers, whether emotional or rational, are critical points to address. Some groups tend to tackle it in 'big picture' elements like asking, is this fun and whatnot. Others look at it from a ...

Comment In: [News - 05/11/2010 - 02:26]

That's the risk of bumping ...

That's the risk of bumping title's ship dates as operating costs and extended budgets don't have a sales figure to be balanced against. Then there's the loss of any planned for gap or non-competition title opening as you can shift to a release date where one or more titles get ...