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Posted by Larry Carney on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:25:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Art, Serious
A look at recent events in the Swedish games industry, and how the consumer can be harmed when a content creator and an industry merely desire to do the right thing.

A serious look at a nonsensical issue.

Larry Carney's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 04/08/2015 - 02:15]

IMO, this study is analogous ...

IMO, this study is analogous of taking photographs from a tall skyscraper down into the streets at three different time periods. You get a beautiful view of a lot of things, but not very clear if you try to focus on a single thing. This means we need a high ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/09/2015 - 02:28]

It is an interesting perspective. ...

It is an interesting perspective. From my background, many of these things working absurdly long hours, etc. are just a matter of course for people in a society or culture where there are few socioeconomic opportunities. Generally, there is also a factor of hard physical labor involved with such stories ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/28/2015 - 05:27]

I 'm not surprised by ...

I 'm not surprised by the anti-pixel view held by some gamers. Perhaps it is simply the market letting content creators know that the number of titles utilizing such an aesthetic might be approaching over saturation. r n r nYou mentioned the game is also releasing for PC. What has ...

Comment In: [News - 01/22/2015 - 03:59]

Haven 't played the game ...

Haven 't played the game yet, but the way the mechanics are discussed makes it sound like something quite fun

Comment In: [Blog - 01/25/2015 - 04:17]

I really must condemn this ...

I really must condemn this article, for when reality starts becoming this absurd the job market for satirists becomes rather dismal. r n r nLeave Twitter to Twitter, and let us focus on the art and business of gaming.

Comment In: [News - 01/07/2015 - 07:08]

It really is good that ...

It really is good that awareness of the challenges faced by some in the gaming community is being raised, and that they are actively having discussions with those in the industry to address those challenges.