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The very popular Total Biscuit YouTube channel did a negative review of Guise of the Wolf (as did almost everyone else). Fun Creators filed a takedown on the video, claiming copyright, then denied it. From there things got dumber. Here's an object lesson.
Diablo III's launch is breathtaking in its lack of either concern or competence (your pick).
The Breakout genre has a fundamental problem with lack of player agency causing long stretches of player boredom and frustration. Shatter solved this problem - please take heed if you're going to make a new Breakout game.
Players and reviewers who really hate Lord of the Rings: War in the North don't seem to realize there's a dodge button. This is not their fault.
Sometimes you play a game that's a revelation. 'Tiny Wings' was like that for one touch gaming. 'Bastion' is that game for audio.
There was one single, easy thing Epic Mickey could have done to make it a much better game, make players much happier, and boost metacritic scores 10-20 points: minimizing the penalty for death.
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I think this is a ...
I think this is a form of satisficing - you don 't go for the optimal solution, you go for the acceptable solution. Another area this tends to work in is consumer goods - low cost beats quality. USB is everywhere because Thunderbolt is a lot more expensive. Horribly mangled ...
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I think as long as ...
I think as long as you have EA execs saying things like http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/02/11/ea-defends-bf-4-simcity-launch-efforts-discusses-future/ they are going to have an image problem. r n r nIt 's going to take a while of no BF4s and no SimCity-s till the jokes stop. It 's all self inflicted. It took about a ...
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CEO Zacconi is of course ...
CEO Zacconi is of course out there working hard on positive spin: r n r nhttp://recode.net/2014/03/26/ceo-riccardo-zacconi-on-why-kings-ipo-isnt-sour-candy/ r n r nWho doesn 't enjoy a nice game of Damage Control Saga