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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: [Blog - 01/09/2017 - 02:12]

I think the problem is ...

I think the problem is much simpler than that: they 're just bad movies. r n r nThe Mario and Street Fighter movies didn 't even try to adapt the source material, and they 're bad. Warcraft and many others tried to stick close to the source material, and they ...

Comment In: [News - 01/06/2017 - 03:13]

Do you know what 's ...

Do you know what 's a great toy to teach kids to code A Windows PC. You can get one now for not much more than the MSRP of this lego set.

Comment In: [News - 12/22/2016 - 06:49]

Yea sure it 's good ...

Yea sure it 's good PR to say that, and the reality is that the biggest obstacle to selling a game like Owlboy in 2016 is visibility, not piracy. If their pro-piracy stance generates headlines, the added visibility will offset any losses to piracy.

Comment In: [Blog - 12/22/2016 - 10:48]

I think that any well-recognized ...

I think that any well-recognized property would do pretty well if it got the amount of help from Apple that Mario Run has. It owned about 30 of the app store 's front page for over a week.

Comment In: [Blog - 12/15/2016 - 03:04]

My first 5: r n ...

My first 5: r n r n1. This game looks really nice and runs very well on my iPhone 5. r n r n2. Solid gameplay and nice mechanics. r n r n3. 4 levels and I hit a 10 paywall Wtf If you 're not going to give me ...

Comment In: [News - 12/15/2016 - 07:57]

If there was a way ...

If there was a way to shortsell Super Mario Run I would. 60 million in its first month is crazy. It has basically nothing in common with Pokemon GO, and I can 't think of another 10 runner game like this. r n r nMessage board reactions so far range ...