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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 - 09/26/2016 - 02:19]

Salary is not a gift ...

Salary is not a gift that an employer bestows on an employee. It 's a negotiated trade of money for work product. r n r nIf these women are truly equally talented and productive as their male counterparts, and yet they 're still trading their work product for less money, ...

Comment In: [News - 09/16/2016 - 07:46]

Indie developers complaining about the ...

Indie developers complaining about the review system change really irritate me. r n r nIf your game 's review score went down because keys you gave away for FREE no longer count toward the total score, that should illustrate just how biased those reviews really were. r n r nUltimately, ...

Comment In: [News - 09/13/2016 - 10:23]

I 'm sorry but I ...

I 'm sorry but I have no sympathy for your situation. If your review score was heavily based on the game selling for a price of 0, then it wasn 't an accurate reflection of your game 's quality. r n r nIn other words, your game 's review score ...

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 ...