Gamasutra - Blogs http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/ Johnathon Swift's Blogs Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:33:08 EDT en-us scarless@think-services.com (Simon Carless) "Dumbing down" - by Johnathon Swift http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JohnathonSwift/20140110/208440/quotDumbing_downquot.php Design,Console/PC You could make a game simpler, and remove frustration. Or you could make the frustrating parts fun/or your complex game easier to understand. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JohnathonSwift/20140110/208440/quotDumbing_downquot.php Fri, 10 Jan 2014 06:43:00 EST Microsoft's big, data driven misstep - by Johnathon Swift http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JohnathonSwift/20130521/192728/Microsofts_big_data_driven_misstep.php The Xbox One has been shown, and Microsoft seems to have forgotten it plays games. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JohnathonSwift/20130521/192728/Microsofts_big_data_driven_misstep.php Tue, 21 May 2013 10:56:00 EDT The swift, impending end of retail sales - by Johnathon Swift http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JohnathonSwift/20130430/191544/The_swift_impending_end_of_retail_sales.php Digital sales are about to rule the roost, and quickly http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JohnathonSwift/20130430/191544/The_swift_impending_end_of_retail_sales.php Tue, 30 Apr 2013 09:37:00 EDT Sales are slowing because games are getting worse - by Johnathon Swift http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JohnathonSwift/20130422/190995/Sales_are_slowing_because_games_are_getting_worse.php There's a simple reason why game sales are in decline, there are fewer, and worse, games than their have been previously. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JohnathonSwift/20130422/190995/Sales_are_slowing_because_games_are_getting_worse.php Mon, 22 Apr 2013 06:45:00 EDT Since when are Executives supposed to design games? - by Johnathon Swift http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JohnathonSwift/20130228/187600/Since_when_are_Executives_supposed_to_design_games.php Business executives have become increasingly intrusive into game design over the last generation. Ideally for everyone this should stop and even reverse course. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JohnathonSwift/20130228/187600/Since_when_are_Executives_supposed_to_design_games.php Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:58:00 EST The end of consoles, and soon - by Johnathon Swift http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JohnathonSwift/20130122/185255/The_end_of_consoles_and_soon.php Everyone's waiting, or searching, for the revolution. When will it come? http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JohnathonSwift/20130122/185255/The_end_of_consoles_and_soon.php Tue, 22 Jan 2013 04:09:00 EST