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I work in the video games field as a journalist. I've been in love with games for more than 18 years and I also like to look under the hood. Analyze game mechanics and think about stuff from bussiness perspective.


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Posted by Andrew Shaftling on Wed, 26 Jun 2013 08:49:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Battlefield 4 offers very little in terms of innovation so it's worth to think about the reasons why the game exists. Sure, the basic answer is money. But things are probably a little more complicated than that.

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Ridiculous indeed. But some people ...

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Because obviously you 'd have ...

Because obviously you 'd have a better idea than well accomplished writer, and author of a couple of very good games with strong stories in an industry where these things are rare.