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Posted by Chris Melissinos on Fri, 24 Jul 2009 11:55:00 EDT in Design
The current trend towards the democratization of game development sounds all well and good, but how is it improving the output of the industry? And what the hell does this discussion have to do with home construction?

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Comment In: [News - 03/25/2014 - 05:56]

You can be screwed over ...

You can be screwed over by individuals, small companies or large corporations. What 's your point again Does this transaction automatically invalidate the technology or people behind it No Ok then. r n r nHow about letting the dust settle before we decide to write them off

Comment In: [News - 12/04/2012 - 04:12]

As someone who used to ...

As someone who used to work in marketing... it 's easy to see where this kind of thing stems from. Marketing is pure numbers. The market for M rated games tend to be dickish young men. At least that 's the way they see it as it 's been that ...

Comment In: [News - 06/14/2012 - 12:12]

Not likely. There is tremendous ...

Not likely. There is tremendous fatigue facing game developers today that are being pushed to stay at the leading edge of technology while pulling on them to compete with .99 games. With the diminishing returns likely to be offered in the next generation of game hardware, I would be surprised ...

Comment In: [News - 07/07/2011 - 04:20]

As you don't know Notch, ...

As you don't know Notch, I really can not impress upon you how horribly inaccurate you are when you state that he is not the best coder . In the world No. Better than most you will run across Absolutely. Check out the Java4K competitions and see his entries.

Comment In: [Blog - 02/17/2011 - 01:40]

I want to thank you ...

I want to thank you for the considerable time and effort you put into the dissection of the exhibition. However, as the curator, I would have been happy to clarify many of the questions you had. Tomorrow, we will be placing an FAQ on the voting website that will better ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/24/2009 - 11:55]

Why Homes can't be great ...

Why Homes can't be great as well I fancy mine quite a bit you know