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Comment In: [News - 06/13/2014 - 02:42]

Except for the fact that ...

Except for the fact that Patrice is to Assassins Creed... what Will Wright is to The Sims. Or Ken Levine is to Bioshock. And he 's every bit as talented. So his comments are possibly the most relevant on this topic. r n r nAnd based on the reporting, any ...

Comment In: [News - 06/13/2014 - 09:39]

Politicians could and should force ...

Politicians could and should force corporations to self regulate executive compensation by directly linking corporate tax rates to the ratio of CEO - board member pay to worker pay. So the lower the ratio, the lower the tax rate. The higher the ratio, the higher the tax rate. The fiduciary ...

Comment In: [News - 06/03/2014 - 03:40]

By cramming that small team ...

By cramming that small team into an even smaller room -- Eriksson claims all nine Gone North employees and one intern work out of an office built for two -- Gone North has effectively developed its debut game by committee, with a little help from Goat Simulator developer Coffee Stain ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/20/2014 - 03:18]

When you decided to develop ...

When you decided to develop the game, was the primary goal to make money Or was it to create the best game possible based on your standards If it was the latter, it wasn 't a mistake to exclusively focus on development and polishing. But based on your bio, it ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/05/2014 - 07:24]

Very cool ...

Very cool

Comment In: [Blog - 05/06/2014 - 05:30]

I think a big part ...

I think a big part of the problem is development team members and studio execs seem to be disconnected from the fact that the comments, claims and promises they make about games to the media, and or through social media can have a greater impact on consumer expectations than the ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/30/2014 - 02:14]

Did From Software and Namco ...

Did From Software and Namco Bandai Games earned a higher than expected ROI on Dark Souls Yes. But don 't gloss over the fact that they earned the ROI exclusively through sales to 0.8 percent of the core audience across all platforms. Because the truth behind all of the claims ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/22/2014 - 07:45]

This is slightly off topic ...

This is slightly off topic but I have a question about the grey area between games and gamification. r n r nIf a game is a form and a subset of play, and if gamification is the use of game-play mechanics for non-play and non-game applications... if the rules and ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/03/2014 - 09:11]

Huizinga 's second characteristic of ...

Huizinga 's second characteristic of play is: play is not ordinary or real life. Unfortunately, I suspect most designers have either been taught or have mistakenly interpreted this to mean games cannot be about ordinary or real life. Games like Gone Home, and virtual worlds like Second Life prove they ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/27/2014 - 11:06]

@Andreas r n r nThere ...

@Andreas r n r nThere 's also this: r n r n Let s be blunt. Whatever economics is, it is not a science. Unlike physicists, who can predict an asteroid s closest approach to earth within a few miles when it is still 100 million miles out in space, ...

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