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Comment In: [News - 01/17/2017 - 07:51]

Valve 's philosophy has for ...

Valve 's philosophy has for a long time been to do things instead of talk about doing things. Whether that is the best approach is certainly up for debate, and a company like Valve is probably able to afford to be... enigmatic , where others can 't. r n r ...

Comment In: [News - 01/12/2017 - 11:08]

I think Nintendo might be ...

I think Nintendo might be playing the wait and see how it catches on game before committing to either a home-based or portable-based strategy. Right now, it seems like most people aren 't so sold on the Switch as a home console, and I actually see this device as filling ...

Comment In: [News - 12/16/2016 - 06:33]

The unfortunate fact is that ...

The unfortunate fact is that unless these companies decide to release sales data comparing similar titles under similar market conditions, with the only significant difference being whether DRM is used or not, we 'll never really know for sure if it increases sales. r n r nThe other problem is ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/09/2016 - 04:06]

Yep. When rent is 1.5k ...

Yep. When rent is 1.5k a month minimum which is very common in any of major cities with a dev scene in North America , not to mention cost of utilities, transportation, office space, supplies, etc. is also higher... it 's probably not as much as it sounds.

Comment In: [News - 09/15/2016 - 04:25]

I don 't think any ...

I don 't think any automated system can fully resolve issues like this. Even the most well-crafted setup is prone to abuse, or will have points of failure that will require human intervention. r n r nAll this is doing is increasing the cost of buying review scores on a ...

Comment In: [News - 09/13/2016 - 11:57]

They actually probably would spend ...

They actually probably would spend the 2 hours - their rates would simply go up. But I agree that convenience of leaving reviews is definitely a factor.

Comment In: [Blog - 09/09/2016 - 10:02]

It could be extra features, ...

It could be extra features, expanded content and more. It could also be that you 've made a good pitch or prototype but need funding to take it to completion. r n r nThe bar is higher than ever in crowdfunding these days. Backers won 't get behind a mere ...

Comment In: [News - 09/09/2016 - 10:32]

Possible, but there 's so ...

Possible, but there 's so many different technical, design and business variables that it 's really anyone 's guess at this point.

Comment In: [Blog - 07/14/2016 - 11:33]

Interesting article. There are some ...

Interesting article. There are some good takeaways from it. r n r nI 've been doing UI design for a couple of years now, but instead of action games it 's been on RPGs, which means the information density and needs are significantly different from action games. It 's interesting ...

Comment In: [News - 06/17/2016 - 02:25]

Austin is a very smart ...

Austin is a very smart guy and I 've enjoyed him on Giant Bomb a lot. I think it makes sense he 'd want to do his own thing, though, as it seemed like he was always kind of focused on more insightful commentary. That 's definitely not a bad ...

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