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Ian Fisch's Blog   Expert Blogs


Ian is a professional programmer and game designer.  He's worked for multiple studios including Gameloft, Pyro, and Sega.   


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Posted by Ian Fisch on Sun, 29 Jul 2012 01:32:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Despite a recent EU court decision, Gamestop's plan to sell 'used' digital games will never get off the ground.

Posted by Ian Fisch on Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:14:00 EDT in Design
Why videogame characters need to shut the hell up and let me get to the good stuff.

Posted by Ian Fisch on Fri, 16 Oct 2009 02:58:00 EDT in
Why Road Rash's uniqueness is overlooked and why it needs to be remade.

Posted by Ian Fisch on Wed, 18 Mar 2009 11:11:00 EDT in Production
Ian presents a theory on why games like "Madworld" which appeal to hardcore players haven't succeeded on the Wii. He talks about what it takes for hardcore games to succeed on the platform and why "The Conduit" may have difficulty doing so.

Ian Fisch's Comments

Comment In: [News - 06/23/2017 - 06:38]

It 's weird how people ...

It 's weird how people go to great lengths to deny the indie apocalypse. Three years ago Scanner Sombre probably would have sold 10x as much simply because all games used to get more visibility on Steam than they do now, especially great ones. r n r nThe indiepocalypse is ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/09/2017 - 09:33]

One question I always ask ...

One question I always ask about trade shows is why r n r nIf you have 80,000 people at PAX, and you can only reach 10 of them according to this article , then that 's only 8000 people. r n r nMost PR teams won 't even give a ...

Comment In: [News - 02/27/2017 - 10:09]

I agree that makes the ...

I agree that makes the most sense for most devs, and is probably what gamers prefer, but might not make the most sense for Twitch. They 'd lose the opportunity to collect all sorts of stats and DLC and microtransaction revenue that way - it would all go to Valve.

Comment In: [News - 02/14/2017 - 10:06]

Wow so they go out ...

Wow so they go out of their way to hire someone for the purpose of proactively fixing their gender imbalance , which they legally didn 't have to do. They get a Title VII suit by the woman they hired to do it as a result.

Comment In: [News - 02/10/2017 - 02:47]

If you can 't afford ...

If you can 't afford a 2000 submission fee, what the hell is your development budget Do we really need more student projects on Steam r n r nIf a team spends 1,000,000 developing their game, it would be nice if it wasn 't lost in a sea of garbage.

Comment In: [News - 01/30/2017 - 09:59]

Igda and the waypoint article ...

Igda and the waypoint article are biased to the point of vomit induction. r n r nThe structure of the ACA is that younger healthy people pay more for their health insurance so that older and sicker people pay less. That 's how it 's designed. r n r nMost ...