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Comment In: [News - 01/17/2018 - 09:33]

Even if there were some ...

Even if there were some issues with previous design or technical team members, I wonder if MS and Playground are considering tapping some of the original Lionhead creatives. These people certainly have lived and breathed Fable for a good part of their lives. Leamington Spa is a beautiful town with ...

Comment In: [News - 01/16/2018 - 02:24]

As Apple has stated recently ...

As Apple has stated recently in their earnings report, their revenues have hit a record high last year. Gaming activity, however, is down significantly as I predicted some months ago: r n r nhttps://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/RaminShokrizade/20170829/304535/How the Data Implosion will trigger the Great Game Dev Correction.php r n r nDevelopers will tend ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/12/2018 - 09:11]

As a game economist, the ...

As a game economist, the biggest problem I usually face with game economies is inventory overload issues. Here when I mean Game economy I mean an actual game economy where resources are traded between players, not an Excel spreadsheet game that has a budget but no player trade. r n ...

Comment In: [News - 01/15/2018 - 12:28]

I don 't want to ...

I don 't want to comment on the specifics of this situation because I suspect there is a LOT more going on to this story beyond just pornographic pictures of employees being distributed in the company that we don 't know about. r n r nWhat I would like to ...

Comment In: [News - 01/12/2018 - 03:11]

Elon Musk is an immigrant ...

Elon Musk is an immigrant from Africa, and African immigrants are on average much more highly educated than Americans. Most of the studios I 've worked in are non-American and from my experience they are very hard workers. Given how much the USA has defunded education, and how high our ...

Comment In: [News - 01/12/2018 - 04:06]

That does look pretty cool, ...

That does look pretty cool, not sure how that slipped under my radar. As I get older I 'm tending to play less action games and more games where I can be interrupted at any time and it 's okay. My favorites from 2017 are Slay the Spire still in ...

Comment In: [News - 01/12/2018 - 06:53]

It appears these were all ...

It appears these were all retail games, mostly deployed on consoles, that were launched between 2 and 7 years ago. Metacritic ratings were high 70 's for all titles.

Comment In: [Blog - 01/09/2018 - 09:58]

Thanks Joost, i really enjoyed ...

Thanks Joost, i really enjoyed this I think matchmaker design is an under appreciated art. I often see so many errors in matchmakers when I evaluate pvp games that I wonder if it was done by accident or if it is done intentionally like the intentionally broken matchmaker that Activision ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/08/2018 - 09:10]

Daniel, yes I realize it ...

Daniel, yes I realize it 's a lot of information. I decided to break it up into 2 parts but maybe 3 would have been better. The more I fragment it, the harder it might be for people to read all the parts, especially if one or more parts are ...

Comment In: [News - 01/08/2018 - 11:24]

When asked what devs should ...

When asked what devs should do to encourage diversity going forward, the most common suggestion was to focus on more diversity in game content, while advancement in game design was another popular answer. r n r nIf 81 of the mostly white male employees see diversity as very important but ...

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