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Posted by David Serrano on Mon, 11 Jul 2011 02:21:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC
How and why AAA games are becoming less accessible to more players than ever before.

Posted by David Serrano on Wed, 30 Mar 2011 01:00:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
Example of how new game pricing often fuels used game sales.

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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]

I think designers and developers ...

I think designers and developers in all segments of the market should do everything possible to prevent this from happening: v YWyCCJ6B2WE r n r nBecause after the illusion that a game is an inanimate, impartial, unbiased thing is broken, players will stop blaming the game or system when ...

Comment In: [News - 02/19/2014 - 12:05]

I was implying they choose ...

I was implying they choose to share information with a respected journalist for reasons which have nothing to do with spreading rumors.

Comment In: [Blog - 02/04/2014 - 02:38]

If Iwata said the goal ...

If Iwata said the goal of the initiative was to expand the business to a new blue ocean, he wasn 't using an analogy. He was literally referring to the name of the business strategy book he 's based Nintendo 's strategy on since he became CEO. r n r ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/03/2014 - 06:57]

I agree. The model isn ...

I agree. The model isn 't the problem, it 's the questionable intent of designers, developers and publishers who use the model as a means to an end.

Comment In: [Blog - 01/29/2014 - 09:34]

@Robert Crouch r n r ...

@Robert Crouch r n r nThe fatal flaw in the study was uncertainty wasn 't part of the equation. The participants knew what a kettle was and how it worked so they knew what would happen when the water started to boil: the steam would exit through the spout. So ...