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John Trauger's Blog

 

Due to economics and that pesky "needing to eat" thing, John Trauger is working smewhere other than the game industry at this time.

 

John Trauger's Comments

Comment In: [News - 08/20/2014 - 04:44]

That man was the John ...

That man was the John Scully of Microsoft.

Comment In: [News - 08/15/2014 - 05:20]

Did we walk the same ...

Did we walk the same halls at the same time r n r nI worked in Sierra-Oakhurst, from 1993 till its close by vivendi in 1999. I was mostly in QA though.

Comment In: [Blog - 08/12/2014 - 12:56]

Nothing wrong with girl-games. Make ...

Nothing wrong with girl-games. Make 'em r n r nNothing wrong with guy-games. Make 'em r n r nNothing wrong with gender-neutral games. Make 'em r n r nVive la difference r n r nPossibly the biggest problem with the backlash against the time-honored white-male-protagonist or young-male-oriented games is the ...

Comment In: [News - 08/12/2014 - 07:40]

I 'd agree and go ...

I 'd agree and go a step further. r n r nCandy Crush Saga 's monitization model was flawed. From everything I 've read on Gamasutra I haven 't played CCS and don 't plan to it was Give players headaches then sell them the aspirin. r n r nI ...

Comment In: [News - 08/11/2014 - 07:12]

Ah yes. the old You ...

Ah yes. the old You 're a hypocrite if you judge me ploy. Well I had the same opportunity. I can program and I can download other people 's stuff and piece it together. I doubt that Cherokee Brook coded everything from scratch I could conceivably have figured out how ...

Comment In: [News - 08/08/2014 - 03:38]

Jonathan does neglect to mention ...

Jonathan does neglect to mention how much of a money sink the new D3 skill system is. It 's designed to slurp down your gold faster than you make it...and unless you 're careful, it does.