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Ethan Thibault's Blog


Ethan Thibault is a writer and was a game design student at Fitchburg State University. He writes infrequently about media studies at his personal blog.

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Posted by Ethan Thibault on Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:49:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Serious
Unless the game industry changes its labor practices, I have no intention of ever entering the game industry, and I believe that many other people will reach the same conclusion, leading to a labor crisis.

Posted by Ethan Thibault on Mon, 02 May 2016 08:44:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet, VR
Full-Motion Video (alternatively referenced as "Live Action") has been a part of video games for a long time, with a bizarre history. I aim to analyze and categorize its usage in games, and offer some creative possibilities for the future.

Ethan Thibault's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 09/25/2018 - 10:49]

This seems like a massive ...

This seems like a massive reduction of an industry-wide problem. The companies you list all have separate histories of crunch, sexism in the workplace, and other problems, so the choice you 've reduced it to is just work at a massive company for the sake of stability , which might ...

Comment In: [News - 05/31/2018 - 04:00]

I 'm glad to hear ...

I 'm glad to hear it, and jealous This piece is a good overall indictment of US labor laws, the video game industry just happens to be one of the more egregious offenders because it 's relatively new in the world and very corporate. Alas, being an American the prospects ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/01/2009 - 02:12]

Fantastic blog post, man. Very ...

Fantastic blog post, man. Very informative, and it's the first I've read on Gamasutra since joining, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading your opinions and viewpoints. Granted, I'm 14 and have yet to join the maze of an industry I study so avidly, but it's good to hear some of the ...