Rival wrote:Basically, I'm annoyed that in today's world they have success with the way he's marketed.
Actually this brings up a very good intellectual point that I would like to delve into as a concept in itself and possibly derail the thread as a result.
That is computer science students and really programmers and video game developers tend to forget how important marketing and management is to a successful project. A mediocre game with good marketing (Medal of Honor) will sell better than a great game with crap marketing (Vampire:Bloodlines) and developers fucking hate that, and that because they are a brilliant programmer does not mean they are good at business and marketing. Marketing is more than buzz words and force feeding crap to people. Bad marketing is all of that but good marketing has finesse and takes skill.