Even a slight code modification in an engine can cost thousands, and moreso when developers have to accomodate their games to fit the exec's outrageous standards, this means we're getting only triple a bland releases and less memorable entries like psychonauts because the console market has it in their minds that everything must be bombastic and everything must be pushed to the limit.
This will hurt the next gen library of games badly, it simply will.
Kickstarter is only so useful, but it's already being taken over by actors and musicians with money to finance their pet projects or even worse using as a preorder service, combined with projects that never delivered I think it's going to be undermined.
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so today in south london two men attacked and beheaded an ex-soldier and then hung around until the police arrived - at which point they attacked the police. it's some extremist muslim thing. i dunno, i think these guys are just delusional and would've taken any justification to lash out at the system.
Grey wrote:so today in south london two men attacked and beheaded an ex-soldier and then hung around until the police arrived - at which point they attacked the police. it's some extremist muslim thing. i dunno, i think these guys are just delusional and would've taken any justification to lash out at the system.
What. The. Fuck. ....wow
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."