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The Games Industry I Loved Is Dead

The beginning of the year is always a time to take stock of things and this year is no different. Regrettably, the only thing Moises Taveras can really bring themselves to take stock of is the inhumane toll the games and tech industry is taking on its workers.

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Chocoburger115d ago (Edited 115d ago )

Let's not forget what EA, Acti, Ubi has done as well. And I'm not going to pretend that Nintendo and Sony are perfect either, because they have made a lot of mistakes too. I take issue with some of their policies, such as not being able to back up my save files locally without homebrewing the console, which is dumb!

FinalFantasyFanatic114d ago

I can't believe they took that feature away, I used to do it all the time on the PS3.

porkChop114d ago

What? Literally every major publisher and every console manufacturer has played a part. Placing the blame on any one company is dumb af.

StormSnooper114d ago

Some more than others. Way more. To the point that not acknowledging it is dumb af.

--Onilink--114d ago

I know right? I cant believe MS fired all those people at Epic Games, Volition, Ubisoft, EA, Unity, Embracer, Niantic, Amazon, etc

It’s especially crazy to think they even managed to fire people at Bungie, and closed down Pixel Opus and Sony Japan Studios… despite you know, being Sony owned studios. Truly mindblowing the kind of reach MS has…

-_-

StormSnooper113d ago

No they just keep pushing in all sorts of bad directions, scorching earth and buying up everything in sight, and not investing in new tech, and pumping their fanbase with PR so they can continue while not contributing to keeping gaming a vibrant environment. In the meantime, their fanbase is so filled with PR talk that they can’t see past their knees.

I hope their gaas only and walled garden service future collapses as hard as it seems it is. Maybe then they can act like a normal gaming company (although I doubt they ever will)

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Kiryu1992114d ago (Edited 114d ago )

We can all agree that we are against companies announcing record profits yet laying off large number of its staff. CEO’s and executives get their bonuses but actual earners are fired

Gaming changed when it became way too big for suits to ignore the revenue. And now suits decide what’s best for gaming without really understanding the industry. Hedge fund companies want return on investment even at cost of future revenue and growth

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Arrowhead Games: "We want to be the next From Software or Blizzard"

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead on the success of its game, what comes next and dealing with toxic players

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LostPotato2h ago

Ambitious dream but sorry you don't make good RPGs. Just online co-op shooters.

ThinkThink43m ago

Not yet, but they can grow. Sounds like that's the plan. They have a new CEO this week as well. I can see they pushing helldivers 2 to other consoles, Mac and even high end mobile devices. The game could become a global force and sony can rack up their MAUs.

Eonjay22m ago(Edited 18m ago)

Sure for Helldivers. Surprised Sony doesn't put Helldivers 1 on mobile.... but in reality, I think Arrowhead is talking about creating original IPs that they own. What I question is how they will do this (while remaining multiplatform) without expanding. For HD2, Sony contributed a lot. If they do this by themselves, they are going to hire more people (which isn't a bad thing as long as its sustainable). I love that they are trying to 'stay small' but even when looking at HD2, you get the feeling that they were woefully underprepared to deal with the success they had. Even to today, it takes too long to get bugs addressed.

Another story said that players had stopped playing because of lack of new content. We have know about the new factions since launch but one doubts that they have the internal resources to get new content added at the pace they need to. If they are looking for the kind of success they claim, they need to invest in the resources that will allow them to attract and keep as many players as possible.

XiNatsuDragnel1h ago

Ambitious hopefully y'all can achieve it

shaenoide3m ago

Being the new Blizzard in neither a compliment or a good thing.

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Amazon Games Opens New Studio Headed by Ex-Ubisoft Exec

Amazon Games has announced the opening of a brand new studio in Bucharest, and it's headed up by an ex-Ubisoft executive.

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Unicorn Overlord Developer Vanillaware Is Working On New Action RPG Featuring Online Component

Unicorn Overlord developer Vanillaware is currently working on a brand new action RPG that features an online component.

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