Is the video game industry recession proof

MSNBC's game-editor Kristin Kalniug wrote an article asking whether or not the video-game industry is "recession-proof":

"About nine months ago MSNBC's game-editor Kristin Kalniug wrote an article asking whether or not the video-game industry is "recession-proof." As an anticipated artist and animator for video-games, this question is one that became really important to me, especially now with our economy looking the way it does. I proposed this same question at a small presentation called "Art, Technology, and Design: What is the Future of Games?" hosted by Champlain College. The question was initially met with a lot of turned heads and some smiles and snickers scattered about. That's okay though, because this is an important question to ask."

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MGOelite5213d ago

no, games will cost more to be developed when the sh!t hits the fan for real, so the dev's will want more money so the retail price goes up

TheAntiFanboy5212d ago

Better question: Is the title question-mark proof?

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KingKionic 5213d ago

yes....at the moment.

A lot games coming from july -december...

A lot of games.

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SnukaTheMan5213d ago

Americas school system in action...

ReTarDedFisHy5213d ago

No one ever considers that spelling mistakes could have been typos. Because we all know that typos are an urban myth. It's just not possible.

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The DevGAMM conference is making its debut in Lisbon on November 16th, 2023

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Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, this inaugural event will take place on November 16-17 at the luxurious Oitavos Luxury Hotel in Cascais, Portugal." - DevGAMM.


The winners of the GDWC 2023 Summer Season awards have just been announced

"The Game Development World Championship (GDWC) celebrated the 2023 Summer Season with an Awards Stream on Thursday, September 21st. At the event, GDWC announced winners in 11 categories for the Summer Season." - GDWC.


Unity Announces Revised Pricing Policy Following Massive Backlash From Developers

Today Unity revealed a rather radical change to the new pricing policy announced a while ago, following the massive backlash from many of its developers and the wider gaming industry.

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Vengeance113812d ago

Too little, too late, you're dead. Trust is gone and not coming back.

MWH11d ago

It's ugly, but I think they deserve a second chance only because they, at least, admitted they took a wrong turn, and they want to straighten things up. unlike for example, Nvidia.

Remember, competition is good for the consumers. we don't want them to go out of business, but to do things fairly.

bunt-custardly11d ago (Edited 11d ago )

It's only a matter of time until something else disagreeable becomes policy. The stage has been set. Stone has been cast. Can't rewind time like you can in their game engine.

savedsynner11d ago

Not sure why the downvotes...probably people who have 0 dev experience(or socialists lol). Competition is essentially for quality products.

KwietStorm_BLM11d ago

Get out of here being logical and level headed on the internet. You can only spread hatred and be obstinate with zero exceptions. Obviously nobody being overly dramatic and critical has ever made a mistake. Otherwise they wouldn't be so quick to place permanent judgement on anyone....

mike32UK11d ago

Absolutely not, they've been proven to be chancers. The only reason they are doing a 180 is because they know the alternative is to keep getting shit for being greedy ultimately leading to their failure as a company

anast11d ago

Corporations need to be treated harshly if you want them to change, of course.

notachance11d ago


Game development is very costly and takes very long time, only a fool decides on the core engine purely because “muh healthy competition” and risk the chance of Unity making another shitty decision down the line and ruining years of work.

babadivad11d ago

They have lost all trust and there's no coming back.

JackBNimble10d ago

Would you give someone a second chance if they walked up to you and kicked you in the nuts?

Why does unity deserve a second chance? They only walked this back because of the backlash, give them a chance and they will only try it again.

MWH8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

@JackBNimble a kick in the nuts is totally different than making a wrong decision, is it not?

my reasoning is not to side with Unity or anything close to that, it's only because we cannot afford having a monopoly in the game engine market. imagine if, for example, Epic is the only company making game engines, fees will go up the roof and quality will go down the gutter, why? because they can. Just look at what NVidia is doing in the GPU market.

If you can see past your emotions, you'll understand.

@KwietStorm_BLM @savedsynner thank God you exist. but to be fair to others, i think most of the commenters here are too young to view and understand things the way adults do.