"Athletes do it. Actors do it. Why shouldn’t developers get in on the bidding wars? "
And why not? I agree
Lebron who? I'll take owning a video game company over having a star player on a basketball team any day.
can I also own an mma fighter?
Seems like an inevitable event.
Difficult to think of something to comment about... Go Transformers, Go?
I think this is good for the industry. It keeps publishers and developers competitive and makes these companies produce excellent quality games.
The free agency is why it is more and more expensive to go to sporting events. Games cost to much already overpaying a developer would only increase the cost of games.
If Halo went up for free agent.. how much would PlayStation pay for it lol ?? Twitter: MarijuanaBlunts
Clover was my favourite studio, Viewtiful Joe 1&2 and God Hand were so good, still havn't played Bayonetta though!
@shaqots I don't think we have to worry about game prices going up. I think a 60 dollar price tag is about the max most will pay for regular retail games. I know I would not pay more than that.
I felt bad when Factor 5 had to close their doors for good. If they had just released the control patch at the same time LAIR was released it would have gotten way better ratings and who know how well it may have sold. I thought it was great with the patch unfortunately the reviews were so bad not many people tried it that way. Twitter: MRxDURDEN
However, this doesn't guarantee high quality games. God hand was funny but super repetitive and hard with the cheesy enemies.
this is actually a clever thought
This could be interesting but yeah this doesn't exactly guarantee higher quality of games overall (just like movies) so I'm a little iffy, but if companies like Platinum games (clover studios) get more love because of it then I'm all for it. twitter:barrelmaster
Up next.....fantasy publisher :).
It's probably only a matter of time. The biggest games to the highest bidders. It's the American way.
well, you get what you pay for.
duke nukem would go up day 1, the retarded 3d realm devs are to busy playing WoW
I really hope Platinum Games gets fought over :)
This is going to be nuts haha.
( <insert publisher here> has officially signed <insert developer here> for <insert x years here> this deal is now official. >P<"insert script praising the signing here ">/P< >D<"insert script detailing deal how the Dev feels">/D< <insert x website's comments and details of the signing> )
A closer analogy is probably the deals that movie and television studios make with producers and their production companies, such as when some studio makes a contract with J.J. Abrams to develop a bunch of TV series.
True why not.
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