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The (Gaming) Gods Must Be Crazy (ihobo)

On ihobo today, another of my idle musings about the state of the videogames marketplace. Here's an extract:

The videogames industry is about making money. This is essentially the goal of every industry, and since adults need employment in order to earn the money to live, those of us who work in this sector should be glad that commercial reality overrules artistic aspiration (and equally glad that we are finally getting an "art house games" movement with the reverse priorities to help explore the creativity of the medium). But what kind of "commercial reality" is it that informs the heads of Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony? Because examination of the marketplace makes me question all three companies' strategies.

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