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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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Mercy

That article on Kotaku is a bunch of crap. Note the soruce behind the article, EEDAR , a data analysis company. But note that while they are trying to sell you information, the President of the company sites Secrets of the Game Business by Francois Dominic Laramee for his 20% of games make a profit quote. This is not the kind of information trail that should be propagated by one of the better game development blogs. Just look at the microcosm of games that you have something to do with, and you will know that the 20% completion is a bogus number.I am a jaded, old time game developer with a ton of experience from Dynamix and GarageGames, and even though I know the industry is screwed up in a lot of ways, these numbers are released as a scare tactic to get press. Well, it worked, Kotaku, Gamasutra, and a ton of other blogs repeated it like it was gospel. It isn't.-Jeff Tunnell

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