There’s two types of journalism – access journalism and accountability journalism. People say they want the latter, but seem pretty happy most of the time with the former…
When a games journalist uses his games site to raise money for his game development, the ethics of it should be looked at closely.
A poor fiction at that.
When Kickstarter-backed projects like Yogventures collapse, it’s important to look closely at them to see what the lessons are. In this case, it appears a key lesson is, “The backers are screwed”.
It’s of concern when the most entertainment I got from my time at the Melbourne Mana Bar was by myself in the toilets.
Pre-funding titles in alpha, beta, etc is an act of trust… and there plenty of reasons why that trust is being eroded.
Last year I made a number of predictions about the MMO market for 2013. Time to pay the piper… and unfortunately he collects with interest.
SOE announces they are closing Vanguard, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Free Realms and Wizardry Online. Wizardry Online’s closing reminds me of another title that SOE shuttered a year ago…
For projects funded from 2009 through to the end of 2012, the majority of successful Kickstarter video games remain undelivered to the people who helped finance them.
Since its very successful Kickstarter, OUYA has done a great job making itself look terrible.