Thursday, June 13, 2013

Cliff Bleszinski (shockingly) defends Microsoft's DRM.

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Cliffy B, whose Xbox-exclusive Gears of War franchise - that was sold in the used-games-pushing GameStop and rented from GameFly - which propelled him to multi-millionaire status, explains to gamers why consumer rights are less important than his bottom line.  How nice of him.

-Twitter-

About as silly as a guy with two Ferraris complaining that game developers don't make enough money?

"His & hers" Ferraris 

Man, Twitter is a gold mine.  I appreciate that used games and piracy aren't exactly a cherry sundae for developers, Cliff, but don't try to tell me the model that keeps you in luxury is broken.

6 comments:

  1. Perhaps he should ask himself how and/or why it is consumers' faults that game budgets are so high? Perhaps he should ask himself why we should have to lose a buying option because developers can't tighten their belts a bit?

    That's like calling citizens silly for lamenting high taxes due to high government spending.

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  2. I think the industry is already moving in the direction that will solve this issue. Digital distribution with a cash split in favor of the developer (iOS), and a much larger gradient of size and quality in games - from little $0.99 games with sprite-based graphics and MIDI soundtracks to the big $60.00 blockbusters. And yes, if you spend millions upon millions of dollars on a blockbuster that trips over itself even a little, you will get hammered by critics and on the market itself. The solution?

    Make better games. Build it, and we will come. And we will love you for it. And we will buy the sequel (inFamous, Tomb Raider, BioShock, Dead Space).

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  3. I'll see your silly sounding lower budgeted game Blezinski, and raise you this game made by four people:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-eR8-SdFsw

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    1. Seriously! I saw that trailer the other day and it blew my mind, but it didn't feel E3-enough to post, what with all the... everything.

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  4. I'm shocked, Shocked!, that the guy who made a fortune making Xbox exclusives is defending features for the new Xbox.

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    1. I know, right? It's almost as if our interests are in conflict... there's a term for that, but it escapes me at the moment.

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