Piece of mind

This is old news, but I’m way behind in my gaming reading. At the DICE Summit there was a panel of game developers talking about doing sequels. Check out this excerpt:

…the panel was asked how the designers go about building a sequel; if they follow their own vision or if they try to cater to fans. Interestingly, most of the panel admitted that it’s hard to actually gauge the likes and dislikes of the fans, because focus group testing isn’t always efficient and the opinion of the vocal minority that tend to dominate message boards may not necessarily represent all the fans of the game

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My heart sang when I read the bit I’ve put in bold. The idea that the screaming arses that populate most busy gaming boards aren’t being taken at face value…maybe gaming has a prayer of growing up, after all.