Does Outsourcing Programming Really Save Money?
It's not because they suck, it's because they don't own the code. If you know you have to maintain a piece of software, you will spend extra time ensuring that it's maintainable and coded well.
We have a large team in India and they are very successful, because they are part of the company and are building a career, not being a code monkey.
First Person Dungeon Crawlers Making a Return
Eye of the Beholder had nothing on Lands of Lore. It was the little stuff like auto mapping and a real story that made it that much better.
Promotion Or Job Change: Which Is the Best Way To Advance In IT?
Everyone thinks they can earn double as a contractor, until they realize they have to pay taxes, benefits, 401K. Add to this the fact that you don't have work guaranteed, and suddenly you're about even with a salary worker.
Yeh, there are benefits to working for yourself, and sometimes you make more, but I know that we outsource the really shitty projects to contractors and keep the 'good' ones for ourselves.
An Early Look At Civilization V
Except the campaign map AI is most retarded in the Total War series...
...The AI is even worse in the latest game, Empire; it's so bad that, until a patch, the AI could not invade over oceans, so you could never lose as Great Britain.
While it's true the AI in Empire was totally broken, I really think the last patch fixed it. The enemy doesn't declare war on you randomly and now invades properly over oceans.
8-Year Fan-Made Game Project Shut Down By Activision
8 Years without a final product?? Sounds like Vaporware to me.
Is Valve's Steam Anti-Competitive?
I completely disagree. The prices are often cheaper - new releases often have specials (10-20% off), and they have specials all the time - specials I wouldn't normally see since I don't go to a gamestop/best buy every week. Add to that the ability to preinstall games and be available from any computer (you log into), I think it's brilliant.
Sony Sued Over Bricked PS3s
That's why the Xbox360 is the superior console.
It bricks itself out of the box. No updates needed.
If I could mod you up further I would. Funniest comment of the week. :)
Nintendo and the Decline of Hardcore Gaming
He doesn't get it. The hardcore gamers aren't gone, Nintendo has just tapped into a new market - parents, girlfriends, grandparents, young, old and everything in between.
From what I've seen about my friends and family that play wii (and have never played Playstation or XBOX), they get bored of wii sports/guitar hero/wii fit/etc. after 2 or 3 months and then never pick up their wii again. If anything, the hardcore gamers are the ones that are going to stick around and continue to buy new games
Microsoft Chided Over Exclusive Music Idea
"Microsoft blamed the proposal on a newly FIRED, "lower-level business person" who did not understand the company's obligations under the antitrust settlement.""