Silicon Knights: “used games are cannibalising the industry”

Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack talks about used games effect on development budgets:

“I don’t think as an industry we can afford $300 million budgets. Some games can, don’t get me wrong – for a game like Call of Duty, if they had a $100 million budget, or whatever their budget is, they can afford it. That’s not the industry, that’s sort of a one-off.

Perhaps there is a point after which it makes little sense to spend more money as you simply cannot recoup it in the market. I’m guessing this limit is probably closer to $0 than $300 million.

source Gamesindustry International.

March 28, 2012 at 11:53 AM in Games

Piratepad Beta

This is a online document creation tool that you can work on in realtime with other people with chat. Good for notes and documentation or getting feedback where the other party can make amendments in realtime. (click frog to start)

via Piratepad Beta

March 22, 2012 at 10:14 AM in Web

iPhone / iPad workday reminder alarms

IOS tip: I wanted a reminder every workday at a certain time. You can’t set these up in Reminder. Nor in Calendar. Only under Clock > Alarms. And these alarms you cannot swipe to dismiss, you have to swipe to unlock the phone then lock it again. Or snooze the alarm from the lock screen. Not nice when driving.

March 21, 2012 at 10:05 AM in iOS