Videogaming industry
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xxxMilena Bosco  Identity Verified
Italy
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May 15, 2010

Hi all:

In the last month I worked only on one videogame title, being the videogaming industry one of the fields I work in, actually my favorite.

Today I read the following article:
http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/plugged-in/video-game-sales-make-surprise-plunge-in-april/1398993

I thought that it might have been nice to share it with you guys, who might be wondering, just like me, what is going to happen in the near future.

Regards,
Milena

[Edited at 2010-05-15 15:50 GMT]


 

Edward Vreeburg  Identity Verified
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well, better quality perhaps? May 15, 2010

In order to win back their dwindeling clientele, companies might decide to go for better quality??
While the language aspect of a game only comes in at the later stages of the game, it does (for some games at least) define a large part of the playability (or at least the gamer's understanding) of the game...

So with a multi-million dollar development of a game, one of the closing stages of the game, to convert it into multiple languages, they might spend a few extra dollars to make sure that part of the production is also top quality..

... it's not like saving a few bucks on translation is going to same them, while spendig a few more, might add to the appeal of the game...

Well, we can always dream, right...

Ed

[Edited at 2010-05-16 09:36 GMT]


 

xxxMilena Bosco  Identity Verified
Italy
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Hi Ed May 17, 2010

That's how it should be, and if I were to win the lottery I would surely invest in this market the way you suggest.

Unfortunately at the moment also huge MMMORPGs producers seem to focus on making a profit out of initial subscriptions rather than focusing on quality and playability over time (e.g. Star Trek).

It's a sad story, I'll go back to dream mode as well.

Have a great one,
Milena


 


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