This week on the cast I was joined by psychologist and Game Industry analyst Jamie Madigan for a discussion of recent industry topics as well as his upcoming book on psychology and the Game Industry.
Last week on the perceptive podcast, we got onto the discussion of how over saturated the game industry is with quality game design and the problems with making objective game reviews.
As we’ve seen with the rise of digital distribution and sales, the value of video games has been steadily going down and the problem is one of the game industry’s greatest strengths.
As hinted at in my last post about the digital age, while the game industry has made numerous leaps and bounds thanks to moving away from a traditional store format, things have not gone smoothly.
Steam has certainty done more good than harm, but looking at publishers and developers as a whole, the digital transition has also created some problems.
This week with everyone celebrating the fourth of July, I was joined by… myself for a quick cast. I’ve changed the quality of the podcast recording and I want to see how it sounds for everyone tuning in.
As for news, I discussed my thoughts on EA’s stance regarding DarkSpore, DoubleFine’s budget issues with Broken Age and about The Pinball Arcade kickstarter and their problems with PR.