The Critical 'I'

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Sunday, July 27, 2003

(blogathon 2003)
game on
Videogames are a billion-dollar industry, and are poised to compete with Hollywood's offerings in a serious way. How did it get to this stage? Obviously, someone somewhere was doing something right. Something smart, you might say.

A lot of these case studies really took me back. Among my favorites are the rise of Sega in the late 80s and the birth of arcade-quality games for the home console.

And, because for every yin there is a yang, other people (sometimes those same smart people) were doing some pretty dumb things in gaming, too.