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Published on February 21, 2012 By Draginol In PC Gaming

I wonder sometimes whether PC gamers realize that game developers in the PC game market don’t consider each other “competitors”.

People from Valve, Blizzarrd, Bioware, all the way down to a Stardock consider ourselves on the same side.

Who do you think we get to hang out other than with each other?


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on Feb 21, 2012

Frogboy
LOL.

Seriously, if I could have the whole community over for a party I would.

What most people don't realize is that I'm a Usenet/forum guy who started a game company. I was a forum guy FIRST.

My motivation, good or bad, is to make games for my friends.

I'll be ur friend if DGII were to be developed Best friend ever.

on Feb 21, 2012

I love you brad.  Good and honorable busimessman.  Takes strong character to succeed as you have and still care about your employees and your customers.  

 

Don't hang out with that guy from GamersGate, he said dickish things about Stardock and impulse.  We should be in the presence of the dickish.

on Feb 22, 2012

Yeah Valve and Blizzard are in-love with each other... so much so that they just sue each-other for fun!

on Feb 22, 2012

Meh, Blizzard has a long history of deciding they own someone elses work when a deal doesn't go the way they want it too.  They're a lot like Apple, popular with a devoted fan base and highly polished products, but mostly borrowed ideas they like to keep others from using.

 

Blizzard can't legally claim ownership of a mod concept, just their assets used in the creation of it.  It would mean Stardock owns Paramount IP because of the SOA2 mod.  The Frog is probably just being polite when he lists them with the rest, or maybe trying to avoid a flame war when all the rabid fans jump his ass for excluding them.  One or the other.

on Feb 22, 2012

I think its true that developers and other people in the industry who have a love for games want to get along. The problem is the greedy business types that ruin it for everyone else and lead to 90% of all the controversy.

on Feb 23, 2012

Yeah Valve and Blizzard are in-love with each other... so much so that they just sue each-other for fun!

Well, he did specify developers. The suits at the top of some companies on the other hand...

on Mar 09, 2012

 Guys, let's get reasonable here. We live in bone-breaking capitalism (a dog-eat-dog world, the big fish eat the small one, the survival of the fittest etc.) and the video gaming industry is just like any other kind of industry, the game designing and publishing companies are just like any other companies; they put money and profit above everything else! The system always worked like this and it doesn't show any signs it tries to change at all.

 Rivalties and sue issues have a long, big history in videogame industry. Each company try to buy or sue the other one and vice versa! Even the reviews of all these various videogames that has passed are about money; is the company rich enough to bribe the reviewers in order for their game to get a pure 10/10 and therefore advertising it through the gamers, or it is a small garage company which never had a chance in the first place and being axed mercilessly by the reviewers?

 There is no love between companies, just profit!

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