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But apart from mentioning he had also seen scripts, that was all Levine could say on the matter.
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Mindful of this, the coalition, with its Fix Britain's Internet campaign, has called on gamers to get in touch with Ofcom to push for Openreach going it alone.
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"I've spoken with former Spectrum developers - many of whom are still working in games today - who said they refused permission because they felt they were being emotionally blackmailed into giving their games away. It's a classic Catch 22 - the Vega needed games in order to have any purpose, but those games were apparently not valuable enough to actually spend money on. Thankfully Retro Computers has since seen sense, and will now apparently offer some form of royalty payment to developers when the Vega is released commercially."
Again, compare it to film. There, the cinema release is just the start of a film's commercial life. After that it can be sold on DVD or Blu-ray, it can be packaged for TV and sold to the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime. It can licensed for Pay Per View in hotels and sold to airlines to show in-flight. It has what smartly dressed business people call a "long tail", making money for years to come and helping to fund more movies.
There's really nothing like that for games, apart from budget re-releases or special editions, which is why we have such an imbalanced industry.
But it's not all retro nostalgia, as StrafeŽ will feature some more modern concepts like randomly generated levels.
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Dyack said that he was keen to explore the possibilities that occur when a developer merges games with film and television - a point he calls "the singularity".
Have you done the Thorn exotic quest?
Yes, it took ages and was very frustrating. Please do not make that mistake again. It did not feel like doing something heroic for a unique weapon, it felt like doing something over and over until I finally had the weapon.
We've reached out to Sony to gain clarification on whether this was intentional and how it feels about this potential blunder ranging from "no big whoop" to "fire whoever whipped this up." We'll update should we hear back.
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