Second Life and Open Source
Posted Dec 19, 2006 2:48 UTC (Tue) by piman
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> Because a small hungry shop can't release a new innovative game...
Apparently you haven't seen what Microsoft, of all parties, is up to with Xbox Live Arcade and XNA, then. It's designed around letting small hungry shops release innovative games with as little overhead and as large a market as possible.
I think you're really overestimating how much "hand selection" goes on. Yes, if Sony or MS is your direct publisher they'll care. But in general, they want more games, not fewer, to be released for their console. In general, the game developers also have business contracts, making it not exactly "the whim of the vendor".
Really, the problem is the consolidation of publishers, not console makers.
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