Valve: Steam'd Penguins
Posted Jul 18, 2012 9:34 UTC (Wed) by mpr22
In reply to: Valve: Steam’d Penguins
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I'm inclined to agree with the LWN comment page's great provoker on the questionable viability of high-production-value games as open source projects. Achieving the standards classified as "high production values" in respect of today's video game market requires an awful lot of specialist labour, not all of it interesting even to the people who love their specialist jobs. That specialist labour needs to be paid for one way or another, and thanks to my childhood coinciding with the height of the 8-bit microcomputer era I absolutely cannot bring myself to trust the average player of video games to pay for a game if they can 100% legally obtain it for free.
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