What's happened in the business of video games this past week ...
QUOTE | "Dropping a nuclear bomb on GameStop." -- Leading games industry analysts react to the rumour that the next PlayStation could block used titles, which could prompt GameStop to avoid stocking it.
QUOTE | "Engagement with fans doesn't have to mean letting the lunatics run the asylum." -- Rob Fahey, former editor of GamesIndustry.biz, talking about why BioWare and other creators shouldn't let fans pressure them into changing creative decisions.
QUOTE | "I think we're seeing a lot more experimental game design happening now." -- Will Wright, legendary game designer, talking about game design and what's coming up next in an exclusive interview.
STAT | 1.6 -- Average number of Apple devices in US households, according to a survey by CNBC.
QUOTE | "I think mobile is starting to make its move to take over the world." -- Brian Reynolds, Chief Game Designer at Zynga, talking about game design and what the next big thing is for the games industry.
QUOTE | "People thought we were crazy." -- Neil Young, CEO of ngmoco, on how the world responded when the mobile game maker made all their games free-to-play.
QUOTE | "Movies, the Cohen brothers, Francis Ford Coppola, Stanley Kubrick... I steal from the best!" -- Ken Levine, President of Irrational Games, joking about where he finds his inspiration for designing games.
STAT | 9 per cent -- Share of revenue from games using Flash Player's premium features that Adobe is looking for, which is making some developers angry.
QUOTE | "Sony would be taking away consumer choice." -- James Brightman, US Editor for GamesIndustry International, talking about Sony's rumoured plan to make it impossible to play used games on the PlayStation 4 'Orbis'.
STAT | 32 per cent -- Amount China's online games market grew in 2011 to reach $US6.6 billion, according to a study by Pearl Research.
QUOTE | "There's not going to be an industry." -- Denis Dyack, President of Silicon Knights, talking about how the growth of used game sales could destroy the game industry.
QUOTE | "I don't think retail is going away. But I think retail will evolve." -- Sean Spector, co-founder of Gamefly video rentals, talking about how there's still a spot for stores despite the growth of digital distribution.
QUOTE | "Shifting a creative culture is like teaching a company to quit smoking." -- Tommy Francois, Ubisoft director of IP development, talking about how tough it is to buy a company and integrate into your creative team.
STAT | 2100 -- Number of game retail jobs lost at UK retailer GAME Group after they shut down 277 stores and entered administration.
This Week in the Business courtesy of GamesIndustry International
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