QUOTE | “You’ve decided that some breasts deserve a prime spot.” — Rachel Weber, GamesIndustry International journalist, commenting about Future’s CVG site posting a gallery of E3 booth babes and sadly asking readers to “get their scorecards out”.
QUOTE | “There are people who love the stuff I’ve worked on … but there are probably an equal number of people who just think I’m an arsehole.” — David Jaffe, veteran game designer, talking about his next project and why he’s not sure Kickstarter would work for him.
STAT | 45,700 — Number of attendees at E3 2012, which may move away from Los Angeles next year.
QUOTE | “Wow, these guys are really terrified of an Apple TV.” — Rob Fahey, veteran game journalist, commenting on Microsoft’s SmartGlass presentation at E3.
QUOTE | “Its ideas are too scattered, its selling point too hard to grasp. Perhaps that’s also true of Wii U itself.” — Eurogamer journalist Oli Welch talking about NintendoLand, along with other journalists dissing Nintendo’s E3 showing.
QUOTE | “It’s the right time to come with a new machine, the industry is waiting for new machines, new types of games.” — Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, talking about the Wii U and why Ubisoft is developing eight games for it.
QUOTE | “I personally don’t care what the next gen of consoles are because I’m not excited about consoles anymore.” — John Romero, co-founder of id Software and designer of Doom, talking about the future of game development.
STAT | $US70 billion — Amount of revenue the game industry will take in globally in 2017, according to the latest prediction from research firm DFC Intelligence, with 39 per cent from PC games.
QUOTE | “We’re building a PC-targeted game right now and I love that.” — Mike Capps, head of Epic Games, talking about Unreal Engine 4 and the resurgence of the PC as a gaming machine.
QUOTE | “You can buy an expensive cup of coffee for more than what it would take for you to access a library of 12 games.” — Jack Buser, head of digital products for Sony, talking about the new games that PlayStation Plus provides starting now.
QUOTE | “I just think it cheapens your intellectual property.” — David DeMartini, head of EA’s Origin digital distribution service, talking about Steam’s practice of deep-discounting games for brief periods of time.
QUOTE | “Think about the message it sends out about your confidence in the talent of a development team when … you farm out the trailer to a separate CGI studio.” — Johnny Minkley, veteran gaming journalist, talking about game trailers being made without using in-game material.
STAT | 49 per cent — Amount of US households that have at least one game console, according to the Entertainment Software Association; the average is two per household.
This Week in the Business courtesy of GamesIndustry International.
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