Publisher Project Cancelled At Double Fine, 12 Employees Let Go

Not long ago, we were talking about the massive, even pioneering, success of Double Fine’s Kickstarter to make a game it wanted to make, to escape the random, rogue-like survivability of sustaining one’s game business on the whims of publishers. In a sad twist, it’s a canned project from a publisher that has led to DF letting 12 of its staff go.

This Week In The Business: Making Sense Is Boring

“What the other companies are doing makes business sense, but it’s boring” — Legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto, talking about Nintendo’s philosophy of creating gaming experiences.

JB Hi-Fi Is Now Selling Digital Video Games At Retail

Last month JB Hi-Fi stated that video games, specifically with the release of new consoles, had helped the group move back towards growth. Boxed software was a large part of that growth story, but now JB Hi-Fi has announced it will be selling digital versions of video games at their retail stores.

If You Like Old Games, This Is The Sale For You

Steam sales are great for the big hitters, Humble Bundle sales are great for the indie games you forgot to pick up. But when Good Old Games has a sale, you know it’s time to stock up on that nostalgia. System Shock 2, Sim City 2000, every Wing Commander game ever, Thief, Ultima, Populous, Leisure Suit Larry.

Sweet Jesus. This is beautiful.

Why Not Work For The Classification Board?

Because as of right now, they’re hiring.

Dragon Age: Inquisition Pulled From India

EA has confirmed it will not be selling Dragon Age: Inquisition in India.

The Concept Art Behind Game Of Thrones: Season 4

Karakter is a German studio who have been working with HBO on Game of Thrones since the show’s inception. They have just released their work on season 4, and it’s fantastic.