The CMP Game Group, the bigger company behind sites like Gamasutra and GameSetWatch, as well as the Games Developer Conference...(the list goes on), has launched the new website IndieGames.com. To those who don't really follow independent media, just know that attaching "indie" to any art form implies depth, importance and loads of subsequent associated personal worth. Because let's face it: Gears of War is a great game, but playing it won't get you laid by an intellectual chick (though if it does, please hit our tips line asap, photographic proof preferred).
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With the recent discussion around Red Dead, crunch and work hours in general, it makes sense to touch on work hours for this week's Off Topic.
It’s long been an open secret in the video game industry that the prestigious developer Rockstar embraces overtime, and a new quote from company co-founder Dan Houser about Red Dead Redemption 2 caused controversy this morning by suggesting that it took 100-hour weeks to make. In a new elaboration to Kotaku, however, Houser said the quote had been misinterpreted, saying such a workload is not required at the studio.