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an interview series about surviving videogames by @davidwolinsky, but about you

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1/31
2016
"Always ask what your game is really about. If all it's about is what's happening on the surface, I kind of think that's a waste of time."
6/29
2016
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6/22
2016
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6/21
2016
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6/20
2016
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6/19
2016
"That is one things I think is in the way of games: There's a pretty rigid view of what they're supposed to do." https://t.co/f8esZA2vUC
6/18
2016
"Critics seem to be happy with the game industry becoming the next Hollywood and in the process dismissing truly progressive works."
6/17
2016
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6/3
2016
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6/1
2016
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5/31
2016
via @iamlaurenp / https://t.co/iaNZ5jqtHD https://t.co/VcGOnKCcEE
5/28
2016
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5/27
2016
https://t.co/YjpMg1WRRxhttps://t.co/ar2FdrSaRy
5/26
2016
"Even people who are seen as important cultural critics... don't want to play art games." @ellaguro https://t.co/pF09bqZrsl
5/24
2016
"You should realize the consequences, but it shouldn't stop you. You don't know from that comment. There's no history. There's no context."
5/23
2016
"The market is overly saturated with so many games people stop focusing on hidden gems. Help them. Get their games known."
5/22
2016
"I've seen articles posted and reactions come in seconds and you think, "How can this person have a chance to have read and digested that?"
5/21
2016
"I can't say that I've seen evidence big companies are super-excited about the fact that the Library [of Congress is] collecting games.""There’s no playbook for selling a game about a girl who is coming of age as riot girl lesbian. That is uncharted territory."
5/20
2016
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5/4
2016
"My Coleco studio was more diverse than the average game studio of a similar size these days.""I came away from that weekend having felt no more connected than I was when I started it." https://t.co/GPfdo4J4Qt
5/3
2016
"I see the trailer for the game and the first thing in my mind is, 'When is the movie coming out?'"
5/2
2016
"But I have always said the same: Making a computer game is almost impossible." https://t.co/9jwTCvqyin"The biggest nightmare is when you come in the morning and someone has been coding away all night and they say, 'I've had this great idea.'"
4/26
2016
"And it was kind of an, 'Ew! You're a grown woman, what are you doing playing videogames?'" - @iamlaurenp https://t.co/iaNZ5jqtHD"They’re still massive corporate operations, no matter how indie and community-driven the games-making companies might be."
4/25
2016
"Do game developers even consider themselves artists? Because they’re totally functioning as ones."
4/23
2016
"Prospects had nothing to do with it, even if there had been an opening -- it was time for me to go."
4/22
2016
"You can't always be working on what you'd love to be working on but that's just the way it goes."
4/21
2016
"Even when you get to that auteur level, we have a problem. We have a problem in the industry. We either navel-gaze or we commodify."
4/3
2016
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4/2
2016
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4/1
2016
"There is pressure to work hard and it's a very competitive market, so if your work isn't good enough then they'll just hire someone else.""The worlds that they build inside the last generation of set-top boxes is amazing. But my question is: Why? I mean, amazing for what?"
3/31
2016
"Focus on hidden gems. The games these companies don't have the money to advertise. Help them. Get them out there. Get their games known."https://t.co/3jBYrdx0CF
3/27
2016
https://t.co/WnXkVGLn17"For me personally though, the biggest thing that's changed is I'm happy. But for me it's true - I game less because I'm happy."
3/25
2016
"It's very hard when you have 600 people all making different creative decisions, to coordinate all of that." https://t.co/bk29PTvIMg
3/23
2016
"Every Western contract has some pitfall that will screw the developer and the developer will never know about it." https://t.co/L5LulTgpFO
3/22
2016
"Even in the indie-games sphere, even in the academic sphere, people don't necessarily want to be challenged very much."
3/21
2016
New @nodontdie. Library of Congress. On how the #gamedev industry doesn't think its output is culture. https://t.co/OOtLx91nCR
Retweeted by David Wolinskyhttps://t.co/AFz6suhIyh https://t.co/Ha3B8rMWU2 https://t.co/U61KzED8yQ
3/20
2016
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3/19
2016
"The industry doesn't value experience as highly as it values motivation."
3/18
2016
"You're talking to somebody who's a bit older than I am you tell them you play games they'll give you a weird look." https://t.co/tvVRG5t2tbBeen out at GDC so not so heavy on the tweets but ICYMI: Last week's @nodontdie was with @ellaguro. https://t.co/QqOXs4vmzg
Retweeted by David Wolinsky
3/17
2016
"When someone says, as they did on my Twitter feed, 'Why don't you just shut up and die?' You don't know if it's someone who's 60 or 6."
3/16
2016
"There's different types of journalism and the journalists haven't changed much, and it hasn't really evolved." https://t.co/4mkdVIJ9Mt
3/15
2016
"If you want something different, don't play Call of Duty and don't expect them to do something different." https://t.co/WWSCBnpR5Y
3/14
2016
"The film industry hasn't done a good job of evolving out of this lucrative formula, and I worry about the games industry doing the same."
3/13
2016
"People think that the games business is just business, when in fact it's a very specific, very small group of people doing this thing.""Games were my escape from my home life."
3/12
2016
"If the game industry learned from its mistakes, then we wouldn't be going through these cycles that we are right now."
3/10
2016
"It's frustrating we're unable to tease apart that financial success does not make up for a lack of critical success, or artistic ambition.""The moment they find out I'm a girl, well, here come the rape jokes. And they think it's funny. And I don't think it's funny."
3/9
2016
"One thing weird about games is people don't pay attention to a lot of businesses other than the games business." https://t.co/bk29PTvIMg
3/8
2016
"The people who are selling the products are not gonna say, 'Hey, go to sleep.' They don't care. They just want to sell the product."
3/7
2016
"We can sit and analyze this 'til the cows come home. The game industry is not special or different." https://t.co/9jwTCvqyin
3/6
2016
"Why is it that only boring shit pays the bills, for the most part?"
3/5
2016
via @Laralyn https://t.co/tpsbA1iUyf https://t.co/2Fdwz5QNjZ"Zombies? Ninjas? Pirates? Superheroes? So many videogames are just obviously, embarrassingly designed for people with child-like taste."
3/4
2016
"I used them as a stress release and I've just found other ways to do that which I enjoy a lot more right now.""Nobody is making money anymore."
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3/3
2016
"They also don't have a lot of diverse representation. This became important for me in middle school when I was coming out as gay.""I feel games are being limited is by this idea that games have to be a certain way."
3/2
2016
"When you're a person of color, you only get treated like the waiter. No one wants to know who you are." https://t.co/R66W07BmpY
2/29
2016
And if you missed last week's Q&A, I talked violence and war in games to a DoD consultant [@GrahamWJenkins]. https://t.co/dNcGHEVJB2
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2/28
2016
"I wish there was a re-flowing of talent in the industry. In this industry, people tend to stick in one place."
2/27
2016
"There's definitely a negative stereotype maybe I'm not as mature as one thinks because I choose to alleviate my stress via a controller."
2/26
2016
"If growing up means you get defined and your ambition gets narrowed and blinkered, then I don't think that's what growing up should be."
2/25
2016
"in the games industry and within a company, it seems totally acceptable to plagiarise other games."
2/24
2016
"It's almost like the more you like a game the more alienated you feel from the other people whose passion for the game is less than yours.""Every single Western contract has some sort of pitfall that will screw the developer and the developer will never know about it."
2/23
2016
"Now they'll be able to simulate the reality they want to exist in, instead of living in a reality that, sucks sometimes, but is malleable."
2/21
2016
"It doesn't matter if games are legitimate. They exist. If something exists, it's legitimate as far as I'm concerned.""So much of the games criticism and cultural criticism doesn't talk to each other. People don't want to hurt each other's feelings."
2/20
2016
"These fanboys would rather play an awful game than earnestly play an unfamiliar or rival title."
2/18
2016
New @nodontdie. Archie Prakash. On the Sonic Dreams Collection. https://t.co/9RFgso6iI9 #gamedev https://t.co/gzFeF4Lr7u
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2/14
2016
"I didn't really like a lot of game story lines. They tend to be one dimensional, and cliched. They're obviously meant for children."
1/15
2016
"The people who run the courses there don't really know what is needed for the industry.""One of the reasons why the videogame industry is stale is because it made too much money too fast." https://t.co/npNWdwNF3N
1/13
2016
"People are really put into these little sectors and it's very difficult to move between them."
1/12
2016
"The entire industry was in shock with the success of Deer Hunter. But it showed a complete lack of understanding of the market."
1/11
2016
"Maybe it's like I said, there's more expectations that are harder to fulfill on a newer game."
1/10
2016
"What am I really doing? Why is this a game that I was counting on so much for a while three, four, five, six months of enjoyment?"
1/9
2016
"So many people who want to work in the industry and there are so few companies.""Games are a flawed medium in a way, at least for storytelling. Because, you know, in a film or a book, there's specific things you can do."
1/7
2016
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1/6
2016
"I got out of it because I genuinely believe, like, we cannot deny that it has an affect on people." https://t.co/WWSCBnpR5Y #callofduty
1/5
2016
"This isnt what romance looks like. [Getting it wrong] is stupid. This is an act that more humans do than shooting." https://t.co/4JV0Tv6fgx
1/4
2016
"There had been lame attempts to design games for girls before, so word on the street was, 'No use looking at them as an audience.'"
1/3
2016
"The real truth is I was just tired of making Disney Infinity." - @AsherEinhorn https://t.co/npNWdwNF3N
1/2
2016
"On paper there's no reason why that game shouldn't have been amazing and for everything I could appreciate, I still couldn't finish it."
1/1
2015
"I don't think that was indicative of the gaming industry. I think that was indicative of young men. I just think that's the way they are."
12/31
2015
"The game industry never makes anything new. And I have too many other fun things to do, than to indulge a stale addiction."
12/30
2015
"Why be a warrior for something as simple as that? How does that really affect everything when people know what you're talking about?"
12/29
2015

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