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Kid Icarus !! ??

I'm not sure i'm disappointed or happy about that. I was weary when i saw the horrid Kid Icarus artwork for the game they were making ground up for Wii. Kid Icarus has to be immaculate, been waiting for a proper sequal forever !


It really stinks though for all the workers : /

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For someone like me studying 3D animation, I can tell you that seeing studios closing their doors or getting mass layoffs everyday ISN'T boding well for the industry. Sure, maybe now they will focus on producing quality games, but that means that only top brass studios will be able to keep their jobs.

If one bad game means the end of your company, it won't feel good to work in that industry anymore...

I totally agree.. i'm studying graphics and 3d animation, and its getting scary. Especially seeing that its either garbage thrown onto the shelves for the Wii to make money ( completely waters down the industry ! ) or top tier companies making the games only. It's definitely between those two right now.. crap and huge soul eating corporate companies. I have no idea where the industry is heading, but it's definitely a bit scary. I wouldn't want to be slaved by some huge company with too much power because they know there isn't much competition. Slaving workers to the bone just to keep jobs. I definitely fear that. I really hope games dont turn into Mass marketed hyped crap for pop-culture. I really feel bad for all the workers and companies going down lately, and also the amount of great developers over the past 5 years.
Edited by OptimusPrime - 12/21/08 at 10:45pm
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Halifax?
!YNGWIE!

It just looks like they're going under, when they are actually doing the RealLife code for the Naboo Starfighter!
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It is hard to say where the gaming industry is right now. I am going through university right now for computer science, and it is an industry I am looking into. Hopefully things turn around in 4 years when I am out . This is NOT an easy industry to get into, and I hope these guys find a good job elsewhere.
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