Death to the games industry
A few weeks ago, Greg Costikyan gave a fantastic presentation on the video games industry, and why now is such a godawful time to be a games developer. (And more positively, what could be done about it.)
He's now made the presentation available online, and it's a great read; if you've been a games developer in the past, or you aspire to be one in the future (are you out there, Dan?), you should take a look at this. If you're a games player who sometimes wonders why games are basically all the same these days, and why there are no blockbuster films that don't have a tie-in game, this presentation has the answers.