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News Levine: Developers should avoid focus groups

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 31 Jul 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    I was at that conference on Tuesday...

    Didn't get to see anyone nearly as cool as the Bioshock crew though. :waah:

    Either way, he's probably right. Without having something to actually play with, many people would struggle to know what they liked/disliked about a game.
     
  3. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    Changes to Bioshock?

    Remove all the Cockneys.
     
  4. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Lol.
     
  5. Omnituens

    Omnituens New Member

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    Improve Bioshock?

    No consolification.
     
  6. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    Improve Bioshock?

    make system shock 3!
     
  7. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    Agreed.
     
  8. Risky

    Risky Well-Known Member

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    Definitely
     
  9. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Cockneys?
     
  10. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Levine looks serious there, so a proper, sensible, well-thought out answer is needed.

    I think a visit here may well open his eyes.
     
  11. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    Cockneys, Working Class Londoners with a very distinct Accent and Dialect.
     
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  12. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    No plumbing
     
  13. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    Yeah, that was dumb.. Not much fun.
     
  14. Narishma

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    No vita chambers.
     
  15. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    The problem is you need to get some sort of feedback at the early stages before you commit a ton of expensive resources to a project that nobody may like.

    On the other hand, Valve's willingness to toss whole portions of an already developed gamed into the beta stage shows that this may be what it takes to deliver a good product.
     
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    They make delicious cheesecake which we sell at the place I work; one day a police officer asked me where we get our cheesecake from i told him the cheesecake factory and he thought i was being a smartass but i told him there exists such a place.
     
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    ... Or have the courage of you convictions and produce a game that fulfils your vision.
     
  18. Timmy_the_tortoise

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    I gotta get me some cheesecake...
     
  19. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    I know that - I was born within the sound of Bow Bells myself - I just didn't happen to notice any in the game!
     
  20. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    Well, plenty of other people did. :D
     
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