Can Game Developer Unrest Lead to Revolution?

I took the title from the Slashdot article

The article covers Greg Costikyan's blog update about the general attitude at this year's GDC. Now this blog seems pretty inflamatory, but is any of it true? Did anybody go to GDC this year? What are some of the dev's thoughts on this? I thought it was an interesting topic to talk about, if nothing else.

"Pyroman[FO" wrote:

""]I took the title from the Slashdot article

The article covers Greg Costikyan''s blog update about the general attitude at this year''s GDC. Now this blog seems pretty inflamatory, but is any of it true? Did anybody go to GDC this year? What are some of the dev''s thoughts on this? I thought it was an interesting topic to talk about, if nothing else.

Interesting read, sounds like burn out to me... but then there is no question that innovation is often feared as the plague, innovation builds change and as much as change can bring opportunity it also brings uncertainty, doubt and fear.

but then there is no question that innovation is often feared as the plague, innovation builds change and as much as change can bring opportunity it also brings uncertainty, doubt and fear.

Yeah, but he claims gaming is in a state thats as bad as the music industry. I mean, Jesus. The f*cking music industry. Theyve had decades to fall into selenity. Could the gaming industry have lost touch that quickly?

I think its a matter of all the big entertainment companies losing touch, which is really a larger movement than just the gaming industry going into a creative slump. I guess what I see different about the gaming industry is that they aren''t ready to die. Music, movies and TV have all had good runs, and it seems like theyre content to rest on thier heels while everyone else moves them by, but gaming doesn''t seem ready to go quietly. At least, thats the impression I got from the blog article.

Not to be a chatty bitch, but I forgot to ask this in the first post. What was Warren Spector''s speech like? Was it really like it was described in the blog post? Seems sort of out of character with what I know of him, talking about publishers and things like that. Then again I usually read about him talking about game design.

There, I finally managed to get it posted on the page without losing it to Internet Explorer.

Thanks Pyro!