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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: With the end of the holidays came the news that EGM is being shuttered. These are disappointing days for many people, not least the hard-working staff that contributed to the respected maga...

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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: "The Network is the Computer" - John Gage, Sun Microsystems, 1984 When John Gage said this in 1984 it was a fairly controversial statement. Computers were getting smarter and more powerful ...

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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: This past week, my 360 finally gave up the ghost. It began with an occasional hard freeze, and a day later was freezing every two or three minutes – a tell-tale symptom of impending red...

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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: The markets have plunged thousands of points, credit is tight, unemployment is skyrocketing, and all you want to think about is what's going on with the gaming industry? Don't worry, I unders...

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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: One of the most prominent words in game journalism and discussion today is "innovation" – how can companies innovate successfully, and how come there isn't more of it in the industry? I...

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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: Bungie audio director Marty O'Donnell recently made some controversial remarks regarding used game sales. To quote, "It seems to me that the folks who create and publish a game shouldn't stop...

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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: One of the issues I've been talking a lot about recently has been the concept of crisis management – how companies respond to problems that may impact their relationship with consumers. ...

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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: Another day, another video game banning controversy. Proponents of the ban, unsurprisingly, argue that eliminating the sale of controversial games prevents them from harmful exposure. Yet one...

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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: Braid was released just over two weeks ago to critical raves and a few complaints regarding its slightly higher than "standard" price of $15. Despite Jonathan Blow, the creator of the game, ...

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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: Last week GamePolitics editor Dennis McCauley declared in his weekly Joystiq column that E3 was dead. He is certainly not alone in his opinion. IGN's Craig Harris also pronounced the show dea...

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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: I've temporarily relocated to Seoul for the summer to work for a consumer electronics firm, so I thought I'd spend a little time detailing some of the differences in gaming culture here in S...

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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: Boom Blox seemed to have everything going for it. EA, one of the biggest and most successful developers and publishers, was creating it. The massively famous and successful director Steven Spi...

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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: Can a game spin off into a successful TV series? Many of us still remember waking up early on Saturday mornings to catch the latest episode of "Captain N: The Game Master" or rushing home af...

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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: Guitar Hero IV is on its way, and with it are coming individual games themed around Metallica, Aerosmith, and others. This follows the strategy highlighted by Activision CEO Robert Kotick las...

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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: When EA announced that Spore and Mass Effect (PC) would have a DRM program that did performed online verification every 10 days, it generated a massive backlash amongst the gaming community. ...

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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: It's not unreasonable for a gamer to look at their console and wonder how it might help them professionally. Being financially rewarded for doing something we love has been the holy grail of ga...

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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: According to several "analysts" last week, the successful launch of Grand Theft Auto IV threatened to sink the box office returns for Iron Man. The thinking went that since the game and the ...

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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: In my last column I suggested that, if Microsoft is to make a Wii-like controller, it should still continue to focus on the "traditional" types of games that have so far made the 360 a succes...

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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: Earlier this week, Next Generation published a list of the top 100 selling games of last year. Some sites used the list as an opportunity to analyze the impact of review scores on video game...

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