bit-tech.net - Abandonware: The Ethics and Essentials.
"Technically, no, abandonware is not legal. On the other hand though, yes,
it is. Except there are some cases when it definitely is legal, or is
certainly illegal. Basically, the legality of abandonware varies. To first
get to grips with abandonware and understand the ethics of this whole
miasmic mess itís important to realise what qualifies a game as abandonware.
While abandonware is generally just taken to mean an old game that can be
downloaded for free, it actually isnít that simple Ė there are a few
different types of abandonware games."
Fidgit - Five reasons MMOs are broken, by Tom Chick.
"Assuming the first priority of game design is to create a good game,
massively multiplayer online role-playing games like World of Warcraft have
failed spectacularly, opting for commercial success instead of creative
integrity, entertainment value, or compelling game design."
Ten Ton Hammer - The
Tabula Rasa Autopsy- What Makes Games Die?
"The hope of getting out good end-game content and sprucing up mid-level
content was darkened by the fact that nearly everyone knew that it wasn't
there before Tabula Rasa even hit the shelves. It wasn't heralded by just a
vocal few either, reviews were coming in from all over stating that TR was
lacking some fairly major game aspects. Fans still held fast that maybe the
content would make it in game eventually and the loyal few bought TR and
kept on supporting it come hell or high water."
G4tv.com - Sessler's Soapbox: More DLC Please!
"The recent downloadable content that was released for Fallout 3 and Fable
II showed Adam how much a prompt schedule of doling out the content can
enhance his enjoyment of the game. Adam also thinks that if more games
promised extended play with downloadable content within 4 months of the
release of the game, some people might be more convinced that it's worth the
purchase, and the game's sales will see a reasonable boost."