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39. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 13, 2013, 17:30 Yosemite Sam
Verno wrote on Jun 13, 2013, 12:28:
"You cannot have game and marketing budgets this high while also having used and rental games existing," he said via Twitter. "The numbers do NOT work people."

CliffyB's latest troll rant against used games is up and he predictably backs Microsoft, claiming that modern game development and marketing is too expensive to support a used game market. Of course one might wonder why the marketing and game budgets need to be this high in the first place when people will spend millions on something like Terraria and Minecraft, surely there is a middle ground to be found there.

Destructoid absolutely decimates his argument, thought people might want to take a gander.

Are these extra high res assets not already being done for the PC, a platform that does not have a used game market or move anything near the numbers consoles do?... and is it not actually EXTRA work to lower those assets so the games can run on a console?... and does not the new higher powered console actually make for less work in optimization therefor making the game cheaper to produce?

Seems to me Cliffys just being a corporate shill, and we know their position, no amount of profit is enough, so if they think axing the used game market will increase their personal market share then that's what they'll do and it has nothing to do with making ends meet. Did Gears of War not make money, a ton of money, so what the FK is this guy bitching about. Greedy asshole.
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