>>>"I'm not denying the fact that the AIAS nominations are a bit "skewed" if you will, but is there any proof? I only hear AVault complaining and a few members of 3D Realms. Are not other developers upset by this? Is there a membership cap that limits the ammount of members a company can have to represent them? That might be a better way to go about it. "
There are other developers who have a problem with it. Most of them refuse to be members of the AIAS for a variety of rasons as I understand it, and this purchased integrity problem being one of them. In the near future, as I understand it, a lot more press outlets will end up picking this up, if not online, certainly in print, I can almost assure you. I've seen a bit more on the subject behind the scenes from various people, and I think that there is more proof available, if those who have that in their posession were to choose to put it out in the public eye...
>>>"And if you're going to use the example of "two games of equal worth and ability", then you should name them. Max Payne is NOT a independently published game. You come off sounding sorry for poor old Max, as if the odds were against him. This game has received a TON of hype and advertising."
What example did I use? I presented a hypothetical situation that does have EVERY chance of happening if it hasn't already. Sorry that I don't have exact product names for you, but it's a) not worth the trouble when positing a hypothetical situation and b) kind of an impossibility as I don't know the membership that is of this organization, nor do I (or anyone outside of the AIAS inner sanctum, apparently) have access to the balloting.
And who said Max was an independently published game? Or how about this: instead of independedntly published, how about published by a company that has little or no affiliation with the AIAS? Oh wait, I already said "or published by a non-member"... that was just conveniently left out.
As for coming off as "poor Max", exactly what the hell are you on? I'm commenting on a news story. Just because you seem to be Anti-Max Payne for whatever reason, don't try and make me out to be pro-or-anti-anything. I mean, hell, I played a little of Max, I put it down, and had neither an overly positiv or negative feeling about it. Does that fact suddenly make one not able to make valid arguments about the overall system?
In fact, except for Scott Miller bringing it up as an initial example of what the AIAS system can cause to happen, you seem to be the only one with Max-related hangups...
This comment was edited on Feb 12, 21:20.