Mark Rein Knocks Intel, Episodes

Epic's Mark Rein Intel is killing PC Gaming on Joystiq reflects the opinion the Epic VP expressed to the Develop Conference in Brighton that moves by Intel, in particular the promotion of integrated graphics on the motherboard, are hurting PC gaming. Epic VP: Intel is killing PC gaming! Ars Not really is an article offering an alternate opinion, which is probably not the last editorial that will be written on this topic. During his keynote address Rein also had an episode about episodic gaming, calling it "a broken business." According to the report, Rein's remarks met with some heckling from the audience, accusing him of being a "dinosaur" and "self-serving."
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Full game = 'nuff said

Seasonal = All sports games, UT2X... full games that have consistent annual/bi-annual release dates. Seasonal games usually recycle the core engine with updates to data, stats, graphics, and in some cases controls, and UI.

Sequels = HL/HL2, HALO/HALO2/HALO3... continues the story. New or used engine is irrelevant.

Episodic = HL2:E1, SIN: E1... a form of sequel whose story arc is told in small snippets.

Expansion = EQ: Prophecy of Ro, AO: Shadowlands WOW: Burning Crusade... major additions to existing games. Generically expansions contain small story additions but usually are limited to lots of extras.


Equating this to television and film...

Full game = Star Trek: TNG (whole series)
Seasonal = ST: TNG, season 4 (whole season)
Episodic = ST: TNG, season 4, episode 175 (Best Both Worlds 2)
Sequels = Star Trek: Wrath of KKKAAAHHHNNN! (different than ST: Motion Picture, thank god!)
Expansions = Star Trek Online (not even a show or film... something different that will add to the Trek franchise)


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