Warren Spector - Why Metacritic Should Be Irrelevant.
The fact is, few of us will ever approach that Platonic ideal of art,
commerce and critical acclaim achieved in equal measures. And that means
each of us must decide for ourselves how to define success. For me, that
means achieving a kind of self-satisfaction - knowing my team accomplished
the goals we set as effectively as we could, given circumstances. For me,
that means living up to the priorities captured in a personal mission
statement. For me, that means doing well enough, commercially, that someone
will step up and fund my next game.
Gamer Horizon - Star Wars and EA is a Good Thing.
When I think of EA I don’t see “the worst company in America.” I see the
publisher that gave me some of my favorite experiences this generation like
Skate, Mass Effect 2 and to a lesser extent, Mass Effect 3, Dead Space, and
Mirror’s Edge. I see them in the business of entertainment, and like all in
the business, they have some misses minor and major. If Kathleen Kennedy is
okay with the Star Wars brand in their hands, then so am I. I haven’t been
this excited about the future of Star Wars in over a decade.