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Counting Rupees: Oh, magazine

Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: With the end of the holidays came the news that EGM is being shuttered. These are disappointing days for many people, not least the hard-working staff that contributed to the respected maga...

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Counting Rupees: The Network is the Platform

Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: "The Network is the Computer" - John Gage, Sun Microsystems, 1984 When John Gage said this in 1984 it was a fairly controversial statement. Computers were getting smarter and more powerful ...

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Counting Rupees: Once bitten, twice shy

Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: This past week, my 360 finally gave up the ghost. It began with an occasional hard freeze, and a day later was freezing every two or three minutes – a tell-tale symptom of impending red...

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Counting Rupees: Gaming the economic crisis

Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: The markets have plunged thousands of points, credit is tight, unemployment is skyrocketing, and all you want to think about is what's going on with the gaming industry? Don't worry, I unders...

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Counting Rupees: The Importance of Innovation

Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: One of the most prominent words in game journalism and discussion today is "innovation" – how can companies innovate successfully, and how come there isn't more of it in the industry? I...

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Counting Rupees: Feeling used

Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: Bungie audio director Marty O'Donnell recently made some controversial remarks regarding used game sales. To quote, "It seems to me that the folks who create and publish a game shouldn't stop...

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Counting Rupees: Day of Crisis

Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: One of the issues I've been talking a lot about recently has been the concept of crisis management – how companies respond to problems that may impact their relationship with consumers. ...

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Counting Rupees: Does controversy sell?

Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: Another day, another video game banning controversy. Proponents of the ban, unsurprisingly, argue that eliminating the sale of controversial games prevents them from harmful exposure. Yet one...

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Counting Rupees: Sustainable Indies

Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: Braid was released just over two weeks ago to critical raves and a few complaints regarding its slightly higher than "standard" price of $15. Despite Jonathan Blow, the creator of the game, ...

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Counting Rupees: E3 lives!

Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: Last week GamePolitics editor Dennis McCauley declared in his weekly Joystiq column that E3 was dead. He is certainly not alone in his opinion. IGN's Craig Harris also pronounced the show dea...

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