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They didn’t stop doing contracts with external developers, however; they adopted a mixed approach, often doing their most valuable projects in-house where they could keep a close eye on them. In the late ’80s, Electronic Arts decided to capitalize on the strength of their sales force and enter the distribution business as well. If they were so good at selling their own games, why not sell other publishers’ as well, in exchange for a cut of the revenue? , and a variety of other small publishers.

We’re inventing new techniques all the time, and it’s reflected in the games we play. Second, games are primarily about interactivity, and computing hardware is what makes interactivity possible. Since the power of the hardware is growing at a rapid rate, it makes sense that interactivity itself is changing rapidly as well. The CD-ROM gave us mass storage; the graphics accelerator gave us spectacular sights; the Internet allowed us to play together conveniently. Who knows what the next big advance will be?

Second, games are primarily about interactivity, and computing hardware is what makes interactivity possible. Since the power of the hardware is growing at a rapid rate, it makes sense that interactivity itself is changing rapidly as well. The CD-ROM gave us mass storage; the graphics accelerator gave us spectacular sights; the Internet allowed us to play together conveniently. Who knows what the next big advance will be? As I said at the beginning of this chapter, the history of the game business explains why it works the way it does—why PC game programmers tend to share information and console programmers don’t, why not just anybody can make a console game, and why full-motion video, once seen as the most desirable feature of video gaming, is now out of fashion.

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