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Can the Video Game Industry Really Grow Up?

on Monday, Apr. 8th

Penny Arcade Report’s Ben Kuchera takes a much circulated eulogy of the recently shuttered LucasArts game studio as a chance to reflect on the arrested development of gaming culture.

I’ve talked to too many people in this industry to wonder why so many of our games feel adolescent; many of the artists who make the games are given a job, they begin to live at the studio, the hours grow long, they cease to grow as human beings, and they’re stuck with the same influences, passions, and sense of humor they had as a teenager. This may not have happened at LucasArts, as the men and women in these images may have paid the cost gladly or had a richer home life than is hinted at in the euology, but it’s a problem in modern, AAA game development.

Another great read by Kuchera.

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