video game development

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A History Of Shareware, Demos And Covertapes

Back before YouTube and Twitch and always online DRM, developers needed more effective ways of marketing than just relying on word of mouth. This resulted in shareware, demos and demo discs, free slices of playable content that spawned one of the most interesting phases in the gaming.

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CD Projekt staff furious at bosses over Cyberpunk 2077 launch

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 18 December 2020 17:12 GMT Employees are angry at how they have been treated and what the game’s release might have done to the studio’s reputation.Polish games firm CD Projekt is facing fury from its own staff over its recently-launched Cyberpunk 2077.That’s according to Bloomberg, which reports that the firm’s board was met with employees frustrated about the state of the game in a video meeting held yesterday (Thursday, December 17). CD Projekt management faced questions about the company’s reputation, the unrealistic deadlines that were set for development as well as the long periods of crunch…