“Whereas Data Design just makes bad games, Phoenix makes complete garbage, including barely interactive, sub-CDI-level, copyright-infringing animated movies with voice acting from whoever happened to walk by. Phoenix’s games are the very definition of “shovelware.”—Phoenix Games publishing for Wii: be afraid - Nintendo Wii Fanboy
I get the feeling that a disturbing percentage of funded startups in the Bay Area that don’t have a clue are simply playing “business” where titles are thrown around to make people feel important. Remember when you used to act like grown ups as a kid? Now imagine the same scenario except millions of dollars are involved and stock options of no value are distributed like privileged monopoly dollars. That’s Silicon Valley for you.
“Ballmer said he loved when his rivals merged, because whenever the also-rans in any market start teaming up they might as well be waving a white flag. Because it’s over. You’ve beaten them. You’ve driven them to despair. They haven’t been able to beat you on their own; there’s no way they’ll do it together.”—The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Monkey Boy’s three-legged race