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El33tonline Editorial: Developers are gamers at heart – insight into a few things we should keep in mind

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I’ve been aware just how cynical and hard to please the videogame crowd (present company mostly excluded) is for a while now. Since becoming a member of the industry as a journalist and being a gamer myself, this awareness has deepened into an understanding of sorts.

When you’re a gamer I believe it’s easy to be critical of developers for two reasons. Firstly, games are not cheap, you’ve spent your hard earned cash on this title and you feel you have the right to complain if you’re not happy. Secondly, you’re probably quite isolated from game development, you may have watched developer interviews, read about games and even feel you’re qualified because you play games, but the reality is that you’re pretty far removed because you’ve never actually met the developers.

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