Quote of the Moment: Art vs. Commerce

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"You don't need a game designer, they will only argue with you. You already have the formula. That is why you see so many of the same games - it's a fish game that's doing well, so let's have another fish game. You have to win the analytics war."

-Journalist, designer and writer Gary Whitta analyzes the social games market somewhat cynically

"I will retire before I have to make a game based on analytics or market share. I will go open a bookstore. Sales are not the only thing that matter. If I got data that said one thing and I believed in my heart of hearts in another, I would screw the data and ignore it."

-Legendary game designer Warren Spector's artistic soul rebels against market constraints

[Both quotes as reported by the BBC]
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