Is its lawyer?
Gamers With Jobs, a site some of us patronize and where we have forum friends, runs a weekly podcast on the state of the gaming industry and whatever else may interest them. Last week's podcast featured an interview with John Carmack, of id / Doom / Quake / graphics engine fame. Not the "make you his bitch" playmate-dating John Romero, also of id fame. This is the serious, sensible John from id. The one who didn't bankrupt himself, or at least his credibility, by making Daikatana.
Carmack has a lot to say about the state of the industry, the peril of patent trolls, and its overlawyerization. If you believe that the industry as a whole is in decline, well, we don't care overmuch, as we're lawyers and we're going to hell for much greater sins, but you can blame us for this too.
Via Dubious Quality.