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AllLinuxDevices: Editor's Note: Closing The Ranks Around Pikachu

Oct 31, 2000, 12:47 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Reichard)

"...I am skeptical of Indrema, much like I'm skeptical of anything Open Source trying to enter an arena where Open Source principles probably won't make a difference. My son Sean isn't what Indrema considers to be a hardcore gamer: he's too young and doesn't spend enough money on gaming."

"But he shares one thing with what Indrema considers to be the hardcore gamer: he's not tied to platforms, but rather to individual games. Though Sean has ventured into the world of non-Pokemon games, he's soon bored and he ends up returning to his Pokemon games."

"On the one hand, you would think that it's good that hardcore gamers are ties to games and not to platforms, because in theory it would give Indrema more of an level playing field when it attempts to go after Nintendo, Sega, Sony, and Microsoft. But just the opposite is true: the serious games developers know what platforms work best for them, and they're already tied to platforms. Currently, the process of developing games is highly secretive and the antithesis of Open Source."

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