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In this latest round-up, industry notables write about taxes, grass, Scrum, education, and prices.
Here are the top blogs for the week:
This Week's Standout Expert Blogs
- The Grass Is Always Awesomer On The Other Side
If you're reading this website, you love games, and that means you probably can't wait to sign up to compete on Sony's new reality show The Tester
, where you can win "a gamer's ultimate dream job": that's right, a game playtester! But wait! Before you get too excited, Chris Stewart would like to point out some hard realities.
- Putting Your 'Call Of Duty' On Hold
Have indies and major publishers gotten their roles all confused? Is each side operating with methods better suited to the other? It's a mixed-up crazy old world we're living in, and Alan Youngblood wants to remind you to remember your place.
- The Coming Facebook Games Price War
How can a free game get more free than free?! With Facebook's new changes to application notifications, we're about to find out, courtesy of Mr. Tadgh Kelly!
- The UK Games Perspective: Tax Breaks, Digital Distribution, Education
A UK game developers walks into a bar. The bartender asks, "What'll it be, fella?" The UK game developer replied, "Video game development tax breaks."
That's not a joke or anything. It's just what I imagine must happen on a regular basis, judging by how many official statements UK trade groups release demanding tax breaks.
Probably though, in reality, the guy would just order a beer. And he'd call the bar a pub. And maybe he'd play darts or something.
- Survey: The State of Agile Scrum
Step right up! Fill out the Scrum survey, win a million dollars!
Big money! Big prizes! I love it!
Just kidding, you won't win anything. But please fill out the survey anyway - it's for an upcoming Gamasutra article.