Ratatouille was just about complete and it wasn't what they were after. They brought in Brad Bird who re-wrote it and did it right. If they have the creative integrity to do things like this, then I'm fully looking forward to these movies.
Pixar really do deserve people giving their projects the benefit of the doubt at least until they make a dud. Their creativity and originality have been amazing; a step above of any other studio in the industry.
Anyways... Metastream didn't take off, but it was certainly an example of it done really well with a lot of possibilities. Because it was so good, it makes me doubt as to whether it'll be cool when google does it. Metastream was awesome.
If you're good, you can always find a new job.
...by definition 95% of people don't know what it's like to be the top 5%. The truer version of this that does apply to most people is that you can typically find a job if you take the pay grade of someone with less experience. If you're a coder with 5 years experience, you'll always be able to find a job because if you're at the bottom of the barrel you're going to bump out any newbies trying to get a newbie wage paying job...
Ipod, yes. We're talking about a different market here.
really?... Apple's phone was brought out in the same way they brought out the iPod, and it seems to have had a pretty good start indeed
"Time-sinks" may not be wanted in this new wipe-my-ass world, but being punished and set back in a game is a large part of accomplishment it takes to clock the game. It's all analogous though to the people that go to the arcade with a pile of money and just continue until the game is done... they spend more money and wont have the same satisfaction of clocking it without continuing. It's a good metaphor because these "no time sink" people will spend more on games as they finish them faster.
But it's all fine as long as there are products for everyone, and that anyone looking for old-school challenges can find games like Ikaruga