think_nix writes: The first debate at the Dice Summit asked this very question. Analyst Michael Pachter said, 'publishing model today is a broken system that exploits the creative talents of game developers'. Also Ars Technica quotes him again saying, 'The big publishers have mimicked the worst of Hollywood's focus on retreads and sequels'. So is the 'golden age' of gaming finally over for publishers ?
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