It's good to be Canadian.
Philip Catshill - ?"Hang on hang on.... I have just registered and tried to download my own book, But the site tells me the Book CANNOT BE BORROWED - ONLY BOUGHT
I don't think this moron realizes that his book isn't available for borrowing because it's a piece of shit and nobody bought it to lend it out. Well, considering his inability to write proper English, I'm not surprised.
Development costs. 100 people working for 2 yeras isn't cheap.
You've gone on to list other things that aren't relevant in the least. He was saying that development is what costs a fortune, and it doesn't (even if you double their pay, and I know they don't get paid that much). Ignoring the small cost of development, if you look at how much money is made from a single game, all of the other costs still don't add up to a loss. Companies like EA wouldn't exist if they were losing money on every game. Small companies that sell only in the thousands of tens of thousands of units wouldn't be making games if they were only making losses on every game.
I judge a religion as being good or bad based on whether its adherents become better people as a result of practicing it. - Joe Mullally, computer salesman