Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 14:18 UTC
Games "Why has the SimCity story gone away? It's a good question. And the answer for it reveals much about how both the games industry, and the games journalism industry, work." Telling - not just for the game journalism, but all of it. As a sidenote, you can always rely on Rock Paper Shotgun to bring the best gaming news. Under-appreciated gem of online news reporting.
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The story isn't about a game flop. It's about how a big company designed a product, engineered a control network and wove it around that product. It's about how a big company lied about how its product worked. It's about how a company manages an expected crisis when it's not bounded by laws or ethics.

It's a lesson on manipulation.

(BTW, this is how the Spanish ruling party handles its crisis, too)

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