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I-Shaolin

Future of Gaming

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Why not add one more section in Community Interaction about the future of gaming? With technology changing everyday, things we only dreamed of in games a few years ago are now reality. I think a place where programmers could speculate what games would be like in five or tens years would be great, not to mention a place where new ideas could be formed instead of old ideas being immitated.
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The Future of Gaming (Depressing Version): More of the same...

The Future of Gameing (Not-Too-Depressing Version): Ok, there''ll be *some* innovation...

The Future of Gaming (Incredibly Optimistice Version): Woo hoo! Innovations left-and-right, no more me-too games, whole new genres being defined by a single game...

Sorry...I''m in a weird mood...


DavidRM
Samu Games
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So does that mean your going to add a section? I think it would be great if you did. Later.
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Its really a topic that can be dealt with in a lot of places we already have, where you can discuss a specific topic of innovation.

Its not much of a topic in itself for longevity. More of just a maybe-decent thread.

We try not to add many forums so that the ones we do have get used more. Having lots of topics tends to make none of them active.

-Geoff
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Geoff,

Yeah, after thinking about it, you are probably right. Initially, I was thinking about a topic where ideas could be formed and critiqued, which seemed too general for a thread. Also, topics could range from design to technology, from graphics to AI. But you are probably right, it probably wouldn''t have the longevity that a topic should have.
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Maybe this would make for a good limited time, special-topic forum (like the MS one that''s here now, the interviews one before it, etc.)

Geoff''s right though, we are REALLY reluctant to add additional forums. I have several requests for new forums that I''m currently considering; I can''t add them all.
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I can understand your reasoning behind not wanting to add a lot of topics. I think this topic would be a good discussion, but I wouldn''t expect it to last for more than a few weeks.

After I posted the last message, I thought about it being limited like the Microsoft discussion, but I didn''t want to push the issue.
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