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Nerd Fallout – In-Depth: No Female Heroes At Activision?

It doesn’t take much to stir up the bee’s nest that is the core-gamer population. Changing a beloved series game play mechanic  – NERD RAGE. Giving a game a bad review – NERD RAGE. Pointing out a social injustice in the gaming community – NERD RAGE.  Like Jacob would say, “Nerds are angry people.”

What made some gamers cry in electronic fury this time?

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Brütal Legend Postmortem—well, part of it.

I can’t afford a subscription to Game Developer Magazine, so I read partial articles on Gamasutra.  It’s still very enjoyable: Here

Game Developer Magazine’s Top 50 Developers. Nintendo and Blizzard Top List

GDM has released their list of top developers for 2009.  Nintendo is at the top of the list, with Blizzard coming in second.

Top 5:

1. Nintendo (Kyoto studio) (Mario Kart Wii, Wii Fit)
2. Blizzard Entertainment (World Of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King)
3. Ubisoft Montreal (Far Cry 2, Prince of Persia)
4. Rockstar North (Grand Theft Auto IV)
5. EA Canada (FIFA Soccer 09, NHL 09)

Check out their list to see the remaining top 20 developers taken from their full list of 50: Gamasutra.com