Re: Game development funded by customers?
It's a cool idea for indy projects, and in that realm it has already been done, many time. For larger budget projects it would be very hard to obtain the budgets big games need, and thus we would have less big budget amazing games.
That said, with the (mostly) positive feelings toward Valve and their Steam setup, they are the best company to try it and get a positive return. I still think it would fail though, for the most part.
I gots one of them high powered gaming computers with an EVGA GTX 480 video thingy and a Q9550 processing device and also one of them Windows 7 64 operating programs with 4GB of some Corsair 1033 DDR2 ram.
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