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Challenging misconceptions of the games industry – the FT

By on April 2, 2009
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I read an article in the FT on the Square/Eidos merger that started “Unloved by investors, demonised by the tabloids, sidelined by the government but adored by teenage boys”.

It was sufficiently cliched that I was upset, and decided to write to the FT about it.

My points:

In essence, I want to refute the suggestions that games are only for teenage boys.

(To be fair to the FT journalists who wrote this article, they have written frequently and supportively about the games industry; I don’t think that this article represents the line that the FT takes about the games industry, although the same is not true for many of the other mainstream news outlets)

You can read the letter in full on the Financial Times Letters page.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: thecurveonline.com