What Games Are: Games Need Their Nielsens

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http://techcrunch.com – Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a game designer with 20 years experience. He is the creator of leading game design blog What Games Are, and consults for many companies on game design and development. You can follow him on Twitter here. In the age of better metrics for games, some developers take it too far and let the numbers make their creative decisions. This generally leads to trouble. However one of the better aspects of metrics is the idea that you can assess the overall performance of your game against someone else’s. You can know how well you’re really doing, or at least you (IT news)