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Old 3rd March, 2009, 06:57 PM
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Considering some of the games we have seen this should come as no surprise!

If you've got what it takes...Please improve Gaming in the western world!! ":O}
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Here's the thing:

They want to complain that they haven't got any talent available, but the talent they DO have access to, they think they can pay the same $5/day they pay to the Indian programmers.

Well, as a friend of mine was fond of saying "You pay peanuts, you get monkeys". If you are satisfied with monkey-poo as your end product, then that is a viable business plan. Otherwise, well........notsomuch.
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I don't suppose EA's poor record with treatment of staff has helped any.

In the UK, a C++ programmer could work in Finance or Pharmaceuticals for £100K p.a., or in Games Dev for £50K p.a.

They need to understand that no-one wants to take a pay-drop like that, even if it is fun.
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...Especially while they watch the suits rake in Multi, multi Milllons off their work....some times for years!
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