Games: More like movies?

In a recent episode of X-Play, a gentleman from was commenting on why games are tough to make – unlike movies, you often have to re-invent at least part of your technology from the start.  If you've worked in games (or programming) you know that's not strictly true – there are many development tools – but game development certainly requires a lot of work and a lot of invention if not re-invention.

As I noted that's not strictly true that gaming requires re-invention of technology.  It's less true over time, and I think that can signal a shift in gaming.

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