quote: Popular multi-use game engines are super necessary today because of the complexity of modern hardware and game expectations. Middleware has always been a thing.
quote: It's less about human intelligence and more about waiting 8 years for a dev group to put out each piece of software with a 70% increase in price each time.
quote: I'm just as old(?) as you; but over the last few years I've found myself gravitating increasingly to indie, and often retro, games that while lacking the eye candy of AAA titles provide characters that you can relate to and stories that aren't just a rail line for the cutscenes