Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Burn baby burn

Burn (bûrn) n. - In the game industry, in reference to developers. Describes a period of intense development work hours, usually prior to a milestone or launch. Often this does not include overtime or any additional compensation.

Burned (bûrnd) n. - In the game industry, in reference to publishers. Describes the state upon settling a lawsuit, brought about by over-excessive developer burn, for $15.6 million. First known use to describe Electronic Arts, then applied to SOE.

LA Times article here. (not sure how long link will be valid)

Inside Joke:
Burns (bûrns) n. - In Delaware, used to describe a duo of nerdy brothers. May also be used to describe itchy sensation after significant exposure to these brothers.

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