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GDC: "The web is kicking the console industry's ass", says Koster

Here. Looks like an exclusive quote from Dave Perry's lunch in SF last week.

"That's an upheaval because right now retail PC [gaming] is in dire straits," said Raph Koster, designer of Ultima Online and Star Wars: Galaxies. "There are some exceptions but overall you look at audience reach, quantity of games made and creativity of games, and the web is kicking the console industry's ass."

He added: "I actually think Flash is the next-gen console in a lot of ways. It's pointing the way to the future more-so than the current generations of hardware, precisely because it is well on its way to becoming completely ubiquitous."

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