Awesome, Patrick has started writing good articles again. He should become a cyborg more often. (I'm only half joking). It's amazing how many people still don't even have a general sense of how much money even relatively small games take to develop.
I usually fall firmly on the "Pro-Patrick" side of things, but I really wish he would get off this feminism tear. This is all stuff we've heard before, and I'd much rather have him be writing original articles than throwing together short statements from Leigh Alexander wannabes.
I'm all for women's rights, but getting upset at every single piece of marketing with misogynistic undertones, however minor, is ridiculous.
Auctioning off these IPs individually is never a good sign. I hope Square Enix or Take Two pick up some of the more prestigious ones, since they've both done good work for the most part over the last few years.