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It shouldn't matter to you how many copies a game sells

Fighting our baser urges

When a film comes out by a writer or director I like, I find myself visiting Box Office Mojo a few weeks later to see how much money it made. I do this often for films I never get round to seeing; I feel invested in the success of the creators I like even if I'm not supporting them myself or invested enough to watch their work.

Yet I think the conflation of what's popular with what's good has a negative impact on all creative industries, and our fascination with business success is part of that.

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Graham Smith: Rock Paper Shotgun's former editor-in-chief and current corporate dad. Also, he continues to write evening news posts for some reason.
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