This month, Matt Sakey writes about the role of the games academic and why scholars are important to the industry:
The fact of the matter is that contemplative navel-gazing has led to some pretty amazing advancements in a wide selection of disciplines, which is exactly why pure scholarship exists. Simple experimentation, research and study often gives rise to discovery. If the only innovations in the world were the ones that people consciously sat down intending to produce, the world would be short quite a few innovations. Understanding and reflection breeds progress and enhancement.