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Gaming the System

Success in game development and knowing when to quit landed PopCap $22.5 million.

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Gaming the System

John Vechey has more than 240 employees, and sometimes he has to crush their souls. The affable co-founder of PopCap Games isn't heartless, it's just that for PopCap to be the "Pixar of the gaming world"--continuing to produce multiplatform hits such as the blockbuster Bejeweled, which has sold more than 25 million copies--you have to cancel a lot of projects that don't measure up, even if staffers have been devoted to them for a long time.

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