monkeys don't design the games. hard working people that want nothing more than to provide an immersive experience to players, design and make games. the monkeys that i think you are speaking about actually work for publishing companies. people who design and actually make games only get paid a set salary. however, the monkeys working at publishers get royalties for each copy of a game sold. and publishers are the ones that impose restrictions and "rules" for what can and can not be included in a game since they are the ones who pay the developer companies.