What can I add, but that I wholeheartedly agree with this?
Especially #1. People on twitter are cooing about the new Tomb Raider, all I could think when watching that trailer is “Well, that’s gonna be a boatload of Quick Time Events. Meh.” There’s such a huge difference between empowering the player and designing the game mechanics to generate cool moments and letting the player watch the cool moments.
Peter Molyneux has revealed the first of his new companies’ projects.
Freed from the yoke of the publishers, able to exercise his full spectrum of creativity and talent, the man who at one time brought us Syndicate Wars, Dungeon Keeper, Theme Hospital and Black & White has revealed…
It seems I’m not the only one feeling disgruntled (such a lovely word, disgruntled. No more gruntles for you!). The folks at PC gamer put together this article which speaks to me, on the E3 Press conference that PC gamers deserve.
I don’t have much more to say besides yeah, fuck the mainstream, lets remake the industry in the image we want it. There’s many avenues where developers seem to be coming to the fore, seizing the limelight and dancing to their own tune. Lets celebrate these crazy, awesome fellows as they do what they do. And the journalists who stay true to the spirit of the endeavor, the joy and enthusiasm at the heart of it.
Speaking of which, there’s a Kickstarter project to bring back the Tom vs Bruce series. If you were ever lucky enough to read these back in the PC gamer days, they were hilarious. Kinda like the RPG play reports, and just as fun. Worth throwing a bob or two at. 😉