Duke Nukem Forever man claims 'games suck', and that increased budgets and improved hardware will allow for better experiences.
He's not the Duke Nukem forever man... His company simply picked up a half-made project and tried to form it into something before releasing it. Which didn't work out as well as people were expecting, but it was still a fun game nonetheless. It's not like they could've scrapped the game and started over, so they did the best with what was given to them. Anyway, I think this generation has a suckier percentage of games than ever before. I don't think bigger budgets and better hardware will solve that though. It's not about looks or how technically sound a game is, it's about how those things are utilized to create something fun and memorable. If it were about graphics and technology I wouldn't go back to games like Chrono Trigger or Metal Gear Solid 1 and play them over and over.
I agree with you most games kind of fallow the sae old templete sightly breaking off from it with small new additions but overall there still creating grea games. Bigger budgets and better technology dosent gurantee better games but it sure dose open up more of a possibilty of there being bigger and better games. Games this gen dont suck he must of only been playing duke nukem.
One thing is to say that all games follow the same "template," the other is saying "all games suck." And/or saying "games are still in stone ages." Really? So, you call Batman: Arkham City stone age. You call Uncharted 2/3 stone age. Yeah, Okay, Mr. Pitchford. Okay!
wow... way to misquote "all games suck compared to where they could be."- Randy Pitchford He is saying that with better technology, games today will be better...not that games in general suck Fishing for hits headline
Gotta love misquoting the interviewee in order to create a sensationalist title. "Journalism," they call it.
Its called lieing , here is what they are doing in my view "3 kids were playing with a stranger" The real story : "3kids got killed by a stranger"
As far as the stone ages comment, i completely agree. Games are still looked as a childish form of entertainment no one above the age of 18 should be partaking in. It's STILL an issue for anyone to even think about making an AO game. M-rated games are still restricted even though it's intended for an audience 17/18 and older. I mean why even make an AO rating, if no store will even carry it nor will the console makers license it? Budgets still are nothing compared to movie budgets. Movie gets 20 mil and a game for the exact movie will probably only be given 9 months and 1 mil. But if that means games being $70/$80 etc. etc., I'd rather it be stuck in this "stone age"
That's not what he's saying though. He's saying that because "games suck" the industry is still in "stone age" with games like Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted 2/3, and Arkham City proving this guy wrong. I agree that the industry is in stone age to some degree, but the way he's saying it, is far different from what you're implying or saying. For example, the Japanese development community is suffering because they're not adapting with the general development community. The industry needs to change in the way games are developed. And the businessmen that run them need to take a innovative approach to games. We need new games, we need new and fresh ideas, we need new IP's, we need new brands. We can have a thousand Call of Duties, and not complain. The problem with Call of Duty, is that it's the same $#!^ every year. The worst part is, nobody can steal Call of Duty's market like EA did with BF3. The next Battlefield game is going to match equally to ANY Call of Duty title in sales. My point is, the industry hasn't matured enough for variety to take prominence. Until then, yes, it's still in stone age. The problem with Mr. Pitchford's argument is that there are a lot of games out there that screams "Quality."
Youre right, im playing rpgs from PS2 and PS1 era as in this gen there are only FPS, FPS and more fps. " I think this generation has a suckier percentage of games than ever before. I don't think bigger budgets and better hardware will solve that though" Completely right, how come that dowloadable PSN games are better than most high budget games, or how a game so old like FF 6 is much BETTER tha the PS3 FFs right now. In this generation only Uncharted is worth remembering (Mass Effect 1 and 2 qualifies too.)
You're right, he's not the "DNF man".....but his studio's crowning achievement is an insanely repetitive shooter with "a bazillion guns" and crappy interfaces. Their games are just as, if not more, stone age as so many other games this gen.
All games suck!? What games are he playing?
He's playing Duke Nukem Forever
Eww what's that smell? *sniff* Smells like Duke Nukem Forever!
It's a misquote... It's "Compared to where they could be, all games suck." Which is a lot more reasonable of a statement. It's almost the same quote that Epic said a while back...
Which games has he been playing?
Epic said games should be able to run Avatar level of graphics by now so I guess he's right.
well damn, if avatar was released recently just because technology allowed it doesn't he think that it's going to be a little longer for a game to look like it and run everything smoothly?
Clearly he hasn't played the Uncharted series. :P
I sense a great disturbance with your comment... fanboys on both sides are going to tear it apart As if millions of voices screamed in approval/outrage with what you said... however they will never be silenced http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Or Metal Gear Solid 4. GOTG
uncharted series is terrible its just a crappy press X to win game
While I would agree that the concept for Uncharted is pretty basic, it is a great series. My favorite is still the first. The second and third have tried to get to cinematic with quicktime events (which need to be removed from gaming). overall though, Uncharted has done wonders for story based games this generation. I just wish they would stick with Single player. Multiplayer does NOT need to be added to every game.
Weak, you could say that about any game.
X is to jump... mr trolololol
If youre gonna troll do a better job than that
I tend to think you need to press a lot of buttons to beat an Uncharted game. Mostly L1 and R1. Also, throw a little square in there every once in a while and you'll do pretty good.
Xenoblade is one of the greatest Jrpg's ever developed.
Naw, it's good but it's not as good as the reviews are saying...imo
In this gen yes but FF 6, crono Trigger, Xenosaga. Persona can still kick Xenoblade ass.
He. Needs. To. Shut. Up.
Exactly no wonder his game keeps getting delayed.
He's a visionary. Reread his comment.
Itagaki trash-talks better than this guy.
And increasing budgets means we would have to pay more. Now I am not sure but at the moment games are expensive. I particularly do not want to pay more considering the games I have played offer a great experience.
"Can you imagine how awesome it's going to be when we can make a billion dollar game". Money does not mean quality, you can make great games with a small budget. Proof is the variety of the indie scene. Only creativity and fun matter.
I agree with that look at sw: the old republic.
<Proof is the variety of the indie scene.> Or even some of the Japanese-developed games this generation.
try tell that to Naughty Dogs, Santa Monica Studios and Guerrilla Games LOL.
No , hes saying the truth , with better tech they could have made there games. Better , you people wont understand this until you see it by yourself Here is an example of what i mean , its like comparing old movies ( black and white ) to Avatar
Can we please report this story? I'm not a contributor, so I can't. It's just flame bait.
i sort of agree with this guy because every game thats come out has been good or underwhelming not anything more than that like take mp3 for example the single player campaign was good but it wasnt amazing and the multiplayer was just outright average
OK I wouldn't go as far as to say all games suck but there has obviously been a decline in the quality of gaming over the last few years and the kind of garbage gamers accept as a 'good' game. This is definitely not the the golden age of gaming from the Nintendo,Sega and PlayStation days where game companies were not afraid to do some thing radical and where more open minded. Now it's 'this and that game number 3 and they just add on a few extras fine tune the graphics a little and toss it to rabid fanboys who can't see the difference.For example the Jak series completely changed the whole tone of the original game. You won't see many people taking risks like that these days.
Gearbox have not made a single decent game IMO & somehow seem to have raised the bar well beyond their station since half life blue shift which again was meh. They must have something planned for E3 because all of a sudden they seem to be making alot of ridiculous attention grabbing statements. Although I do agree that the gaming industry is in a very childish infant state at the moment & doesnt want to grow up.
I don't think I would even want to see the game that makes demon's souls or mgs "suck"... Because I think I would be too addicted to even care about life. If there were games that made the most incredible games I've ever played sucked, I would probably get addicted and play games and do nothing else.
@ carlosX360 the next battlefield game will match ANY call od futy in sales? *sigh* my friend, what are you willing to bet on that?
That guy is crazy stone age that game aliens colonial marines is like from 2006 when i seen it i had felling i am watching Fear 2
lmao wtf randy
Well, he's certainly not helping
id agree if it werent for the elder scrolls, batman, fallout, dead space and assasins creed series i probably would still be playing snes because other than those series theres only a few good games here and there imo.
Sure, I understand that the comment was taken out of context for the sake of hits, but I still don't quite agree. I mean, yes, games would be better with bigger budgets and better hardware(generally speaking), but that's a given.
Randy Pitchford should not be remembered as "Duke Nukem Forever man." It's downright false. "Borderlands man," more like.
I think someone is taking quotes out of context here. We need some new gamers/innovators to step it up and deliver some unique experiences that break the horrible conventions that developers and publishers are blindly following today. You don't need the latest and greatest graphics to make a standout game. Hell, just stop releasing paid DLC that's already on the disc or releasing buggy/unplayable games and I'll be happy. And stop making games so damn easy. Normal should be normal and hard shouldn't be a guaranteed completion. When you lower the standards, everyone loses.
Speaking of game difficulty. I found Max Payne 3 to be pretty damn hard even on Normal. I got so frustrated that I put it on Easy just to finish the damn game. I think most games being really easy on Normal has kind of spoiled me. So playing Max Payne 3 was quite the eye-opener. I'm on my Normal play-through now and it's a little bit easier since I know how to play it better, but it's still quite challenging.
yeah. I think it's also a little more difficult because MP series seems like it has always been optimal with PC controls as opposed to controller. Then again it could be that I just don't like the PS3's analogs for shooters. Sadly nobody (including Sony) has released a decent controller without deadzones that mimics the Xbox controller and i'm not buying another system by microsoft until they can make one that's more stable/reliable. Using more cover more often and shoot dodge makes MP3 easy enough tho.
big budgets and high tech? minecraft. enough said.
Game developers and publishers can't afford to make a new game IP most of the time. If a company is going to spend millions of dollars making a game, they better be certain it's going to sell and it's harder to sell a new IP than to slap a 2 or 3 on the end and call it a day. It sucks that this generation has been all about Call of Duty though. It's seriously so hard to get my brother to play anything else. He's been playing the SAME game (with different titles) for 4 years now! How many different ways can you shoot another virtual person? In the meantime, I've been play a huge variety of games... Uncharted, Infamous, God of War, Prototype, GTA, various PSN sidescrollers, Max Payne, Silent Hill, Skate.... the list goes on. I like a little bit of everything and it keeps everything interesting. I just think there are too many Call of Duty clones out there and everyone's afraid of trying something different for the fear of not selling well.
Big Budget means the publisher requires bigger profits and the easist way to get big profits is to make the game appeal to as many people as possible, which makes a game crap in my opinion. You'll end up have easy games with sex'd up themes and cheap storylines. Dragon Age: Origins went from a hardcore RPG strategy into Dragon Age II which tried to pull a bigger audience by sacrificing the hardcore elements and sexing up the game. Bigger budget make publishers less likely to invest in new and different ideas, whos going to gamble alot of money on something that may not work. Perfect example is SWTOR which copied most of its game style from World of Warcraft, EA would never fund Bioware to make something truely creative and risky. I personally feel guilty when funding Games companys to keep making the same game over and over by purchasing games like Call of duty. But in the end the blame resets with ourselfs for enabling these companys by being careless about our investments.
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