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Submitted by Dailynch 1226d ago | news

Molyneux Doesn't 'Give A Damn' About Console Power

NowGamer: Peter Molyneux isn't concerned with the Xbox 720 and PS4, he's more interested in the computers in your pocket. (22 Cans, Curiosity, iPad, Next-Gen, Peter Molyneux, PS3, Xbox 360)

1upgamer99  +   1226d ago
This guy is a JOKE...I have a tablet, and smart phone. I don't want to sit and play my games on them for hours though. I still prefer to sit on my nice chair, with my 55inch 1080p full surround sound on and play my games. The really funny thing about this idiot is now he says he could care less about how powerful the consoles are, yet he was one of the first to completely rip Nintedo Wii U, and said that the console had less power than the 360 which has since then been proven completely FALSE. Fable was less than epic IMO although I respect those who do love the titles I found them to have too many glitches.
Dailynch  +   1226d ago
I think you're slightly missing the point. You can hardly call him an idiot. He's created some of the best, not to mention most ambitious, games of this gen and last. You haven't even played his latest game and you're already damning him because of a media reputation. Get over yourself, the man's a great developer.
Dovahkiin  +   1226d ago
He is a great developer, he just needs to get his act together. I.E make Fable 4 and make it amazing. He has it in him, he just needs to stick to traditional gaming values, and make it much longer than the last 2.
ZeroX9876  +   1226d ago
I played the three fables and I can tell you that he's been on decline for quite a while (my opinion).
Fable 1>Fable 2>Fable 3....
Fable 1 was a masterpiece, a model.
the rest after that, well wasn't bad per say, but I found the first Fable WAY better than the other ones.

True about him saying the wii U is not powerful enough, he just contradicted himself.
1upgamer99  +   1226d ago
I call him an idiot, because in this article he states He could care less about power of consoles, yet tore Nintendo a new one three months ago for Wii U being "Under Powered" even though He had not worked on it and the specs were not released and since then It has been shown the Wii U is more powerful than the PS3, and in my comment I said "Fable was less than Epic IMO although I respect those who do love the Titles"
rodiabloalmeida  +   1226d ago
Nobody (with rare exceptions) gives a damn about what Peter Molyneux thinks about anything in todays day. Sad but true.
skyward  +   1226d ago
Now's the time to START listening to him. Developed some milestone games and is no longer under pressure to tow the corporate line. He's made small and massive games.

He's seen both sides of the industry - so his knowledge alone makes him worth listening to, even if you don't agree with what he says.
ZeroX9876  +   1226d ago
I like My games to be immersive, but no smartphone games have yet to give me that thrill most console or PC games gives me.

My main problem on tablets and smartphone are the inputs. I HATE touch screen controls like anything else. and No, putting buttons and joysticks on a touch screen is only borrowing the great controls a gamepad gives us(or keyboard and mouse for you PC gamers). for me, touch screen controls are the worse controls you could ever give to me. I want to be able to play games with fast and responsive controls.
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1upgamer99  +   1226d ago
He created 5 Fable games, 3 Black and white games, and 2 Movies games in the last 10 years. I personally didn't care for all but 3 out of 10 games....Sure in the 90's he had some GREAT games, but not so much since then, and those great games are over 12 years ago. So I feel his time of being even close to great is more than Likely over. I will try Fable 3 as I have TRIED to like the Fable games, but so far no go. Even Reviews of MOST of his games in the last decade (I did not say all) are less than great.
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skyward  +   1225d ago

yeah, and now he doesn't work at MS or on Fable - exciting times, right?
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yesmynameissumo  +   1226d ago
Or replayability or fun or cohesion or gameplay or story telling or ...
WiiUalpha  +   1226d ago
Consoles will one day fit in your pocket. Most people here seem to be under the impression when people talk about mobile devices taking over that they are taking over in their current state. That is not the case at all. One day they will have proper buttons and one day will have the power to make great games.

BTW they don't need to be powerful to make good games. Good games have been made since the start of video games and we didnt have multi core processors til a few years ago. They just need a proper input method and output to a larger display and they can better compete with consoles of tomorrow.
madjedi  +   1225d ago
Right and how long will the pocket console, last on it's internal batteries.

To speak nothing of cooling or storage space, it's a cute idea, but maybe in 20 yrs it will be realistically possible. Because you need completely different components vs todays, current pc setup using old technology.

Oh yeah it has to be $300-400 at max. You know it's alot easier to misplace something like a ds or psp than a ps3 or 360. Just because you can make it a pocket size, isn't always a good thing.

20 yrs from now you will still likely see dedicated gaming pcs, and consoles that aren't iphones/pads. That is assuming we are able to overcome certain hurdles.

Sorry we aren't seeing quantum computers for regular consumer use anytime shortly after their construction.
WiiUalpha  +   1225d ago
Where in my post did I claim it was coming soon? One day does not mean one day soon. Yes there are hurdles to overcome but they will overcome them.

I had to laugh at the part about needing completely different parts for pocket consoles than we use for PC.. What exactly do you think a smart phone is?

Again you are limiting yourself by thinking along todays standards for something that just isnt possible today but will be soon. A computer at one point took up an entire room and now we have calculaters that can fit in your pocket and run circles around those first PC and that was just in 50 or so years. No telling what will happen in the next 20. we may wear our PC in the future, we just don't know but you cannot limit the tech of tomorrow based off the limits today.
madjedi  +   1224d ago
Your preaching to the choir buddy. It doesn't change the fact it still sounds like a stupid idea. Verses a dedicated home system.

And yet your saying hello stupid what do you think a smartphone is. It's still based off inefficient hardware that uses too much power and runs too hot for the purpose your trying to describe.

That is what needs new components, the industry needs to shift to making cooler more efficient components than just more powerful ones. Add batterys not designed for standards 10 or more years ago.

Good games and powerful consoles, are both subjective terms. But yeah, no one said it was all top end or get out.

" They just need a proper input method and output to a larger display and they can better compete with consoles of tomorrow." Right and if todays $250 consoles versus $800 iphone 5 or $600 ipad 3 is any indication, it will be a luxury of a luxury.

Look up graphene being used in electronics or better yet read michio kaku's physic's of the future(i believe), it provides a glimpse of some future technologies we could one day see.

Not interested in a all digital wireless future atm, check back in 15-20 yrs
WiiUalpha  +   1223d ago
You are trying to justify how things will work tomorrow by how they work today... I tried to make it plan and simple in my first post that I was talking about in the FUTURE.
Obviously you are too limited to be able to comprehend what is being said. I will try one last time but I have a feeling any argument you come back will still be based off of tech limits today without the ability to understand those limits wont be there 10-20 years from now. Just like how Smart phones were not possible 20 years ago...

"Not interested in a all digital wireless future atm, check back in 15-20 yrs" Again in your ignorance you for what ever reason cannot comprehend that I am not talking about today. I am talking about 10-20 years from now and you comment back check back in 15 years... You truly do not understand what is being said at all
CaptainYesterday  +   1226d ago
If I were in his position I would care I mean it's the next generation of gaming you can still revolutionize on consoles I personally would be making games on really anything that can play games. He says he want's to play (So do I) and be connected to everything else at the same time. Okay but why exactly why do we need to play with multiple devices?I guess I can see what he's trying to say but he always seems to throw the word "revolutionize" around but does he ever know what he means? I respect that he's trying to revolutionize gaming in different ways.
FunAndGun  +   1226d ago
WTF, does this guy wake up with a recorder strapped to his mouth.
Tyre  +   1226d ago
Handhelds, Tablets etc? Get ready for an epidemic of neck hernias in the near future. No, Thanks. I give a damn about consoles. They are far more convenient and certainly the extra power is a must.
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Npugz7  +   1226d ago
Just like I don't give a Damn about him or his crappy games!
Crazay  +   1226d ago
He also doesn't give a damn about keeping his mouth shut when it comes to making comments of grandeur when referencing the games he works on as being the greatest thing since boobs were invented.

When was the last time this man actually said anything of any substance when talking about games or the industry? Fable was a decent game, Fable 2 was a slight upgrade, 3 was a total 180 in the wrong direction. They talk about these great features only to take short cuts to implement them or just out right skipping them in hopes that no one remembers.

Time to hang it up Pete.
firefly69  +   1226d ago
BS talk again!
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MacDonagh  +   1226d ago
Console power isn't important. It's the games that matter, how they perform within those limitations and how best to achieve a game's predetermined goal which is to entertain the user.
tweet75  +   1226d ago
software for a system is always more important than its power. If the software is not enjoyable and looks amazing it will fail.
DFresh  +   1225d ago
Good thing this tool is gone from console gaming.
Because of this guy Kinect is still being pushed even though it's a failure among core gamers.
mananimal  +   1225d ago
This guy is one of the Biggest Liars ever in Gaming , He a weasel & a complete JoKE. This sad attempt to re-invent himself is just the latest absurdity from him. Please, GO AWAY, nobody cares about your opinion, you have already been Exposed as a fraud, no one with a brain should take what you say seriously, but with gallons of salt pills.
Xof  +   1225d ago
Wow. So many people missing the point. Don't whine about Molyneux being a liar or a fraud.

The point is, he's a no-talent hack.

Giving him attention--like we're all doing right now--is quite literally the -only- thing keeping the guy relevant.
madjedi  +   1225d ago
Smartphones and tablets are just getting to, or just barely passing the ps3 and 360. Which are basically 7-8 yr old low-midrange pcs, and at double or higher the price of the consoles, if this pattern continues.

Dedicated consoles will still be cheaper and gaming pcs will still murder both consoles and mobile platforms. Why is this fool talking about a 2025-2035 scenario in 2012, this is the last person, who should be talking about this.

It's probably another 3-5 yrs at the earliest before they start trying to utilize pc/console components that take advantage of the various properties of graphene. That can vary greatly depending how it's constructed/materials it's used with. Even that is probably a little too optimistic.
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