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Submitted by gulevski 799d ago | opinion piece

Warren Spector is Right: Games Need to Grow Up

"Warren Spector is a guy that is mostly known for his last job at Disney/Junction Point where he designed the Epic Mickey games of late, but he’s been around the gaming world for quite a while now and is one of the few guys that if you were to listen to someone, you’d listen to him. " | Explosion.com (D.I.C.E, Disney Epic Mickey, Heavy Rain , Journey, PC, PS3, The Walking Dead: Episode 1 "A New Day", The Walking Dead: Episode 5 "No Time Left", Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

mwjw696  +   799d ago
Warren Spector is unemployed. Only in this industry would we lissen to people that can't even make a decent game.
skyrimer  +   799d ago
says the guy that created deus ex, a game where you're are a walking hulk of killing technology that murders hundreds of bad guys along the way, how hypocritical.
Godmars290  +   799d ago
I'd be pointing to his more recent kids title actually.
contradictory  +   799d ago
gaming is not regarded as childish
as it used to be
although there are still exceptions...
three people come to my mind...

this one uber religious chick who thinks games are EeEeEVIL!! (too bad 'cuz she's really hot!)

my Dad who thinks he's spending his time much more wisely... by mostly drinking booze, but he is on retirement so yeah... just let him be...

and my grandma who thinks gaming is for children and doesn't hold any real value for anyone.

can you spot the people who haven't ever played video games? that's right. it's all of them.
ChocolateGiddyUp  +   799d ago
If crapping all over your peers is part of being a grown-up, I'll just stay immature.

http://n4g.com/news/1169576...
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Hicken  +   799d ago
It's one thing to be confident. It's even okay to be full of yourself.

But Spector has been... acting as if he's at the pinnacle or something?

Gaming will grow up when it does, IF it does. But that's assuming it's even necessary in the first place. People are very quick to look at the less mature, less serious games and take them as being the best gaming has to offer; they ignore games like Journey or Braid or the Binding of Isaac when they make such claims.

People are very good at hearing ONLY what they want to hear, and ignoring what they don't like. Confirmation bias, it's called.

Lots of that going on in gaming right now.
dvewlsh  +   798d ago
I guess he's just confirming his own theory of age and knowledge going hand-in-hand in the form of himself?

I think he's done some great stuff in his career and I'm glad that he wants to evolve, but he still has something to learn when it comes to tact.
jakmckratos  +   798d ago
Okay...so games like Sly Cooper and God of War are at the polar opposite ends of the spectrum but ae still great games..you know why Warren? They both have thoughtful and well executed stories based on what the content of the game.

You made games completely based around the thought a novel experience based around a character we all know would be a great game..but you didn't work it well..bad execution of gameplay( I mean how boring is it to have to things to do..paint or hit) and a awkward direction for a beloved character. I am a Disney FREAK and Epic Mickey lost any appeal it could have had when I saw the world you created..that's prob why you didn't have too many returning customers.
I love the idea of having lost DIsney characters come back but the controls were so awkward and the worlds were so lackluster in terms of interactivity..I hope we haven't seen the last of you or the Disney games but I just think it wasn't a good match

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