Submitted by Foolsjoker 620d ago | opinion piece

Ted Price Asks DR: What is the Biggest Problem in the Games Industry?

Welcome to a Daily Reaction special by Dan Oravasaari and Sebastian Moss where we bring on an established developer to come interview us. With the growing success of the daily feature, and the overwhelming response from fans, developers have now started to join in with the discussion and pose your favorite critics some hard hitting questions.

Ted Price, Founder and CEO of Insomniac Games – the studio behind the PlayStation exclusive Resistance and Ratchet & Clank franchises, as well as the upcoming multiplatform game Fuse – asks: (Fuse, Industry, Insomniac Games, PS3, PS4, Ted Price, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

doctorstrange  +   620d ago
Oh god, so many things.

Side note: Anyone else want Ted Price to host a chat show?

Ok... just me then.
Foolsjoker  +   620d ago
I would totally watch that, but I still think he should have taken over for Bob Barker and started the Ted Price is Right.
ltachiUchiha  +   620d ago
Lol he does look like he can have his own show. I think the problem with the gaming industry nowadays is alot of devs are just looking for a quick way to make more money and forgetting about innovative games. Its not their fault but its big publishers who force these smaller devs to create something more mainstream then just try to be creative and make something new which is a gamble & is understandable why some wont try an be creative. For me if a publisher has billions to back themselves up, they should be the ones taking the risks instead of smaller publishers.
TrendyGamers  +   620d ago
Ted Price is Always Right - A show where Ted Price is asked questions and no matter what, he's always right.
Majin-vegeta  +   620d ago
Hah and people still dont think cod is bad for the industry.
Foolsjoker  +   620d ago
Are you saying CoD is good for the industry?
admiralvic  +   620d ago
Like it or not, it is bringing a diverse group of people into gaming, so it's not a completely evil game. So at the very least, gaming isn't viewed as the nerdy hobby it was 10+ years ago.
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Foolsjoker  +   620d ago
I really don't know if CoD is the example we want to use to show the world what gaming is really about.
MysticStrummer  +   620d ago
"gaming isn't viewed as the nerdy hobby it was 10+ years ago."

True but that's despite Call of Duty, not because of it.

OT - Biggest problem for me is devs copying successful games trying to increase sales of their own, instead of being original and creative or instead of keeping a game true to it's roots.

I'm sure many would say Day One DLC, Season Passes, and other similar money grabs, but we have allowed those things to happen. We can stop them too, but it will take a group effort and we'll have to pass on some good games.
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dbjj12088  +   620d ago
Pretty cool of Ted to break from Fuse and interact with the fans.
decimalator  +   620d ago
doctorstrange is the biggest problem facing the games industry. well, that and a fear of rocking the boat that gives us an endless stream of the same games over and over. But mostly doctorstrange.
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doctorstrange  +   620d ago
I demand that immediate action is taken against this menace
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ylwzx3  +   620d ago
Lets see...Compared to 10+ years ago... Games are dummbed down... you can regen health by standing still, DLC abuse, I can go on and on.
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ceballos77mx  +   620d ago
100% agree with you, I miss looking all over the stages for a healthpack before going into the next area.
And lets not forget the preorder crap and timed exclusive junk, I feel like I'm only buying not even half of the damn game.
shivvy24  +   620d ago
Resistance 3 uses health bar instead of regen, and it was pulled off great !
Bonerboy  +   620d ago
1. The endless spoon-feeding of training wheels and hand-holding due to the dev's and publishers misguided belief that gamers are morons, albeit a lot are morons.
2. The endless fucking gouge for DLC of all kinds. I dont and WONT buy their extra garbage after shelling out 50-60 bucks in some weak attempt to buff up their mediocre game. In principle alone, I just wont do it. (I wave my penis in their general direction.)
3. The endless bounty of complete morons and "I just gotta have it" brats who ceaselessly submit and drop to their knees ready to suckle down on some companies shitty DLC and in doing so give the message to said companies (we gamers love getting soaked, here's my CC# just let me drop my pants for you... and, go.) to soak gamers for every red cent they can. Its getting worse with every new release.
4. Fanboys pernicious nonsense about, well everything. Good god what an embarrassment.
5. This industry needs a good crash to smarten up all of these S.O.Bs, and a complete restructuring to boot.

I could complain and bitch with the best of them and go on all night in fact but I'll save you all from such things and walk away.
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ILive  +   620d ago
Dude, that was hilarious! You make excellent points.
ginsunuva  +   620d ago
Stoppokingme  +   620d ago
The problem with the industry is the industry itself, to a certain degree.

Gaming is very lucrative now, it's surpassed Hollywood and the music industry in terms of earnings. And when money is involved people are going to cash in.

And when there's a lot of cash there's a lot of risk. Some games cost as much as a hollywood blockbuster to develop, and so these games need to sell plenty of copies for the Devs and Publishers to break even.

That's how we end up with franchises like CoD. People complain that nothing changes between each release, However changes also carry a risk. If you change a game too much, players could revolt, sales could suffer, and millions of dollars could be lost.

And that's the problem. Gaming has become a cut throat business, just like any other. Making money has come first.
DFresh  +   619d ago
Greed and Control is making the games industry lack luster.
-Greed: DLC/Online Passes/Season Passes/Pre-Order DLC/etc.
-Control: DRM/Always Online/Requires an Internet connection to play/etc.
(While I understand it's a business I still believe there are better ways to make money without screwing over the players. Free 2 Play is a good model option for starters.)
MasterD919  +   619d ago
BitbyDeath  +   619d ago
Too many shooters

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