Jonathan Blow Talks “Massively Negative Experiences” on Xbox and Sony Being “Really Tremendous”

Jonathan Blow, Developer on The Witness (which is coming to PS4 first), has always been regarded as someone who speaks his mind within the industry, especially following his inclusion in Indie Game: The Movie and PSLS' hottest men in games list. - PSLS

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trevorosz1949d ago

This isn't much of a shocker with what he has been saying leading up to E3.

Gildarts1949d ago (Edited 1949d ago )

This guy is a complete tool. He's the one who said Microsoft was lying about the 300.000 servers being dedicated. Yet it was confirmed by various developers to be dedicated servers including Respawn.
Developers who have actual talent.

His new game doesn't even look decent and braid was highly overrated.

This guy is a Sony fanboy just because they have selfpublishing for indie and I don't believe anything he pulls out of his ass.

Indies had bad experiences with Sony too. And Microsoft was the one who initially came with indie games for consoles so he should be thankful.
Also Microsoft released more indie games then anyone else in the console business.

Also selfpublishing is good for Indies not for gamers. With selfpublishing crappy games can get on the marketplace. But admittedly also good ones. But without it. We are ensured that it's at least of normal to High quality.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1948d ago (Edited 1948d ago )

"This guy is a Sony fanboy just because they have selfpublishing for indie"

lol ok. Fanboyism justified imo.

Fuk xbone :)

According to amazon most people are sony fanboys.

I hope sony and nintendo dominates and xbox fails.

DRM Box + no poland luanch = sad CDPR :(.

inveni01948d ago

There's nothing wrong with being a Fanboy if you have good reason. And Microsoft is giving us a really good reason to be Sony Fanboys.

Also, why would a network need 300k servers. The dude called it a lie because it's overkill...unless you're secretly monitoring everything that bleeds through Kinect, that is...

TrendyGamers1949d ago

It sucks to hear that he (and others) had problems just trying to get their games published.

Garbanjo0011949d ago

The cool part is the indie scene is getting huge, and that means more games for us at cheaper rates, more for the indie labels, better games from indies for us. Win/win.

lastofgen1949d ago

I dug his previous game, but the amount of negativity he's spewing out toward microsoft is just getting over-the-top, imo.

TrendyGamers1949d ago

It does seem warranted though.

Enemy1949d ago

Thing is, it's not just him talking about it- it's everybody. But for some reason, when Jonathan Blow shares his side, people think he's being a fanboy. People seem to forget he was labeled a fanboy when he'd only released Braid for Xbox Live.

Everyone else is hating on Xbox One, why can't he?

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Wigriff1949d ago (Edited 1949d ago )


Except for Jonathan Blow and...

Brian Provinciano, creator of Retro City Rampage

Mike Bithell, creator of Thomas Was Alone

George Broussard, co-creator of Duke Nukem

Robert Boyd, co-creator of Breath of Death VII,
Cthulhu Saves the World, and Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3

David Frampton, creator of The Blockheads

Phil Fish, co-creator of FEZ

Markus Persson, creator of Minecraft

Tommy Refenes, co-creator of Super Meat Boy:

Zach Gage, creator of SpellTower and co-creator of Ridiculous Fishing

Tim Schafer, founder of Double Fine Productions:

Terry Cavanagh, creator of VVVVVV and Super Hexagon

And Dan Adelman, head of business development at Nintendo and manager of the eShop...

Gildarts1949d ago



supermeat boy was rejected by Sony!!. Then they got published at Microsoft and they still complain!

dolkrak1949d ago (Edited 1949d ago )

He's like the biggest MS hater in the world. Crazy when you think Braid was a 360 exclusive.

MS should fire every single suit from the Xbox division. How they could let this disaster happen is beyond me.

Monkeys would have managed the Xbox brand better.

ArtificiallyYours1949d ago

I don't think Bill himself even likes Mattrick..... Let's see the shit storm when the two meet face to face.

elhebbo161949d ago

Thats a disgrace to monkeys.

wastedcells1949d ago (Edited 1949d ago )

It's almost like Microsoft forgets what made the 360 successful. Or maybe because the 360 made them a house hold name in gaming they just don't care about the gamers that got them there and now they want Wii and TV money. Just assume gamers will buy it because they bought a 360.

medman1949d ago (Edited 1949d ago )

Games made the 360 successful. That and the fact developers didn't like coding for the PS3 so multiplats performed better on the 360. I picked up a 360 when I first laid eyes on Gears of War and Mass Effect. I picked up my PS3 when I saw MGS4 and Uncharted 2. I'll be picking up a PS4 on day one. The Xbox One will see none of my home, not because it doesn't have any games I may be interested in, but because the greedy bastards at Microsoft have bungled and fumbled with their policies toward used games and gamers in general for the next gen. There is no way I will ever support that console with the draconian policies they are attempting to implement.

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