Submitted by Seedhouse 1988d ago | news

Molyneux; "the word 'game' just seems so trivial"

The Lost Gamer writes "Peter Molyneux has discussed the future of the gaming industry, during which he reveals that he believes that the next few years will bring new titles that will change our whole perception of what a game is, as the name no longer depicts what developers are currently aiming to achieve any more." (Fable, Fable 2, Fable 3, Fable: The Lost Chapters, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

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Seedhouse  +   1988d ago
I guess the term "game" does make video games seem a little too playful - especially when related to cinematic titles such as God of War 3, Heavy Rain or Uncharted 2.
TehSuperCell  +   1987d ago
Dont forget the best of the best: Gears of War.
Father of Cinematic Video Games.
Kratos Spartan  +   1987d ago
you forgot to add /s
TehSuperCell  +   1987d ago
No sarcasm intended. Gears of War is a cinematic masterpiece that conveys true emotion in a virtual battlefield. Most have tried to copy this game, such as MGS4, UC2, GOW3, and HR, but in the end, only Gears of War remains king.
Heck, its 2 years later and it still beats the latest games.
Even its legacy receives praise (UC2, AoT)
FragGen  +   1987d ago
I respect his past work, but could we please just stop having everything that comes out of this guy's mouth reported as news here on N4G?
WildArmed  +   1987d ago
wow that much sarcasm in one comment.. I think i'm overloaded..

I love Gears, but emotion has never been a factor in it.. oh please..
scissor_runner  +   1988d ago
The truth comes out. I already knew it but it's funny to see someone say it. These companies don't want to make games any more they want to make movies, books, plays, science experiments.

The only company that still makes games is nintendo. When toys stores no longer carry game console it will be a sad day for gaming and a joyous day for interactive movies.
Bnet343  +   1987d ago
I'm going to assume that by toy stores you mean places like BestBuy and GameStop (not including online retailers like Amazon). Gaming isn't going anywhere for a long time. It's a billion dollar industry. 1983 will not be making another appearance unless something drastic happens like there isn't metal in the world to produce chipsets or something silly and out of this world.
Shadow Man  +   1987d ago
Das_Bastardion  +   1987d ago
To Mr. Peter Molyneux
the word "child molester" must be reaaaally familiar

He's even making a game about it lol

Poor xbots
Obama  +   1987d ago
His next game is "Milo vs Predator"
Das_Bastardion  +   1987d ago
nice one Mr. President

I can sumarize the spirit of the people when I grant Bubbles to you
Obama  +   1987d ago
Bubble back :D
RememberThe357  +   1987d ago
I've been thinking the same thing evver since MGS4 came out.
Video games are becoming much more than just games. They are interactive experiences. I'm sure if anyone can come up with a new catchy title for video games, Molyneux can do it. I'm interested to see if the industry will pick up on this idea.
Bnet343  +   1987d ago
Video games are becoming more than just games the same way video game consoles are becoming more than just video game consoles. Technology is getting better and better. It's just a matter of time until we're touching holograms and stuff like that.
Kratos Spartan  +   1987d ago
touching holograms?
like T&A holograms?

ablecain  +   1987d ago
I wish Peter Molyneux would quit talking and start making good games. He preaches about the glory of video games and about how great and innovative his next game will be, then produces some of the most boring games in existence. He doesn't really understand innovation.
Gamer7l  +   1987d ago
Try removing your head from your anus, and reading the article....
He's talking about games IN GENERAL....NOT just Lionhead/MGS games.
ablecain  +   1987d ago
Umm, that isn't the point, dip$hit. He talks like he is all high and mighty in the industry, and he can't even make good games.
bluem00se  +   1987d ago
Molyneux is all hype. Fable 1 was pretty great for its time, but not as good as he said it would be. Fable 2 was pretty fun, but nowhere near my expectations (that were set by his over-exaggerations). I'm not even excited for Fable 3. I'll just wait and see how it turns out when it releases.

That being said, I do kind of think we should stop calling them videogames. The word 'game' really is not the best term in this day and age, after the medium has come so far and evolved so much in the past few decades.
tunaks1  +   1987d ago
This guy is really starting to piss me off,
he and patcher should be banned from being interviewed until they have something important to say.
alphakennybody  +   1987d ago
Says the man who always promising us the ocean but end up delivering only a pond.
Redrum059  +   1987d ago
this dev is overrated, "milo will change gaming"... lol nuf said.
xaviertooth  +   1987d ago
peter only in your dreams you can achieve what kojima, naughty dogs, david cage contributed with gaming sorry you're just ordinary guy nothing special.
disposable  +   1987d ago
Not a day has gone by on N4G without reading his name somewhere.
bjornbear  +   1987d ago
game is the definition of a situation when you are encountered with numerous decisions, and need to choose, and thus suffer consequences of your actions (in a controlled environment)

it may be trivial, and "experience" could be better for some games, but its still a correct word to used

this guy is just such a romanticist it makes me sick sometimes -_-
EvilTwin  +   1987d ago
"the word 'game' just seems so trivial"
I couldn't roll my eyes harder if I tried.

They are videoGAMES. You PLAY them. Being able to dictate action onscreen is what makes a game INTERACTIVE. You don't interact with movies, you watch them. That's the point; there is SUPPOSED to be a difference.

And c'mon, "meeting" a programmed onscreen character? Sorry, that's not revolutionary. It's just another NPC with more sophisticated programming for AI.

When games are no longer games, and are just cut scenes broken up by QTE, I'll stop buying them. The trite and pretentious b.s. of some in the gaming industry is ridiculous. If they want to be movie directors, go direct movies.
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pcz  +   1986d ago
Peter Molyneux = A lot of talk
I don't listen to anything he says.

His games are pretentious and ultimately rubbish.

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