Ted Price of Insomniac Games comments on the article taking his words out of context, and the future of the game industry.
I hope everyone read's the whole article before their comments. Good and True Read.
N4G is the website that helps super-size all these other, community driven websites. http://n4g.com/news/628715/... This is the article that Ted was upset about. Basically the site misquoted/implied one thing while Ted meant another. It's come to the point that anything and everything posted by the media/game developers gets ruined by the community-driven amateur websites that tend to get a lot of attention because of N4G's ability to promote these sites. All it takes is 10 approvals for a site to get onto the front page. All it takes is a guy running his website and at most 10 of his buddies to approve of his article. It's a very irresponsible means to get traffic on a site. These sites are made up gamers just like us who have no real credentials to even run a gaming site (not that one even exists). They also get away without consequence most of the time. It's funny that we give so much power to these sites. They end up going all the way to guys like Ted. It's also our faults for not reading articles or basing opinions on headlines without properly reading titles. Unfortunately this is what a majority seem to do, I myself am guilty of reading just headlines, though I try not to make an opinion of it without reading the whole thing first. I think Ted's upset because he got painted as a little arrogant. He clarifies and gives props to the other Sony devs because in the original article he sounds like he is saying his team is the best, which would obviously paint him in a negative way.
It's true I think 1 of every 30 posts on this gaming news site actually counts as gaming news. 1 of every 50 is a good read lol
“First and foremost, I think we have a world-class engine team,” Ted Price, Insomniac Games boss told EGM magazine in a recent interview. “In particular, they focus heavily on using the PS3′s SPUs more effectively (in my opinion) than anyone else in the business.” Later adding: “However, we spent a lot of time going back and reworking systems we had just barely finished in time for the PS3 launch. Whenever you have a chance to revisit tech, it’s a great opportunity to improve things,” Price continued, “basically everything got a facelift and it allowed us to do more with our visuals, audio and gameplay.”
It's way worse than 1-in-50 for good reads. I only see a few good reads a month around here. There probably won't be another one to come along after this for at least a week. - - - The thing that makes N4G thrive is ultimately its downfall. There is very little restriction to what gets submitted and approved around here. Users who continuously submit and approve nonsense are not punished, and sources that promote and rely on tabloidesque coverage of the industry are not blocked. I think HHG is the perfect poster boy for this. He is N4G's monster. Created by this site, his videos consistently top the last one in absurdity and always receive swift approval by loyal lackeys moments after submission. Yet this has been going on for well over a year, maybe even two. Edit - Looking back on the submission Ted Price is talking about, I'm not surprised at all about its source, GamesThirst. That also explains why Movements is here defending, since he runs that heap. I've wanted that site to be banned from here for a long time, and for awhile I thought they were. Malware warnings on the few occasions when I actually clicked the source leading there, and a constant "thirst" for twisting reality until it yields a nice headline for hitbaiting.
I knew it would be your pathetic excuse for a website. You should be ashamed of yourself, your site posts nothing but plagiarised, misquoted, flamebait cr*p.
@Movements The article said "Insomniac: No One Can Handle the PS3 Like We Do" Did he actually say that? I couldn't exactly find it in the article, maybe it was in the 7 page interview? Ted says this: "The article extracted two sentences from a seven-page interview I had done with Tom Russo for EGM and used them to manufacture a story about Insomniac’s (and my) sense of self-superiority...Our goal is to make games people love, not to crow about how awesome we think we are."" He wouldn't care, but he says the article got a lot of attention (no doubt because N4G helped it to, this is the double edge sword of this site after all). Some N4G members in the comment section justified it by praising Insomniac. Others said that he forgot Naughty Dog, Zipper, Sucker Punch, etc. He doesn't want to be seen the way the original article headline made him seem out to be. He felt like he was quote mined and I can understand why.
"Our goal is to make games people love, not to crow about how awesome we think we are, thats Epics job"
And he is right on all levels. 1) Game media should be more concerned with accuracy than hits. 2) World-wide Game Media need to focus on issues that matter to the health of the industry rather than fueling fanboy rants. 3) The level of Censorship Ted mentions is the opposite of Freedom of speech. The motion is un-American. Why is it okay to turn video games into a restricted commodity (aka tobacco, alcohol, gambling) and leave all other entertainment media (books, movies, television, etc...) free to produce as desired?
ted is pissed that all the comments said yeah Naughty Dog and Guerilla can lmao! joking, he is actually pissed because he has no power on n4g and aron greenburg can delete and edit whatever he likes.
Nothing like this existed during the Nintendo, Sega & Sony Era. There was honor among the Japanese. Microsoft brought this whole sensationalism & intrigue crap. Soon this crap will end. Microsoft is going down.
the gaming media this generation has sunk to all new lows. it's rare that you actually get gaming news on this site.
you won't see Insomniac claiming they make the "definitive" FPS. He does make a good point about censorship too. The same idiots who are clamoring for censorship by the government to get the government to do what parents are supposed to do are the same ones who are clamoring for "smaller government." Sadly, we live in a time when people are so stupid that they have both beliefs without realizing the contradiction.
I bet someone will make an article like "Ted Price attacks media, blames them for censorship law" or some crap like that.
Well you just gave them a idea.
oops, my bad.
Ted is awesome.
What!? Tweets are totally news!! David Jaffe just took a dump!! Quick, someone write a story about it!! Wait!! Kojima-san just said he had a cheeseburger instead of Sushi!! STOP THE PRESSES!!
Kojima-san doesn't eat human food.
He didn't say it was beef. It was tofu.
Hope that the law of censorship isn't passed... even if it is just in California.
If it does, it'll be the gateway towards true censorship of everything. Then it's bye bye freedom of speech.
I use to think it could never happen... but these days anything is possible. It's very possible the U.S. could also be seeing a Internet Restriction the like of China's as well. But while similar is a whole other bag of crap. Games should not be treated any differently than Movies, TV or Books. In fact if anything they should be given more slack as TV and Movies are instant and direct entertainment while books and games take effort to experience. Everyone should participate in the revoking of this attempt at restricting our freedoms in such a unfair and biased way with whatever means available.
TP.. a true professional in the industry... glad he bitsch slapped the lame site and loser author for being incorrect I so wish there were better screening of articles on this site... totally wrong sensationalized headings, aimed at getting clicks..... those authors AND approvers should be dealt with.. start banning sites that have wrong headlines and warn approvers.... I know it takes resources
Games journalism is a joke. That's all I came to say.
Kinda sad the original, sensationalist and FAKE story gets more attention than the truth. More proof N4G is crap.
Maybe the poster should change the title to "Insomniac Games Pissed Off" or "Top Ten Man Boobs"?
lol. Unfortunately we all know what will get more hits on N4G >.<
LOL. The top ten list would make it the hottest news on the site.
the fact of the matter is Ted is a top notch guy and he went beyond defending himself in his write up. this is an issue that will effect all people who play games so unless all you want is shovel ware you need to get involved do I think kids should be playing some of these games ( honestly that is up to their parents anything beyond that is opnion). the goverment is there to protect us from harm not to make everyone else be parents ( which is what this law entails) come on games don't give you cancer or impair judgement if anyone needs to be fined it needs to be parents who hand their kids cash and then get pissed when they find out what their kids are playing. the funny thing is that the parents that are going to care the most are probably already policing their children's games this is the right wing attempt to force their values on us all !
this article.... What I got out of this read is that this law being pushed up to the Supreme court will affect all fanboys of PS3, Wii, 360. Say you can't buy God of War 3 b/c it's too bloody, or Gears of War 3 b/c it's too violent. This ruling will effect ALL gamers at every age. This is something that should be getting more press and gamers need to unite together and stop this cow-dung legislature.
Brilliant article there from Ted. He sets the record straight which is awesome. What is more impressive is what he said about that law they are trying to pass. He is also 110% correct that game sites right now should be focusing on issues like this and not how many more pixels the 360 version of a game has over the PS3 version or vice versa. Round of applause for Ted Price and here's hoping game sites take up the challenge.
Way to go Ted, class act. And may I say, from the second I read the headline I knew it wasn't Ted. And since I actually went on to read the article I saw I was right, even the original article showed his comment and the title didnt match up. I say we stop using the words gaming and journalism in the same sentence.
Ted Price is pretty much the person i want leading all gaming on issues like this. Hes awesome in every respect. Kick some ass Ted, all gamers are behind you!
Ted nailed it, we read about bs all the time yet our entertainment industry is on jeopardy. Lets do some productive work gamers, start a petition, write mail to MP.
Did anyone read about the new law?. WTF?. Why are game sites and game journalist not talking about this?. Why is everyone in the industry not talking about this?. WTF?. As for the subject matter itself. Even if Ted said what those sites said he said. I would still agree with him. Insomanics are the pioneers of PS3 dev and they know alot if not most about PS3 dev. Not that it mattered but Ted has always been one of the true gentalmen in gaming and always looks out for the gaming industry. Instead of blasting the gaming media that misquoted him. He tries to focus their attention on more important matters like this new law. Teds knows how powerful we are and especially those with these sites that misquoted him and he wants them to focus on these issues for the greater good of the gaming industry. Ted is really is God send for the gaming industry. Ted Price for President.
Which version of a game has the most pixeks and an extra 3 FPS during 3 separate occasions in an 8 hour game is WAAAAYYYY more important man. Generates more fanboy filled hatred hits too. Good journalism is for the birds!
Greg Brady is backtracking now! You said it.......uh huh!
Wow Ted Price is hot
after reading about the bill, you can't help but get upset it didn't get thrown out as soon as it was presented... Our countries (ESPECIALLY CALIFORNIA) priorities are so messed up.
Ted has a point. Comparing the cencorship against games with other art forms ( movies, books, music ...etc) is like the comparing a small seed with a heavy dunbell. In other words, the difference is huge.
is a class act, straight up.
I've already been covering the supreme court case for some time on my 360 column with several updates. Read my stuff Ted! http://www.examiner.com/xbo...
Kudos to Ted Price for being the adult in the room. If the gaming industry ever wants to be taken more seriously then it needs to grow up a little, and this is a great way to start. He is right, we all spend too much time debating the flame bait stories when in reality the industry is under attack.
you know even until now, i still think insomniac is the best at ps3s game. the always deliver on time, with a good quality. and im not talkin about 5 years development game, im talking about yearly. r1, first rnc, then r2, then second rnc. thats 4 game during the ps3 lifecycle. i also think r2 is the best technical archievement even until now. the pay attention to little details such as grass, effects, fire, etc. its just so underrated by the reviewers. no need to explain anything, ted. IG is one of the best (If not the best) ps3 studio.
OOf I hope this law does not pass.
Although this doesn't apply to me since I'm Canadian.
It's because of all these PIECE of sh* site that always come up with trash articles! So many people are doing it now! Always trying to get attention in the main headline. Hip Hop G does it all the time but in a different way. But trash sites like these just take a few words from various sentences and mash them up to create their own as if the developer said that.
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