Gearbox boss claims that 'all games suck', industry still 'in the stone ages'

Duke Nukem Forever man claims 'games suck', and that increased budgets and improved hardware will allow for better experiences.

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Snookies122427d ago (Edited 2427d ago )

He's not the Duke Nukem forever man... His company simply picked up a half-made project and tried to form it into something before releasing it. Which didn't work out as well as people were expecting, but it was still a fun game nonetheless. It's not like they could've scrapped the game and started over, so they did the best with what was given to them.

Anyway, I think this generation has a suckier percentage of games than ever before. I don't think bigger budgets and better hardware will solve that though. It's not about looks or how technically sound a game is, it's about how those things are utilized to create something fun and memorable. If it were about graphics and technology I wouldn't go back to games like Chrono Trigger or Metal Gear Solid 1 and play them over and over.

Shadonic2427d ago

I agree with you most games kind of fallow the sae old templete sightly breaking off from it with small new additions but overall there still creating grea games. Bigger budgets and better technology dosent gurantee better games but it sure dose open up more of a possibilty of there being bigger and better games. Games this gen dont suck he must of only been playing duke nukem.

CarlosX3602427d ago

One thing is to say that all games follow the same "template," the other is saying "all games suck." And/or saying "games are still in stone ages."

Really? So, you call Batman: Arkham City stone age. You call Uncharted 2/3 stone age.

Yeah, Okay, Mr. Pitchford. Okay!

Nimblest-Assassin2427d ago (Edited 2427d ago )

wow... way to misquote

"all games suck compared to where they could be."- Randy Pitchford

He is saying that with better technology, games today will be better...not that games in general suck

Fishing for hits headline

Ser2427d ago

Gotta love misquoting the interviewee in order to create a sensationalist title. "Journalism," they call it.

SAE2427d ago

Its called lieing , here is what they are doing in my view

"3 kids were playing with a stranger"

The real story :
"3kids got killed by a stranger"

Blaze9292427d ago (Edited 2427d ago )

As far as the stone ages comment, i completely agree. Games are still looked as a childish form of entertainment no one above the age of 18 should be partaking in. It's STILL an issue for anyone to even think about making an AO game. M-rated games are still restricted even though it's intended for an audience 17/18 and older. I mean why even make an AO rating, if no store will even carry it nor will the console makers license it?

Budgets still are nothing compared to movie budgets. Movie gets 20 mil and a game for the exact movie will probably only be given 9 months and 1 mil.

But if that means games being $70/$80 etc. etc., I'd rather it be stuck in this "stone age"

CarlosX3602427d ago (Edited 2427d ago )

That's not what he's saying though.

He's saying that because "games suck" the industry is still in "stone age" with games like Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted 2/3, and Arkham City proving this guy wrong.

I agree that the industry is in stone age to some degree, but the way he's saying it, is far different from what you're implying or saying.

For example, the Japanese development community is suffering because they're not adapting with the general development community. The industry needs to change in the way games are developed. And the businessmen that run them need to take a innovative approach to games.

We need new games, we need new and fresh ideas, we need new IP's, we need new brands. We can have a thousand Call of Duties, and not complain. The problem with Call of Duty, is that it's the same $#!^ every year. The worst part is, nobody can steal Call of Duty's market like EA did with BF3. The next Battlefield game is going to match equally to ANY Call of Duty title in sales.

My point is, the industry hasn't matured enough for variety to take prominence. Until then, yes, it's still in stone age. The problem with Mr. Pitchford's argument is that there are a lot of games out there that screams "Quality."

Kratoscar20082427d ago

Youre right, im playing rpgs from PS2 and PS1 era as in this gen there are only FPS, FPS and more fps.

" I think this generation has a suckier percentage of games than ever before. I don't think bigger budgets and better hardware will solve that though"

Completely right, how come that dowloadable PSN games are better than most high budget games, or how a game so old like FF 6 is much BETTER tha the PS3 FFs right now.

In this generation only Uncharted is worth remembering (Mass Effect 1 and 2 qualifies too.)

SilentNegotiator2427d ago

You're right, he's not the "DNF man".....but his studio's crowning achievement is an insanely repetitive shooter with "a bazillion guns" and crappy interfaces.

Their games are just as, if not more, stone age as so many other games this gen.

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Hufandpuf2427d ago

All games suck!? What games are he playing?

user54670072427d ago

He's playing Duke Nukem Forever

Y_51502427d ago (Edited 2427d ago )

Eww what's that smell?
*sniff* Smells like Duke Nukem Forever!

shackdaddy2427d ago (Edited 2427d ago )

It's a misquote...

It's "Compared to where they could be, all games suck." Which is a lot more reasonable of a statement. It's almost the same quote that Epic said a while back...

Shanks2427d ago (Edited 2427d ago )

Epic said games should be able to run Avatar level of graphics by now so I guess he's right.

InTheZoneAC2427d ago

well damn, if avatar was released recently just because technology allowed it doesn't he think that it's going to be a little longer for a game to look like it and run everything smoothly?

CaptainSheep2427d ago

Clearly he hasn't played the Uncharted series. :P

Nimblest-Assassin2427d ago (Edited 2427d ago )

I sense a great disturbance with your comment... fanboys on both sides are going to tear it apart

As if millions of voices screamed in approval/outrage with what you said... however they will never be silenced

Blasphemy2427d ago

Or Metal Gear Solid 4. GOTG

itz_zombies2427d ago

uncharted series is terrible its just a crappy press X to win game

Nodoze2427d ago

While I would agree that the concept for Uncharted is pretty basic, it is a great series. My favorite is still the first. The second and third have tried to get to cinematic with quicktime events (which need to be removed from gaming).

overall though, Uncharted has done wonders for story based games this generation. I just wish they would stick with Single player. Multiplayer does NOT need to be added to every game.

N4G-er2427d ago

Weak, you could say that about any game.

Nimblest-Assassin2427d ago

X is to jump... mr trolololol

BlaqMagiq242426d ago

If youre gonna troll do a better job than that

PersonMan2426d ago

I tend to think you need to press a lot of buttons to beat an Uncharted game. Mostly L1 and R1. Also, throw a little square in there every once in a while and you'll do pretty good.

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Titanz2427d ago

Xenoblade is one of the greatest Jrpg's ever developed.

RedDead2427d ago

Naw, it's good but it's not as good as the reviews are saying...imo

Kratoscar20082427d ago

In this gen yes but FF 6, crono Trigger, Xenosaga. Persona can still kick Xenoblade ass.

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