''In advance of next week's Paris GDC, we were offered the chance to interview a number of the key speakers. But rather than trot out the usual dry 'so why are you attending the conference spiel', we thought it was time for something different.
So, we turned to two very different games pioneers attending the event - Ralph Baer and Media Molecule - and pit them head to head for a Develop Q&A.
We think you'll agree the two represent the different ends of the games development spectrum, and also share a lot in common as innovators. Baer is the man who kickstarted the console market via his invention of the Magnavox Odyssey, the first home games machine, while Mark Healey and Alex Evans are the co-founders of the up and coming studio developing PS3 big hope LittleBigPlanet, which looks to revolutionise the way players engage with games in a manner akin to the way the Odyssey changed the way people engaged with their televisions…''