Former Call of Duty producers and current co-founders of Epicenter Studios, Nathaniel McClure and Bryan Jury, answers all the questions laying on gamer's minds.
This was a nice interview. These guys are real friendly. I like how he explains about the ps3 question.
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im up in arms, the interview is ok i guess. nothin really major
good interview. keep up the good work. :)
I would rather have it transcribed. I don't like podcast as they take too much time to listen to and I loose focus. Any chance they will be available in both formats, written and audio, for us non podcasters?
I'm with IdleLee. I would much rather have it in written format and be able to scan and read the parts I found interesting.
Good interview. I'm sure that the angle of the answer on potential was not what anyone was looking for but its interesting. XBL is pretty cool but PSN is like the same thing give and take a few features. I think that the Xbox has a legacy in the online space in that it works however I prefer the PSN space because downloaded games are mine on PS3 or PSP online or off and that's what matters to me most because sometimes I don't want anyone to bother me while I play single player. Intersting angle on the answer that I did not expect I don't think that it will matter at the end of the day though cause seriously XBL and PSN are about the same you have to choose what games you like and how and even when you want to play them.
An informative interview. Its nice to hear actual professionals in the industry cutting through the BS we hear from less reputable sources all the time.
Damn nasim can you hook me up too?
lol Nasim laughed at your joke with one of his other accounts. This clown is hilarious.
but can you bots refute what he said? Guess not.
Obama = Nasim lol What a massive tard. Everyone knows your accounts dummy, just no one cares anymore. The open zone is now the "Nasim Insane Asylum" Don't you think we can tell the same 10-15 tards posting weird biased things about the 360...and that u never see on any other site...are different people? lol It's obvious it's one weird Anti-American person with an agenda(You, Nasim), anyways... ...As if anyone takes you(the above accounts and many more) or any other repetitious Sony Tard serious...we know you act this way out of desperation...*the PS3's fortunes this generation bother you*. But you will have to get over it. Not really any other choice and it's not like your 500 accounts on N4G.com are going to change anything anyways haha This generations Xbox and Playstation are BY FAR the closest any two consoles have ever been. It's so close that they are basically the same. But only one console has 300 more games too choose from, Xbox Live(1 vs. 100 coming), a modern controller, achievements in every game, the big popular franchises, the big MLG games and the best version of almost every game released this generation. Facts are good huh? Sorry...it's just not PS3. See you at E3. : )
haha The truth about your little game and this generation stings I see... That's fine. PS3 is still going to lose(Already has). :)
I think you are a true retard if you think I am Nasim. We don't even have the same writing style. I will, however, admit that I am a fanboy who enjoy owning you bots in the face with facts.
Sure Nasim. Keep saying that and you might fool somebody.
lol because he changes his "writing style" thats proof its not the same person. You know its not hard to change your writing style on the fly right, or you did get to basic composition/writing styles in like erm....what grade do you learn that? I wanna say first? Second? Third?
I'm not gonna lie, you sound like a gigantic dork. :) I kid, I kid.
Sounded that way to me too
no way same here lol.
One of those 'perpetually suffering from a runny nose' dorks. Pretty amateur, really, but some decent questions. Some of the articles N4G praise as 'good writing' are delivered with a literary elegance comparable to Karen Matthews' sex moans... So don't trust their views. But hell, anything concerned with COD, it's gotta be praised.
I just gave all three of you positive feedback. Keep up the good work. Edit: You got one too idystopia.
Bubbles for you too.
I like your Mr Bungle avatar...
Interesting interview and nice to hear it from people who have first hand knowledge of the systems.
Very interesting, I agree.
On what? there was many topics in the interview lol.
MUNKYPOO You got the most awesome name ever, have a bubble mate.
After the guy explains anything, he says "ok, so oooooooooouuuuuuuuhhhhhhhmmmmm m *chews something possibly his cheek*" It got annoying and how old is this interview? Also they really seem to prefer the 360, but they aren't programmers, so how much would they actually know? What does a producer actually do?
thegameraccess.com? am gona guess ps3 wins before i read. edit: lol killszone got ownd..... 25:25
Firstly it's not an article that you read. Secondly the guys seemed to prefer the 360 instead of the PS3 So maybe click on the link next time? =P
How about you "READ" the "ARTICLE" and THEN post a response...
No I did "read" the "article", but what I meant was that you had to listen to the interview.
Trebius was replying to jack who
the interviewer is just nervous....it comes across pretty big. Nice catch though congratulations!
sure it will.
They were not even really producers the were game testers for Activision Publishing
Now I wont waist my time.
The truth will win. Has won. ;)
but what the guy says about him never seeing a PS3 exclusive not being able to be done on the xb360 is BS. I think he just doesn't want to come across as choosing a side. But if the xb360 is supposedly so much easier to program for, why hasn't any games matched Killzone 2 yet? Or why not any games look like Killzone 2 from day 1? It's so similar to the PC environment, and PC development has been here for so many years longer than the PS3, so they should have had their practice with developing on such a platform. Now I know the xb360 isn't identical to a PC, but from what all these non-developer xbox fanboys, it's supposed to easy as pie. Just straight up, the xb360 cannot match the PS3. The xb360 is trailing behind now and will starting this year on out, it will be that way. The first party developers have harnessed the power already, meanwhile the PS3 is only about 27.5%* of it's total lifespan. *PS2 has been out for 109 months PS3 has only been out for 30 months 109/100 x 30/X X=~27.5
i like math
they said the 360 is easy to develope for and yet they cant get a game looking better than gears 1 shut the fuk up the 360 is over
a few honest suggestions to improve your interviews. Not to say it was bad but i could tell you can use some constructive info. first, When you do an interview try to keep the mic at least a foot away from your and or your subjects face. You seemed to have the mic too close to yourself and not close enough to your subjects. Since your subjects are the topic not you, you want that mic as close to them as possible. move in close if you need to. Second listen more to what your subjects are saying I heard a few missed opportunities for follow up questions. While you have questions for them it's always good to listen for what your subject wants to say. If there is a topic you can tell they want to talk more about then delve into that. If it sounds like they don't want to talk about it then don't push them. It sounded like they wanted to talk more about what they were doing with the title they were currently working on but all you wanted to ask was which console they prefered or liked the most. Not a good way to establish a connection you might want later. lastly work on your confidence factor try interviewing your friends and various other people. even if their worthless it will give you a big sense of how to go about asking questions and getting answers. I got a bit of professional interviewing experience myself and hope something I said will help you man. Keep up the good work.
I'd also highly suggest doing vocal exercises to help with enunciation when talking in general. The more casual your conversations sound as well as the ease of understanding through practiced public speaking and well-outlined lines of conversation the more chances you'll have with getting people for interviews and more listeners.
there doesn't seem to be much quantitative so much as qualitative arguments for console comparisons. However it is clear to me that both producers have almost played exclusively on the 360. What was it, one went through 4 units and the other through 5? But neither one mentioned even for one second that they've sat down through a ps3 title or have a ps3 game they enjoy. Only passing mentions at PSN.
However, when the guys talked about which consoles had the most potential, they sort of answered that question from a business perspective. They said that since XBL had a large install base and was there first, more publishers would seek to be with the 360 to make more money. I think the interviewer, and basically the rest of us wanted to know in terms of life cycle and games-wise which console has the most potential. I stand by my belief that both have a lot of potential left, but the PS3 will edge it because Sony has more resources to work with. When they talked about games shipping with bugs, I liked how they were so honest with that response. It's obvious that game devs and publishers need to answer to a higher authority and they need to get stuff shipped on time. Nowadays its acceptable because patches are available for this gen of consoles. I find it acceptable but only if the patch is released soon. Look at the Fallout DLC. I think all three of them have been shipped in a state of complete unplayability, but as soon as it happens Bethesda releases the patch. Now, the game actually goes gold a month or so before release so Bethesda takes that time available to just create the patch and release it as early as they can after the game is out. So a lot of people can curse Bethesda but the reality is these guys kill themselves night and day trying to finish the game and we still hate them for any flaw we find.
PS3>>>>>>> ;>>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>& gt;>>>>>>> >Xbox 360
We all said it, the longer the war went on the more in favor sony would have... They built their console to last and its paying off. 360 is like a one hit wonder band. It comes out of now where sounding awesome but a few years go by and they are never heard from again... 360 at this point can sit in the corner until it even has any games worth discussing. Im tired of talking about stupid sales reports and garbage m$ bashing articles all the meanwhile the last big thing released was gears 2. 360 going to be screwed this xmas with no gears release.. Really ticks me off because i bought the stupid 360 cause of all the hype and it seems when i bought it is exactly when the games stopped. As of now xbox is pretty much a one hit wonder. the original had halo, the 360 has gears and thats all it will pretty much be. There is 1 good game for the system and thats about it. They burn through games like its nothing. Forza 3 already and none have been impressive. Gears 2 already and was not impressive. At least Gears 1 had the shock and awe from the graphics but after we got use to that we realized gears just isnt that fun.
Excellent read, appreciate the interview.
iDystopia is a.k.a 'Mr Textures are gonna load in next weekend' that was his excuse for this pic http://farm4.static.flickr.... iDystopia said who ever took the picture didn't wait for the textures to load in lol from then on he is known as 'Mr textures are gonna load in next weekend'
You don't even deserve that single bubble you have, here let me finish you off.
I have heard this guy before. He certainly seems to be a bit bias towards the PS3 based on past interviews and questions he asks. I don't think he got quite the response he had hoped for.
Yeah, I'd have to agree that he has bias towards the PS3. Skype: Nick McCandless (nick212004ps3) PSN ID: Nick212004 No XBL tag.
i was surfing the web when i came across this small article here. Blu-ray Beats Hi-def iTunes in Blind Test A whopping 92% of the participants in a blind test recently held by the CEDIA association picked Blu-ray over a hidef iTunes movie download. Twenty-five participants were asked to look at two identical 40-inch LCD displays showing the movie 'Twilight', one from an iTunes 720p download and the other from 1080p Blu-ray. Participants didn't know which display was Blu-ray. The survey was given to 21 women and four men, and took place March 27 in the headquarters of CEDIA. The displays were non-calibrated 40-inch LCDs on movie mode with identical movie mode settings, and connected to the source with high-quality 5-meter HDMI cables. The lights were dimmed in the front of the room towards the displays and on in the back. This is not considered to be a highly scientific study, but it is nonetheless significant, as it confirms the notion that not only can consumers tell standard definition (480i/480p) from high definition, but they can also tell highly-compressed, lower resolution HD from high-bitrate, high-resolution HD. source: http://www.twice.com/blog/7... i guess this goes to show you, that despite what fanboys may tell you the difference in compression and non compression is clearly evident and notable, not just the people in the know, but also everyone else period. so much for download greatness.
You created an account just to write that?
@ThatDud3 - 17.1 - You created an account just to write that? look this account is and has always been the only account ive ever had and believe it or not its pretty old. now is this the reason i created it in the first place? no. like many i created this account for several reasons and one of those is to express myself as well as give in my personal opinion on things pertaining the interests around here in which case? this. now if i somehow offended you by simply copying and then pasting some article of the net, than im so sorry. i actually hope you didnt think i actually wrote all that. lol please.
Well clearly you didn't write it, look at the difference in the writing. 8 year old boy?
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