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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 08:39 PM

Today's developers are 'lucky bastards', says Lionhead boss
Posted by XanTium | December 15 14:39 EST

 
From gamesindustry.biz:


Lionhead Studios boss Peter Molyneux has declared that today's developers have more opportunities than ever to get their ideas noticed, following the release of Microsoft's XNA Game Studios Express platform.
His comments came at a launch event held earlier this week, where Microsoft's Chris Satchell explained, "Where our vision's really heading is taking that YouTube concept and bringing it into games."

In a speech of his own later that day, Molyneux told the audience, "You're lucky bastards, because the web is a fantastic place to get your ideas out there. If XNA really is going to be the YouTube of game design then that will be a brilliant, brilliant thing."

He also had some advice for would-be game designers. "If you want to get into the games industry there is nothing better than a demo. Nothing. Other than a huge wodge of money in my hand..."


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Posted 15 December 2006 - 08:36 PM

"You're lucky bastards, because the web is a fantastic place to get your ideas out there. If XNA really is going to be the YouTube of game design then that will be a brilliant, brilliant thing."


Except this unlucky bastard coz i dont know shit about C#.

But hey, if this takes off and makes some lucky bastard rich then im all for it.

Go on peeps get writing some shit hot stuff ans i think someone should do a remake of the classic Amiga game Project-X and make it as close as possible to the original.

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 08:52 PM

somebody with a great idea is gonna do something good with xna.
maybe not me. i can barely program(still a noob at it)
but something cool will arise soon.

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 09:25 PM

QUOTE(OmegaSupreme @ Dec 15 2006, 09:59 PM) View Post

somebody with a great idea is gonna do something good with xna.
maybe not me. i can barely program(still a noob at it)
but something cool will arise soon.


Yep, it is a way back in for the bedroom coders and the small teams of part timers. You will see alot more innovation from these people than you will ever see from the corporate whores.

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 10:11 PM

The thing about innovation is that they don't usually teach that stuff in schools. It CAN be taught.. but it takes lots and lots and lots of mental abuse to get it done (I didn't think it was possible until I had a professor in college who proved me wrong).

In general though people learn how to innovate themselves, working in a garage with a few innovative friends nearly guarantees innovation, working in a corporate structure you have to not only know how to innovate but SELL your innovation to those that are not innovative themselves. I think the problem isn't so much that developers aren't innovative it's just that there are too many people in charge of the "final decisions" that are not...

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 10:45 PM

HD-DVD Developers = Most wanted in Hollywood right now...

me= luckiest bastard! cool.gif

and to answer your question.

innovation comes from ideas which come from living...really living.

Edited by samsbak, 15 December 2006 - 10:48 PM.


#7 Pheidias

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 12:17 AM

samsbak are you talking about iHD development?

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 12:27 AM

QUOTE(Pheidias @ Dec 16 2006, 12:24 AM) View Post

samsbak are you talking about iHD development?

And authoring




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