The Break Room Interviews: Ted Price

The head of Insomniac games talks about the risks of running an independent studio and the influence of mobile and indie development.

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MephistoxX
MephistoxX

 you know, this game wasn't even on my radar however I love these breakroom videos. I'm really impressed with what insomniac are trying to do and even though I haven't even tried the demo for fuse. I will buy the game on release just because I can see and hear in his voice that he loves what he does and respects gamers. I salute you sir keep on creating amazing games.

Elliowyn
Elliowyn

At what point does he talk about the influence of indie development please? The game doesn't appeal enough to me to listen to an hour about it but that portion really interests me :)

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

Fuse, despite the lackluster demo, is a day-one buy for me. I loved Ratchet & Clank and Resistance as franchises, and demos never generally impress me to begin with. I think the only mistake that made with the Fuse one was stripping out the scenes with renowned Insomniac comedic writing.

peteuplink
peteuplink

IMO indie is the way to go. There are some really good games coming out of indie studios at the moment. AAA needs to take note of what's happening and stop releasing bugged rehashes of past titles.

ali_manslayer
ali_manslayer

very entertaining, not sure I'll watch it to the end though

korvus
korvus moderator

I'm a pc gamer and I listened to the whole thing. Guess that means it was that interesting :)

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

This was absolutely great to watch and listen to. Good job on a great interview. I love hearing it from the man himself instead of a written article. Also good for Ted saying "This is the story we're telling." His essential "Deal with it" moment.

Lhomity
Lhomity

This was terrific. I'm hoping to see more shows like this on GameSpot. The candid, conversational style of the interview is great. I hope this becomes a long-running series here, where more devs and artists just talk openly about their games. More than that, I want to hear them talk about their experiences, their ideas and feelings on gaming and the industry in general. Thanks, Tom!

My only complaint is the background noise. Maybe next time you can find a quieter location to do this, while keeping it out-of-the-office.

I'm looking forward to playing Fuse. I'll be sure to try the demo tomorrow.

ArmorGod
ArmorGod

Ahhh...the days of couch co-op. Bringing over a good game/system to friend(s) who could not afford or too busy with family and spend hours of fun. It took them away from their tedious reality for a bit.

SunicoXD
SunicoXD

Over 80 minutes of interview? Any chance of one minute version of this? Or better yet, 10 seconds version?

Incubus420
Incubus420

Boycotting this game for the sheer fact that they went multi plat.  Just my opinion.

DarthLod
DarthLod

Why does anything need changing? So the idiots can use gaming for political and personal  agendas?

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

I think resistance is a joke and a huge waste of an awesome concept however I have a ton of respect for the Ratchet and Clank series so I'll go right ahead and get hyped for this in till I see something I don't like 

WCAR18
WCAR18

Great interview. I believe this is going to be a fun co op covered based tps. ;)

painpas
painpas

Ted Price don't let the fans down. 

BrahManDude
BrahManDude

i like these talks, very interesting

skeet1964
skeet1964

Legislatures should watch this video starting at about 44 min. in.  Great, short discussion on violence in games.

Sushiglutton
Sushiglutton

The first 20min I was a bit worried because Ted seemed too media trained. I almost quit watching tbh. But he eased up after that. I think it's better the more the dev can talk about their older work and other peoples games. Their current project is obv super sensitive and they don't want to say anything that can negatively affect sales.

I understand that may be difficult as they are doing the interview to promote their new game. Still just my 2 cent :).

YEPEE00
YEPEE00

wow, much better then expected. thanks.

Sushiglutton
Sushiglutton

Really like these long interviews, awesome!

mgsfan104
mgsfan104

Ugh Tom really asked some dumb questions when he was talking about "mature" and "violent" games.

nate1222
nate1222

I wish Fuse would come to PC (Steam).

Alotta older PC games allow 'couch co-op' via 2 USB controllers hooked up via USB hub. Sega Genesis Classics Collection does this very well in Gunstar Heroes, Streets of Rage 2&3, Bio-Hazard Battle... Fuse could pull it off as well. So my fingers are crossed.

shadow_Dragon06
shadow_Dragon06

I love these Break Room videos.  Always informative, insightful and enjoyable to watch.

billlabowski
billlabowski

Nice interview...until I saw it was McShea...

ChristysXmas
ChristysXmas

I've played Fuse's demo. I'd say aside from looking a bit generic, the game is pretty fun actually. It reminds me of the great co-op mode Resistance 2 had, and the weapons and abilities are definitely fun to use. They may have EA bossing around above their head, but this is Insomniac we are talking about.

lanasrj
lanasrj

great interview!  I love anytime we get to hear how developers work through the obstacles that present themselves

nephili232
nephili232

The risk of running an independent studio is being forced by EA to make a generic uninspired third person militrary shooter.