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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

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.

KBABZ
KBABZ

@TheCyborgNinja "How do you plan on getting the information out of him?"
"The same way I solve all my problems; point a gun at him and threaten him until he tells me the answer."

AndCarlsen
AndCarlsen

@Incubus420 So they betrayed Sony or something like that? You're being childish and are going to miss on great game.

painpas
painpas

@uglypinkmoose Resistance world and story is underwhelming however, the game play in Resistance is exceptional and one of the best FPS games series in gaming easily. The weapons like the Auger and Bullseye with their alt fires are just fun to use and some of the best EVER in an FPS. I never cared for the story much and the characters were a bit dull but serviceable. Ratchet and Clank is just AWESOME. Plain and simple I agree with you. I have to disagree with Resistance because many devs will try and rip off the weapons and gameplay from that game and give it a more meaningful story. 

mgsfan104
mgsfan104

@Sushiglutton I felt the same way for the first 20 min or so he was in PR mode and then he eased up and finally got into a casual discussion about the game and the company in general. I still think Tom asked some really dumb questions though, I preferred the Ken Levine interview though.

Fastphase1
Fastphase1

@ChristysXmas As I mentioned a couple of times, EA has nothing to do with the game except begin the publisher. They don't even own the name "Fuse", Insomniac does. 


Terms of gameplay I agree aside from slightly wonky movement. Plus the character banter was quite funny at times.

KBABZ
KBABZ

@nephili232 Military? You're playing as a bunch of mercenaries who don't even like what they're doing. Even the enemies are basically mercs with a big budget.

WCAR18
WCAR18

You say this even though you know nothing about the game or the relationship between EA and Insomniac. I'd say your comment is what is uninspiring.

Sohereiam
Sohereiam

@nephili232 That's why I always say that companies like EA, Ubisoft, etc... actually hates indie developers since they made them suffer in order to save their skin.

Incubus420
Incubus420

@AndCarlsen @Incubus420 I know I'm just playing.  I know why they left Sony.  Still going to pass on the game though. They aren't good at shooters. 

nephili232
nephili232

@WCAR18 This tired, ridiculous argument again? I forgot that I can't comment at all on the appearance of a game until I've beat it completely. Interviews, demo, gameplay videos just don't cut it. Absurd.

Admittedly I have no idea what the relationship is between Insomniac and EA. All I can do look back on their pedigree of unique and creative games then look at their first independent project under EA’s wing… a generic third person military shooter. Put into the context of what has happened to other game series when the developer has come under EA’s control and you can make some assumptions.

pal_080
pal_080

@Sohereiam  More like they LOVE indie developers because they can toss many of them large sums of money that seem enticing but come with a billion and one conditions.  One of those conditions usually being that you've just sold your soul to the gaming industry devil, and are at risk of being shut down and/or sold out by them at any time. 

musalala
musalala

EA are publishing it they will have a big influence on the game

Fastphase1
Fastphase1

@nephili232 @WCAR18 Insomniac has a full control over Fuse. If you download the demo and look the title screen it says, albeit in a little longer form "Fuse is a registered trademark of Insomniac Games Inc" EA is only the publisher. Hell, if the game is a smash and EA doesn't want to continue the anyone can be the publisher of the sequel.