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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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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.
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 :)
Sorry this comment is not video game related, but pause the video when Ted Price is facing the camera and compare with this photo of Iggy Pop:
Don't you think they bear a strong resemblance?
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.
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.
very entertaining, not sure I'll watch it to the end though
I dont got time for this.
I'm a pc gamer and I listened to the whole thing. Guess that means it was that interesting :)
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.
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.
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.
Over 80 minutes of interview? Any chance of one minute version of this? Or better yet, 10 seconds version?
Boycotting this game for the sheer fact that they went multi plat. Just my opinion.
Why does anything need changing? So the idiots can use gaming for political and personal agendas?
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
Great interview. I believe this is going to be a fun co op covered based tps. ;)
Ted Price don't let the fans down.
i like these talks, very interesting
Legislatures should watch this video starting at about 44 min. in. Great, short discussion on violence in games.
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 :).
wow, much better then expected. thanks.
Really like these long interviews, awesome!
Ugh Tom really asked some dumb questions when he was talking about "mature" and "violent" games.
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.
I love these Break Room videos. Always informative, insightful and enjoyable to watch.
Nice interview...until I saw it was McShea...
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.
great interview! I love anytime we get to hear how developers work through the obstacles that present themselves
The risk of running an independent studio is being forced by EA to make a generic uninspired third person militrary shooter.