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VideoGamer.com: What's your take on the New Xbox Experience?

Peter Molyneux: I think it's a step forward. It makes the blade system a lot simpler and a lot more accessible. I'm really all for that. I love the customisation of the avatar characters. I think that's pretty cool. I'm yet to really get my hands on it to be honest with you. There's some really nice gadgets in there. As a whole I think it's an exciting thing. But what happens with all of those things is it's only when you get games exploiting what the New Xbox Experience gives that you're really going to take it to its full. Certainly it's cleaner, it's simpler, I can show it to more people and they understand it instantly. I love that.

VideoGamer.com: There's been a lot of talk recently relating to DRM and Spore. You're a PC gaming legend - what's your take on the whole issue?

Peter Molyneux: What do you mean? You've got to remember I've been travelling incessantly so I haven't caught up...

VideoGamer.com: EA has taken some flak from PC gamers for limiting the number of PCs that Spore can be activated on.

Peter Molyneux: Ahh. How many did they limit it to?

VideoGamer.com: 3

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Peter Molyneux: 3? Hmm. It's interesting because if you go online, a lot of PC gaming is now casual gaming. A lot of our people are talking about this. If you look at the gamer market on PC, I'll be quite honest with you, it's in tatters. There aren't that many releases on PC. There are some high points like Crysis and what Blizzard is doing, but other than that you are restricted to The Sims and World of Warcraft, they seem to be dominating the PC side. But on the other side of the coin you've got the whole casual market. Interestingly on the casual market if I go to a casual website, download a game that's it, it's only for that machine and that machine only. I cannot transfer that on to another machine. So I think the casual space has had even more restrictive copying than the core space.

I would say while me as a player hates any restrictions, I can understand that publishers need to do something to give them the confidence to make games for the PC, to spend the huge amounts of money necessary to spend on development and to get their return. Anything that may give them more confidence on the PC means that ultimately we as gamers will come out better off because they will invest more in the game. I don't think three sounds that bad. I'd prefer it not to be there but if it is going to be there then I think three is OK, but I can understand people being very upset. Personally I hate any copy protection. I hate typing in that number. I loathe it as a gamer. It just makes me feel insulted. And I always lose the blasted manual anyway. So if we can get away from that password protected side, which is a waste of time, then that would be great.

Check the site next week for the third and final part of our humongous Peter Molynuex interview, where he answers VideoGamer.com readers' questions on Fable II! Read Tom's hands-on preview right here!

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@ Wyp

You bloody tease!!! :lick:

Looking forward to it as always!!!
Posted 19:56 on 05 October 2008
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I am sitting here just thinking to my self what shame that these game devs turn their backs on the very pc gamers that made them what they are today. I hope some of these game devs know there is more people who support pc gaming than console. Pc gaming is huge there is tons of games made for it. Games you never heared of and in each genre. Pc gaming has created all the genre known to man. What about the inde game devs what they don't count! Consoles are shallow compared to pc gaming. You will not see crysis,sins of the solar, or project offset on console anytime soon! game devs who have went over to consoles are no longer the forefront of cutting edge high tech gaming.


consoles are old pc's you can't even run crysis

Can I ask these console devs a question what if these hardware companies stop selling their hardware to sony,nintendo and mircosoft.

Pc gaming has created all the genres ever made know to man. Pc is cutting edge of gaming. Do these console game devs even know that if hardware companies hurt consoles are going to hurt!

As a pc gamer I really up set and tired of all these lies about pc gaming. Pc gaming will never die. console don't even come close to a pc. It is fact pc gamers will spend $2000 or more on their hardware. Console player will not spend more than $600. You really think that console gaming can even progress let alone compete with the pc gaming Industry.


Here check out the the new era of pc gaming graphics!!!

crysis blows away all shooters on console

As pc gamer for years I am really upset and I dislike game devs that turn their backs on pc gamers. They will end up like Interplay some day. We made these companies what they are today. There are huge communties around certen games. You can't even play old games on console like boulder gate., fallout 1 and fallout 2. what goes around comes around.
Posted 18:05 on 04 October 2008
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I was on topic he was saying that nintendo was making wii type sticks that pc don't have. This clearly false info. I wouldn't say he is a great game dev. His rpg's are not as good as bio-ware. I strongly feel he has no clue about pc gaming.

As for him saying that there is no major projects for pc gaming. What do you call mmo's the complex hardcore games on the market. Pc gaming has the must game genre known to man. Show me a space sim on console. there is none. Console games don't have games like these do they.


You can't run mods on consoles can you?

here this what Bethesda had to say about pc gaming


You know what I am going to be following this story and I am going to be joining this site. Pc gaming is the ulmating gaming plat form in the world. I don't see any game that out sells wow,sims,half life2,guild wars,linage,daiblo on consoles. Consoles are very limited machines.
Posted 16:00 on 04 October 2008
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@ Wido

Indeed there is! One more next week.
Posted 10:25 on 04 October 2008
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Get back on topic guys!!!

Anyway another top notch interview with the man himself Peter Molyneux, any more coming???
Posted 10:21 on 04 October 2008
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By the way I think there is 2 companies on the pc making wii type remotes. I would also like to add sait row for console has been pirated heavy and the game is not out. GTA4 got pirated very heavy for console too.
Posted 15:43 on 03 October 2008
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this guy is all over net. Ok I have to say that pc also has a wii type remote. In fat the company that is making this for pc will be making putting games for it.


wow he doesn't talk about pircay on consoles. On the piracy part with drm EA is getting sued. EA also agreed that the drm was a bad idea

Posted 15:33 on 03 October 2008

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Release Date: 21/10/2008
Developer: Lionhead
Publisher: Microsoft
Genre: RPG
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