Posts Tagged ‘Not-that Neil Young’

EA Goes Indie?

By Alec Meer on February 27th, 2008.

Mirror's Edge - not actually anything to do with Blueprint. But hell, it's exciting

Change is in the air. I can smell it, or at least nod sagely and gesture vaguely at it. Over the last few months, EA have quietly become perhaps the most exciting of the uber-publishers. They’ve recently admitted to stifling their developers and relying on annual updates (“one-size-fits-all management”), and of late they’ve started to prove they mean it.
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Dave Perry’s Luminary Lunch

By Kieron Gillen on February 22nd, 2008.

They probably had more than sandwiches.

One of the more interesting sessions at this year’s GDC was entirely off-campus. Dave Perry invited a load of chums to lunch, with a select press audience. Present were people like Raph Koster, Peter Molyneux, EA’s Neil Young, Chris Taylor, Dave Perry and some bloke from Sony. And then they all had a good chin-wag. Annoyingly, Rossignol was present – as he’s never going to shut up about it – and has written up the session for Videogaming247. In it, he says things like…

This led Phil Harrison to point out that games are taking too long to make. “The speed of iteration has to change,” said the Sony giant. Koster argued that games were shamed by the web, whose speed of iteration of web-sites was lightening fast. “Flickr patches every half hour!” he exclaimed.

I suspect more from the session will emerge over the coming weeks, but in the mean time, Next Gen have some quotes over here.

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