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  • Deleted user 7 March 2012 13:56:00
    Fable 1 and 2 were both great games IMO, it's Fable 3 that was disappointing. It could have done with another year. He has made a wise choice by leaving, I mean Fable journey looks terrible.

    Edited by Hindle at 13:57:10 07-03-2012
  • Deckard1 7 Mar 2012 13:56:18 25,414 posts
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    Called it

  • ecureuil 7 Mar 2012 13:58:27 76,026 posts
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    What's with your paedophile obsession, Deckard? Do you have posters of Gary Glitter on your bedroom wall?
  • Deckard1 7 Mar 2012 14:03:32 25,414 posts
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    Called it

  • BinaryBob101 7 Mar 2012 15:09:34 21,966 posts
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    mal wrote:
    DDevil wrote:
    He wants to be free. He wants to go do what he wants to do!
    Come on, lets go!
    And he wants to get loaded!

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  • oceanmotion 7 Mar 2012 17:07:03 15,250 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    A guy I know at Lionhead told me Peter left because he never ever wanted anything to do with Kinect and that MS have some contract for Lionhead to make five Kinect games.
    I doubt many devs want anything to do with Kinect other than experimenting with it in non game applications. That seems to be were most of the passion for Kinect actually is.
  • convercide 7 Mar 2012 17:07:19 5,757 posts
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    BinaryBob101 wrote:
    mal wrote:
    DDevil wrote:
    He wants to be free. He wants to go do what he wants to do!
    Come on, lets go!
    And he wants to get loaded!
    He's gonna have a party!

    If you can read this, you don't need glasses.

  • Deleted user 7 March 2012 17:18:45
    The Kinect rumour stuff rings hollow when you remember all the Milo crap when it was still called Natal.
  • mal 7 Mar 2012 17:21:13 21,982 posts
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    I can't believe I got those lyrics so wrong :(

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  • Psychotext 7 Mar 2012 17:55:28 52,802 posts
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    meme wrote:
    The Kinect rumour stuff rings hollow when you remember all the Milo crap when it was still called Natal.
    You've never had to toe the company line before with regard to something you didn't believe in? You've clearly never worked in sales or PR. :)
  • morriss 7 Mar 2012 17:56:05 70,749 posts
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    Or worked full stop. :)
  • morriss 7 Mar 2012 17:57:00 70,749 posts
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    Hindle wrote:
    Fable 1 and 2 were both great games IMO, it's Fable 3 that was disappointing. It could have done with another year. He has made a wise choice by leaving, I mean Fable journey looks terrible.
    No it doesn't.
  • Psychotext 7 Mar 2012 18:04:46 52,802 posts
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    I think I'm with Hindle on that one. What I've seen of it looks real bad.
  • Psychotext 7 Mar 2012 18:12:24 52,802 posts
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    Hmm... on the subject in general, Lionbum, are you out there?
  • Deleted user 7 March 2012 18:25:23
    Psychotext wrote:
    meme wrote:
    The Kinect rumour stuff rings hollow when you remember all the Milo crap when it was still called Natal.
    You've never had to toe the company line before with regard to something you didn't believe in? You've clearly never worked in sales or PR. :)
    True, but this is Molyneux, not Oppressed Worker X.
  • Deleted user 7 March 2012 18:38:51
    Microsoft are losing all interesting executives, the only guys left are bunch of city slickers who could be working at any company, all they care about is milking the cow. I suppose its the same story at Apple, these orgs lose their driving spirit and become monsters, they end up like Sony.
  • ronuds 7 Mar 2012 18:41:31 21,788 posts
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    Pete's a free bird, man. MS wasn't going to keep him caged forever. Not sure why he sold out to them in the first place, tbh. I'd assume to get the money to realize his dreams, but I don't know what makes him think he won't be in the same situation with a new studio.

    Unless he plans to sell that at some point too...
  • King_Edward 7 Mar 2012 18:45:16 11,454 posts
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    He'll do a Mikami and float around studios for a bit.
  • Nemesis 7 Mar 2012 19:31:52 18,446 posts
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    I'm glad he's going back to a small setup again; visited Lionhead during Black and White and it was a lovely studio. On my next visit for Fable, I felt it had lost that a little.

    He's a really nice bloke to chat to, wish 'em all the best.
  • Fozzie_bear 7 Mar 2012 19:52:40 15,314 posts
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    (Pete Molyneux strides into a board meeting at Lionhead)

    "Gentlemen, I tender my resignation."

    (he throws an envelope on the table)

    "And, I think you'll find that it's the GREATEST resignation letter of all time. A wondrous resignation letter that will signal a paradigm shift in resignation letters and redefine the very concept, for generations to come, of what it means to resign"

    (he stands, hands on hips, gazing into the middle distance)

    (a man reaches for the envelope nervously, opens it and reads the letter inside)

    "Ummm. Yes, thanks Peter. This seems a pretty standard letter to me"

    (Peter sits down next to the man and talks in a low apologetic voice)

    "Yeah, well, y'know. Ran out of time a bit towards the end. Just needed to get something out and thought this hit all the key points. I could send you an addendum next week, if that'd help. Ah. never mind..."

    (he leaps to his feet and points to the sky)

    "I make this solemn vow now. When I resign from my next company... it will be BRILLIANT!"

    (he leaps out of the door)

    *awkward silence*

    "Has he gone yet?"

    "I think so"

    "Good"

    (taps number into intercom in centre of table)

    "Carol, love? Could you cancel Fable Journey? Ta"

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  • Psychotext 7 Mar 2012 20:13:54 52,802 posts
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    That last line is sadly more fantastical than the rest. Lionhead is a Fable factory from now until they eventually get shut down. :(
  • ronuds 7 Mar 2012 20:24:12 21,788 posts
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    Without PM and his wonky ideas, Fable will probably turn into "Generic RPG #7."

    :(
  • Deleted user 7 March 2012 20:32:17
    I want him to go to EA partners, it would make sense. Have them make a new RTS, 2K are probably going to have big success with this new Xcom so no doubt EA will want some of that.
  • oceanmotion 7 Mar 2012 20:33:46 15,250 posts
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    2012 - Fable XBLA, Fable, Forza, Halo, Kinect something.
    2013 - Fable 4, Forza something, Halo something, Kinect something.

    Awesome :(
  • Fozzie_bear 7 Mar 2012 20:37:02 15,314 posts
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    Look at what you've done, peter. Just LOOK, dammit.

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  • ronuds 7 Mar 2012 20:44:01 21,788 posts
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    Isn't XCOM an FPS - or are there two XCOMs (one being an RTS and one an FPS, of course)?

    And I don't think he'd have much more luck with EA than he did the first time. They are also a smotherer of dreams.

    Edited by ronuds at 20:44:15 07-03-2012
  • Fozzie_bear 7 Mar 2012 20:47:30 15,314 posts
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    Firaxis are doing a remake. Looks rather good.

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  • King_Edward 7 Mar 2012 20:47:36 11,454 posts
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    Hindle wrote:
    I want him to go to EA partners, it would make sense. Have them make a new RTS, 2K are probably going to have big success with this new Xcom so no doubt EA will want some of that.
    Leave one blood sucking corporate dream crusher just to join another?
  • ronuds 7 Mar 2012 20:52:22 21,788 posts
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    I heard from a reliable source that EA banned the word "creativity" from being spoken within its walls.
  • Deleted user 7 March 2012 20:52:59
    EA Partners wouldn't be the same as joining EA, he would retain control of anything he develops, although thats probably bad as well.
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