Peter Molyneux @ GDC 09


Finally found his panel from GDC 09. It might have been out for a while now but I did not find it when GDC was going on and I havent been looking since then. 
Its probably some of the most interesting 40 minutes you´ll hear this year. He talks alot about managing a company and allowing creativity from every staff member that they follow up with experiment groups. The speech gives alot of insight into Lionhead Studios and why they make some of the best games around.  
Peter is such a great public speaker. It really baffles me every time I see him. The way he manages to keep every sentence interesting while also being completely self distanced is nothing short of admirable.
  
  
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Posted by Jimbo_N

Finally found his panel from GDC 09. It might have been out for a while now but I did not find it when GDC was going on and I havent been looking since then. 
Its probably some of the most interesting 40 minutes you´ll hear this year. He talks alot about managing a company and allowing creativity from every staff member that they follow up with experiment groups. The speech gives alot of insight into Lionhead Studios and why they make some of the best games around.  
Peter is such a great public speaker. It really baffles me every time I see him. The way he manages to keep every sentence interesting while also being completely self distanced is nothing short of admirable.
  
  
Posted by Meowayne

Peter Molyneux is an amazing speaker and marketing person. 90% of what he says only exists in his fantasy world, but he sure knows how to sell stuff.

Posted by Jimbo_N

Theres no fantasy world involved. Its called conceptual stage of game development. Something Peter likes to share and people like to hate him for. MAN, that is so old now. Are people really so short sighted? 
Designers that speaks nothing about the actual ideas the team has are boring. I don´t see how thats any better.
Posted by Meowayne

We're all traumatized because of Black&White. 
 
Molyneux: "This is a bit of what you'll be able to do! "
Gamers: "ooooo"
(three months later)
Gamers: (try out everything that was shown in all the previews. After 45 minutes everyone has seen everything the game has to offer.) "Wait, what?"

Posted by Jimbo_N

Well for me Black & White was everything I wanted it to be and more. Its easily one of my top 10 favorite games of all time. So I guess we come from completely different angles on this.

Posted by CowMuffins

He's so soft spoken, he draws you in.

Posted by Daryl

I never knew Peter Molyneux fan boys existed.

Posted by Jimbo_N
@Daryl:
Welcome out of your box then. Enjoy the fresh air my friend.
Posted by Daryl
@Jimbo_N: This box was air-tight, DICK.
Posted by mordukai
@Meowayne said:
" Peter Molyneux is an amazing speaker and marketing person. 90% of what he says only exists in his fantasy world, but he sure knows how to sell stuff. "
Thread winner. 
Like Eddy Izzard once said "70% how you look, 20% how you sound and only 10% is what you say."