MarkM's forum posts

#1 Posted by MarkM (298 posts) -

@gaspower said:

@markm: I read the article that you linked and he said that traditional single player games would be gone in 3 years, he didn't say single player games would be gone completely or single player is dead. He gave the message system that you can leave behind in Demon's Souls for other players as an example. He mentioned of a shift from a single player only experiences to connected single player experiences and in a way have started to see that a lot in recent years (e.g. seeing the times your friends set or the number of points scored by friends or other people in missions, etc.).

no he said Mario was dead.

#2 Posted by MarkM (298 posts) -

"In 3 years there will be absolutely no single player games because multiplayer games are the wave of the future and seriously who wants to play Fallout 4 or a new Half Life? Those games are stupid and don't exist, why? Because SINGLE PLAYER IS DEAD FOREVER IN THREE YEARS CONFIRMED!"

-Mark Cerny, 2011

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-08-16-single-player-only-games-gone-in-3-years

Hm, I think you were wrong there Mark. Lets see, I am absolutely looking forward to both of those aforementioned games and I would go so far as to say I'd want NO multiplayer component in a Half-Life 3 and a Fallout 4.

That said, I really like the new wave of co-op shooters like your Boarderlandses and your Destinies but having some other person come along while you're in the Wasteland in Fallout and mess around with your shit would be so annoying and break the atmosphere of solitude and nuclear radiation.

So in conclusion Mark Cerny lied and is a liar but I still look up to him.

#3 Posted by MarkM (298 posts) -

AND THE AWARD FOR BEST CHEESE-FLAVORED, TRIANGLE SNACK GOES TO...

#4 Edited by MarkM (298 posts) -

Also in Metal Gear Solid 2 how you could shoot the ice cubes in the ice cube bucket. That should be in every game.

#6 Edited by MarkM (298 posts) -

This is massive, massive news. Where to even begin with this? Things aren't going to change over night, but things are definitely going to change this gen.

First Xbox, now PS. China has 1.4 BILLION people. If only a fraction of them like Infamous than shit is going to explode over there!

Are more Chinese studios going to start appearing? Will westerners flock to China's growing economy to start their new studios?

How will censorship factor in to this whole thing? China has really strict network traffic monitoring and all kinds of crazy shit. Will this be conducive to smooth multiplayer and peer connecting?

1.4 BILLION PEOPLE U GUYS!

#7 Posted by MarkM (298 posts) -

god damn my arm is aching from saluting so much while crying at the same time.

Although I am partial to some nes batman song or something this one just grips you by the feels.

whys all the music in this game so good? Its also got the opera scene which I heard required a special chip in the cartridge. don't even bother fact checking that because its probably true anyway.

thoughts?

#8 Posted by MarkM (298 posts) -

@markm: Minecraft is already on moblie platforms with Sony Xperia, iOS and Android devices. While some people might buy a Vita to play Minecraft on the go, this isn't going to see the sales of the Vita sky rocket at all.

Of all the platforms you mentioned, which one would you prefer to play Minecraft on?

#9 Posted by MarkM (298 posts) -

*copy text from locked topic*

What the hell does MS want with Minecraft? Easily the most port-able game of all time and all of a sudden the fucking behemoth of antitrust emerges and gobbles it up.

THEORY:

MS hate ANY SOFTWARE that has sales on multiple platforms. In other words, anything that even resembles WINDOWS!

Minecraft sold gangbusters on 360 and the shitty execs at that division got all excited.

Then it comes out on PS3 and kaBOOM huge sales.

and what do you know, all of a sudden the VITA version is mysteriously delayed...

MS knows what will happen when Minecraft comes out on VITA. It will move that handheld like nothing else.

Without a doubt, Microsoft has consistently been the worst antagonist within the game industry making me wonder how people can vote a VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT STUDIO the worst company ever when MS have clearly demonstrated a passionate disdain for video games and the people who play them.

#10 Posted by MarkM (298 posts) -

What the hell does MS want with Minecraft? Easily the most port-able game of all time and all of a sudden the fucking behemoth of antitrust emerges and gobbles it up.

THEORY:

MS hate ANY SOFTWARE that has sales on multiple platforms. In other words, anything that even resembles WINDOWS!

Minecraft sold gangbusters on 360 and the shitty execs at that division got all excited.

Then it comes out on PS3 and kaBOOM huge sales.

and what do you know, all of a sudden the VITA version is mysteriously delayed...

MS knows what will happen when Minecraft comes out on VITA. It will move that handheld like nothing else.

Without a doubt, Microsoft has consistently been the worst antagonist within the game industry making me wonder how people can vote a VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT STUDIO the worst company ever when MS have clearly demonstrated a passionate disdain for video games and the people who play them.