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Aliens vs Predator and The UK Games Biz

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woodss 29th January 2010, 08:02 Quote
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We sit down with Jason Kingsley, CEO of AVP developer Rebellion and founder of TIGA, to chat about how his latest game is shaping up and what he thinks the future holds for the UK games industry in regard to ratings, tax breaks and more.

:)

http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/pc/2010/01/29/aliens-vs-predator-and-the-uk-games-biz/1

Just hope it lives up to what I want it to be...
yakyb 29th January 2010, 08:40 Quote
good interview dont like the idea of a more scientific approach to some of the aspects of the game but this guy inspires confidence in his titles. So i'll be getting this one for sure
Gunsmith 29th January 2010, 08:44 Quote
hmm i originally wrote this off as console tarded pap however the man had convinced me to give it a little more attention then i was originally planning.
DarkLord7854 29th January 2010, 09:09 Quote
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hmm i originally wrote this off as console tarded pap however the man had convinced me to give it a little more attention then i was originally planning.

Yea, it sounds more like they wrote it for PC first, and then made a console version. Looking forward to it.


Naturally I'll be giving the SP a go at hardest difficulty straight off the bat with the Marines :D

Extra pairs of clean pants will be kept nearby.
phuzz 29th January 2010, 09:16 Quote
"And books don’t even have ratings on them, so how do you know not to buy the Marquis de Sade for your kid?"
That's a good point actually, I was expecting him to point out that the films were clearly for adults, and no one had a problem with that, and the games were in a similar vein.
But yeah, books, surprised no one has ever thrown that line at the daily mail reading 'tards...
thEcat 29th January 2010, 09:41 Quote
Very good interview. I was going to give the game a miss but for once the ramblings and occasional insights of a developer have had a positive effect.
theskirrid 29th January 2010, 10:18 Quote
The first AVP was bicycle clip scary as a human, a kill fest as a Predator and excellent twisty-screen fun as an Alien. The second AVP was much more expansive, less scary, and better fun played as a Predator. It was a little easier too, which made it necessary to play on harder modes to keep the longevity up, but that then made the boss levels knackeringly hard.

I'm supporting Rebellion with AsVP, they were the first company to make me scared playing a game, I hope they can do it again.
Tyrmot 29th January 2010, 10:29 Quote
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hmm i originally wrote this off as console tarded pap however the man had convinced me to give it a little more attention then i was originally planning.

Yeah, this has certainly made me more interested too.

So this is one of the rare occasions where a film was based on a game and not vice versa (though I suppose it's kind of based on two films, but still...) - what other games have led to movie spin-offs?
CardJoe 29th January 2010, 10:39 Quote
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hmm i originally wrote this off as console tarded pap however the man had convinced me to give it a little more attention then i was originally planning.

Yeah, this has certainly made me more interested too.

So this is one of the rare occasions where a film was based on a game and not vice versa (though I suppose it's kind of based on two films, but still...) - what other games have led to movie spin-offs?

Doom, Silent Hill, Hitman, tonnes of them.
Tyrmot 29th January 2010, 10:55 Quote
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hmm i originally wrote this off as console tarded pap however the man had convinced me to give it a little more attention then i was originally planning.

Yeah, this has certainly made me more interested too.

So this is one of the rare occasions where a film was based on a game and not vice versa (though I suppose it's kind of based on two films, but still...) - what other games have led to movie spin-offs?

Doom, Silent Hill, Hitman, tonnes of them.

Ah yes true, ok so next question, are any of them worth watching? :)
CardJoe 29th January 2010, 11:04 Quote
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Ah yes true, ok so next question, are any of them worth watching? :)

I didn't hate Silent Hill, for what it was. And, to be honest, though Hitman was utterly stupid, I still maintain that it's a good film to get drunk to.
GW42 29th January 2010, 11:14 Quote
What - you mean you haven't seen streetfighter the movie????

Anyway...

I am also hopeful that this will be good. I am keeping in mind though that he knew who the audience would be when talking to BT, so not that surprising that he's managed to make it sound like a PC game that's been ported (with concessions) to the consoles. Still, the fact that he is clearly aware of the issue and the difference between the markets is promising :)
Phil Rhodes 29th January 2010, 11:37 Quote
Streetfighter - as a now-ancient Amiga magzine once put it, Raul Julia's last film was this.

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We really want to entertain people that are not particularly good players and make sure the game is accessible for them but still exciting and frightening.

Another one for the "euphemisms for consolification" list!
SoulRider 29th January 2010, 12:56 Quote
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We really want to entertain people that are not particularly good players and make sure the game is accessible for them but still exciting and frightening.

Another one for the "euphemisms for consolification" list!

I take it you're a hardcore gamer who is good enough to play the originals then? I used to run the gaming side of a LAN centre just after AvP came out. We had systems with various games but AvP only got played by a few expert gamers, most other people tried, but couldn't play, it was constant Insta-Death. These people loved the idea of the game, but never got to enjoy it.

Are you suggesting they be excluded from this game too? In the interview they mentioned it is a PC developed game with changes made to the console versions regarding easier aiming etc, so this really isn't consolification, they made the PC game then consolified it, at least thats the impression I get from the interview.
Gunsmith 29th January 2010, 13:03 Quote
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I take it you're a hardcore gamer who is good enough to play the originals then? I used to run the gaming side of a LAN centre just after AvP came out. We had systems with various games but AvP only got played by a few expert gamers, most other people tried, but couldn't play, it was constant Insta-Death. These people loved the idea of the game, but never got to enjoy it.

Are you suggesting they be excluded from this game too? In the interview they mentioned it is a PC developed game with changes made to the console versions regarding easier aiming etc, so this really isn't consolification, they made the PC game then consolified it, at least thats the impression I get from the interview.

you cant have the sweet taste of victory without the bitterness of defeat. Play, Learn, Evolve, Win.

dont nurf it for the rest of us because your too ashamed to put it on easy :|
DarkLord7854 29th January 2010, 13:04 Quote
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you cant have the sweet taste of victory without the bitterness of defeat. Play, Learn, Evolve, Win.

dont nurf it for the rest of us because your too ashamed to put it on easy :|

If you read the interview, they said they made sure that the hardest difficulty mirrors the original AvP's difficulty.. but who am I kidding.. reading articles is so overrated nowadays


;)
impar 29th January 2010, 13:05 Quote
Greetings!
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you cant have the sweet taste of victory without the bitterness of defeat. Play, Learn, Evolve, Win.

dont nurf it for the rest of us because your too ashamed to put it on easy :|
You seem rather aggressive today, Gunsmith... :p
Gunsmith 29th January 2010, 13:15 Quote
just got off the phone with the DWP, suprised I didnt destroy the moon in the middle of the conversation.

Darklord, i read it, but i must have missed that part :s
DarkLord7854 29th January 2010, 13:19 Quote
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Darklord, i read it, but i must have missed that part :s

Page 3 mate:
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Go up the scale though and…well, Hard Mode is bloody hard. It’s a challenge.
Those things have been part of our internal discussions for a long time. We’ve got to be as accessible as possible because that’s better for business and also, I think, a lot more fair. But, if you want to play it on Director’s Cut then have a go. If you can. That’ll be a challenge.


Looking forward to it..
bogie170 29th January 2010, 14:09 Quote
MY MONEY IS ON THIS BEING ANOTHER SHITTY CONSOLE PORT.

BFBC2 BETA IS ****. PC GAMES ARE DYING. SAD.

I HATE DEVELOPERS SO MUCH.
Gunsmith 29th January 2010, 14:13 Quote
woah jesus! who lit the fuse on your tampon
CardJoe 29th January 2010, 14:14 Quote
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woah jesus! who lit the fuse on your tampon

Steve Jobs.
Gunsmith 29th January 2010, 14:17 Quote
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Steve Jobs.

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w42/barrow_co2/Facepalm.jpg
bogie170 29th January 2010, 14:17 Quote
Sorry i'm just pissed after playing the BFBC2 beta. Stinks of consoles. I feel like crying. PC gaming is dying. I'm so pissed off.
[PUNK] crompers 29th January 2010, 14:34 Quote
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MY MONEY IS ON THIS BEING ANOTHER SHITTY CONSOLE PORT.

BFBC2 BETA IS ****. PC GAMES ARE DYING. SAD.

I HATE DEVELOPERS SO MUCH.

lol, at least un-caps you dribbling retard

cant wait for this game, nice interview although as has been said i get the impression he knows exactly who he is talking to here and modifies what he says accordingly.
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