1. Post #1
    Half Life 2: Call of Duty meets Minecraft

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    http://www.shacknews.com/article/72753/peter-molyneux-leaves-lionhead
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    November 2006
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    Perhaps its for the best?
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    But what about my Black & White 3?
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    Ah yes "opinions"
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    But who's going to make extravagant claims about game features that never come to fruition?!
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    But... But... Black and white three? :'C
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    June 2009
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    But who's going to make extravagant claims about game features that never come to fruition?!
    No worries.

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  8. Post #8
    But who's going to make extravagant claims about game features that never come to fruition?!
    Todd Howard.

    Edited:

    FUCK
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    But who's going to make extravagant claims about game features that never come to fruition?!
    Clint Hocking

  10. Post #10
    World of Vagax
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    December 2008
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    Damn, this guy is pretty much my childhood hero because of all the games he made at Bullfrog (Populous, Dungeon Keeper, Theme Park, Magic Carpet and many more)

    Well at least he escaped the claws of Microsoft and he joins up with other ex-Lionhead employee's

    Best of luck to him
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    September 2006
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    But... But... Black and white three? :'C
    Maybe we'll actually get it now.
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    Iggy the mean Piggy
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    As long as he's always excited about his future projects I'm fine with it. I never listened to the hype that surrounded Fable but I've always enjoyed seeing him always so happy when talking about those games :)
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    I would assume he left to join the other company since they're not bound by what Microsoft wants.
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    World of Vagax
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    December 2008
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    Perhaps he will work on those 2 games, they look fucking awesome
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    October 2008
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    I guess he finally got enough of being forced to make 360 exclusive Fable games (and recently, being forced to make Kinect shit).
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    February 2009
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    Don't worry guys, His next company is going to be a LOT better then the previous one that had a lot of poor developers and this problem will be corrected for the future.
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    World of Vagax
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    I guess he finally got enough of being forced to make 360 exclusive Fable games (and recently, being forced to make Kinect shit).
    He left Bullfrog studio's for kinda the same reason

    Bullfrog went to work for EA but in return Peter had to be Vice President of EA so he had to put he's original work down as game designer/developer (He could not work on any of Bullfrog's games)

    So after finishing up Dungeon Keeper 2 Peter gave EA 2 choices and that was he either returned to he's original position as game developers or that he goes off and starts a new company.
    And so he went for the second choice and went off.

    Bullfrog got sort of captured by EA completely and were renamed as EA Bullfrog followed by being assigned to make Harry Potter games which failed to sale good so in the last days the Bullfrog team was merged into EA UK and that was also the end for Bullfrog.

  18. Post #18
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    September 2011
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    Don't worry guys, His next company is going to be a LOT better then the previous one that had a lot of poor developers and this problem will be corrected for the future.
    The problem is barely with the developers, it's with the ideas. You can take the best sculptor in the world and ask him to make a statue out of shit, it will still be made of shit no matter how nicely done it is.

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    December 2007
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    He left Bullfrog studio's for kinda the same reason

    Bullfrog went to work for EA but in return Peter had to be Vice President of EA so he had to put he's original work down as game designer/developer (He could not work on any of Bullfrog's games)

    So after finishing up Dungeon Keeper 2 Peter gave EA 2 choices and that was he either returned to he's original position as game developers or that he goes off and starts a new company.
    And so he went for the second choice and went off.

    Bullfrog got sort of captured by EA completely and were renamed as EA Bullfrog followed by being assigned to make Harry Potter games which failed to sale good so in the last days the Bullfrog team was merged into EA UK and that was also the end for Bullfrog.
    Just imagine if Peter Moleneux lead a Harry Potter game.

    Throughout the game, as you use spells, the game will eventually learn when you use them and infer when you want to use them in the future. So the spells will reflect your intentions and as a result the game's world will reflect your inner self.
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    May 2007
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    Good. Maybe he'll work on something like this:
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    Looking forward to Black & White Three developed by Dragonhead Studios.

    Edited:

    Just imagine if Peter Moleneux lead a Harry Potter game.
    There should be a spell called Expecto Inception.

  22. Post #22
    This is -- excuse me -- a DAMN fine cup of coffee.
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    August 2008
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    I wouldn't care if he went away forever, he hasn't made a genuinely good game since Black & White 1.
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    October 2008
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    I wouldn't care if he went away forever, he hasn't made a genuinely good game since Black & White 1.
    Before that, he made Populous, Dungeon Keeper and paid $6 million to fund B&W1. He started making shit games when MS forced him to make dumbed down console games and Kinect shit. It's quite obvious that's why he left, also just a few days after the "secret project" being revealed (turned out to be some Fable thing).
    He might not have made any great games lately, but he made great games in the past so now that he is free again, I'm definitely giving him a chance.
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    I once watched a girl get eaten by a horse and it was bad
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    I'll miss his annoying voice when I watch E3 videos.

  25. Post #25
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    November 2006
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    He really left due to the horrendously stupid decision of making a new fable game and couldn't deal with the community backlash.

    Well who knows, with this new company he's joined we may still have hope for a new B&W or even a new title.

  26. Post #26
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    Dennab
    January 2006
    40,352 Posts
    make a new proper syndicate you knob-head!!

  27. Post #27
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    I wouldn't care if he went away forever, he hasn't made a genuinely good game since Black & White 1.
    The Movies.
    Fable 1
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    Perhaps now he can work on things without Microsoft wanting dumbed-down games. He'll probably never stop going all ideas guy though.

  29. Post #29
    This is -- excuse me -- a DAMN fine cup of coffee.
    The_Marine's Avatar
    August 2008
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    The Movies.
    Fable 1
    Both boring and extraordinarily shallow games.
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    Both boring and extraordinarily shallow games.
    The Movies is fucking awesome man, name another game that let's you make a romance movie about bigfoot and a giant chicken
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    October 2011
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    Both boring and extraordinarily shallow games.
    Shallow? I made a movie about an ailen who kept a anthropomorphic chicken captive in his basement that got about 10,000 on The Movies Online.
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    I'm hoping this mean we'll go back to the Dungeon Keeper era when it comes to the quality and game concepts.

    Black & White 2 was pretty shit in comparision to B&W1. I mean, it worked, but it was so boring in comparision, so much stripped away and replaced with eye candy. Fable never was my thing and Fable 3 is just fucking terrible.
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  33. Post #33
    I'LL NEVER STOP
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    July 2008
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    When he says" conclusion at the development of Fable: The Journey" does he mean he left because they decided to make one? Perhaps Molyneux has some integrity after all.
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    June 2010
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    I see a repeating pattern with his working habits.

    Not sure how much that will influence Lionhead tho. Lots of crap hit them since they were bought by Microsoft. I know Molyneux as an ideas guy and maker of great promises, but no idea how he directly improves game quality.
    Oh well, I'll remember him as the guy that pitched the Homeworld team some good ideas.

  35. Post #35
    The Haski's Avatar
    December 2011
    285 Posts
    Im actually kinda curious to what type of game he will make I loved Fable, The Movies and Black and white all had their own style it's the sequels that suck.

  36. Post #36
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    Dennab
    January 2005
    4,680 Posts
    new Syndicate game pleeaaaase

  37. Post #37
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    June 2008
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    If he goes and starts or joins a new company, I hope he picks up those cancelled projects and/or makes a new idea altogether.

  38. Post #38
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    May 2008
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    Good. Maybe he'll work on something like this:
    I thought he was a floating head and hands for a few seconds.
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    This is -- excuse me -- a DAMN fine cup of coffee.
    The_Marine's Avatar
    August 2008
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    Shallow? I made a movie about an ailen who kept a anthropomorphic chicken captive in his basement that got about 10,000 on The Movies Online.
    Never liked The Movies and only played it for about an hour years ago.
    I probably should have just aimed my bile towards Fable.

    Though, I have been wanting to replay The Movies recently... I could've sworn it was on Steam at some point.

  40. Post #40
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    June 2005
    611 Posts
    Good, maybe now the guy can finally start making creative games again without Microsoft breathing down his neck to make another Fable.
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