1. Post #1
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    "The old mario games had incredible story"
    "Yeah"
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  3. Post #3
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    The mario games were the pinnacle of video game story telling what are you on about

    bitch
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  4. Post #4
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    kinda cool seeing a ceo of a huge company take interest in video games, he seems like such a normal person to talk to, like you could have a beer with him at a pub and he wouldnt even talk much about his business or who he really is

    you dont find that quality in a lot of ceos
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    kinda cool seeing a ceo of a huge company take interest in video games, he seems like such a normal person to talk to, like you could have a beer with him at a pub and he wouldnt even talk much about his business or who he really is

    you dont find that quality in a lot of ceos
    Elon explains the artistry behind Fallout in the first 30 seconds of this
    memesets
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    don't let elon musk hear you play cookie clicker though

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    did he really say mario lol

    i think musk was talking about the old deus ex and adventure games when he meant older games
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    sorta funny that musk seemed to be more video game savvy than the actual interviewer who brought up the question to begin with

    he'd totally be the best shitposter here
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    kinda cool seeing a ceo of a huge company take interest in video games, he seems like such a normal person to talk to, like you could have a beer with him at a pub and he wouldnt even talk much about his business or who he really is

    you dont find that quality in a lot of ceos
    musk has a hard time talking about a lot of things he cares about, he doesnt really know how to properly express a lot of stuff (he's given a LOT of awkward interviews where the person interviewing him is borderline retarded in regards to the question they are asking, then he just freezes up for a bit)

    i think videogames are an incredibly simple thing for him to talk about because on some level everyone understands it, you could see his face light up in that conversation and it was honestly heart warming to see him not struggle as much
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  10. Post #10
    Very Jelly Despicable Douchebag
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    January 2007
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    the guy claims deus ex belongs to his heart so hes 110% a-okay in my books. he was alright before too what with the whole tech stuff.
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    I wonder if Elon has played Garry's Mod.
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    I wonder if Elon has played Garry's Mod.
    what if OP is actually Elon and is self-advertising?
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    Well, he did make a video game in 1984 at the age of 12. Makes sense that he'd be so into them.
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    October 2007
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    It's pretty hilarious that seemed to know more about games than the people there.

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    At first I thought it would be a lame "Hello fellow kids" situation, because I simply can't believe he has time to play videogames when he is the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla and so on...

    But he does, I am pleasantly surprised. Maybe I will meet him some day, I will ask him if he plays KSP.

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    At first I thought it would be a lame "Hello fellow kids" situation, because I simply can't believe he has time to play videogames when he is the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla and so on...

    But he does, I am pleasantly surprised. Maybe I will meet him some day, I will ask him if he plays KSP.
    He's already been asked that question 3 or 4 times and his answer has always been no
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    what if OP is actually Elon and is self-advertising?
    What if Garry is Elon?

  18. Post #18
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    What if Garry is Elon?
    I don't think I can hear Elon Musk talking about cumming into a bag until a baby happens
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    Well, he did make a video game in 1984 at the age of 12. Makes sense that he'd be so into them.
    It's called Blastar and you can play it online: https://blastar-1984.appspot.com

    He taught himself how to code on his first computer when he was ~10-12 and made and sold his first game. When Elon and his brother were teens they tried to buy an arcade. They got so far all they needed was a signature, but they were minors and their parents didn't let them.

    When he moved to silicon valley, he was briefly hired as a low level coder for a game company trying to use CD's to store game software. Within a few weeks Musk was working off the rails and was impossible to boss around.

  20. Post #20
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    Spot on about the decline of good storytelling in games. Who needs it when you've got multiplayer PVP battles and hunger bars to keep up with?
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    Spot on about the decline of good storytelling in games. Who needs it when you've got multiplayer PVP battles and hunger bars to keep up with?
    you'be been lookin at the wrong games then friendo
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    Spot on about the decline of good storytelling in games. Who needs it when you've got multiplayer PVP battles and hunger bars to keep up with?
    Did you play Uncharted 4?
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    Elon explains the artistry behind Fallout in the first 30 seconds of this
    memesets
    I bet Elon is a legion guy

       which is the only right guy to be   
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    I wish I was as cool as Felix :)
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    I would've thought Kerbal Space Program

  25. Post #25
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    Spot on about the decline of good storytelling in games. Who needs it when you've got multiplayer PVP battles and hunger bars to keep up with?
    Not every game is Rust, maybe you should branch out a bit?

  26. Post #26
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    Elon explains the artistry behind Fallout in the first 30 seconds of this
    memesets
    deus ex and new vegas

    this man has some great taste in video games
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    I feel like that interviewer only started playing game around the ps3/xbox 360 era since Last of Us is relatively new
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    I know Elon can be a bit awkward during interviews, but he was pretty damn great in this one. The interviewer, though? He was so bad.
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    "The old mario games have incredible story."



    Like, you have the cool opportunity to ask Elon about video games that influenced him, and he even leads you on with the interest in DeusEx, and you blow it that badly. That's a shame.
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    Not every game is Rust, maybe you should branch out a bit?
    Prior to things like reliable internet connections, better graphics, fluid animations, open world maps, and hugely popular multiplayer shooters like COD and Counter Strike there was more of a need to rely on good storytelling to drive sales,. Rich descriptive text and story were needed to express what little visuals games had. Obviously we still have great storylines in modern games, but IMO plenty of developers are slowly realizing how little story is needed to drive sales when they can just tack on a multiplayer or survival zombie mode, or, simply filling the game world with side quest filler busy work. I'll go back to playing Arcanum I guess.

    Also I've never played rust, I thought there was some sort of backstory to it though.

    deus ex and new vegas

    this man has some great taste in video games
    Coincidentally, Elon reminds me of Mr. House.
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    "The old mario games had incredible story telling"

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    Prior to things like reliable internet connections, better graphics, fluid animations, open world maps, and hugely popular multiplayer shooters like COD and Counter Strike there was more of a need to rely on good storytelling to drive sales,. Rich descriptive text and story were needed to express what little visuals games had. Obviously we still have great storylines in modern games, but IMO plenty of developers are slowly realizing how little story is needed to drive sales when they can just tack on a multiplayer or survival zombie mode, or, simply filling the game world with side quest filler busy work. I'll go back to playing Arcanum I guess.

    Also I've never played rust, I thought there was some sort of backstory to it though.
    I think you are looking at it through a thick pair of rose-tinted glasses. A lot of old games made virtually no attempt at storytelling whatsoever and many of the ones that did did it poorly. Yeah there are the great few that are actually remembered because they were good, but generally I would say that narrative was considered even less important in the past than it is today.
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    I bet Elon is a legion guy

       which is the only right guy to be   
    TBH I'd have thought he'd be more a Mr. House type.

       Greater good of humanity yo   
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    "The old mario games had incredible story telling"


    Thanks for the new avatar.
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    I wonder if he likes tales of clones and big giant robots...
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    No joke, I was gonna post that I have a weird fantasy that Elon and Kojima would team up on a project somehow.
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    I think you are looking at it through a thick pair of rose-tinted glasses. A lot of old games made virtually no attempt at storytelling whatsoever and many of the ones that did did it poorly. Yeah there are the great few that are actually remembered because they were good, but generally I would say that narrative was considered even less important in the past than it is today.
    What I see today from a lot of AAA devs is a greater emphasis on the multiplayer experience which is where the money is at. Multiplayer is where you can start charging for ingame items, cosmetics, extra maps, gamemodes, premium memberships, the list goes on. Charging for ingame items/cosmetics in SP games is not a widely accepted idea because mods allow for so much freedom. From a strictly profit standpoint it doesn't make sense to waste a ton of development time on a deep engaging SP or a new DLC which takes months to develop and then they can only charge customers for it once.

    Look at what Bethesda tried to do with their paid mods. Companies are greedy entities, they're all about finding what allows for the best profit:effort ratio and exploiting it.
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    that first part was between two ferns

  39. Post #39
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    Spot on about the decline of good storytelling in games. Who needs it when you've got multiplayer PVP battles and hunger bars to keep up with?
    The Souls games?
    The Shin Megami Tensei series?
    The Persona series?
    The Metal Gear Solid series?
    Fallout New Vegas?
    The Witcher games?

    That's excluding the tons of indie/small studio games with great writing. Like...
    Undertale
    The Lisa games
    Amnesia
    Hotline Miami 1 and 2
    and the list goes on!
    Edited:

    I'm having a real difficult time thinking of any retro AAA games with a great story.
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