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7:45 PM on 06.07.2012

Peter Molyneux and the curious case of the 50,000 DLC

Peter Molyneux can't simply make a game; it has to be an experiment. With Fable, it appears that he wanted to see how interaction would work when you were restricted to farting or doing a chicken dance. Maybe there was more t...

Fraser Brown







The DTOID Show: Bioshock, Mechwarrior, & Kickstarter photo
The DTOID Show: Bioshock, Mechwarrior, & Kickstarter
by Max Scoville



Hey guys! Here we are again!

Today's show, we talk about how Kickstarter is the hottest thing on the web right now, and how Tim Schafer's Double Fine Adventure raised 3.3 million dollars, and how inXile's Wasteland 2 is in the process of being crowd-funded. Bioshock Infinite's got some kickass enemies, including a robotic George Washington, and Mechwarrior Online has BattleMechs running on CryEngine3. For reasons that I cannot figure out, but which make me smile, Double Fine has decided to organize a gamejam based around the brilliant ideas of Peter Molydeux, the fake Peter Molyneux Twitter account.

Finally, we talk about Mass Effect 3 some more. I'm so sick of hearing about this game. Nothing makes me want to go live in the woods and read books than people on the internet getting this upset a video game. That being said, bravo, money has been raised for charity. Apparently BioWare pissed people off so much, they had a fundraiser. What is this I don't even.

Most importantly: WE ARE HAVING A NINJA DRESSUP CONTEST, PLEASE PARTICIPATE FOR FREE GAMES!

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12:30 PM on 03.14.2012

Molyneux: Milo was too emotional for the games industry

Remember Milo, the digital child-creature that Peter Molyneux demoed at E3 so long ago? It promised interaction on a level that would make Skynet jealous, but it disappeared after all the hype. Why was it thrown on the scrap ...

Jim Sterling

4:00 PM on 03.11.2012

The DTOID Show: GDC 2012 Wrap-up!

Did you catch today's live Destructoid Show? We're all thoroughly exhausted from GDC, but Hamza Aziz, Jordan Devore, and Conrad Zimmerman were good sports and stopped by the studio for some good old-fashioned video game disc...

Tara Long

7:10 AM on 03.07.2012

Peter Molyneux leaving Lionhead, forming 22 Cans

Enthusiastic game developer and perpetual backpeddler Peter Molyneux has announced that he is leaving the developer he co-founded, Lionhead Studios. This departure also marks his exit from Microsoft Studios.  "It is with...

Jim Sterling



Preview: Discovering the emotion of Fable: The Journey photo
Preview: Discovering the emotion of Fable: The Journey
by Wesley Ruscher

If it is one thing the controller cannot do anymore, it’s offer a player “that sense of discovery which we had with the early days of games.” That’s what Peter Molyneux, the visionary behind Fable: The Journey believes, and it’s a big reason why the latest game in his iconic franchise is ditching the dual-analog setup in favor of Microsoft’s Kinect.

It’s an interesting concept. The controller really hasn't evolved in quite some time, and if it’s one thing it has never allowed, it’s that of a real connection to our virtual experience. With this novel thought in my mind, I sat ready to take Lionhead’s latest adventure for a stroll. My marvelous tale ensues.

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9:20 AM on 08.22.2011

Rumor: Fable IV out 2013, probably not on rails

I suppose this shouldn't come as a shock, but rumors are now saying that Lionhead is currently working on Fable IV. Peter Molyneux and company are said to be prepping the sequel for a 2013. The rumor comes from the latest iss...

Nick Chester

9:20 AM on 08.11.2011

No melee in Fable: The Journey (because it's on rails)

Peter Molyneux has confirmed that his definitely-not-on-rails game Fable: The Journey will not feature melee combat, focusing instead on projectile-based magic attacks. Not that this is going to be an on-rails shooter or anyt...

Jim Sterling

12:45 PM on 07.13.2011

Molyneux on Kinect: People didn't like PC mice, either!

Peter Molyneux has compared Kinect to the dawn of the computer mouse, stating that the criticisms people have for Microsoft's EyeToy are similar to those had for the now-crucial computer peripheral many moons ago.  "You ...

Jim Sterling

12:40 PM on 06.29.2011

Molyneux 'bored' with 'sameness' of modern games

Videogame snake oil salesman Peter Molyneux has declared that modern games are becoming boring, due to them all being the same. Fortunately, he's making an on-rails shooter for Kinect, which is pretty radical and differ ... o...

Jim Sterling

2:40 PM on 06.28.2011

Molyneux: Fable: The Journey demo was only 4 months old

The E3 demo for Fable: The Journey didn't look all that compelling, but it's okay -- Peter Molyneux admits it! The snake oil salesman of gaming has said that the demonstration was flawed, but it was only four months old. He P...

Jim Sterling

7:30 PM on 06.27.2011

Peter Molyneux shits on Fable III to look humble again

We've talked about the Molyneux Cycle before, and I'm thrilled to report that it's back in full effect once more! With Fable: The Journey coming up, Molyneux has continued his tactic of downplaying the last overhyped game in ...

Jim Sterling





11:20 AM on 06.21.2011

Molyneux: Kinect has some problems (lol on rails lol)

Designer and snake oil salesman Peter Molyneux has dared to criticize Kinect, admitting that it has some problems as an input device while still making sure to heap oodles of praise upon it.  “I’ll admit that...

Jim Sterling

9:20 AM on 03.18.2011

Molyneux: Fable 3 not so great, Fable 4 must amaze you!

When I saw this morning that Peter Molyneux had slated Fable 3 in order to hype the next one, I almost vomited a rainbow. The fact that he can keep doing this and not get called on his bullshit is astounding. Y...

Jim Sterling

11:20 AM on 02.21.2011

Peter Molyneux to receive the BAFTA fellowship

Peter Molyneux will receive the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ Fellowship at this year’s GAME British Academy Video Games Awards, on Wednesday, March 16th. It makes sense. The guy has been on a roll...

Dale North

12:40 PM on 12.06.2010

Molyneux: Kinect will spawn new controllers

Microsoft Game Studios boss and hyperbole master Peter Molyneux has warned against writing Kinect off so early. Despite it looking like a game that will do little more than on-rails shooters and dancing games, everybody's fav...

Jim Sterling