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Mark Rein Sets The Record Straight 19

Posted by Zonk
from the hearsay-is-the-best-say dept.
Eurogamer had a chance to sit down with Mark Rein, president of Epic Games. He says that many of his recent comments have been taken out of context, and need a little clarification. From the article: "I actually said Nintendo's going to make amazing games. I never really passed a judgement on the controller itself. I think the controller's cool! ... I wasn't bashing Nintendo, I wasn't bashing the controller, I was really just saying that a byproduct of having a device like this is that people are going to make games that possibly are just there because of the controller, as opposed to being great games of themselves, and I said it badly... I regret that." We've previously reported on some of these statments.
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Mark Rein Sets The Record Straight

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  • Balls (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Gogo0 (877020) on Friday November 11, 2005 @06:05PM (#14012350)
    Not many people in a major industry would apologize and place themselves at fault for anything (especially if it was their fault) that they said.

    Kudos to Mr Rein for taking responsibility and setting the record straight.
  • by technoextreme (885694) on Friday November 11, 2005 @06:13PM (#14012414)
    "I wasn't bashing Nintendo, I wasn't bashing the controller, I was really just saying that a byproduct of having a device like this is that people are going to make games that possibly are just there because of the controller, as opposed to being great games of themselves, and I said it badly... I regret that."

    Uggg... This quote reminds me of some of the horrible gimmicks that are used the stlyus in DS games. Take Nanostray for example. They foce you to freaking change weapons using the stlyus. It's horrible and it actually makes the game worst/awkward by including the stylus feature. Now take for example Polarium where the concept of that game actually works with using the stylus. Don't force the use of the special features. Use the special features if the premise of the game actually warrant it or otherwise would not degrade gameplay.
  • by AuMatar (183847) on Friday November 11, 2005 @06:21PM (#14012476)
    And this will be different from the other consoles how? For every good PS2 games, there's 7 pieces of trash. At least with the new controller, they may have momentary appeal instead of 0 appeal.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 12, 2005 @02:38AM (#14014371)
    "This controller will create a few great games, but, like Rein said, it'll also create a lot of stupid games."

    Edited for accuracy:

    "The video game industry will create a few great games next generation, but it'll also create a lot of stupid games."

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