As in the John Rowlands interview, the focus is mostly on the memories of playing C64 games and what his favourite one is. Naturally we also see him playing the game on the VC, because it is available.
Unlike the previous interview, this one's not split into parts. You can view the whole thing below:
Woah, he works on Warhammer stuff?! Color me impressed.
Boulder dash. my personnal favorite as well... (but i'd choose the second episode over the first one though)
The interviewer is so awkward. Ian seems like a cool guy though.
Boulderdash looks fun even though its graphics are a little dated
I loved the Fighting Fantasy books back then. I was hooked to many different series
If this name doesn't ring you an instant bell, youre probably not 30 like me, so dont fell bad. He and Steve Jackson revolucionised a lot of things you take for granted nowadays in video/tabletop games. Good times!
"Gameplay, Gameplay, Gameplay"
Indeed. Just with today's technology, graphics usually come first in a lot of cases.
As i said in the other news before, very nice to see stuff like that in the Nintendo-Channel.
"Just with today's technology, graphics usually come first in a lot of cases."
Yeah, but to be fair, Games could have the greatest gameplay for it's genre but if Graphics don't match up to the current market expectations (or current at the time), then customers might be reluctant to buy the game or it could be a hard sale for Devs to market well, unless it's deliberately done in a particular style, like Mega Man 9 (and no, Crap style doesn't count Shovelware Devs).
Sad fact but it happens. I once made the mistake of buying a game on the fact that it looked good, Shadowrun on the 360. Fortunately, it was in a 4 for £20 offer and it got that £5 back. Let us speak no more.
Heh, not to derail the thread but I love Shadowrun on the 360 and still play it. Just a couple days ago, in fact. Sure it has no single player, but I enjoy its online play alot more than Halo.
If you like it, then great. Heard online play was quite good. It's just not for me though, as I just didn't enjoy it. Also, what do you get when for some reason you buy a (unknowingly) multiplayer only game when you only have 1 controller and very limited access to online? The answer is either epic failure or getting massively owned. Oh well, there are still lots of fish in this virtual sea.
I loved the Fighting Fantasy books too!
Awful cringeworthy reviewer.
2000 points for boulderdash. Livingstone you have been ripped off.
@5 & 12 - Agreed. I still flick through one every now and then to get a nostalgic rush. I used to think House of Hell was one of the coolest things ever as a kid. FF FTW!
Right....and this why I own a Wii, not for the graphics, for the game play and unique games.
@Betagam7 , listening to what people actually say helps many times. 500 points for the games is what he says.
Livingstone also ran Eidos for many years.
Then why didn't he ask him to pick four?
I couldn't stand to listen to it because the interviewer made me want to eat my own face in embarrassment.
A geek interviewing a mega-geek = cringetastic
@lordboswer I'm not sure Livingstone has much involvement with the Warhammer behemoth nowadays (I don't even know if he's still associated with GW beyond being a major shareholder), but it's true that the franchise (and many others) wouldn't exist without Livingstone and Steve Jackson.
Betagam7: I've seen a worse interview.
Why wear headphones while interviewing someone? That's just rude.
@ RadioShadow (#20): "Why wear headphones while interviewing someone?"
Maybe to hear him better?
I have seen the new virtual console video on the Nintendo Channel, a guy called Jon Hare. I think he has at least one valid point, that we do not take care of the heritage of computer games. nice interview.
I still have my Fighting Fantasy books! Brings back old memories..
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