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Thread Port of Wonderful101 for Xbox One was discarded because the engine for the console was "too different"
If someone banned Spyder_Monkey on account of this thread, I'd lobby for the unban. He reached out and said he was sorry to me (and hopefully others), and if this thread itself didn't teach a lesson, I'm not sure a ban sends any sort of different message.
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Thread Port of Wonderful101 for Xbox One was discarded because the engine for the console was "too different"
Inevitably, every six months I need to come post here to shut down some blowhard who insists they know why Scalebound was cancelled. I know exactly why the game was cancelled, in excruciating detail. You have no idea what you are talking about. Every public comment I've seen made about the cancellation, either by MS, or my former employers, has been people telling the truth. If you'd like to make some meta-commentary on MS's strategy regarding the Xbox, go right ahead, but Scalebound should not be your data point. If you'd like to imply that some unknown, unfounded resentment is why W101 isn't being ported, go right ahead, but you are simply making things up.
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Thread Platinum Games interview with Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya at PAX East 2020 – The Wonderful 101: Remastered, Project G.G., and Tokyo office
I’m worried about Scalebound’s development. ... Wait. I don’t have to worry about that anymore.
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Thread Hot take: Platinums best game isn't Bayonetta, it's not even Metal Gear Rising
MadWorld will never get rereleased without all of the commentary being re-recorded. It’s so drastically out of touch with current norms that I’m actually kinda shocked people haven’t tried to cancel everyone who worked on it. The soundtrack was fun. During production, we went to visit Chris Wilkes (Ox) at Yokosuka Air Base to record some of the tracks in his home studio. I discovered him crate diving for records in Osaka, while a Japanese radio DJ coordinated a bunch of the other artists, and Naoto Tanaka made all the beats. Anyways, after the session, we packed into a car and headed to Shibuya for a gig he had. The gig didn’t work out (audio issues) so we all headed to some bar up the hill. We go in, and it was 100% pirate themed. The staff were in costumes, the decor was pirate, the whole bit. About three drinks and 30 mins in, the dreaded out pirate dude challenges Chris to a rap battle. All of a sudden a DJ setup gets uncovered and straight battle rap starts. I proceeded to get very drunk but I think we all got back to the hotel at like 7am. It was literally the most MadWorld thing about MadWorld. Another great story was Matsuno, Alex Smith, and I hanging out with Dilated Peoples and Cypress Hill at some club in Hollywood during Anarchy Reigns. But that one is for another time.
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Thread Visionary director of 'Heat' Micheal Mann set to direct the first episode of Tokyo Vice for HBO Max, starring Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe
Conflicted. Love Michael Mann. But Adelstein’s book is demonstrable fiction.
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Thread Mega Man Battle Network 6 mod lets you dab anywhere* in-game
Hey! I did the translation of this game!! Thus I can say with authority after too many 3am nights working on it in my early 20s — it was never cool. It was all individual text files that had to be written in English using special Japanese font and underscores for spaces. It was the worst, even after I hacked together a way to add text pages so the writing wouldn’t suck completely. Adding dabs to it makes me very happy though.
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Thread Lance Armstrong’s Aspen Home Tour (video)
No. Everyone cheated in those tours and don’t have nice houses. If you invest wisely, you can have a nice house. Even if you lose millions being the sacrificial lamb for an entire era of sports.
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Thread Bonnie Ross of 343 Industries Wants To Close Gender Gap In Game Development
Absolutely this. You don't hire the best person for the job, you hire the best person for the team. It is a subtle, but important, difference.
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Thread Scalebound: A Post Mortem Look
Turning this thread back to positive stuff - we had an awesome Scalebound reunion tonight! Drew and Thuban Mocap actors. And we FaceTimed Kamiya for even more fun times. So great seeing everyone doing so well. And BTW - I didn’t come to talk about my experience to crap on Jez. Dude was being fed rumors, so that is what he ate. I met him during Scalebound and he seemed super nice. I just don’t want people to believe untrue things. Honestly, I’m glad that I learned so much about mental health and now I try to advocate to fellow devs on how important it can be to take care of yourself. I wish that part of my story could have been told on my own terms, but in the end, all of the Scalebound team remain friends on both the MS and Platinum side. Sometimes things just don’t work out the way you want them to, and that is OK. Same thing for this thread. No need to snipe at each other. Celebrate your successes and your failures.
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Thread Scalebound: A Post Mortem Look
I'll keep my time in here very short, there is a book or two worth of Scalebound stories I'm saving for when I am old and gray, but I did want to say: 1) I love this thread. Seeing how much people still think about Scalebound makes me incredibly happy. 2) Platinum never used Scalebound money for Nier. I have no connection to them anymore, and no reason to defend them, but that is categorically untrue and that rumor shouldn't be allowed to spread. 3) Jez's post cleared some stuff up for me -- Where the leaks about the cancellation were coming from. Especially the one about a "senior staff" (me) taking a month off work because I burnt out. I actually developed an irregular heart beat as the game was falling apart, had a couple of really bad days holding myself responsible for so many things, and then went to see a doctor and a psychiatrist. Was told it was totally stress related and that I should take a month off, which Platinum was incredibly supportive of. When Scalebound was cancelled, this was leaked as some sort of pretense/justification. It really hurt - my medical privacy had been violated, potentially damaging my career prospects in the process, and the VG enthusiast press was more than happy to print it without question. The leaker was spinning a PR situation. I was living my life. My doctor couldn't believe it. I couldn't either. As an aside, I'm super healthy now, and I've learned how important it is to manage stress in a job (production) where you are essentially the baggage drop for everyone's problems. Everyone should really take care of themselves. Scalebound meant everything to me, until I realized that it was the amazing people and experiences that I'd had making it that actually meant everything. Funnily enough, I'm wearing a Scalebound tshirt and probably going to dinner with John Omohundro tonight. Everyone from the project is still friends and keeps in touch. P.S. I wish we would have released video of Dragon Link. Damn that was cool. :)
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Thread RUMOR: Nintendo has plans to revive a 'Dead and Buried' game (Update: Possibly Scalebound?)
Other than my twitter being a disaster, I'm doing real good. :)
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Thread RUMOR: Nintendo has plans to revive a 'Dead and Buried' game (Update: Possibly Scalebound?)
I was the Creative Producer of Scalebound. No secret.
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Thread RUMOR: Nintendo has plans to revive a 'Dead and Buried' game (Update: Possibly Scalebound?)
No. It wasn't. It was always a co-op game from the first paper design document. We didn't reveal co-op at first other than teasing it in the CG trailer and hinting hard in interviews. The first year we only showed gameplay, we only showed single player because that was always the marketing plan. The tons of players swarming was four players and their dragons in a boss fight. The same four players and their dragons hinted at in the CG reveal.
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Thread RUMOR: Nintendo has plans to revive a 'Dead and Buried' game (Update: Possibly Scalebound?)
Fake news that I wish people would stop repeating.