“A lot of western RPGs focus on creating a world and award the player a great deal of freedom in it, instead of focusing on a story. I think the interest in Japanese RPGs is divided based on how people feel about that difference in style.”—Hironobu Sakaguchi in the latest issue of Nintendo Gamer magazine comparing Western and Japanese RPGs.
“I think it’s a bit dangerous to only have one digital distribution platform like Steam. I love Valve, but out of principle, I find the idea of one platform a bit scary.”—Markus ‘Notch’ Persson of Mojang talking to Gamespy about digital distribution.
“Better from our perspective to wait a bit on the DLC and deliver quality content with plans to deliver different types of content for different types of players over the lifetime of BF3, rather than hurry one map out.”—Alan Kertz of DICE talking to Joystiq about Battlefield 3’s DLC.
“There has always been a little bit of mystery there and a little bit of interpretation, and it’s a story that people can talk about after the fact.”—Casey Hudson of BioWare talking to Digitaltrends about the Mass Effect 3 ending.
It’s been a good 10 years since the launch of the original Xbox in the UK. With the Xbox 360 releasing in 2005, the brand has only had it’s profile raised. Microsoft took a bold approach to online console gaming and it’s Xbox LIVE legacy continues. Check out this timeline, detailing the story of the Xbox for the last 10 years!