Peter Molyneux has so far not taken my advice to keep quiet for a bit but at least he’s stopped crying in interviews, the latest of which he has given to Kotaku. In it he discussed why 22Cans are running a Kickstarter for Godus rather than money-bags Molyneux funding the game himself.
Apperently Peter is not all that wealthy as he only has a nice house, two cars, his son goes to a nice school and he takes one holiday a year.
Brassic he is, brassic I tell ya.
Peter went on to explain how he’s never really made much money from the sale of Bullfrog and Lionhead, he actually owned ‘way, way less than 50%’ of the latter. EA and Microsoft have never revealed how much they paid for the two companies but we do know EA paid £326 million for Rare back in 2002.
Anyway, go fund the 2 Cans Kickstarter! Go! Go pledge money now! Peter can’t fund it because he lives in this house which only has 20 acres of land and – oh the horror – can only seat 18 people round his dining table!
Poor Peter! Poor, poor Peter!
I mean just look at his swimming pool, it’s not very big is it? What will the neighbours say when they see that? Please fund the Godus Kickstarter then Peter will be able to get a bigger pool.
OK enough with the sarcasm, I really do hope Godus gets funded but I think I’ve made my point - shush Peter, or at least employ someone to do your PR, you are only making things worse.
In other multi-millionaire news (that was the last dig Peter, promise), it’s the welcome return of Activision CEO, Bobby Kotick! Yay! Bob says he has ‘no intentions’ of making a Call Of Duty film. He thinks “movies based on video games rarely please devoted fans and could taint the brand.”
Lovely, cuddly Bob is also having problems finding a new soul mate, having recently been divorced. “Think about what it’s like for my dating life when the first picture that comes up is me as the Devil. You see all this chatter and you realize that they game the search results. These super-sophisticated 19-year-olds are smarter than our expensive P.R. firm”
Square Enix have released a new video for Tomb Raider which shows how Lara must adapt to survive on the island.
The CEO of Zynga, Mark Pincus, has been listed by Bloomberg as the fourth worst CEO this year. “Zynga stock is down 75 percent so far this year, and the company is losing top executive talent,” commented Bloomberg. Oops. Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) president John Smedley recently criticised Zynga, “I think Zynga has done free-to-play a terrible disservice because many of their releases are monetisation products – not games.”
John Carmack, founder of id Software and creator of Doom and the like has given his views on next-gen. “Unfortunately, I can pretty much guarantee that a lot of next gen games will still target 30 fps.” That’s not what we wanted to hear, John.
And finally, it’s Christmas! Have a present HL42-KDNL-NC5A. Shout in the comments box if you’ve redeemed the code on the PSN.