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Mark Rein Interview – zookey



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From: Great Falls, Montana, USA
Registered: 04-28-2002

Good interview---LOL the Sony Fanboy in my LOVED the following comment

MR: It's user-created content! It's fantastic! I can't understand why people are so nervous about what Sony... no, Sony's wonderful. When they embrace user-created content, that's what it means to be an open system. That's why we're on PlayStation 3 first -- because they are embracing user-created content. It's not just moving the deck chairs around the boat. They are embracing real art.

He is saying that because any and all mods (unreal script, maps, models, anything) made on the PC Unreal Editor can be exported to the PS3 version of the game. I only have one thing to say about that.....


Granted, I thought it was a little trite of him to downplay LittleBigPlanet ---I think LBP will be one of the single biggest games this generation and we all have no clue how big it will explode---but I understand the fact that part of LBP's bigger emergent (user-created) appeal is that it is far easier to create content within the context of LBP than to create a model in Maya, rig it, animate it and skin it then put it on a memory stick and upload it to a PS3---but I think both games will hit with the force of a megaton bomb because of this------read the whole interview it is an AWESOME read!

I have UT3 on reserve--apparently Midway wasn't prepared for hte game to pass Sony's certification so quickly so only a small amount of copies will make retailers in Dec---that is what I heard--so I paid off a copy just to be safe--works out since HAZE (another FPS I am VERY much so looking forward too) got pushed back to next year so I am good hehe!

I am just really psyched about this---it gives indie devs like us a foot in on PS3 development! You can make a UT3 mod as a showpiece to take to Sony, Epic or Midway and say 'Look what we can do, now bust out the check book!' ---plus Mark R said they are looking into allowing people to eventually make a UT3 PS3 mod and sell it (with the idea Epic gets part of the dough) so indie devs can make money that way too---revolutionary I say hehe!

So: instructions to you: buy a PS3 now so we can all play online! Even if you can't get UT3 before the end of the year, just get Warhawk (equally fun though, regretably, un-modable) and we can all meet up and shoot each other down--heck with the expansion coming soon we can all hop on a drop ship and own some noobs LOL! (There is a drop ship coming in the next pack that will carry 1 ground vehicle as well as 6 riders and 1 driver--7 ppl total--and has a giant canon on it---bound to make Warhawk's already tough-as-heck capture the flag matches a little more intense!).