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Molyneux: PC Gaming "Huge Tragedy"

Molyneux despairs at tragic state of PC gaming on GamesIndustry.biz quotes the Lionhead designer on his complaints that a lack of innovation is to blame for declines in PC gaming:

"I think it's a huge tragedy. I mean, you might as well say PC gaming is World of Warcraft and The Sims... The weird thing is everyone's got a PC, they're just not buying software for it," commented Molyneux.

And while many developers are chasing the casual PC gaming market as the next big thing, Molyneux believes it's already suffering from repetition and a lack of imagination.

"There's an enormous amount of gaming happening with PopCap, Big Fish and Reflective.

"The fascinating thing is when they first started, all these games came out like Peggle and Mystery Files and Alice Greensleeves and Diner Dash, and it felt quite exciting. There was a lot of innovation going on. Okay, there weren't great graphics, but there was innovation.

"In my view, that has completely stopped. They're doing the same game over and over again with a different wrapper. It's like a mini-universe in itself which is emulating what's happening in our industry," he added.

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2. Re: No subject Feb 20, 2008, 10:47 MMORPGHoD
 
There's an enormous amount of gaming happening with PopCap, Big Fish and Reflective.

*googles PopCap, Big Fish and Reflective*

Ugh, he might as well throw Solitaire in there. After all that's one of the most popular PC games ever.


This comment was edited on Feb 20, 10:50.
 
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