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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 11:35AM Lucidus said

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Shallow, repetitive gameplay done on a small screen using social pressure to force you to play.

To hell with that! I'll keep my desktop, thanks.

Posted: Aug 17th 2011 11:56AM Dril said

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@Lucidus

Well said.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 11:36AM Sharuk said

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That is idiotic. Mobile games will grow as a segment, that doesn't mean it is the only medium in terms of gaming.

Also, last I checked there are more MMOs coming out today, than ever before.

Mobile/Social gaming has its place, but the rest of gaming is not going anywhere.

Posted: Aug 17th 2011 11:37AM j1083 said

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Given the age of his last successful contribution to genre that I'm aware of, I'm a bit hesitant to trust his judgement. Mobile and social platforms are *a* future for the games. The idea that everyone who enjoys video games is going to be content moving exclusively toward the Farmville/mobile sector is pretty dubious. Not until mobile devices offer the full range of variety, visuals and control a PC does, partner.

Similarly, a traditional MMO can easily gain traction in the social/mobile sector by providing strong integration, something both Rift and GW2 seem to have and WoW to a lesser extent with its apps.

Posted: Aug 17th 2011 11:38AM real65rcncom said

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I must be the dinosaur.

I don't play any of these. Too small, not enough content, and just don't measure up to the bigger games.

Playing games on my cellphone never appealed to me at all but maybe he's right and the newer generation loves it. /shrug

Posted: Aug 17th 2011 2:16PM Lucidus said

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@real65rcncom A free solitaire app on your phone while waiting in line at the DMV is a lifesaver though.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 11:39AM Nerves said

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This guy looks like a supervillain. He needs a monocle, cat and tumbler of cognac.

Posted: Aug 17th 2011 11:51AM LA1111 said

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@Nerves

He looks like a major tool
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 3:33PM Fakeassname said

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@Nerves

I've never seen a more gay looking picture of RG in my life.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 11:40AM Scuffles said

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Mobile games are going to go the same way as PC and Console gaming are going . Each generation they are going to become more and more similar to the point where one will be interchangeable with the other.

All we are seeing from the initial social games is a bubble that has been generated by tapping a previously untapped market. They certainly are not a dead end but they are by no means the future.

Posted: Aug 17th 2011 11:40AM Cyclone Jack said

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Way to blame your team for your lack of management and guidance.

Posted: Aug 17th 2011 11:42AM Fabius Bile said

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poor, poor Richard Garriot...his epic failure in the inudstry he once pioneered left him scarred for life...

Posted: Aug 17th 2011 11:42AM SiML said

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Garriot navel-gazes far too much.

Developers, stop over-analyzing where and how we are going to play games and concentrate on giving us new and original game titles.

Posted: Aug 17th 2011 11:43AM Equillian said

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Of course they are...

Seriously? What has this yahoo created in the last 10 years that succeeded?

I'm sure at one point Garriott was quite the visionary, but lets see how much work a ressurected Einstien gets done after being placed in my datacenter.

You've lost touch, mister Garriott.

Posted: Aug 17th 2011 11:46AM Boojum said

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No... go away Mr attention hog, your ideas are not fun.

Put your iphone and your browser games away and go make a proper Ultima sequel.

Don't come back until you're done and don't you dare go on another trip into space again, you can't hide from us there.

Posted: Aug 17th 2011 11:51AM donweel said

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@Boojum
LMAO
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 2:55PM Tom in VA said

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@Boojum

Well said, Boojum. Well said.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 11:47AM donweel said

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While I have a great deal of respect for "Lord British" and what he has contributed to the game industry, I feel he is doing a bit of a sales job there in promoting his new company. I dont think desktop MMOs are going anywhere but forward. Social media gaming is a niche.

Posted: Aug 17th 2011 11:48AM eLdritchZ said

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lord british needs to shut up and give me my TR money back.

seriously.. him commenting on the future of online gaming is like a homeless person commenting on the future of middle class housing -.-

Posted: Aug 17th 2011 11:53AM Fabius Bile said

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@eLdritchZ
best....
analogy....
ever....
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