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Fable 2 Follow Up a "Significant Scientific Achievement"? 87

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from the points-for-enthusiasm dept.
In a bold statement, game developer Peter Molyneux is claiming that his new Fable 2 follow up is a "significant scientific achievement". His unbridled excitement stems from years of work on AI, simulation, and character interaction. "Fortunately for fans of Molyneux-style hyperbole, the man is back with wide-eyed, reins-off enthusiasm of his own future work. [...] In Molyneux's own words, 'I think it's such a significant scientific achievement that it will be on the cover of Wired.'"
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Fable 2 Follow Up a "Significant Scientific Achievement"?

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 20, 2008 @05:50PM (#23483182)
    In an exaggerated statement, game developer Peter Molyneux is boasting that his new Fable 2 follow up is a "minor software engineering footnote". His unbridled excitement stems from years of work on computer game applied AI, simulation, and fantasy character interaction.

    There, fixed it for you.

    'I think it's such a significant scientific achievement that it will be on the cover of Wired.'
    Yes, Wired.

    Someone just said that major scientific achievements make the cover of Wired. Not Nature, not Science, not Physical Review Letters. Wired.

    *cough* *cough*

    No offense Mr Molyneux but it would probably be better to get your major scientific achievement on the cover of UFO Magazine. More "major scientific achievements" have died after making the cover of Wired than almost any other hipster magazine. At least with UFO Magazine you will still have some believers in 10 years.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 20, 2008 @06:08PM (#23483466)
    I wish I could blow my own horn, but I'm not that limber. And my horn isn't that big.
  • by ceoyoyo (59147) on Tuesday May 20, 2008 @06:16PM (#23483564)
    There's no way I'm going to read the article, but I suspect the quote in the summary is bang on. I have no trouble believing that Fable 2's scientific significance is very much compatible with being on the cover of Wired. Or PC Gamer, for that matter.

  • by hobb0001 (989441) on Tuesday May 20, 2008 @06:28PM (#23483762)
    I tell you, there's no greater reward for scientific achievement than to be put on the cover of Wired.

    ...and in related news, Mozart still laments having never made the cover of Rolling Stone.
  • by Zaphod-AVA (471116) on Tuesday May 20, 2008 @06:45PM (#23484032)
    I want to follow him around and periodically shout "Try to get your combat multiplier *even higher*! Until the cops drag me away.
  • Gadzooks (Score:3, Funny)

    by ludomancer (921940) on Tuesday May 20, 2008 @07:17PM (#23484534)
    "In a bold statement, game developer Peter Molyneux..."

    I honestly didn't make it past that part.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 20, 2008 @07:57PM (#23485148)
    No, he is talking about the scientific achievement of getting funding for Fable 2, or F'ed 2 as I like to call it, after the P.O.S. that was Fable came out on the ex bawkz.
  • Re:Gadzooks (Score:3, Funny)

    by Gideon Fubar (833343) on Tuesday May 20, 2008 @08:19PM (#23485462) Journal
    I see you've played this game before.

    One day his rhetoric will take on a life of its own and become the President of the World.
  • Peasants... (Score:3, Funny)

    by FishAdmin (1288708) on Wednesday May 21, 2008 @08:06AM (#23490746)
    I just hope the peasants don't all sound like rejects from "My Fair Lady" this time. I hated that the only woman you could marry that DIDN'T have an obnoxious accent was the Mayor. Not easy when you're trying to do the "all good" type run-through. "Oh! You really ARE an 'ero!" *shudder* And yet, all the prostitutes sounded educated. Hmm...
  • by steveo777 (183629) on Wednesday May 21, 2008 @08:50AM (#23491166) Homepage Journal
    Whoa now. Don't go that far. At least Molyneux has a few good games under his belt (Populous, Dungeon Keeper, and Fable). And, so what, most of his games have a pretty central theme (generally you can always be a bad guy). Uwe Boll? He's got nothing. I'm sure there is a 'middle ground' insult? May we not call him "Michael Bay"? Functional movies that are never really good or bad. Sure, some of them sell like hot-cakes, but in actuality, no one really knows why...

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