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Journey Devs Finally Making Some Money, Chen Discusses New Project

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Jenova Chen, Journey, Thatgamecompany

Journey Devs Finally Making Some Money, Chen Discusses New Project

There were plenty of reports surrounding Journey's development -- from multi-million dollar budgets to thatgamecompany going bankrupt as a result of the game -- and Jenova Chen has revealed that only now has the studio finally begun to receive royalties based on sales of the game.

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Jenova Chen Unsure About Kickstarter

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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Crowdfunding, Jenova Chen, Kickstarter, Thatgamecompany

Jenova Chen Unsure About Kickstarter

Thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen has suggested that the time is not quite right for his company to enter the crowdfunding game just yet, noting that the most successful campaigns from the past year have been those from veteran developers trading on nostalgia.

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Journey Creator Hints At "Emotional" Next Game

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Jenova Chen, Journey, Thatgamecompany

Journey Creator Hints At "Emotional" Next Game

'It Has To Be Much Bigger Than The PlayStation Platform'

Thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen has dropped a few tantalising tidbits about their next game, which will likely launch on more than just the PlayStation Network.

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PWNCAST | Season 1: Episode 14 – Mature Gaming

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
David Cage, Diablo III, Gravity Rush, Jenova Chen, Mature games, Podcast, Prototype, PWNCAST, Skyrim, Spike TV, VGAs

PWNCAST | Season 1: Episode 14 – Mature Gaming

This week, after rummaging around a couple of rumours from the week just gone, we take a look at maturity in games, and ask if adults are being short-changed. We look at how the industry often panders not only to teenagers, but to the lowest cultural denominators, how money and the bottom line have fuelled an unbalanced demographic. Fianlly, we look at David Cage's suggestions that gaming really hasn't evolved much over the last couple of decades, and ask what this means for next-gen.

PWNCAST | Season 1: Episode 14, Recorded: May 17th, 2012

Some of the things that get covered this week:

  • Gravity Rush
  • RUMOUR: Sony and Cloud Gaming
  • RUMOUR: LucasArts' unannounced title
  • The Ninja Button
  • Are games ruining male youths?
  • Are adults being shortchanged?
  • How the VGAs are ruining everything
  • Irresponsible marketing
  • How far has gaming actually come?

...and much, much more.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be quite a few instances of strong language.

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Chen: "Games Are Not Good Enough For Adults"

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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Art, Emotional, Games for adults, Intellectual, Jenova Chen, Journey, Thatgamecompany

Chen: "Games Are Not Good Enough For Adults"

Another week, another interview with Jenova Chen slamming the current array of video games for not being intellectually stimulating. This time around, Chen has suggested that the games industry is doing adults a disservice by not offering a huge deal by way of emotional and intellectual stimulation.

"My biggest complaint for computer games so far is they are not good enough for adults," says Chen.

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Chen: PS3 More "Adult-Focused" Than Xbox 360 Or Wii

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
Tags:
Art, Jenova Chen, Journey, PS3 games, Thatgamecompany, Wii, Xbox 360

Chen: PS3 More "Adult-Focused" Than Xbox 360 Or Wii

Do you own a PS3? Well, if you do, that means you're probably more likely to be interested in "artistic games" than if you're a humble Wii or Xbox 360 owner...at least according to thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen.

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Jenova Chen: "It's Our Games That Make Us Assholes"

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
Tags:
Development, Jenova Chen, Journey, Thatgamecompany

Jenova Chen: "It's Our Games That Make Us Assholes"

Journey developer Jenova Chen has suggested that the irritating "assholes" you find online are symptomatic of the nature of the games that have become prevalent in our industry today. You want to know why there are so many profanity-spewing $%@#!s on Xbox LIVE? Look no further than the FPS.

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PSA: Journey Is Out Today! Play It And Tell Us What You Think!

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Jenova Chen, Journey, PS3 games, PSN, Thatgamecompany
Discuss:
Journey

PSA: Journey Is Out Today! Play It And Tell Us What You Think!

Quite a personal little public service announcement, this. Thatgamecompany's latest and greatest is finally available today here in the UK, and all of you PS3 owners out there should go and buy it...and then tell us what you thought.

If you're tired of faceless shooters, if you're despairing at the thought of hacking your way through swarms of minions, if you're bored of beating things up, this might just be the antidote.

It's a sunny day, let some sunshine into your gaming life with Journey, and then please, please, let us know what you make of it. We'd love to hear about it.

Here's what we said in our Journey review:

"Like the finest feel-good films, or those books you read again and again until the title on the spine is illegible from creasing, Journey is a game that exhibits pure joy. It plays with it, subverts it, threatens to take it away at times, but the end result is something inherently euphoric, deeply personal and, dare I say, even a little bit spiritual as well."

Your turn.

Jenova Chen: "People Are Getting Tired Of The Same Things"

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Development, GDC 2012, Jenova Chen, Journey, Phil Harrison, PSN, Sony, Thatgamecompany

Jenova Chen: "People Are Getting Tired Of The Same Things"

Thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen has spoken about how "lucky" he and his team were to land a contract on PSN, ascribing Journey's critical success to a mixture of timing, people growing tired of traditional forms of gaming, and a greater appreciation and affinity for development, which comes with time.

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thatgamecompany Looking To explore Possibilities "Beyond Playstation"

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Jenova Chen, Journey, PS3 games, Sony, Thatgamecompany

thatgamecompany Looking To explore Possibilities "Beyond Playstation"

thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen has expressed a desire to look beyond the Playstation in trying to bring the studio's games to "a bigger audience".

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