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"You know that team was crying" - Oddworld creator slams Battlefield 4 & big publishers

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Battlefield 4, EA, Lorne Lanning, Oddworld, Oddworld Inhabitants

"You know that team was crying" - Oddworld creator slams Battlefield 4 & big publishers

"F*&$ that business"

Lorne Lanning is not a big fan of AAA development and major publishers. At all. The foul-mouthed creator of Oddworld has explained why upcoming revamp New & Tasty was developed independently, using Battlefield 4's launch as example of bad business without mincing any words whatsoever.

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Lanning: Nintendo Will Be Around For "100 Years", Not Microsoft Or Zynga

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Lorne Lanning, Microsoft, Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, Zynga

Lanning: Nintendo Will Be Around For "100 Years", Not Microsoft Or Zynga

Lorne Lanning has been coming out with some cracking quotes of late. This latest one sees the Oddworld creator praising Satoru Iwata and Nintendo for bucking the current trend of cyclically firing one's development staff, and he suggests that it is this creative-centric outlook that will mean Nintendo survive for years to come, rather than companies such as Zynga and Microsoft.

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Oddworld Creator: Microsoft Should Hold A "Big Mass Firing" Of Xbox One Marketers

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Indie Games, Lorne Lanning, Oddworld, Xbox One

Oddworld Creator: Microsoft Should Hold A "Big Mass Firing" Of Xbox One Marketers

Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning believes that Microsoft's lack of indie support should probably lead to a mass firing in the Xbox One's campaign team.

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Lanning Rails Against Xbox One Publishing Limits

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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Indie Games, Lorne Lanning, Microsoft, Oddworld Inhabitants, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty, Xbox One

Lanning Rails Against Xbox One Publishing Limits

Oddworld Inhabitants boss, Lorne Lanning, is not a fan of Microsoft's policy regarding indie publishing on the Xbox One. Microsoft have stipulated that a publisher is required for a game to be released on the platform, using the traditional publishing model as a gatekeeper of sorts to prevent the console becoming a hive of knock-off titles and poorly coded shovelware.

It's a worthy objective, perhaps, but it also means that quality independents can't release their games on the platform without having a suit greenlight the process.

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Oddworld Creator Wants To "Turn YouTube and Facebook Into One Game"

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Casual Games, Facebook, Lorne Lanning, Oddworld, Oddworld Inhabitants, Youtube

lorne lanning

Lorne Lanning is the legendary developer behind the Oddworld series, but after the release of Stranger's Wrath on the original Xbox, we simply haven't heard much out of him. Many believed that he'd left the development scene behind after delegating the Oddworld Universe to Just Add Water, but in a new interview, the respected dev states that he's "absolutely" planning to work on a new imaginative title with social and casual elements. Full details below.

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