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Ted Price Clarifies Comments On Wii U

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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Fuse, Insomniac Games, Ted Price, Wii U
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Last week, Insomniac's Ted Price said that he considered the Wii U to be "more current-gen" than necessarily pushing boundaries for the next-generation of games consoles.

In a new interview, he addresses the reasons behind upcoming shooter Fuse not appearing on Nintendo's system, saying that the development would have been spread too thin and -- yep, you guessed it -- the platform could really do with a classic Nintendo killer app or two.

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Ted Price Interview | From Overstrike To Fuse

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
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EA Partners, Fuse, Games previews, Insomniac Games, Interviews, Overstrike, Ted Price, TPS gaes

Ted Price Interview | From Overstrike To Fuse

At a recent press event, we sat down with Insomniac's Ted Price to chat about the company's first multiplatform title - Fuse. He reveals why the game got rebranded from Overstrike, talks about some of the weapons featured in  the game, and discusses some of the core gameplay features at work.

Matt Gardner (Dealspwn): You probably been asked this question a fair bit today, but it's one to which a number of our writers and readers will be eager to hear the answer: why the change from Overstrike?

Ted Price: Well, there are a number of reasons. First of all, when we developing Overstrike, we reached a point where it became really apparent that the gameplay and the story were two completely separate entities, and we didn't want that. We believed it was important, and we still believe, that the two be meshed seamlessly so that players have a more meaningful experience. So we were trying to figure out what to do; how to create a stronger identity for the game. The story really did fit with what you were doing doing in the game, so we seized upon this alien substance, which originally something of a MacGuffin, and realise that we'd had something that could start driving a lot off the gameplay: Fuse. And that's when we started calling the game Fuse. We used it to power the weapons, to form the core of the progression system, and used it as a feature to weave directly into gameplay, and everything started falling into place.

Ted Price Interview | From Overstrike To Fuse

At the same time, we were dissatisfied with our weapons. Overstrike had been this rather cartoony, campy game for a while, and we were struggling with giving the weapons impact. We demonstrated one of them in our trailer back in 2011, which was more of a promise piece than anything reflective of gameplay. Izzy's glue-gun, for example, looked really cool, like something straight out of The Incredibles. It all seemed really neat and interesting, but in reality playing it wasn't that much fun. So we've had people say, “What? You could totally make that awesome!” and the fact is, we've tried! But we've been making weapons, innovative weapons in games, for a long time, and you get to a point in the creative process sometimes where you realise that a certain approach just isn't going to work, and we felt that way about almost all of the original weapons. And it was that sense of the visceral: the over-the-top satisfaction that you get from using Resistance weapons against the Chimera. So making that choice, making turning Overstrike into Fuse and making it a more grounded, mature, and visceral experience, that actually really freed us up to do some badass stuff with the weapons.

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Insomniac Postpone Fuse Trailer Reveal

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
News
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Announcement, EA, Fuse, Insomniac Games, Overstrike, Ted Price

Insomniac Postpone Fuse Trailer Reveal

“Last Minute Legal Rights Issue” To Blame

Those looking forward to seeing the first trailer of Insomniac’s newly rebranded game Fuse will need to wait a little long. Ted Price, the CEO and Founder of Insomniac Games, has issued a letter of apology on the Fuse website stating that the planned debut of the trailer at 2pm today will no longer happen due to a legal issue. All is not lost though, as Ted explains in his heartfelt letter to the fans.

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Insomniac Announce Fuse, Supposedly Overstrike Reborn

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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FPS games, Fuse, Insomniac Games, Overstrike, PAX Prime 2012, Ted Price

Insomniac Announce Fuse, Supposedly Overstrike Reborn

We were all a bit miffed when Insomniac's Overstrike - the four-way FPS title that they showed off at E3 2011 - failed to make an appearance in LA or Cologne this year. However, Ted Price took to the stage at PAX Prime to deliver a keynote speech that came with the unveiling of a brand new IP from Insomniac that's supposedly an overhauled version of that previous project, named Fuse.

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Price: Industry Doom And Gloom "Rings Hollow"

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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Facebook games, Insomniac Games, Outernauts, Shiny Happy People, Ted Price

Price: Industry Doom And Gloom "Rings Hollow"

Insomniac's Ted Price has rebuffed suggestions that the games industry is in decline - a position perhaps reinforced by worrying sales data over the last few months - suggesting that the quality of the industry's recent output has made him rather optimistic for the autumn and holiday seasons.

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