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"What if you could take children's dreams and insert them into the bowling ball?"
November 14, 2011 9:41 AM   Subscribe

"Imagine a world where casual and hardcore gamers can enjoy games together? So instead of hardcore gamers pretending to like wii sports just so they can spend xmas with their family they actually prefer it as opposed to just going off and playing the best hardcore games such as Skyrim or Fable3." From the often hilarious fake Twitter account for "Peter Molyneux 2" comes cascore. Finally, bowling and survival horror come together.

Some other gems from the account:

A plan for Modern Warfare 4
Bringing Battlefield and Burnout Paradise together
A high-concept take on the FPS
Making boss battles more interesting
A question for the parents
Didn't Alan Wake already do this?
I think I'd actually play this one
posted by jbickers (13 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
What if you rode a horse that knew the solution to every puzzle? Could you still ride the horse knowing that you can't communicate with it?

Okay I am pretty sure this is just a verbatim quote from the Shadow of the Collusus design docs.
posted by griphus at 9:49 AM on November 14, 2011 [5 favorites]


Has Peter Molyneux 2 been stealing those greeeat gaming ideas from /r/gaming? [insert rage comic]
posted by Foci for Analysis at 9:51 AM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


This was really good.
posted by blahblahblah at 10:09 AM on November 14, 2011


been There. Done That. Zombie Bowl-O-Rama
posted by pupdog at 10:18 AM on November 14, 2011


This is a great video - the music combined with the subject matter just launched me into hysterics.
posted by antonymous at 10:22 AM on November 14, 2011


I would play the hell out of that game.
posted by lord_wolf at 10:47 AM on November 14, 2011


Ah, video game bowling!

I had just started playing GTA IV, when my character's new girlfriend wanted to go on a date. I was broke and didn't know what to do. So I stole car and we drove around for a bit, until we came to a strip mall. I drove up on the sidewalk and mowed a bunch of people down and picked up all their money. My girlfriend throws her hands up in the air and goes "Yay! Let's go bowling!" I shot about a 40. -_-
posted by xedrik at 11:05 AM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Cory Arcangel had an exhibit at the Whitney, a part of which was six (?) generations of consoles from the 2600 to the PS2 (I think), all rigged to shoot gutters in bowling games, projected side-by-side on a wall.
posted by griphus at 11:08 AM on November 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


I took photos of it.
posted by griphus at 11:08 AM on November 14, 2011


I prefer Tennis Fighter II.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 11:25 AM on November 14, 2011


Thank god I am the only one in the office on a Monday. I sounded like a dying hyena during the video when it got to the child's dreams.
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 12:23 PM on November 14, 2011


Cory Arcangel had an exhibit at the Whitney, a part of which was six (?) generations of consoles from the 2600 to the PS2 (I think), all rigged to shoot gutters in bowling games, projected side-by-side on a wall.

That exhibition showcases an aspect of the success of the Wii; Wii Bowling despite its little chibi Mii characters simulates bowling better than the games there with their crazy control schemes. I had no idea there were so many bowling games though (and many of them were in Japanese iirc).

I wish Molyneux would stop focusing on Fable (which always seems better in concept) and do a new take on Dungeon Keeper or try to make a focused (ha, good one) god game.
posted by ersatz at 3:25 AM on November 15, 2011


The boss battle one is actually a pretty solid idea.
posted by Amanojaku at 10:03 AM on November 15, 2011


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