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The Chanel's interview preparation: Adrianc
The Chanel's interview preparation: Adrianc –
This time, the interview ll be about Adrianc.
"the hidden genius"
To remind you, it s not the right thread if you want to flame/complain against him. Here also we ll not ask him to release or explanations, there are irc or others thread for that. You or I can do somewhere else. But not here.
My interest is to ask him questions than in general people don t ask him.
Especially he s not the type to speak so much, it ll be really interesting to know more about him.
He s one of the top dev than finally normal users don t know. Since it s look like a choice from him, i prefer to let him introduce him as he please, his previous works/nicknames on the different scenes.
1-So, are you just one of the 3 mens on the scene with QA flag console know as a no-name group or there are more to know?
2-If you are a gamer, which game(s) are you waiting for next months? and which game(s) have you enjoy?
3-The online mode on games are more on more important even on typical solo games have now. At the same time due of the security problems it s seems more and more fragile and risky for a compagny to count just on it.
Under that context, yours advices for a game compagny who want to create game? an adventure game as final fantasy or uncharted need online mode to receive the public appreciation?
4- With the e3, we have got news informations about the future Nintendo console and next psp. Future success or failure?
5- Microsoft seen have a better "Public" image among hack s user. As the same time they are listening to you and others top dev, they seems to don t care so much about normal user ( ban waves, less or more forced updates in games, short lenght life for first xbox, need to paid for online, kinect who need specific connection for first xbox360 models)
So why Sony has so much haters among theirs users?
(because we are on psx scene, the question is about Sony)
6- 3 names on ps3 scene people has to remember?
7- This generations consoles has a real concern about security, Sony use the work of the top security architect (hope she s not reading my craps she ll feel shame) but without knowing so well how to implant. Back to august 2010, mysterious team(s) appears with a magical (expansive) solution. Monetizing the scene was probably what make it moving.
Donations are now an important debate. To resume shortly on ps3 scene, peoples want everything for free "in a silver plate". They are correct?
Devs has to speak clearly about money to reach the next level, being able to provide news solutions, news homebrews or betters ones or count on the donation button?
8- Geohot s release keys and the message with it can be consider as blackmailling. And if i m correct, you already was on the past on similar situation. So, it was? or big misunderstanding from both sides?
9- Your favorite game if you are a player?
10- Your favorite console (why)?
OK, so i hope AdrianC ll not read this so soon since i have to modify a lot of things. I also need your help to bring betters questions (easy part) and English than me.
one more time, it s not a thread to ask tech details, so the QA question, keep it for yourself or post on the dev forum.
Also, we are in psx scene, some of my questions were not exactly the same if it was not here.
I have more questions to him but preferred to select 10 for the moments and see what you ll find (he s really secret person, you need to dig and call some people to know more details).
You can also answer some questions (like the 2, 9 and the 10) as i have done on the previous preparation. But here, i have the feeling than he s like the butterfly you try to catch: he can escape easily.
Investigators, your turn.
Just saw this thread, felt I couldn't leave it unanswered.
1. There are now I suppose XD.
2. Yes, I am a gamer but currently I am playing TF2 and Trouble in Terrorist Town on PC. The last ps3 game I played to completion was MGS4. I'm looking forward to MW3, BF3 and Skyrim.
3. Yes, I find nowadays most games 'require' a multiplayer mode to be competitive, or people will think they lack replay value.
4. I'm not the biggest fan of Nintendo these days, but despite some flaws that are very obvious to any experienced gamer, in the end that's not really the market nintendo is going for anyways. The PS vita is intriguing because I think its the first time Sony has ever priced their launch right. Only time will tell however.
5. I can't really pinpoint the answer for this question, but I have noticed the ps3 scene has alot of misdirected hate in general. For example, people hate math, geo, myself, for reasons I can't imagine.
6. f0f, geohot, math, not necessarily that order.
7. This is actually an issue I have been thinking about recently. For example, many devs have expressed interest in acquiring a Decr-1000a system, but the high cost makes it prohibitive. Myself and a few others are considering soliciting donations for this device, in order to inject some 'adrenaline' into the scene and stimulate more development.
8. I'm not exactly sure what this question is asking.
9. This is a hard question to answer, but my all time favorite might be MGS4.
10. Easily PS3, in terms of homebrew development, however the 360 is also an excellent system. The wii comes in a very distant 3rd place; the only game I play for it is SSBB.
Hell yeah MSG4. At your point number 7 good luck with that. Its hard enough for Gitbrew to get donations for a retail PS3
I know this is slightly off topic but why do people still consider Microsoft evil? In all honesty Sony have done far more in recent years to deserve that stigma than Microsoft have.
EDIT: About the donations : They aren't controversial in any way. A developer just decided to mask a payment in the guise of a donation. (Sorry but I had to point that one out.) Everyone should know who that person is. If the developer tells everyone about the donations up front, gives people a bit of security with the donated money, they won't have any problems. What I mean by this is do the following 1) Tell people what you are using it for. 2) If you meet your goal, don't piss off. Contribute back into the community. 3) If you don't meet your goal or have more money left over, talk about donations to a charity such as EFF. Basically what geohot did. Yea he screwed up a bit. But he did 1) and 3) right basically. He donated any money he had left to EFF, and he told everyone exactly what the donations were for.
As long as the developer is up front about what he plans to do with the donations, what he plans to do if he doesn't meet the goal, what he plans to do if he exceeds the goal, and just all around keeps the donators in the loop, he/she won't have any problems. The problems relating to donations came about from a certain individual who decided to actually charge for something, but say it was merely a donation. You could grab that piece of software, but you HAD to pay him to actually use it. That's what pissed people off. If he would have come directly out and say you had to buy the product, instead of download the product and donate to unlock it(notice the word usage. He said donations when it was really a payment/charge.), he might not have received so much flack. Other than that one incident, there haven't been any problems with donations. Well besides the lack of donations. But what can you do?
With the lack of donations ; I believe it's due to the times at the moment. Plus people aren't willing to fork over any money for something that isn't guaranteed. Such as hardware donations. There have been a lot of developers that ask for donations, and than completely disappear and never actually release anything. Those memories stack up in the end users mind, and screws the real developers over that actually do contribute and put the money to good use. So in all honesty it could be summed up to one of two things(or both.) 1) The economic times 2) People not trusting the developers to actually use that money for what they state, so they don't donate. Or they start using the donations but never meet their intended goal which makes the end user feel like he/she was ripped off.
If a developer could give a donator security maybe things would go smoother? How would you do that? I honestly don't know. Short of actually reimbursing people if things don't go as planned, I honestly don't know. (which could be costly if you make it a considerable way through the project.) It's something that needs to be looked into and discussed throughout the entire scene. Not just one site. Basically all the sites make a thread with the same information requesting for user input on how people feel about donations.
Looks good on the interview and I'm reading adrianc's response now. I will say though, next time get someone to proof read for you. It's quite hard to understand what your saying.
EDIT: Cheers for the response adrianc.
Last edited by xPreatorianx; 07-28-2011 at 03:36 AM.