Molydeux Condemns Microsoft's Cubist Heresy

Molydeux Condemns Microsoft's Cubist Heresy

Peter Molyneux's Twitter twin takes a swing at Microsoft with a new cube video.

When Peter Molyneux left Microsoft he did so on good terms, but felt that Microsoft's corporate environment was smothering him creatively. He even went so far as to call Microsoft a "creative padded cell," as he went off to form 22 Cans and make his Curiosity Cube. However there's always someone looking for an underlying conspiracy rather than accept reports at face value, and this time that someone is Molyneux's Twitter twin Molydeux. Molydeux has released a new Cube video, his second, decrying Microsoft's interference with his grand design.

Nobody but Molyneux knows what's in Molyneux's Curiosity Cube; it's just the first of 22 experiments that he has in mind. Chip away at it enough times - 60 million bits need to be hacked off - and the truth, whatever it may be, is revealed. It's meant to be a collaborative project, to see whether curiosity alone will keep the player base cutting away. Molydeux has now revealed to the world that Microsoft originally had other ideas for the project.

"This is a rough video edit proposed by [Microsoft's] marketing team," says Molydeux. "Not only were they showing my creation as it was not intended, but they were also trying to change the actual game design. I cannot forgive them for this." Everything from Facebook to Twitter to customizable skins gets a knock in this jarring spoof of a Microsoft marketing campaign. "Featuring the voice of 50 Cent," the video proposes; doing what, you have to wonder, and the answer is nobody knows. Probably not even Molydeux, and he's the one who put this spoof together.

It's beginning to look as though it not only has to live up to Molyneux's dream, but also Molydeux's hype. Will it? The release is August 22nd; we'll find out then, one way or the other.

Source: Eurogamer

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YOUR LACK OF ACCEPTING FOUR DAY ONE ROTATION CUBE IS DAMNED HERESY LYING TEACHERS QUEERS.

OT: I can totally see Microsoft doing that if they had been convinced to release Curiosity. Molydeux is awesome for making the video, though.

I'm really starting to think we need to capitalize the D in Molydeux. Because any article about both Molyneux and Molydeux instantly becomes a bitch to skim.

lacktheknack:
YOUR LACK OF ACCEPTING FOUR DAY ONE ROTATION CUBE IS DAMNED HERESY LYING TEACHERS QUEERS.


It is best to be uneducated
and
Wise, than educated with
Lies.
You are an educated stupid
ass.
Word is counterfeit &
fictitous
representations of true
values,
as in form, substance, and
deed.

Formica Archonis:
I'm really starting to think we need to capitalize the D in Molydeux. Because any article about both Molyneux and Molydeux instantly becomes a bitch to skim.

lacktheknack:
YOUR LACK OF ACCEPTING FOUR DAY ONE ROTATION CUBE IS DAMNED HERESY LYING TEACHERS QUEERS.


It is best to be uneducated
and
Wise, than educated with
Lies.
You are an educated stupid
ass.
Word is counterfeit &
fictitous
representations of true
values,
as in form, substance, and
deed.

Your dirty lying teachers
use only the midnight to
midnight 1 day (ignoring
3 other days) Time to not
foul (already wrong) bible
time. Lie that corrupts earth
you educated stupid fools.

Y U NO ACCEPT TIMECUBE YOU EDUCATED STUPID FOOLS?

(It's about here that the OP regrets titling his article "Cubist Heresy".)

Remember guys, you're wasting your money on something that will be completely irrelevant and nowhere near as important as Molyneux thinks it will be. That's not to say that there's not a little bit of me that is curious. It's just overridden by the skepticism towards this man's "project" and I see it as nothing more than a money making scheme, despite his denial of such.

kortin:
Remember guys, you're wasting your money on something that will be completely irrelevant and nowhere near as important as Molyneux thinks it will be. That's not to say that there's not a little bit of me that is curious. It's just overridden by the skepticism towards this man's "project" and I see it as nothing more than a money making scheme, despite his denial of such.

To be fair, he claims that it is an "experiment", and the results of it would be very pertinent to future game design.

And if anyone actually buys the tens-of-thousands priced pickaxe, then quite frankly, they deserve to lose that money.

I'd actually be a lot more willing to play this "Game" if it meant I could take a pickax to Justin Bieber's face.

lacktheknack:
Y U NO ACCEPT TIMECUBE YOU EDUCATED STUPID FOOLS?

(It's about here that the OP regrets titling his article "Cubist Heresy".)

Yeaaaah. I think we'd best stop before anyone else coming into the thread starts losing SAN points.

lacktheknack:

kortin:
Remember guys, you're wasting your money on something that will be completely irrelevant and nowhere near as important as Molyneux thinks it will be. That's not to say that there's not a little bit of me that is curious. It's just overridden by the skepticism towards this man's "project" and I see it as nothing more than a money making scheme, despite his denial of such.

To be fair, he claims that it is an "experiment", and the results of it would be very pertinent to future game design.

And if anyone actually buys the tens-of-thousands priced pickaxe, then quite frankly, they deserve to lose that money.

See, I cannot see it as such. He's doing a project based entirely on knowledge we already have. The question is basically "How curious are people?" from what I can tell. The only answer to that is "incredibly curious". I can't see what other results such an "experiment" could create.

Formica Archonis:

lacktheknack:
Y U NO ACCEPT TIMECUBE YOU EDUCATED STUPID FOOLS?

(It's about here that the OP regrets titling his article "Cubist Heresy".)

Yeaaaah. I think we'd best stop before anyone else coming into the thread starts losing SAN points.

Meh, they have dozens of them. So long as they don't click the link, they'll be safe.

kortin:

lacktheknack:

kortin:
Remember guys, you're wasting your money on something that will be completely irrelevant and nowhere near as important as Molyneux thinks it will be. That's not to say that there's not a little bit of me that is curious. It's just overridden by the skepticism towards this man's "project" and I see it as nothing more than a money making scheme, despite his denial of such.

To be fair, he claims that it is an "experiment", and the results of it would be very pertinent to future game design.

And if anyone actually buys the tens-of-thousands priced pickaxe, then quite frankly, they deserve to lose that money.

See, I cannot see it as such. He's doing a project based entirely on knowledge we already have. The question is basically "How curious are people?" from what I can tell. The only answer to that is "incredibly curious". I can't see what other results such an "experiment" could create.

Well, if no one buys the ultra-pickaxe, then the answer is "not as curious as we might hope".

I don't understand these "news". Please correct me if I am wrong, but isn't MolyDeux not Molyneux? S/He does not have any Microsoft experience. Has not developed games. And is just an internet spoof?

Yeah, the video is a "cool" parody, but aren't we getting news updates from a non-entity?

I do get my fair share opinions off the internet, but I usually get them from people who have a real face, such as Ben Croshaw or Bob Chipman, not just their alter-egos.

Triaed:
I don't understand these "news". Please correct me if I am wrong, but isn't MolyDeux not Molyneux? S/He does not have any Microsoft experience. Has not developed games. And is just an internet spoof?

Yeah, the video is a "cool" parody, but aren't we getting news updates from a non-entity?

I do get my fair share opinions off the internet, but I usually get them from people who have a real face, such as Ben Croshaw or Bob Chipman, not just their alter-egos.

Molydeux is a parody of Molyneux.

We have a story on their newest parody video because why not.

lacktheknack:

Molydeux is a parody of Molyneux.

We have a story on their newest parody video because why not.

Hehe, true, very true.
Except, that I see no use in it, other than some entertainment value for some

WTF did i just watch.. dear me hes fallen far from the days of bullfrog. at one time he was a creative genius and now every time i wee him mentioned i expect something insane

I suspect that some enterprising player will make a click-bot for Molyneux's box that will open it in about an hour, dependent entirely on processor speed to rotate the cube, click it etc. Then a cenobyte will reach through the screen and rip out that gamer's soul.

kortin:

lacktheknack:

kortin:
Remember guys, you're wasting your money on something that will be completely irrelevant and nowhere near as important as Molyneux thinks it will be. That's not to say that there's not a little bit of me that is curious. It's just overridden by the skepticism towards this man's "project" and I see it as nothing more than a money making scheme, despite his denial of such.

To be fair, he claims that it is an "experiment", and the results of it would be very pertinent to future game design.

And if anyone actually buys the tens-of-thousands priced pickaxe, then quite frankly, they deserve to lose that money.

See, I cannot see it as such. He's doing a project based entirely on knowledge we already have. The question is basically "How curious are people?" from what I can tell. The only answer to that is "incredibly curious". I can't see what other results such an "experiment" could create.

Just a thought, but when im running experiments with participants, they usually only get the broad, "This is an experiment over socialization in the classroom"... or something or other. They dont get to know the nit pick until the experiment is over.

Another point is that there most likely hasn't been much, if any, research over curiosity in video games, internet influence in the game, and those such things. More research is good research. Its more than just, "Are you curious enough to keep going."

Then again, I have to do this stuff on a daily basis now adays, so eh.

EDIT: Also, just because its 'common sense' that we know something, it doesnt mean we do. Common sense is a big no no in research.

Triaed:

lacktheknack:

Molydeux is a parody of Molyneux.

We have a story on their newest parody video because why not.

Hehe, true, very true.
Except, that I see no use in it, other than some entertainment value for some

No problems with that!

Remember, this was their most popular "story" for a while.

lacktheknack:

Triaed:

lacktheknack:

Molydeux is a parody of Molyneux.

We have a story on their newest parody video because why not.

Hehe, true, very true.
Except, that I see no use in it, other than some entertainment value for some

No problems with that!

Remember, this was their most popular "story" for a while.

LOL on the link and point made!

For me, it is the frivolity of it all: man falls off chair, milk spilled on the table, news at 11! That kind of nothingness being reported as news just gets to me. If it is presented as entertainment (like the Ehrmagerd meme) I have a different stance on it than if it is presudo-news. After all, this article is in the Escapist's "News Room".

Anyway, not trying to push my opinion, I just don't see this as industry news and it should be reported someplace else (do we have a "Funny Room"?)

Hey, we have to have something to distract us from the crushing depression that is the reality of this industry.

kortin:
See, I cannot see it as such. He's doing a project based entirely on knowledge we already have. The question is basically "How curious are people?" from what I can tell. The only answer to that is "incredibly curious". I can't see what other results such an "experiment" could create.

Because numbers are fun. People are curious, very curious, but what does that mean numerically? How many times does the average player click on the cube? Of those who buy chisels, how many times did they click before buying them? Do any players upgrade from one chisel to another? How many players return for more than one session?

There's a lot of data to be mined here. Sure, not anywhere close to all of it is useful, but it's there to be extracted.

nikki191:
WTF did i just watch.. dear me hes fallen far from the days of bullfrog. at one time he was a creative genius and now every time i wee him mentioned i expect something insane

It's a fake. It's not the real peter.

Look careful at the name in the title. "Molydeux" instead of "Molyneux" It's a relatively well known parody persona, who just makes up and says crazy shit. It's not a real person, it's some guy making a joke twitter account basically. Don't worry I was confused a bit at first, one letter is easy to overlook, and I find the article awkwardly written since it mentions both the real Peter and the parody in rapid succession.

here's a direct quote form the article that should help clear things up

"""this time that someone is Molyneux's Twitter twin Molydeux. Molydeux has released a new Cube video"""

kortin:
Remember guys, you're wasting your money on something that will be completely irrelevant and nowhere near as important as Molyneux thinks it will be. That's not to say that there's not a little bit of me that is curious. It's just overridden by the skepticism towards this man's "project" and I see it as nothing more than a money making scheme, despite his denial of such.

I'm actually very interested in the project. Even you, who seemingly only came here to post your scepticism, admit to being a little curious. It's a very powerful human motivation, and even though whatever is in the box will probably be worthless junk...it might not be.

That's not just curiosity, it's hope. Nobody will buy the magic pickage just to sate their curiosity as to what's in the box, but they will do so because they hope something awesome will be inside. Very potent mixture.

*reads article*

I miss Fable.

 

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