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Fuse Interview: Ted Price Introduces Insomniac's Shape-Shifting Shooter

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92w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton has shared an interview with Ted Price today who officially introduced Insomniac's shape-shifting new shooter Fuse!

To quote: In terms of things that constitute A BIG DEAL, the arrival of a new [Register or Login to view links] game is right up there.

The California-based studio boasts one of the sturdiest resumes in gaming, with past works including Spyro, Ratchet & Clank and Resistance, and its latest effort - spectacular third-person shooter Fuse - looks every bit as distinctive.

The set-up is simple - you play as one member of a four-strong squad of special agents, each armed with a high-concept weapon powered by a mysterious alien substance called Fuse.

There's beefy Dalton who wields a weapon that allows him to generate a force field. Naya's assault rifle generates a mini-vortex which sucks in enemies. Izzy wields a shatter gun that freezes foes on the spot, allowing colleagues to step in and vaporize them. Finally, Jacob sports a crossbow that fires molten projectiles capable of turning the opposition into a pile of ash.

It might sound like a rather familiar set-up on paper, but in action it's an extraordinary sight to behold, with each outrageous weapon interacting with each other to create uniquely...
 

Video: The Tester 2 - Episode 2 Featuring Ted Price Preview

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194w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has made available a preview video of The Tester 2 - Episode 2 today which features Ted Price.

To quote: After last week's PlayStation Network Season Premiere of the [Register or Login to view links] we are quickly down to ten (10) gamers all competing for the job at PlayStation, the $5,000 signing bonus, a limited edition 'The Tester' PS3 system, and a 46" Sony 3D Bravia Television.

In Episode 2, President and Founder of [Register or Login to view links], Ted Price, joins the panel as the cast travels to historic [Register or Login to view links] to band together for their first team challenge of the season.





With precision and memorization skills tested this week, who's going to stand out? Who will step it up as a leader? Who's going to crumble under the physical demands of this week's challenge? Get all the answers in Episode 2 of "The Tester 2" from PlayStation Store or watch with your friends in 'The Tester' theater in PlayStation Home where we're also rewarding the first 'Game Over' shirts.

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Video: GamesCom Interview with Ted Price of Insomniac Games

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206w ago - SCEE Blog Manager James Gallagher has shared an interview today with Ted Price of Insomniac Games from GamesCom 2010, as follows:

I've been a supporter of [Register or Login to view links] ever since I played Spyro the Dragon on the original PlayStation that still sits proudly beneath my TV. Therefore, it was a genuine Pleasure to meet the company's President, Ted Price, at gamescom in Cologne.

First of all, I was keen to hear how it felt to finally spill the beans on the two PlayStation 3 games, Ratchet & Clank All 4 One and Resistance 3, that they have been secretly working on.

"It's a relief!" Ted replied. "Our fans are very vocal on the forums about what we're doing and now we can finally confirm that we are making these games and that they are going to be awesome."

It has been a huge year for Insomniac Games an I was also set on finding out how important it felt for them to reassure PlayStation fans of their commitment to their big first parties IPs.

"We've had such a great relationship with Sony over the years that we felt it very important to remind people that we're still great partners and that we still have great franchises that we're working on," he said. "What we're going to see what from...
 

Insomniac's Ted Price Sees Benefits of Multiplatform Development

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298w ago - In a recent interview, Insomniac CEO Ted Price admitted that he sees the benefits in going multi-platform and breaking the company's exclusivity with Sony.

However, for now it seems as if the benefits of actually sticking with Sony slightly outweigh the benefits of parting, so don't expect any radical changes in the immediate future.

To quote: Of course, Insomniac has historically been a Sony mainstay. "For the last ten years or so, we have been working very closely with Sony," Price said.

"I mean, people ask me all the time, 'so, do you consider going multiplatform? What are the drawbacks?'" He says that one benefit of exclusivity is that the company's games "tend to be associated with the hardware - but that could be a drawback too."

He cites the original Resistance: Fall of Man as an example of this kind of product association. "We did get a lot of additional exposure simply because it was synonymous with the PlayStation 3," he said. "It's hard to break into the genre; and it's cool that we were able to do it with a brand new entry."

He's careful to point out that Insomniac has its own voice and isn't governed by Sony. "We definitely have been very vocal about maintaining our independence," he said. He mentions that many at Insomniac would be frustrated...
 

Video: Ted Price Resistance 2 Interview

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305w ago - As a follow-up to the previous videos from earlier today, Insomniac founder and CEO Ted Price helps us delve us into the Resistance 2 universe in this latest interview.

In the interview, Price talks about the design challenges faced when introducing large bosses into the game. Price also discusses multiplayer, and said that their aim was to design levels suitable for 60 players.

Video is below, enjoy!




 
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