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Thread: Played - Episode 19 w/special guest Ken Levine

  1. #1
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    Registered: Feb 2007

    Played - Episode 19 w/special guest Ken Levine


    Hi guys,

    This is my first post in the forums (been lurking for a bit) and I deffinitily don't want this to come across as spammy, but I figured I would let you know about our most recent show with Ken as our guest. The interview last about an hour and it's really good stuff. Again, I deffinitly don't want this to be an annoying post -just figured you guys would really appreciate this one.

    Here's the blurb:

    Ken Levine, co-founder of Irrational Games and lead designer of BioShock, joins us to discuss his latest venture. Other things covered in the interview include Kenís feelings on some anticipated 2007 titles, the potential for a new Thief game (and whether he even likes stealth games to begin with), his feelings on a hypothetical System Shock 3, the deal with Irrationalís Australian studio and how it affects BioShock, his personal design philosophies, what sets BioShock apart from the FPS flock, and much more!

    Join us for an hour long chat with one of the industryís most unique game designers.

    Enjoy guys!
    -Mark

  2. #2
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    Registered: Jan 2000
    Location: sup
    Don't worry, I'm sure it won't be viewed as spam - just some more Bioshock info for all the nerds who'll lap it up (myself included).

    I recommended this guy post here btw.

  3. #3
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    Registered: Feb 2007
    Quote Originally Posted by Scots_Taffer View Post
    Don't worry, I'm sure it won't be viewed as spam - just some more Bioshock info for all the nerds who'll lap it up (myself included).

    I recommended this guy post here btw.
    Oh ok, great! Thanks! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Ken is a really funny guy.

  4. #4
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    Registered: Feb 2007
    A new Thief game, and a possible System Shock sequel? *faints*

  5. #5
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    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: Ebbw vale, wales
    I almost forgot about bioshock when i saw elizabeth

    Nice podcast

  6. #6
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    Registered: Feb 2007
    Quote Originally Posted by dylan barry View Post
    I almost forgot about bioshock when i saw elizabeth

    Nice podcast
    Hey thanks! hope you subscribe and give us a chance!

  7. #7
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    Registered: Dec 2006
    Location: San Francisco
    Quote Originally Posted by dylan barry View Post
    I almost forgot about bioshock when i saw elizabeth

    Nice podcast
    oh, you make a girl blush.

    hope you all like it. it will be up on the cult site tomorrow. (along with more goodies!)

  8. #8
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    Registered: Feb 2006
    Location: Boston, Ma
    Really great podcast. I like that you guys went into the AI aspects which I'm really excited about as well.

  9. #9
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    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: Ebbw vale, wales
    "zillions and zillions " of undisclosed features in bioshock, shit now im realy smiling like...damn cant remeber the last time
    www.cultof2kelizabeth.com


    just seen
    up on the cult site tomorrow(along with more goodies!)
    Last edited by dylan barry; 15th Feb 2007 at 00:05.

  10. #10
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    Registered: Dec 2006
    Location: Canada
    Thank OP,loved the interview lots !!! Elizabeth,cant wait for the new goodies on the site !

  11. #11
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    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: Novato, CA
    Very entertaining interview. Ken seems like he would be a really fun, smart guy to talk with.

  12. #12
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    Registered: Feb 2007
    Quote Originally Posted by Newbeing View Post
    Really great podcast. I like that you guys went into the AI aspects which I'm really excited about as well.
    Thanks Newbeing! You can subscribe to the show if you like by clicking here:
    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/M...t?id=189332948

  13. #13
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    Registered: Jan 2007
    Location: Hungary
    Wow! Ken talking about a possible new Thief game, lot's of stuff about BioShock... Thanks for the podcast! I'll go and listen to it right now.

    Dylan, where have you seen Elizabeth? Based on her post here and her podcasts, she must be a nice girl; and she's good lookin' too? This industry is attracting more and more beautiful women.
    edit: Just finished the podcast, I got it now. Not a lot about BioShock but the fact, that they've got a lot more in store for us in the game, is good to know.

    And Elizabeth, can you give a hint about the goodies? Oh, and I'm dying for the new video too. But anyway, thanks for that homepage, you guys really care about gamers.
    Last edited by Necros; 15th Feb 2007 at 04:42.

  14. #14
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    Registered: Jan 2007
    Location: under pressure
    technically its tomorrow right now.

    2 hours in and im not impressed, ha

  15. #15
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    Registered: May 2006
    Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
    Quote Originally Posted by Necros View Post
    Dylan, where have you seen Elizabeth? Based on her post here and her podcasts, she must be a nice girl; and she's good lookin' too? This industry is attracting more and more beautiful women.
    Try this:
    http://www.playedpodcast.com/elizabeth/

  16. #16
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    Registered: Jan 2007
    Location: Hungary
    Quote Originally Posted by skumlex View Post
    Yeah, I saw that part of the page but I've only realised it's her, when I was listening to the podcast. As I've said it in the edit.

  17. #17
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    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Las Vegas
    Very attractive, loves video games, and is providing awesome information and content on the video game I'm excited about more than any other.

    Yup, perfect woman. Someone get the cloning machine!

    Awesome podcast too. I loved when Ken started talking about God of War 2.

  18. #18
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    Registered: Jun 2001
    Location: The Doldrums

    Excellent podcast! Very entertaining and there was loads of stuff that I found fascinating like some LG history and of course what goes on in the mind of Ken Levine. Elizabeth rocks, as usual.

  19. #19
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    Registered: Jul 2004
    Location: Manchester, UK
    Very interesting. Much better than the last one, which I found a little dissapointing.

    Still filled with hope for Bioshock. It's sounding better by the minute

  20. #20
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    Registered: Feb 2007
    Quote Originally Posted by Aekeron View Post
    Very interesting. Much better than the last one, which I found a little dissapointing.

    Still filled with hope for Bioshock. It's sounding better by the minute
    His last interview was disappointing, or our last podcast?

  21. #21
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    Registered: May 2003
    Location: Sweden
    oh noes, ken hates stealth/sneaking



    Nice podcast, I haven't listened to any other BS related ones in order to avoid too much information (or the same over and over), but since this covered ss and thief stuff too I figured I'd go for it.
    Last edited by Myagi; 15th Feb 2007 at 12:28.

  22. #22
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    Registered: Feb 2007
    Quote Originally Posted by Vraptor7 View Post
    Excellent podcast! Very entertaining and there was loads of stuff that I found fascinating like some LG history and of course what goes on in the mind of Ken Levine. Elizabeth rocks, as usual.
    Awesome, thanks for tuning in and glad you enjoyed it.

    Yes, Elizabeth does rock.

  23. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by dylan barry View Post
    I almost forgot about bioshock when i saw elizabeth
    She really is beautiful (currently eating my heart out).

    I think they were indicating that there's not going to be another Thief, but to be honest that doesn't worry me that much since I didn't think Deadly Shadows was all that great. Archery without parabolic flight was a minor heresy. It's just not Thief without parabolic arrows, it's just not. It was like a Thief-themed shooter-- all the flavour of Thief but just not really Thief. And no Mechanists or vine arrows? Plus far too much of the Pagans and the street scenes were maddeningly frustrating.

  24. #24
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    Registered: Feb 2007
    Quote Originally Posted by TheManySingsTheBlues View Post
    She really is beautiful (currently eating my heart out).

    I think they were indicating that there's not going to be another Thief, but to be honest that doesn't worry me that much since I didn't think Deadly Shadows was all that great. Archery without parabolic flight was a minor heresy. It's just not Thief without parabolic arrows, it's just not. It was like a Thief-themed shooter-- all the flavour of Thief but just not really Thief.
    It makes me sad.

  25. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by warcrow View Post
    It makes me sad.
    Me too. Playing Deadly Shadows made me sad. I only keep a copy for the first few missions because it's quite nostalgic. I think the Thief series peaked at Thief 2, it's a shame they can't make something true to that incarnation of the series (and drop the pagans in favour of the mechanists.)

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