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Chris Crawford on Why Modern Games Suck

Sam and Max 2: Cancelled due to it's not being an FPS.Sam and Max 2: Cancelled due to it's not being an FPS.Chris Crawford is raising hackles by decrying the lack of innovation in modern games: The creative life has gone out of the industry. And an industry that has no creative spark to it is just marking time to die. It's a story near and dear to us retrogaming enthusiasts (and how many rants has Shane R. Monroe offered us on this topic?) This story ties in very nicely with The Best Games Never Published--a must-read for everyone here at Armchair Arcade! What are your thoughts? Do you agree with Crawford, or is he just not looking in the right places? After all, this kid seems quite happy with his new console...

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Interview with Al Lowe: "They Got Violence, We Got Humor"

GamaSutra has an interview up with Al Lowe, best known for his infamous Leisure Suit Larry series. Lowe is back from retirement and planning a game called "Sam Suede: Undercover Exposure." It promises to be an "action comedy," the idea being that players will find humor where they find blood and gore in other games.

Whereas the Larry games were about a loser who is trying to get laid, this guy is much more contemporary. He's not “out of it” so much as he is out of his element and trying to learn to be a detective. So you'll see some real growth of the character over the course of the game and hopefully in sequels. Surprisingly enough, we intend to do sequels.

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