Favorite game developers?

spyker3292

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So what are your favorite game developers? I'd have to go with Epic, because Unreal and Gears of war are awesome, Nintendo, because their games have great stories and are always good, and Bungie, because well... it's bungie.
 

sikkinixx

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Rocketing through the sky!
Insomniac, since Ratchet is awesome, Spyro was awesome and Resistance was pretty good.

Square back in the day was awesome, FFXII was great but other than that i'm not too huge on them anymore.

Nintendo since they basically carry their systems and make some amazing games.

Incognito was great, Warhawk GoW are sweet so hopefully Jaffe does well with his new studio

and Valve because HL2 and everything attached to it is a.m.a.z.i.n.g
 

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Insomniac, since Ratchet is awesome, Spyro was awesome and Resistance was pretty good.

Square back in the day was awesome, FFXII was great but other than that i'm not too huge on them anymore.

Nintendo since they basically carry their systems and make some amazing games.

Incognito was great, Warhawk GoW are sweet so hopefully Jaffe does well with his new studio

and Valve because HL2 and everything attached to it is a.m.a.z.i.n.g
Square is great.
 

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Insomniac - R:FoM, Spyro, R+C Series
Ubisoft - Tom Clancy Series
Nintendo - Mario/metroid games..the mario factory shines bright
Naughty Dog - Jak series...
Konami/Team Silent - Silent Hill Series, MGS Series
Sony Studios - SoTC, ICO, Forbidden Siren, Mark Of Kri, Primal
Capcom - SF series, RE series, Dead Rising, Haunting Grounds
Incog - Warhawk, sly cooper series

Some of my favs...

I have to mention Tecmo for the beautiful Fatal Frame/Project Zero Series.

I'm a big fan of survival horror games.

Bless
 

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Valve. Because HL2 is the best.
Nintendo. They seem to get gameplay right. Probably helps that they have Shigsy, the best game designer this side of everything.
I used to like Rare up until Starfox Adventures and Factor 5 till Rebel Strike.

Can I say Retro? Though they've only given us 3 games.
 

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I used to like Rare up until Starfox Adventures
I still like Rare.

Really enjoyed Starfox Adventure. A damn site more than the Namco Starfox game, that was brutal.

Perfect Dark Zero and 32 player infection was utterly fantastic.

Kameo is a great and beautiful original IP and one they enhanced with the co-op play download.

Viva Pinata is utterly underrated and dismissed because of its looks (much like Zelda Wind Waker) and yet is a fantastic game and one which has sucked hours out of my life.

And I'm really looking forward to Banjo Kazooie :)




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Other developers. The guy's behind Fahrenheit / Indigo Prophecy, and I'm really looking forward to their PS3 title 'Rain'

Nintendo - generally produce high quality stuff, but then often pawn out their material IP's to third parties who butcher it, except Sega's F-Zero.. that was the best F-Zero ever.
 

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Heh, I was thinking about putting down Sega just for F-Zero. But it doesn't excuse their other games.
The pawning out sometimes works. Personally I find the Capcom Zelda's to be a little lacking compared to the Nintendo originals.
 

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Heh, I was thinking about putting down Sega just for F-Zero. But it doesn't excuse their other games.
The pawning out sometimes works. Personally I find the Capcom Zelda's to be a little lacking compared to the Nintendo originals.
Sega has some good old games.
 

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Rare for me.

And they don't push out anything of great quality but I'd have to say I've spent a better portion of my life playing different EA games through the years. The developers we love to hate...but I have to have some Fifa :)

Paul
 

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Going back a couple generations, Rare made some great games; Perfect Dark for example.

The only system I play now is 360 so I might be a little biased, but just referring to games on the 360:

Capcom: I loved Dead Rising, probably still has the best achievements list of any game. I had super high hopes for Lost Planet after they released the demos, it did a fall a little short because of game play problems but still overall a very well put together game.

Epic: Obviously with Gears of War. That was the first game that really had all the elements put together perfectly: Visuals, game play, sound, great co-op, etc.

Bungie: I am a pretty big fan of the Halo series. While Halo 3 might not be the game it was hyped-up to be, it is still a ground breaking game with many new features to the console. But the Halo series is a solid series; incredible story telling that makes it feel epic but still relate able.
 

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Capcom
SNK
Treasure
Konami

Put me on a desert island with a crate full of games from those 4 companies and my custom/self made arcade joystick and you'll never hear from me again. :D
 

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SAnd what does "Epic Lulz" mean? This is something relatively new that only, just recently, started appearing in posts on MacRumors and other forums. Where did it come from and what does "lulz" stand for? I'm assume it is some kind of variation on LOL...but I may be wrong.
From the 'Urban' dictionary

1. epic lulz

LULZ is a corruption of L-O-L which stands for laugh out loud. often used by the internet gang of hackers on steroids known as anonymous. anonymous gets big lulz from pulling random pranks but for truly epic lulz anonymous does raids and invasions.

ass: i am gunna sue
anon: oh lawd a lolsuit
anon: his ip adress is xxxxxxxxxx
ass: take that down now
anon: butthurt
anon: epic lulz
anon: lulz


Put me on a desert island with a crate full of games and my custom/self made arcade joystick and you'll never hear from me again. :D
'rodger' that !!! :D
 

zap2

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Nintendo, there games are just to much fun to ignore....Bungie is good too...also they seem to know what their fans want.
 

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Nintendo would be my favorite dev. I'm very impressed with Square Enix, but their style just quite isn't my preference (too many repetitive, generic fantasy cliches), but the games they make that I do like I absolutely love (Kingdom Hearts).

Capcom and Sega are companies whose products I love, but have gone downhill in recent times. Sega more so than Capcom; the Sonic games rank among my favorites of all time, but the new ones are all crap.
 

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Troika Games. It's shame they are no more. For me there wasn't a game as entertaining and refreshing as Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines. I would recommend this game to anyone who hasn't tried it yet. The graphics are fine, it is using the Source engine.

Otherwhise it would have been BioWare for the Aurora Toolset what came with Neverwinter Nights or LucasArts for their early games like Day of the Tentacle or Monkey Island.
 

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Best: Valve, always.

Worst: 2k. Bioshock was a fantastic failure. Such potential, great story. Let down horribly.
 

GFLPraxis

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I totally forgot about Taldren!

One of my favorite developers was Taldren. They made the Starfleet Command series. The devs were active on the forums, and they had a very active community on their own site, providing tools for people to create their own mods and answering questions.

One time, the CEO, Erik Bethke, promised he would eat dirt if a certain patch wasn't released by Thursday. The patch got delayed. So, they took pictures and made a little documentary with him hunting for a clean patch of dirt, then mixing a little water in, microwaving it, and drinking it. Plenty of pictures of each step. The CEO actually ate dirt and posted it on the forums and website. Those were devs that really reached out to the fans.

After the Star Trek license moved to Activision, Activision had a "one patch policy" and got into a series of disputes with Taldren. Fans were frustrated because of some glitches and poor balancing on the third Starfleet Command game, so Taldren created another patch anyway, and Activision didn't want them to release it. It got into a weird situation where Activision and Taldren were pushing different patches (so depending whose update tool you were using) and the game communities were split, and some other disputes arised and Activision blocked Taldren from releasing future Star Trek games, which was their bread and butter. One of their other projects was never completed in time and the company fell apart. :(
 

JackAxe

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In a cup of orange juice.
As a whole, these are my favorite:
Lucas Arts - but only before they turned into a Star Wars suckfest and lost all of their talent.
Looking Glass Studios :( - without them, ID -- not too mention pretty much the entire industry -- wouldn't have jack!
Blizzard.

In the age of game-play, before EA consumed all of the little guys like Bullfrog etc., they had some good titles. :)

For consoles I like Nintendo the best, since they really made it all work.

<]=)
 

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