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Gaming News: "Cause and Effect"
Posted: Wednesday March 3rd, 2010 by

Whenever I see the name American McGee, I sigh. Sure it's not fair. But... I don't care.

Mr. McGee posted a piece of concept artwork to his flickr account. [image] Below the artwork is the following note. "Concept image created by awesome Spicy Horse artists Sonny and Luis - depicts a scene from a game concept I'll be pitching at this year's GDC. If we're lucky an interested publisher will help us move it into production. It's an idea that Ken Wong and I have been toying with for years."
Source: GameSetWatch [ more info ]

The artwork is of Red slaughtering a wolf with an axe and apparently it extends from a concept McGee and his art director Ken Wong have been "toying with for years". Annnnnd THAT is exactly where I rolled my eyes.

I realize that new ideas are few and far between these days. And I can't tell you when the last time was that I said something *I* thought was original. But McGee seems to have made a career out of vomiting forth the same basic concept over and over again. [/hugelybiasedopinion] And despite claims that he though it was "stupid" and fought against it on Alice (because "other members in the team deserve some credit as well") [more info], he slaps his name on top of everything he remotely comes in contact with.

When I mentioned this piece of my disgruntled tirade to Taks she responded "Well, it's a common place thing anymore. Sid Meyers, Randy Jackson..." to which I replied "Yeah, but those two are actually decent at what they do and have something to show for the effort."

Man I am HORRIBLY biased, huh?

Today's Pimpage: Ted is wearing a "Grow Up" and Woody is wearing a "Code Red at the Asylum" shirt from SplitReason.Com.

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