Spielberg: Natal Changes The Way I Write For Games

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Famed filmmaker Steven Spielberg is gaga for Microsoft's Natal controller. He totally *hearts* it — so much that it has sent him back to the drawing board:

Well, I'm currently making video games through EA. And right now, I'm so excited to be able to write for this platform. That's what I'm most excited about. Because it sort of changes the paradigm of what I would have written for last week. Now all that has been thrown away. And now it's a whole new world, a new beginning.

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Spielberg believes that the game industry has never allowed players to cry, because the current controller interface does not allow for players to pause from their adrenaline rush.

"Because of that there's no room for a video game to break your heart. I think, in terms of a technology," Spielberg adds, "we have a little more room to be much more emotional with the Natal technology than we ever had before." As we flail around our living rooms, that is.

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Microsoft unveils new controller [BBC via VG247]

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He's an obvious dick head who never played any good games with story.

All of these games can be a tear jerker

FF VII, FF X, MGS3, MGS4, FF VII crisis core

I guess his perception of gaming is pacman, pong or de blob... which has little story or emotion. SERIOUSLY, all of those 'wankers' need to know the gaming industry before talking about it. Bunch of wankers...