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Skyrim: 'I couldn't care less about 3D. It ruins the image for me'

Todd Howard talks PS Vita, 3D and the next, next generation

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That's why people read reviews and previews, because it's not only a money decision, it's a time-investment decision. It's not like going to a movie.

On the flipside, do you think sites like Metacritic have become too powerful?

Nah, they're just doing what everybody already does. You go and read lots of reviews, but I think that most people, if they trust the source
- like your readers trust you - they'll just read yours. People reading several reviews are just looking for some kind of consensus. Everybody complains about it but I think it's fine, I don't know what they're complaining about!

There's an interesting trend of longtime PC developers starting to work on PS3. Why do you think so many of them are suddenly interested in, and available to work on, Sony's not-that-new console

Sony has a very good, open view on how their network works. Steam is going on there, all of that. So they, over the last few years, have really opened up to that audience. So it's probably that.


If you had a hand in designing the PlayStation 4 and you could insist that one thing in particular be included, cost no object, what would it be?

I'd like to see it all go closer to Steam, so I can just download it rather than go to the Store, and then the updates download automatically. I'd like to see that kind of paradigm.

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