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Ask CVG Anything: Sexism and drinking with devs

Team CVG answers your latest batch of queries

Ask CVG Anything does exactly what it says on the tin. We ask followers on the CVG Facebook page and forums to send in their best game-related questions, and do our best to answer them.

If you want to see your question featured in a future edition of Ask CVG Anything, either add it as a comment at the bottom of this article or keep an eye on our Facebook page or this forum thread where we'll be regularly asking for more.


Who in the games industry would you like to share a few beers with and why? - Tallisjoy

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Ono, it's your round, stop avoiding it

Andy: I am fortunate enough to have tracked down many of my gaming heroes and persuaded them to down alcohol in my presence, and Rez creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi is one of them. But that was in rubbish old London and I really want him to take me Osaka techno clubbing. Mizuguchi-san, fancy a pint with a glow stick?

Tamoor: I don't drink, but I enjoy being around drunk people, does that count? I'd have to go with Ono and Harada, together. They're both so much fun together when sober, I'd love to see what happens to them when they're a little off it.


Do you think people who present products and games at Expos should wear a tie - just to look smart? - Richomack

Tamoor: No, they should look and act like normal people. Normal people don't wear ties, creepy people wear ties. I think exhibitors at expos and conventions should all wear onesies and kigus.

Andy: Japanese businessmen tend to, and that makes you feel bad when you manage to crash their demo and make them look all unprofessional.


Which do you reckon will be the biggest killer apps for the next gen consoles? - CrispyLog

Andy: Impossible to tell as there are always new IPs and reenergised challengers during console shifts. This time during the last transition Call of Duty was just another shooter, FIFA wasn't as good as PES and Assassin's Creed, Gears of War and Uncharted weren't even born yet. Who knows what the next year or so will bring?

Tamoor: For now, I think the better operating system will be the killer app. I know this is a bit weird but I'm really interested in fiddling with the new Xbox dash and the XMB. Operating systems can make ALL the difference. I don't think we can predict killer apps anyway, it'll be some new IP we've not seen or heard of yet.


How hard is it going to be for the WiiU to get any traction in the market once the PS4 and XBone are out? - CrispyLog

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Wii U - can Nintendo weather the storm?

Tamoor: I think there's definitely going to be a battle get attention on the Wii U, but at the same time Nintendo's consoles have always kind of existed outside the space Microsoft and Sony's devices inhabit. On top of that they have a core fanbase that will continue to buy games for the Wii U.

Andy: That audience doesn't seem too interested in Wii U at present so I'd imagine its momentum (or lack of) won't be affected much at all. For the record I actually think the Wii U is a really fun console and games like Mario Kart, Zelda and Wii Fit should shift machines. The second wave of 'proper' HD Nintendo creations will also be very exciting. So far almost everything it's released has origins on the original Wii.


After Gamescom what are your top 3 most anticipated games? - Fanboy

Andy: Watch Dogs, Mario Kart Wii, Assassin's Creed: Black Flag. Beyond that next year will be very interesting with the first wave of designed-for-next-gen titles.

Tamoor: Batman: Arkham Origins, TitanFall, Thief


Sexism in games: how much of an issue do you think it really is? Is it getting better or worse? - Balladeer

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Tamoor: Particularly in light of recent events, sexism is a big issue. I won't go into it further, mainly because I hold the same, obvious, common sense approach that most decent people do (sexism = bad).

The big controversy over the past week was a female reviewer being attacked for giving GTA 5 a score of 9. If you want my opinion on that here it is: the people who attacked that reviewer and created a petition to have her fired are all scumbags that need to get their priorities straight, get off the internet and maybe go see a shrink.

There.


You've got a tenner to make me dinner. What's your menu? - Jim2Wheels

Tamoor: £10 worth of chicken wings

Andy: Stir fry and three quid in my pocket.

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