I'd rather have a search engine or a compiler on a deserted island than a game.
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Sony sort of takes this position where, they say 'Okay, it's going to be difficult, maybe its going to suck to do this, but the good game developers are going to suck it up and make it work.' There's some truth to that, ... There will be the developers that go ahead and have a miserable time and do get good performance out of some of these multi-core approaches. And Cell is worse than others in some respects, here.
Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren't sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better.
The speed of light sucks.
The Xbox 360 is the first console that I've ever worked with that actually has development tools that are better for games than what we've had on PC.
We are working internally on a completely new project, but we haven't made any firm plans yet for the future of the Wolf, Doom and Quake franchises. I would enjoy doing a DS or PSP game, but at this point I can't imagine having the time to be seriously involved in it.
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