Developers Speak on PlayStation Move

Here’s an interesting promotional video on Sony’s PlayStation Move featuring developers that are working on games for the upcoming motion-controller hardware. Espousing the virtues of PlayStation Move are Sony’s Dr. Richard Marks, The Workshop Entertainment’s Peter Ackerman and Christian Busic, Zindagi’s Romain Soson and Andrew Jepson, Farsight’s Jay Obernolte, and more.

Check it out and let me know what you think. Does the video make you more interested in PS Move? Or are you expecting a batch of improved Wii games?

Outstanding Feature on Mark Cerny

I think this is the first time I’ve done this on RPad.tv, but 1Up Sam Kennedy’s feature on Mark Cerny is so good that I want you to leave my site for a bit and visit his. It profiles Cerny’s career — which is legendary and underrated at the same time — with excellent text and several video interviews. Cerny is one of my favorite people in the business. I’m just blown away by everything he’s done and how under-appreciated he is by Joe Gamer.

Anyway, please, Please, PLEASE check out this profile on Mark Cerny.

Iron Man 2 Dev Diary: Behind the Music with Lamb of God

The latest Iron Man 2 developer diary tells the story of how Sega and Lamb of God teamed up on the game. Members of the band and the dev team talk about the collaboration between developer/publisher and band. Lamb of God’s single “Hit the Wall” is the game’s official theme song. It’s a cool clip and I hope you check it out!

Coffee Talk #122: If You Could Visit One Developer in Japan….

Since I’m making a brief stop in Japan, I wanted to ask you ladies and gents a question about the Land of the Rising Sun: If you could visit any Japanese game developer, which one would it be and why?

There are so many great ones to choose from! Would you stay in Tokyo and visit Kojima Productions? Maybe you’d go to Kyoto and pay homage to Nintendo? Perhaps you’d want to visit Capcom in Osaka?

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Since I’m making a brief stop in Japan, I wanted to ask you ladies and gents a question about the Land of the Rising Sun: If you could visit any Japanese game developer, which one would it be and why?

There are so many great ones to choose from! Would you stay in Tokyo and visit Kojima Productions? Maybe you’d go to Kyoto and pay homage to Nintendo? Perhaps you’d want to visit Capcom in Osaka?

So yeah! Let’s play this game. Which Japanese developer would you visit? What would you want to see? What kind of questions would you ask?

(Btw, the header image is of the Yokohama skyline from when I visited Yuke’s last September.)

Mafia II Developer Diary: Story and Characters

Here’s a cool developer diary for the upcoming Mafia II. The game is kind of flying under the radar, but I suggest keeping an eye on it. I saw it last spring and was very intrigued by its potential. The video features 2K’s director of creative production Jack Scalici, senior producer Denby Grace, cinematics director Thomas Hrebicek, and associate producer Alex Cox.

Jack is awesome because he likes to drink at my San Francisco dive bar.

Iron Man 2 Behind-the-Scenes Developer Video

Here’s an excellent video that gives you a behind-the-scenes look of the upcoming Iron Man 2. I guarantee you that this sequel will be way better than the original game. Sharing their insights are Sega Studios SF studio director Constantine Hantzopoulos, creative director Kyle Brink, development director Michael McHale, associate producer Beejey Enriquez, and producer Dean Martinetti.

McHale is an awesome guy. I’ve known him for like a decade and he’s just a sharp, sharp individual. Plus, he has awesome MacGyver hair. Martinetti is also a really cool guy. I met him randomly at a San Francisco dive bar and we bonded over being transplanted New Yorkers.

Anyway, check the video out and let me know what you think of the game (please)!