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Who's the best writer currently working in the videogame

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Who's the best writer currently working in the videogame industry?
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>>284194095
smegmaking
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>>284194095
Amy Hennig
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if you write a script that will be used in a videogame, are you really in the "videogame industry"? Videogames with a narrative make what, maybe 15% of videogames released each year?
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>>284194246
Thank you based smegmaking.

His avatar picture makes it even funnier
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Ken Levine
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>>284194095
kojima
everyone better than him left, much to our loss
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>>284194246
>my body does not produce testosterone
yes it does you fucking idiot
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>>284194246
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>>284194095
Somebody said Patreon?
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>>284194317
only if you include shit like mobile games and farmville clones
even rhythm games have a narrative these days.
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>>284194246
he's been burning sjws in book form lately
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Amy whatshername from Naughty Dog
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>>284194317
This isn't the 80s anymore. Almost every decently large game has a narrative these days.
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>>284194095
Hideo Kojima , last video game writer and designer alive i give a shit about
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>>284194789
>these days
even the original guitar hero had a basic narrative 10 years ago. There's probably more rhythm games without a narrative now than back then.
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I think a more interesting question is who the worst is, there lots of grade A contenders for that position: Rhianna Pratchet, Ken Levine. Burch, Hepler, Gaider
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>>284194454
Kojima is a pretty bad writer though. A great storyteller, but a bad writer.
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>>284194863
Hennig

It is probably her, yeah.
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>>284194454
This, even if Kojima isn't a very good writer he's an entertaining one. His stories are convoluted but there are one thing Kojima can do better than anyone.

1.) Fourth wall breaking and incorporating the fact that the game is a game, and not a movie, into the story. The occasional first person mode in cutscenes that often offers hidden story elements, like Snake crying at the end of MGS3.

2.) Self referential humour. Sometimes blatant, sometimes subtle. Metal Gear parallels the shit out of itself, creating a feeling of continuity even between games from largely different time periods like MGS1 and MGS2. "You're pretty good."

The Raiden mask in MGS3 is a fun nod to MGS2, that happens to actually play a crucial part in MGS3 is a great example of this.
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>>284194856
I want to see a TV series written by him
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>>284194095
>writer
>working in the video game industry
>worth anything

Pick two.
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>>284195185
Kojima is able to be very postmodern in a much better way than other games that address stuff like this.
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>>284194095
Drew whateverthefuckhisnameis

Dude writes some good shit. Too bad he had to stick with bioware for too long.
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>>284194095
Kamiya
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>>284195068

Seconding this.

Great writing is taking a story about a chem teacher becoming a meth dealer and making it work somehow better and better in a logical progression as you go along.

Great storytelling is making us care about METAL GEAR?! and whether or not love can bloom on the battlefield.
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Miyazaki fans. He writes 500 characters of textfor an entire game and his rabid fanboys try to create complex stories out of allusions. I've never seen a fanbase try to read into nothing on par with Souls fans. Miyazaki probably thinks it's really funny.
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Sam Lake
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Who was that one dev making an RPG, and some guy on his forums suggested something that had to do with arrows, so the dev immediately implemented the guy's suggestion into the game.
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>>284195770
He straight-up doesn't respect his fanbase.

That whole deal with the pendant still makes them butthurt
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>>284195440
Karpyshyn?

He's not that good but has a few great moments. Neverwinter Nights? Pretty bland. Kotor? Not that good.. Jade Empire? Fantastic. Mass Effect? Fantastic. Mass Effect 2? Pretty bad. The old Republic? Never played.

I even read a Mass Effect book by him once. God damn it was awful.
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>>284195967
Haven't followed any Dark Souls stuff. What's the deal with the pendant?
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>>284194095
Peter David wrote Edge of Time. So he kinda counts as vidya writer, I guess.
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>>284194095
Sam Lake.
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>>284195996
Which one? The one which Batarians fucking invade capital of Turians? Capital planet of the mightiest military in the world?

Yeah, books were awful.
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>>284195996
>Mass Effect? Fantastic. Mass Effect 2? Pretty bad.

Mass Effect was terribly written, though... All of the value was in the setting and world building, the actual story was garbage that ended with a deus ex machina.
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>>284195967
They make it really hard to 'respect' them though. Can you imagine Nickelodeon trying to take MLP fans seriously? People who get too invested into game and show lore are weird asses. The Souls series is 99 percent gameplay and atmosphere, and the text is just enough to sell a believable world to,the player.
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>>284195770
>I've never seen a fanbase try to read into nothing on par with Souls fans.
that's a lie and you know it
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>>284194246
keep posting your own twitter screencaps because no one else will
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Amy Henning
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>>284196572
hey jon
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>>284196131
At the start of Dark Souls you can pick an item as a gift
One of them is a pendant that does literally nothing because Miyazaki thought it would be funny
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>>284196463
Not really. DaSfags are almost as bad as biodrones.
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>>284196335
Can't even remember. It was a about some dude who had something to do with biotics if I remember correctly. I think he was on the run. Fairly certain that Kai dude who shows up in ME3(I think, never played ME3) was in it as well. Like the primary antagonist or something.

>>284196365
Was it? Been a while since I played it but I remember getting fairly involved with the story of the first one.
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>>284196386

I think it is okay to dig a little deeper, but some people just take it too far and begin to fabricate baseless theories.
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>>284196662
>>284194246
>SmegmaKing
Tryhard fag gb2 reddit if you want upboats
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>>284196869
hi Wu?
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>>284196835
>Was it? Been a while since I played it but I remember getting fairly involved with the story of the first one.

I didn't play the games until just before the third game came out. I played through all three, back-to-back. The second game was the only one worthwhile both in terms of gameplay and story.
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>>284194095
Imma go with Kojima.

>"muh 40$ demo"

I'm not defending the obvious flaws of Ground Zeroes, but from a writing standpoint it's better than 90% of modern games. The simple fact that he's trying to write Silent Hill shows he has more versatility than anyone I can name, even if the game turns out to be mediocre.
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>>284196997
>>>/reddit/
>>>/b/
>>>/8cuck/gg
Your gag is tired, SK.
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>>284197095
> The second game was the only one worthwhile both in terms of gameplay and story.
The second game had a story? I only remember going around recruiting people.
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Josh Sawyer/Chris Avellone.
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>>284197232
>The second game had a story?

It revolved around the villains that Shepard was working for, and finding out what the Reapers were.
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>>284194246
>cuck
>cuckold
>more cuck

SO funny
SO original
SO reddit
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>>284196126
>/v/
>understand obshit writing
Jerk Gustafsson of Machine Games is better though. His games never feel unfinished.
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>>284197225
zoe?
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>>284196126
Jason bateman?
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>>284196126

Definitely MCA. Maybe they'll let him work on good games again some time.

Pic related is an another good choice.
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>>284197232
>The second game had a story?
Yeah it just was incoherent bullshit
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>>284197712
Seriously SmegmaKing, you're a mediocre insult comic at best. You're no Don Rickles. You don't even rate against a mute Don Rickles. Stop spamming your jokes on vee for upboats.
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>>284198135
just kidding
everyone knows you're the tiny man from tiny man land
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>>284197712
What is she up to these days?
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>>284199525
zoe swatted her ex boyfriend
the police came looking for her afterwords and she's been living in europe since
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>>284199743
Are you fucking serious?
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>>284199859
yes
she claims she fled due to harrassement
in reality, she and the people that helped her almost murder the guy that broke GG open are looking at jail time if caught on american soil
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>>284200006
>if she sets foot on american soil
So she just got away because she's in Europe?
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>>284200006
I find this hard to believe. Source?
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>>284201236
http://www.reaxxion.com/3344/first-amendment-lawyer-alleges-that-zoe-quinn-and-margaret-pless-tried-to-have-him-killed
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>>284200006
Almost every european country has an agreement to send criminals over if they are caught. She would be better of in south america.
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>>284194246
Yurop was kind of shit.
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>>284200006
Her Twitter seems to be relatively normal, Anon. She's still begging for money like always.
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Dan Houser is pretty decent, I guess.
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>>284202196
I'm sure they do, but even if the police to see Zoe walking down the street, chances are they won't know, my brother used to live across the street from a guy who murdered three people in his home country and they didn't know until he'd been living there a few years
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Penis
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>>284194863
didn't she leave Naughty Dog?
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