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If you've enjoyed role-playing games in the last decade or more, you've probably had the good fortune to dig into the work of Todd Howard. As the chief architect behind many of the Elder Scrolls games as well as Fallout 3, Bethesda's game director stands at the forefront of western role-playing game design. During our visit to Bethesda's headquarters last month, we had the chance to talk with Howard about his career, the growth of the Elder Scrolls series, and his thoughts on the state of video game development. The three videos that follow are divided up by subject area. Watch any or all that catch your interest.Video 1: Todd Howard tells the story of how he got into the industry, recalls his earliest gaming habits, and offers advice for those looking to follow in his footsteps.Video 2: Learn about the evolution of the Elder Scrolls series and the lessons of the past that led the team to the creation of Skyrim.Video 3: Todd Howard reveals his favorite games of this generation, his thoughts on current trends in the gaming industry, and his perception of the difference between eastern and western role-playing games. He also discusses his impressions of Kinect, Move, and 3D technology, and whether we'll ever see an Elder Scrolls game on mobile phones.
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yeah more skyrim
Awesome I can't wait for this.
So the Skyrim dragons can speak at you and kill you? Interesting...
Todd had a lot of good points in these videos. They were really interesting, good job guys. :)
I completely agree with him, Japanese RPGs are too much for me. first, i hate turn by turn rpgs, i hate mangas and you cant do as much as in western rpgs. Id love to play an Elder Scrolls game on my iPad as long as its not the same content as in the pc version. Todd, id love to do your job but it would scrap my fun playing Elder Scrolls games after developping it. You do great work and hope that Skyrim wont be the last TES game.
This makes me so hopeful...I enjoy the advice Todd...Thanks very much...now to get that computer haha...
great interviews, thanks GI
It's awesome to hear someone who really knows what he's talking about.
I love hearing devs talking about other companies' games as well, you can tell Todd Howard appreciates the work of his competitors, which is a very important quality for a director.
Skyrim will kick ass.
i could listen to that guy talk games for hours on end and not get bored. i cant wait for this game nomatter the way it will be percevied i can tel that bethesda puts there heart into every game they make and realy think about what there puting out there
I love this guy, he's so incredibly intelligent. He doesn't bash anything but he also makes his honest opinion known. However as a fan of old school JRPG's (Not most of this crap thats out now) I still pray every night that someone with the Western RPG state of mind will feel a desire to take that high fantasy and over the topness and blend them together in a way that satisfies that craziness of the JRPG with the common sense and depth of WRPG's.
hes awesome and i get the sense where sometimes i dont that he knows exactly what hes talking about
This guy is so much more civil on the topic of JRPGs in comparison to Bioware's guys. I disagree with him, of course, but I find his opinion very respectable, and the way he put it equally so. JRPGs aren't afraid to go for high fantasy, for sure. Not all of them, but quite a few.