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Miss October Wants To See Lotsa New Stuff Next Generation

Yesterday, we told you why Playboy's Miss October, Pamela Horton, just isn't interested in playing shooters online. Short version- Too many idiots.

But we talked about other topics as well, and that included the onset of the new generation of gaming hardware. When I asked her what she wanted to see from the upcoming consoles, she said she quite simply wants something new. In other words, new IPs and not necessarily a slew of seemingly endless sequels.

"As much as I love a lot of the shooters and Assassin's Creed and all those games, I'm really looking for something new. It seems like no one is really trying new titles these days, so I'm hoping the new systems give way to some new games that can become the next big thing.

People are all looking at the Wii U and going, 'oh, I want a new Mario,' and they're looking at the PS4 and going, 'oh, I want a new God of War,' or 'what's the next shooter going to be?' I just want games nobody has ever seen before. It's almost like they've run out of ideas, but I have a feeling there will be new games [on the new consoles] that I'll really want to try. I have high hopes."

Sounds pretty sharp to me. We all love the heavy-hitting sequels, especially when they're Game of the Year-quality. But the industry will always require fresh blood, so new IPs are absolutely essential to continued health. As I reminded Pamela, huge franchises like Assassin's Creed and Uncharted were brand new at the start of this generation, so what she's asking for seems like a possibility and a darn good idea.

Catch the full interview with Ms. Horton in a few days.

Tags: playboy pamela horton, miss october, pamela horton gamer, gaming culture

10/9/2012 9:50:14 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 10:52:38 PM
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I'm with her all the way on that, sequels are fun but I rarely need them day one, especially if they have gone past a third entry. The new games are what get me excited because they are unchained and unfettered. I'd like to see some new gameplay concepts too.

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kokoro
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 11:21:33 PM
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God I love this website. Never change PSX extreme.

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Mr_Sterg
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 2:40:23 PM

Agreed

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daus26
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 12:32:55 AM
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Right now, we have Dishonored, which I think is pretty fresh. Then there's Remember Me, which will seem to bring something new to the table as well. There's also the new Puppeteer (or something) from Sony, but that may or may not appeal to the general consumer. There's also Last Guardian that we can hope for, and Beyond Two Souls.

Basically, there are quiet of bit of new IPs this generation. I think next generation will be the same, but I think it's unfair to say developers aren't trying to bring something new, if that's what she's implying.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 1:38:30 AM

Depends on the developer, there's some great new stuff like The Last of Us coming when Naughty Dog could have just rested on their Uncharted fame, but some others are content to stick with sequel after sequel.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 12:47:24 AM
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I agree, I want to see some new ip's but more so id like to see some new innovation. But she acts like that's all we get are sequels. I gotta tell ya some of the sequels we get do more in the second, third even fourth effort than many new ip's even attempt to.

Aside from that we've gotten plenty of new ip's this generation and they continue to come. I mean Dishonored just dropped today. The last of us is coming along with Beyond two souls. Also some of the most memorable games have dropped this generation. Yea we've seen a lot of sequels like AC, Uncharted, Bioshock, and so on, that also made their 1st appearance this gen. But we've also seen games that are just one of a kind and really, really good for the industry that we probably wouldn't have seen previously; Journey, Heavy Rain, LBP.

So to say we need something new; I dont agree with. We get plenty of new every year, problem is the sequels just overshadow anything else because they keep getting better.

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SmokeyPSD
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 1:53:54 AM
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Agree with Horton entirely. I'm looking forward to new experiences the most in a new generation.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 2:15:17 AM
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I too agree that I don't see this drop in new IPs that some claim.
Already mentioned is Dishonored, Last Of Us and Beyond Two Souls, allow me to add DUST 514 and Watch Dogs to this list, two games I am very excited to learn more about.

Of course, I'd love to see even *more* new IPs, but we still get'em...! And a new generation doesn't change the fact that there will be another COD, another Battlefield, another GTA, another Assassins Creed, and so forth.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 9:41:58 AM

Beam-

I agree. And it's a very good point that sequels are inevitable especially upon pending success of the series.

Btw - OT: have you finished borderlands 2? I finally got it last night started an assassin class and a siren class. Played a little with a buddy. Next week I'm
Gonna real start getting into it, I want to finish Leons campaign in RE6 before I move onto another game entirely.

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Beamboom
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 5:58:21 AM

I haven't even *bought* Borderlands 2 yet! I'm omw to a 2 week stay in Cyprus to get married and stuff, and after that I need to rig a new gaming room before I can start my playing again.

And since there's nothing but money to be saved with waiting before buying a game, I'll wait with B2 and Dishonoured until i can start playing them. :)


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BikerSaint
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 11:04:03 AM

Congrats on your upcoming marriage!

And may she also enjoy gaming too

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___________
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 5:19:02 AM
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isent that the whole point of new IPs?
not to say we shouldent get sequels of current franchises, one big mistake we saw happen with current gen is allot of people were slow to adopt because of its high price points and not many sequels till later.
but new IPs need to be the push, the drive to next gen.
and new IPs as in new fresh unique ideas.
we VERY rarely see new things, so hopefully will see allot more of new genres so to speak next gen.
we have had heavy rain come in and create its own sub genre, so lets see what other styles are out there awaiting to be discovered.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 9:56:00 AM
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I'd really like to see the Last of Us before the PS4 launch because I'd hate for it to be ignored by *some* based on the fact that a new console is out. But I sincerely hope that regardless of that, ND will have Uncharted 4 ready to go by the PS4's launch. Since that's the situation we are in despite it being a sequel, it could be one of the biggest launch titles ever. Just wishing. Sounds more and more like the next consoles are coming quickly.

GoW2 did well, so it should be a non issue for The Last of Us.

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 10:51:35 AM
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I agree on her for the most part, would always like to see devs come out with something fresh on the table once in a while. "The shelf is getting cramped up with sequels, just like too many people who have junk food in their pantry"

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 3:28:48 PM

to much

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Underdog15
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 6:51:43 PM

Save a horse...

And my broken screen. >.<

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 8:19:17 PM

haha, I have no idea what happened. The original pic is smaller, tried another pic same results. I'm not using anything fancy to create these kind of tricks.

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Highlander
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 5:12:47 PM
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"I just want games nobody has ever seen before. It's almost like they've run out of ideas, but I have a feeling there will be new games [on the new consoles] that I'll really want to try"

If you want to get away from shooters and the like, there are ways to do it.

Ms Horton if you're reading this....try The Idolm@ster 2 for PS3, it's an import from Japan, but it's completely different from anything you'll find released here. Personally I wish that Namco would release a version of the game in NA/EU with subtitles in English/Spanish/French/German/etc... You could not change the audio, that's an intrinsic part of what makes the game what it is. There are online guides to help players who don't read/speak Japanese, and they make the game very possible to play.

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Highlander
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 1:11:27 PM

Oh, I posted a User review of Idolm@ster 2. For those interested it's in the PS3 User Review section of PSXExtreme.

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