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Peter Molyneux's 'Curiosity Cube' Cleared

Peter Molyneux's 'Curiosity Cube' Cleared

Hype-man Molyneux promised something big was inside the cube that players have been working to open for months, and the other day it was finally revealed.





Oh, wait.  Despite Molyneux's uncanny resemblance to Spacey's serial killer, I may have posted the wrong video.  Ah yes, here it is.  I'm sure the box contained, in what his mind, is the greatest prize of all, himself:
 


In what was obviously a planned advertisement for a new project, as just a couple of weeks ago they updated the game to eliminate several thousand layers of the cube to assure it's completion soon, the final layer of the cube was opened.  Which just happened to get completed a few weeks before E3.

After 25 billion cubelets have been destroyed, over 150 days... we have reached the end.

So the big secret is how the next game from Molyneux will operate: GODUS.  The winner, Bryan Henderson from Edinburgh, Scotland, who has "never spent money on the game and only started playing it an hour before he won," will be the ruler of GODUS.  He will help determine the rules, sharing in its success, and yes, profits.

You will decide on how many people play a game.  You will accrue riches from that game, from the start to finish of your reign. That, by any definition of the word, is life changing.

Well, less life-changing really, more like year changing.  Perhaps even less.  Molyneux later revealing that the reward will be temporary.

The interesting thing is that what Bryan has won is a grace period where he can be god of gods for a certain amount of time.

Interesting?  That's a heck of a way to spin telling someone they are getting less than they were a day ago.  The amount of time, Molyneux reveals, could vary greatly depending on what Kickstarter backers have to say about GODUS' impressions through alpha and beta testing.  The GODUS Kickstarter is fully funded, did you contribute and make the decision many gamers have made on Molyneux in the past: whether or not to buy into the hype, because there's a good chance that may be all you bought.  Here's hoping the man delivers this time, if not, at least it will be "interesting."

 

 

 

 





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About the Author - Jeremy Shane


Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea.  Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California.  When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead.  Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim.  If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.

 


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