One of the creators of the original Xbox, Seamus Blackley (often dubbed the "Father of Xbox"), recently appeared on the latest episode of the Xbox Expansion Podcast, where he had all sorts of things to say in an hour-long interview.
Blackley talked about his beginnings at Microsoft and joining the Xbox team, his struggles surrounding being a victim of abuse, his uncertainty surrounding games consoles in a cloud-focused future, and a whole lot more.
You can check out the full chat in the video below.
At the end of the discussion, he also mentioned that he's still an avid gamer even to this day, pointing out that Skyrim in particular still holds his attention in 2022, and he's also a devoted fan of indie games:
"Games will always be a central part of my life. I'll embarrass myself, one of the things I do a lot still is Skyrim. And mods... you know, I'm like level 4000 in Skyrim."
"I really like indie games, and I play a lot of indie games because that spirit is the spirit that I remember from the 90s. I feel at home there, and I like places where I can feel that purity most strongly, just pure gameplay."
"There's a handheld called an Arduboy which is an Arduino with a black and white display, and there are games on that system that are so brilliant because it has no capabilities. So it's just pure craftmanship. I love that."
"...it's not about how many polygons you push, or how many high-end artists you have - and that s***'s awesome by the way - but where it really comes from is the ability to take nothing and build a world out of it, and that's what I love."
Blackley nevertheless went on to state that he still enjoys big AAA games as well, calling out Sony's Naughty Dog as a developer that he's the "number one fan" of, while also mentioning that he continues to play "vintage" games too.
So there you go, that's what the "Father of Xbox" is playing in 2022!
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