Dan Houser displeased by casual gaming
I would imagine, given that he co-wrote the media’s current super-darling, Grand Theft Auto IV. From reading this interview here, i don’t reckon he likes casual gaming very much. Maybe it’s his tone or that glare in his eye, i dunno. I just get this vibe from him.
Yeah, fuck all this stuff about casual gaming. I think people still want games that are groundbreaking. The Wii is doing something totally different, which is fantastic. We’re hopefully going to prove that there’s also a very big audience for people who want entertainment in another form, who think of games as being a narrative device that can challenge movies. We always said: We’re not going release a large number of games. They’re going to have the production values of movies. They’re gonna be about themes that interest us whatever the medium, instead of the weird, special video game–only themes that too many people make — orcs and elves, or monsters, or space. We felt you could make a good game and have it be about something we could actually relate to. Or aspire to.
It’s like we’re speaking through him! He needs to fist-fight Shiggs, tea-bag him, and put the video on YouTube to prove who has a better eye for industry progress. That’s really the best gauge we have for that at this stage in human history.