May 2nd, 2008

Dan Houser: "f*ck all this stuff about casual gaming"

Published at 1:42 PM PST

We are inclined to agree with Dan Houser, Vice President of Rockstar Games and co-writer of a little game called GTA IV. Mr Houser stated in New York Magazine:

Yeah, f*ck all this stuff about casual gaming. I think people still want games that are groundbreaking...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.

Talk about speaking the truth. No offence to any casual only gamers out there but going that road gives me goose bumps. Yes, I own a Wii, but it is collecting dust in my cupboard. It doesn’t appeal to me at all, I would have rather gotten a 360 to stand beside my PS3 but my parents thought otherwise.

I’m not saying that casual gaming should disappear altogether, but just keep it too a minimum. Now, back to killing hookers in GTA IV.

Thanks to EuroGamer!