Category Archives: Industry Quote

A discussion focused around a quote from someone influential in the gaming industry.

Industry Quotes – Hiroshi Yamauchi on RPG gamers

[People who play RPGs are] “depressed gamers who like to sit alone in their dark rooms and play slow games.” –          Hiroshi Yamauchi in a 1999 interview Oh Yamauchi, I could do an entire article on you. As you might … Continue reading

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Industry Quotes – Take-Two on the viability of MMOs in the US

“We’re actively investing in online and MMOs, we’re just not doing it in the U.S. MMOs don’t work here.” –          Take-Two’s chairman Strauss Zelnick at an industry conference My knee jerk reaction to his quote is a basic, “Yeah, they … Continue reading

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Industry Quotes – Don Mattrick on Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

“If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards.” –          Don Mattrick, head of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business Between this and the previous quote from Adam Orth, I’m extremely saddened by the ideology coming out of high level Microsoft employees regarding what … Continue reading

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Industry Quotes – Hideo Kojima on Context & Story

“It’s very difficult to implement a story into an interactive game. I actually think we shouldn’t do that. I am not trying to tell a story. You are inside a story, an environment, and acting as a certain character. And … Continue reading

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Industry Quotes – Adam Orth on “Always on” Connectivity

“Sorry, I don’t get the drama around having an “always on” console. Every device now is “always on”. That’s the world we live in.” – Adam Orth, Microsoft Creative Director While Adam Orth is no longer a part of Microsoft, … Continue reading

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Industry Quotes – Richard Garriott on Modern Game Designers

“I think most game designers really just suck” –          Richard Garriott in an interview with PC Gamer Oh Mr. Garriott, you sure are pretty blunt sometimes. Now, in his defense, there is slightly more to the quote and, in general, … Continue reading

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Industry Quotes – Suda 51 on Making Games

“You know, you can see on the screen, in No More Heroes you sit on the toilet to save the game – I guess making a game for me is a bit like that. When you take a shit, everything … Continue reading

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