“Just because there’s wind blowing and a minimal soundtrack and vast open spaces to explore and a slow pace doesn’t mean that the game you are playing is art,” said Jaffe.
‘Real art and genuinely important work doesn’t need to continually toot its own horn. The very nature of something being artistic and important means that- except in rare cases- its power is evident without anyone having to tell you that it is,’ continued the wise old sage.
David describes games as ‘smoke and mirrors bullshit’ and that websites and magazines that sing the praises of ‘artful’ games have a detrimental effect.
‘Publisher cash gets taken away from traditional games,’ he claims.
Well if it means more of Journey, Flower, Limbo, Last Guardian and Heavy Rain and less of Call Of Duty, Twisted Metal and Kane & Lynch then I doubt you’ll find many of the TSA staff complaining.
Sorry David, on your own on this one.
Source: Criminal Crackdown