I freely admit that when I wrote the article about 2K Games producer Denby Grace's interview comment where he complains about gamers' obsession with "gay space marines," I was already in a mood. Having slept on it, I do believe I was a little bit on the harsh side. I do have an issue with the way he said what he said, but it's clear he was trying to be witty, and simply failed. And of course, we're the only audience that's really going to have a problem with his statement. I mean, just look at how hilarious Kotaku found it. (Although, full disclosure? The illo made me chuckle.)
But I also contacted 2K Games hoping for some kind of a response, and this evening, I received one:
"I would like to take this opportunity to address a statement that I thoughtlessly made while doing a recent interview," Grace explains. "I was attempting to end the discussion in a jocular fashion by commenting on the hyper-macho "bromance" featured in a lot of military shooters that I play. Regrettably, I did so in a manner that was insensitive. I can assure you that was not my intent and for that, I apologize unreservedly."
I know it's not much, just the standard PR-filtered apology, but I personally feel better knowing that it was brought to his attention, so that maybe next time he'll think twice before making such comments. (Still not sold on Mafia 2, though!)