A Developer Pop Quiz was brought to the castle's attention by one of our loyal readers, so I hopped on over to MTV Multiplayer to check it out for myself. And sure enough, during the quiz, 2K Games Senior Producer Denby Grace comes off as kind of an ass, but then at one point, he says that the best advice he ever received was his boss telling him to "Keep being an ass****, you're good at it." And sure enough, it turns out he is pretty good at it. Just check out this innocuous question and his insane answer to it:
What do you think is the biggest problem current games suffer from?
It's a very good question and maybe a little general for a concise answer. An obsession with gay space marines.
Yeah. So there's that. Unfortunately, since it's not a proper interview, there's no follow-up question to ask him exactly what he means by that. Does he actually think gamers are obsessed with homosexual space marines? Or is he using "gay" in the more popular pejorative usage? Is he trying to be funny? No matter what, it's just offensive. Looks like somebody's a little cheesed off that their "blockbuster" Mafia 2 wasn't quite as successful as a little indie title called Halo Reach that came out recently...
I wasn't planning on buying Mafia 2, mostly because I'm over that whole sandbox crime drama genre, and also because I was more than underwhelmed when I demoed it at Pax East back in March. But now I wouldn't play it if you gave me a free copy. Why do people think talking like this is okay? What is wrong with people? I'm sorry I can't be particularly witty or insightful about this, but I've had a bad day and this just made it worse. I've got a request in to see if I can get a response from Denby regarding this issue, so we'll see if I have more to report tomorrow.