09 Dec


God of War and Calling All Cars designer David Jaffe recently spoke out the Game Connect: Asia Pacific conference, giving his views on the recent Austrailian ratings board drama surrounding its recent censorship actions against Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Left 4 Dead 2, and Aliens vs. Predator.

“There’s a government board and if they say it’s too offensive, in that case there’s no fight to fight β€” it is what it is,” said Jaffe. “There’s not much you can do if you’re making games aimed at a mature audience. We never like to cut it, but what are you going to do? You’re dealing with governments.”

On the mainstream media’s perception of the industry and video games as a whole, a change in topic he later emphasized in his Youtube video blog, “There’s absolutely an inconsistency in the consciousness about video games,” he added. β€œThe reality is people still see a lot of these things as kids’ toys. It’s utter BS.”

2 thoughts on “David Jaffe on “Utter BS” VG Industry Views”

  1. i know a lot of Australians were upset about l4d2 censored version turning out like crap. Problem is they got mad at the developers instead of they’re govt. If I were valve i probably would’ve done the same thing.

  2. Simple–import, bitches. Shipping might be pricey but that’s what you get for living in Australia.

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