“Durp!” – David Cage: “I think I know what interactive entertainment is!”

There were so many stupid comments made recently that I really got overwhelmed and couldn’t do any of them.  Oh, and I blame that flop 3DS system thing.  Anyway, back to work!

Our latest “Durp!” comes from the mouth of David Cage, known for that Heavy Rain game that is a disgrace to the ADV genre.

“Look at Call Of Duty. How many copies does it sell every year? I’m fine with that. It’s cool. I’m just saying that I’m not happy with an industry that is entirely limited to experiences where all you are doing is shooting. That’s my problem. There is much more we can do with interactivity than just killing people.”

“Hey, what’s wrong with that quote?  He’s defending videogames!”

Oh, yes, he’s defending videogames, but let’s look at one line in particular…

“There is much more we can do with interactivity than just killing people.”

Interactivity.  Interactivity.  Inter-act-tivity.

Is this guy serious?  If anyone has played or even just watched (read: somehow managed to tolerate without vomiting blood) any of Heavy Rain, they know that there’s absolutely nothing interactive about the game at all.  That is, unless you think pausing a movie so you can go take a shit somehow makes that experience interactive.

And that’s what Heavy Rain is: it’s a movie that asks you to press a button at the appropriate time.  As if  it wouldn’t be enough to watch “JASON!  JASON! JASON!  JAAAAYSON!  JAY-SON!  JASON! JASON!” a billion times, they make that a button.  INTERACTIVE!

Or how about my favorite example of all?  Before the onslaught of Jason, you have the chance to drive an RC car around.  Oh wait, you don’t.  You press a button to pick up the car, then the game drives the car around for you in a little cutscene.  Yes.  You get to WATCH the RC car get driven around.  WHY!?  WHY WAS THERE A BUTTON TO YELL “JASON!” OVER AND OVER, BUT YOU CAN’T EVEN DRIVE A FUCKING RC CAR AROUND!?  YOU KNOW WHY!?  I KNOW WHY!  BECAUSE THAT’D BE ACTUAL FUCKING GAMEPLAY AND NOOOOOO CAN’T HAVE THAT!  HAVE SOME MORE SHITTY DRAMA!

…………………………………………Sorry, I just really hate that RC car scene…

So yeah, defending videogames is good, but I’d like to see these quotes from people that actually make them…

Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason

Source: MSN Games

4 thoughts on ““Durp!” – David Cage: “I think I know what interactive entertainment is!””

  1. Super late bump I know but when I saw this:
    http://www.gamespot.com/news/ea-manager-calls-black-ops-ii-tired-6374680

    It immediately reminded me of this article. Again, is what he is saying wrong? No, not at all. Is he just about the last person that should be saying it? Yes.

    It’s no wonder the industries community is full of raging fanboys who have the gall to call other people fanboys. Such a great example of sheer hypocrisy is set for us after all!

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