Ack! We went from squinty Ken Levine to this. And thank you, Vonthora for this. Some PR person sent us actual respectable Ken Levine PR glamour-shots. We probably won't use them, but have posted them after the jump. You know, in case you want to make a Ken Levine coffee mug or something. Onto the post:
BioShock was traumatic for many. Folks are just getting over the emotional scarring! No, strike that. People will never get over server downtime, piracy-protecting SecuROM and widescreen issues. Pain like this runs deep. Game site 1Up cornered BioShock dude Ken Levine to get his thoughts.
It was a screw up on our part. I don't think we were ready. We didn't know the game was going to do as well as it did [and the]servers got overwhelmed.... So it went down 6 hours one night and that was really stupid. People had just bought the game, spent $US50 and they go home and find out they can't run it. That ain't good.
And what about that widescreen issue?
It [widescreen]was the way we want it to be, but clearly not every gamer agrees with us or how the way it was implemented. Hey, they spent $50 on it, they should have the right to play the game to their atheistic pleasure, not our aesthetic pleasure... While this may make us cringe a bit to see people play ad different FOV than we intended to, it's their game.
So, this Ken Levine seems alright! He's upfront and honest, which is a breath of fresh air. Let's hope the game's popularity doesn't turn Levine into a pompous windbag who says dumb ass things. We already have way too many of those.