Cliff Bleszinski, the designer behind Gears of War, is a nice enough guy. Polite, well mannered, intelligent, all that jazz. But his video games, with their chainsaw guns and curb-stops, might raise some eyebrows. Not mine, but other people's.
"You know the violence in games, the language and all those issues are issues... on one hand I've always found [that]very scary, that people are attacking the industry," Bleszinski tells website CVG. On the other hand, he's somewhat flattered.
Says the game designer, "It's one of those situations where the fact that people think 'ooh, big scary video games are ruining the world', I guess, means that we're the new rock and roll, the new Elvis, the new Dungeons and Dragons, the new moving pictures."
The new, ahem, Dungeons and Dragons? In a single breath, from bad-ass Elvis to, yep, Dungeons and Dragons. Sure D&D were controversial in their day, but...
And remember, when you fire up your console today, you're not just enjoying the modern day equivalent of Elvis, you are also enjoying today's take on...Dungeons and Dragons.