Bungie and Microsoft may have led you to believe that Halo's Master Chief is a paragon of virtue, but that's a lie told only on storyboards and over-wrought cinematic cutscenes. A man can only be judged by his actions, and in most people's experience, Master Chief is a dick.
Master Chief Is An Asshole
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With the recent discussion around Red Dead, crunch and work hours in general, it makes sense to touch on work hours for this week's Off Topic.
It’s long been an open secret in the video game industry that the prestigious developer Rockstar embraces overtime, and a new quote from company co-founder Dan Houser about Red Dead Redemption 2 caused controversy this morning by suggesting that it took 100-hour weeks to make. In a new elaboration to Kotaku, however, Houser said the quote had been misinterpreted, saying such a workload is not required at the studio.