Ahh, the weekend. We're almost there. Blast through Friday morning with something to read: Mass Effect: Andromeda’s Tired Face Lady Now Looks Slightly Less Tired • Batman And Harley Quinn Team Up To Take Down Poison Ivy In Animated Movie Featurette • A Game In Which You Play As A Twitter Egg And Romance Other Eggs Via Subtweets • An Arcade Shooter Where Gravity Is Your Plaything
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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.