Best Games Quotes of the Week


Here are the best games quotes of the week. Once again, we rely on you guys to send us links. Best way is in the Comments or via Twitter.

Don’t forget to add your opinion in the comments below. The best one gets picked for next week’s edition. You can also see best quotes from the week of April 21st.




“We definitely don’t want to make Ubisoft too angry. If we do, they might bring back Mr. Caffeine, and then nobody will be happy.”

Alex Navarro on the leak of Ubisoft’s Rayman Legends video, which annoyed the company.

Giant Bomb




“They were creative. There’s a lot of just hoping for self-death: choking to death, burning in a fireā€”the typical ways you can die that don’t require them to put any effort forth.”

Robert Bowling, formerly of Infinity Ward, on fan-penned death threats.

Kotaku




“When it comes to making packaged software digitally available, we do not intend to offer any products that the consumers deem incomplete.”

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata draws the line on gougy DLC tricks.

Nintendo Briefing




“While Leisure Suit Larry was one the first humorous games, the late ’80s and early ’90s were filled with one hilarious release after another: Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island, Space Quest, Sam Max, Day of the Tentacle, Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and on and on. One day, it stopped. Within a year, humor disappeared from gaming. Why?”

We need more hilarity, dammit, says Larry creator Al Lowe

Wired




“By highlighting the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ choices it’s possible for players to adopt the stance of playing as a ‘good Shepard’ or ‘badass Shepard’ and that can mean that players aren’t reading the dialogue options, they’re just picking a response based on color to fit the way they’ve decided to play Shepard.”

Game of Thrones Lead Game Designer Sylvain Sechi on choosing the right path.

IGN




“I’ve found my focus and once again I’m striving for pure survival horror. I am being very hands-on to see that the quality is there. Rest assured.”

Be afraid. Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami is back.

IGN




“There are already people spending $100 million on games, that’s not even insane anymore. $200 million and $300 million games, I’m a little scared about that, there aren’t a lot of companies that have the resources or the courage to spend that much.”

Maybe Disney is one of them Warren Spector?

Digital Spy




“I want the dog, our dog icon, which was originally my dog Zynga, I want that icon, that brand, to be what I call a dial tone for play. I want it to be more recognizable than a Nike swoosh.”

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus and his pet project.

USA Today




“It’s really disappointing that there are so many people out there who love our work, and spend countless hours being entertained by it, but don’t think we deserve to get paid for that entertainment.”

Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson, maker of the hugely popular Football Manager series, on piracy.

Eurogamer




“We still have to prove ourselves. There’s a lot of people we p****ed off all the way back to November, and we have to show them we are not going to let that happen again.”

Activision product director Noah Heller on Call of Duty: Elite

MCV




“With Google Earth, there’s very little mystery left in geography. Any kid can check out any place. I really like adventure, I like mystery. When everything is so accessible, let’s come up with new worlds. We were going to have this thing happen in a London-like place, but then we said London doesn’t look good enough for our game. Let’s do something better.”

Dishonored Visual Design Director Viktor Antonov wants to find a new kind of neo-Victorian steampunk locale.

IGN




“What Jonathan Blow fails to realize is that every medium out there has no shortage of mediocrity. There are plenty of great games out there, and they aren’t that hard to find.”

Reader Absolutfreak comment from last week’s column, on the indie developer’s dismissal of the mainstream.

Absolutfreak




“I don’t want to dodge the question – I don’t think they’re doing anything super-well yet. They have a bunch of smart people working on it but I think they’re still playing catch up to a lot of people who have been working in the space for a while.”

Gabe Newell delivers his verdict on Origin, which he says he expects to get better.

7-Day Cooldown Podcast.. Transcription by Eurogamer




“When you’re an entertainment company that’s spent the last decade going out of its way to recruit the most intelligent, innovative, talented people on Earth, telling them to sit at a desk and do what they’re told obliterates 99 percent of their value.”

Wise words from Valve’s Employee Manual, leaked this week and widely discussed.

Flamehaus




“He set off a bomb and then walked into a campground and shot a lot of people. That doesn’t require mission rehearsal in a video game.”

J.C. Herz, author of Joystick Nation, on claims that mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik trained using video games.

The Verge

Colin Campbell is a games journalist based in Santa Cruz, California. Follow him on Twitter and at IGN. Here are links to Colin’s recent articles.

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