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Old 06-28-2002, 05:06 PM   #1
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Rockstar's Terry Donovan makes fun of RPG's...

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"**** the potions and magic spells," he told anyone who would listen - teenage and twentysomething men want games as hip as their movies and music. "These are the same guys who like Goodfellas," he argued, setting up the tagline he'd repeat for the next few months: "If The Sopranos was a videogame, Grand Theft Auto 3 would be it!" The market for games, he insisted, was evolving. "If you've got 30 million households with PlayStations, you aren't just dealing with kids anymore - you aren't just dealing with people who don't smoke weed."
Terry Donovan from Rockstar games in WIRED magazine
RPG's are sacred!
They are Classic!
LEAVE THEM ALONE!

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Old 06-29-2002, 04:09 AM   #2
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There are enough market for every single game out there.
While I still buy RPG?s and love them to death, I will continue to ignore GTA 3, state of emergency AND that lousy producer. Just ignore it.
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Old 06-29-2002, 04:19 PM   #3
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I dont think he's necessarily making fun of RPGs, he's just saying that the games he produces cater to a different market. The mainstream market he's targeting isnt interested in RPGs, and probably arent the "hardcore" gamers. A lot of my friends normally dont play games but even they talk about how cool GTA3 is.

Anyway, the guy comes off as a big phony (in that article anyway), like he has to have an over the top personality to match the over the top games he makes (well he/Rockstar doesnt actually make the games).
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Old 06-30-2002, 03:27 PM   #4
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he didn't really make fun of rpg's (read the post above mine). and even if he did why should you care if you like rpg's. it's not like they were ever considered in the cool genre to begin with.
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Old 07-01-2002, 02:11 PM   #5
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Exactly! Who cares what he thinks? You like 'em? Keep enjoying them!

If you really want to stick it to him, don't buy his games. I probably won't either, as I'm not to fond of over the top gore or violence. That and, it's not out for GC.


I like RPGs..
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Old 07-03-2002, 03:25 AM   #6
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ITs all aprt of the marketing deal. He is hired to make noise and cause a stir, just like the games his company publishes, do.

Different market sectors give different responses to that comment. And if you are REALLY smart, you just won't give a damn.

I like both GTA3 and NWN, and I certainly don't smoke weed. :p
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...and I certainly don't smoke weed. :p

.............of course u don't...........
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