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Rockstar Boss: "F$#&... Casual Gaming"

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Posted May 2, 2008 - By bleahy

Recently, there has been a perceived shift in attention within gaming from expensive hardcore games like Grand Theft Auto IV and Call of Duty 4.

Rockstar's Dan Houser isn't having it, saying "F*** all this stuff about casual gaming," in an interview with New York Metro.

The balls on that guy. Jeez. Release a record-breaking game that is universally loved by critics and suddenly you can write off an entire area of gaming.

Hit the jump for more Houser quotes.

"I think people still want games that are groundbreaking. The Wii is doing something totally different, which is fantastic. We're hopefully going to prove that there's also a very big audience for people who want entertainment in another form, who think of games as being a narrative device that can challenge movies."

We don't think casual gaming deserves to be f$#&ed, but we can see where he's coming from. Gamers definitely do want hardcore games with serious stories like GTA IV, but those games are extremely hard to make and full of risk.

Well, there wasn't much risk in GTA IV, but for new games like Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, BioShock, or Heavenly Sword... the risk is there. The budgets of these games are significantly higher than say, Boom Blox or Boogie, and need to sell more copies to make a profit.

Casual games are cheap to make and have high profit-margins.

Where do you stand on casual vs. hardcore? Check out our feature article about this very topic.

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