Thursday, March 08, 2007

Chris Heckler's GDC comments

I would like to address the comments made by Chris Heckler at the GDC yesterday in regards to the Wii.

On the console itself:
"The Wii is a piece of sh*t!"

On the power of the console:
"I have uncovered the secret to Wii manufacturing. The way you manufacture a Wii is you take two GameCubes and some duct tape,"

On whether Nintendo treat games as an art form:
"Number one: recognise and push games as a serious art form. Number two: make a console that doesn't suck ass."

I could go on and on with a long drawn out response, referring to the quality of the console itself and citing the likes of Wind Waker and Electroplankton in regard to the “art form” argument, but I’m not.

It’s frankly now worth responding to such an ill-informed, attention seeking, arrogant prat.

1 comment:

steve said...

It's actually Chris Hecker (no 'l') - and a shame, since he's written some good tech articles in the past. Trouble is, he's a coder so is bound to be frustrated it it's hard or even impossible to run Spore on the Wii.

But yeah, all this fuss about games not being mentioned as an art form on the Wii website is pretentious nonsense. I don't want to play art, I want to play games. IMO, some games people are starting to take themselves way too damn seriously these days. It's like they start believing all their own marketing about being bigger than Hollywood yadda yadda yadda. Take the stick out your arse and just make fun games we like to play, thanks.