When You Love the Game But Not Its Creator

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In today's spiteful edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Dracosummoner wonders if you have to love the game's creators in order to love the game.

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Have you ever been in a situation where you liked a game or series, but you couldn't stand the people behind it? (I can just hear the "Activision/EA" responses now.) For my part, I'd have to say that I mostly loved the game Braid, but from the interviews I've read of Jonathan Blow, he strikes me as someone who is utterly convinced that he is one of the few good things the gaming industry has going for it right now. Maybe I'm wrong in thinking this. To be honest, that sort of self-righteousness is making me lose interest in his future work.

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I will totally get shit on in the comments for this but David Jaffe. Yes yes I know he made GoW and Twisted Metal I.DONT.CARE! The man acts like a child and curses up a storm seemingly for shock value. Sad thing is his games are great and stand at the forefront of game design. To bad once you looked passed that all thats left is a short tempered swearing little man...I cant help wonder what people think of the industry when perusing the "professionals" and he's the man they come across.