I think we're all, frankly, a little disappointed.
By Jess Colwill on November 21, 2012 at 5:59 pm
For a long time, the Grand Theft Auto series has been the go-to example for people pointing out the eeeeevil of video games. The ‘Hot Coffee’ controversy is the biggest example of this. Speaking with The Guardian however, Dan Houser — writer, producer and VP at Rockstar — described the time as “draining and upsetting,” and “a tough time in the company”.
The sky hasn’t fallen, though and the world keeps turning, despite the media outcry to think of the children. “The massive social decay that we were supposed to induce hasn’t happened,” Houser said. “So in that regard, a lot of those debates that used to go on, they’re not such a big deal now. We never felt that we were being attacked for the content, we were being attacked for the medium, which felt a little unfair. If all of this stuff had been put into a book or a movie, people wouldn’t have blinked an eye. And there are far bigger issues to worry about in society than this.”