David Jaffe has once again returned to the internet, following a long hiatus, to tell certain members of the press that their sensationalist headlines are bullsh*t. Too right…
Oh wait, we wrote one above. Whoopsy.
David Jaffe, best known for God of War, has been divorcing himself from the internet, closing his blog and twitter, due to many of his comments being taken out of context and blown out of proportion.
We were told in September that if we were to hear from him before the announcement of his studio’s first PlayStation 3 game, we were to call him out. Well, we be calling you out Mr Jaffe. However, he doesn’t believe the the below video blog breaks his promise, since it is ”press related.’ No fair.
So what’s the big fuss? At the Game Connect: Asia Pacific conference in Melbourne, Jaffe was painted as slamming the Australian classifications board after a number of video game bans in the country. Sega and Rebellion’s Aliens vs. Predator was the latest victim.
Edge Online quotes Jaffe as saying the following:
There’s a government board and if they say it’s too offensive, in that case there’s no fight to fight — it is what it is.
There’s not much you can do if you’re making games aimed at a mature audience. We never like to cut it, but what are you going to do? You’re dealing with governments… The reality is people still see a lot of these things as kids’ toys. It’s utter BS.
However, according to the video below, Jaffe wasn’t even referring to the Australian ratings board; he was simply calling out the ‘bullsh*t’ people who still view games as toys. Jaffe adds with cutting sarcasm:
Good job video games news people for absolutely fact checking and keeping things in context. You guys rock.
Well, I personally didn’t read a criticism of the Australian ratings board in his original comments. I read no defiance, only submission. The fact that Jaffe felt the need to deny his criticism of Australia’s truly flawed classification’s system, just shows that his many run-ins on the internet have dented his confidence.
I suspect journalists were looking to Jaffe as a high-profile figure to make an impression on the Australian government, but it seems that he no longer has any balls.