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April 8, 2009 10:17 AM Subscribe
At GDC this year, Heather Chaplin to game developers: "You're a bunch of f***ing adolescents."
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Chaplin, co-author of the book Smartbomb,
spoke at the Game Developers Conference during a panel called the Rant Session.
The panel, a regular attraction at the conference, routinely features members of the gaming community going off on topics that they feel merit attention. This year's panel, "Burned by Friendly Fire: Game Critics Rant," gave games journalists an opportunity to let loose. Chaplin's rant has sparked some controversy thanks to her attacks on the perceived immaturity of video games, and specifically developers themselves. While many attendees of the panel (such as Gamasutra's and Sexy Video Game Land's Leigh Alexander
) were partly invigorated by the points made, this feeling was often tempered by disappointment with Chaplin's insults. David Jaffe (creator of the Twisted Metal
and God of War
to her accusations in a recent blog post. While his initial, angrier response has been taken down, his utlimate, more tempered response remains. Overall, the vibe online at the moment seems ambivalent. Chaplin may have given voice to the frustrations many feel toward gaming's homogeneity, but few people feel comfortable with her gender and sexuality based attacks.