During an interview last summer, Richard Bartle was asked “If you could take over control of one major MMORPG – which would you choose and what would you do with it?” His answer, ” I’d take over World of Warcraft and I’d close it”, stirred up the blogs and discussion boards. I loved his answer, but a lot of people thought it was ridiculous.
If you’re still annoyed with him, maybe this article, on the eve of the release of Grand Theft Auto IV, will soften your stance.
“Half the UK population has grown up playing computer games. They aren’t addicted, they aren’t psychopathic killers, and they resent those boneheads – that’s you – who imply that they are addicted and are psychopathic killers.”
Thanks, Dr. Bartle. Can you make the rounds on stupid U.S. talk shows next?