Interview With Daniel Vavra: GamerGate And The Gaming Industry

For those of you that do not know, Daniel Vavra is a game designer and writer that has been in the industry for about fifteen years. Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven was the first big project he led back in 2002, where he was both director and writer. He returned to help with the writing on the sequel as well, Mafia II.

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-Foxtrot1591d ago (Edited 1591d ago )

This guy has it spot on

"And the funniest thing is, that when you look at how many women are actually working at those magazines criticizing gaming industry for sexism, you will realize that it’s the same as in gaming companies, 10-20% at most. Polygon has 21 editors and only 5 of them are women. And when you look at their audience it’s 80% men. What a sexist magazine!"

"Back in the day, the Internet was very small, paper mags held all the power, and the journalists asked boring questions like “how many weapons/cars/levels are you going to have?” I was trying to write a sophisticated mature story, and most of them wanted to know if it’s going to be possible to drive over people. Now, when I am trying to make mature realistic historic game, some people ask why we don’t have female knights"

"Leigh Alexander, who writes for several mainstream magazines, has a PR agency at the same time while she is an editor at Gamasutra and threatens people that “She is a megaphone that could destroy them” and says that Adam Baldwin is a “washed up crackhead”. WTF is that? How could she still have a job? And that same person is teaching us about ethics and writing articles about childish misogynistic basement trolls? Give me a break!"

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viperman2401591d ago

This is a really important interview that people should really check out.

I'm so glad he's willing to speak out about all the BS these so called journalist have been doing for years now and currently.

"they will never be happy"
"It’s a witch hunt and it’s affecting my artistic freedom."

Keep preaching, that's what I've been saying for the longest.

001591d ago

it's good more people are standing up to the bullying

gigoran1591d ago

Hero! One of the first devs to stand up and say "no, how you are treating gamers is NOT ok, and the current state of gaming journalism is F'd"

This guy rules! Hard as!

DanielGearSolid1591d ago

This made me a day one buyer of his game.

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