MCV Writes: US filmmaker confesses to FPS interest; reveals that his first gaming love was Pong
Acclaimed American film director Steven Spielberg has spoken at length about his seemingly deep interest in video games, but also criticised the way in which gaming still draws a huge dividing line between narrative and gameplay.
"I play a lot of action games," Spielberg told Yahoo!. "There have been a lot of games, including all the sequels for Medal of Honor, that I've really admired. I love the direction it's taken. I also like the competitive games. I'm currently playing Call of Duty 4. A lot of these first person shooters are very interesting.
"You know the thing that doesn't work for me in these games are the little movies where they attempt to tell a story in between the playable levels. That's where there hasn't been a synergy between storytelling and gaming.