Katamari creator downplays importance of video games

Game designer Keita Takahashi, the creator of Katamari Damacy, used his keynote speech at Nottingham's GameCity to remind people that there are far more important things than videogames.

Standing barefoot in front of London's GameCity conference, the obviously brain-damaged Takahashi alleged that "it would be impossible for us to be here... if the world was not peaceful." He tried to convince the crowd that real world suffering and problems were occasionally more pressing than games. "If you're suffering from poverty and disease, could you worry about collecting coins? I don't think so," he argued, unconvincingly.

Takahashi also implied, rather laughably, that things like recycling and being friendly were just as important as beating Halo 3 on Legendary for the third time. "I'm not trying to be the next Al Gore but I'm not sure if we could afford to have video games in ten or twenty year's time," the fearmongering designer said, adding that white is black and up is actually down.

After the confusing opening, Takahashi showed off a demo of Nobi Nobi Boy, thankfully distracting the audience from the problems of the real world once again.

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Dante82054877d ago

i mean c'mon just look at this dudes hat for christs sake

emaddox844877d ago

He's a Japanese hippie!!!

Bonsai12144876d ago

hahaha.. that picture is great. it basically screams, "i'm stoned right now"

Skerj4876d ago

That hat is dope and his message is correct. He's not a hippie he's just stating the facts of what's going to go down on this planet if people don't clean up their act (no pun intended).

emaddox844876d ago

Ha, don't get me wrong. I didn't say it was a bad thing, I support environmentalism and thinking about the future of our planet and society. Don't flame me please :(...but I'd like Gore to run for president again.

Skerj4876d ago

Hah no one should flame you for that, An Inconvenient Truth was actually pretty eye opening.