Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Quick Post, Before They Delete It...

I posted a response to a story hailing the Utopian future of "scientific" game design. This kind of stuff makes my guts churn.

Posting my comment here before it gets deleted:

"Video game design is evolving from a barely understood activity done by genius designers driven by their gut feelings, to a craft with shared techniques and methodologies."

Yes... This is the very reason why we are in the midst of a creative crisis in games - why games are rehashed, commoditized and "deadly" (qv. "deadly theater"). Because of this drive to exclude the individual and at times irrational creative genius element in favor of something systematized, "scientific" and rational - but also ultimately lifeless.


Stone Bytes said...

Why do you think your reply would get deleted?

Grassroots Gamemaster, said...

Gamasutra has deleted comments like this that I make.

Stone Bytes said...

I can't be judge here, I think they largely want replies to be effective and constructive.
Don't take offense here, but maybe they thought you were repeating yourself with formulations which are bit too agressive?
Although I have to say that in the short life of Gamasutra commenthood, we've already seen rather incisive observations posted here and there when articles weren't considered correct.

Do you have any example of what kind of material of yours was erased?