Sound­bytes

Game com­men­tary in snack-sized mouth­fuls

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Light shed on the cre­ative process by Ron Gil­bert and Koji Kondo

“When I said, ‘Let’s do a Kick­s­tarter for this,’ I was ac­tu­ally jok­ing, but five seconds later my brain said, ‘Yeah, that’s a good idea.’”

The Cave and Ma­niac Man­sion de­signer Ron Gil­bert re­veals new point-and-click Thim­ble­weed Park’s shaky prove­nance

“If you don’t like it and it’s of­fen­sive to you, then you don’t buy it. But for a group of peo­ple to try to make that decision for mil­lions of peo­ple… flies in the face of ev­ery­thing that free so­ci­ety is based on.”

Take-Two’s Karl Slatoff on GTAV’s trou­ble down un­der

“Usu­ally, I’ll be in the bath­tub – it’s like, ‘Oh, there it is!’ Or I’ll be sleep­ing, and the melody is in my head. It re­ally doesn’t hap­pen at work, it’s al­ways out­side of the of­fice.”

Ap­par­ently, com­poser Koji Kondo dreams up Mario themes while cov­ered in suds

“I apol­o­gise un­re­servedly for my be­hav­iour at the com­mit­tee meet­ing and re­alise it fell short of what is ex­pected of a Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment.”

Tory MP Nigel Mills re­grets pick­ing Candy Crush Saga over The Sailor’s Dream

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