Speaking with MTV's Stephen Totilo, Bioshock designer Ken Levine, a self-proclaimed "Vassar-educated twit," took a jab at his fellow developers. "Most video game people have read one book and seen one movie in their life, which is Lord of the Rings and Aliens or variations of that," said Levine, adding, "There's great things in that, but you need some variety." While no doubt a gross generalization, Levine's criticism sparks a worthwhile question, as put to us by Totilo:
Do culturally illiterate developers bear any of the blame for the creative conservatism that usually gets pinned on corporate game publishers?
Marinate on that for a minute.
Original source: GameFile [Warning: 'MTV assault' awaits]