Thursday, April 21, 2011
GameView Exclusive - Questions For: The Guy Who Delays Video Games
Today we talk to someone who is unknown in the gaming world, but crucial to the industry. He wishes to be anonymous to avoid hate mail and death threats...
GV: Thanks for being here.
NA: Not a problem. Got plenty of time. That's my little joke. And call me "Tom".
GV: "Tom Delay"?
TD: Yeah, that's...funny. Move on.
GV: So you're the guy who decides whether or not a game is delayed?
TD: Yeah, that's me. It's an unknown position, I'm anonymous, so I don't get complaints.
GV: Why do you have so much influence in the gaming industry?
TD: Well, I knew most of the guys in college, so I also know their dirty little secrets. So naturally they value my opinion.
GV: What do you enjoy about your job?
TD: Well, I love working with marketing, you know, generating interest in the game, then doing an announcement that it has been delayed. Cracks me up. My personal favorite is Duke Nukem Forever. That has been loads of fun...
GV: Are there any games you are currently working on delaying?
TD: Oh sure. My latest project is Half-Life 3. Yeah, that's not coming out anytime soon...
GV: Thanks for your time. And may I speak for the entire gaming community when I say, "f**k you".
TD: Hey, just doing my job...