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Crytek - EU Thinks Shooters are Bad, Mmmkay?

Forbes quotes Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli expressing the opinion that Europeans tend to regard first-person shooters as "evil" (thanks Mike Martinez and Computer and Video Games). Here's a bit from the latest comparison between the tastes of European and North American game players, which seems like the gaming equivalent of rap's east coast/west coast rivalry, hopefully with fewer actual shootings:

Across the pond, consumers prefer racing and soccer games to blockbuster action, adventure and first-person shooter games that are the staple of the U.S. diet. Indeed, Europeans view such games as "evil," says Cevat Yerli, chief executive of Crytek, a German game developer that specializes in first-person shooters.

Guns and gore also don't sell as well in Europe because Europeans like short, so-called casual games, rather than the long, epic tales that keep gamers pounding on their consoles for hours at a stretch. Casual games also fit the European lifestyle better: People can play these short games on trains and subways on their way to work.

9. No subject Jun 25, 2008, 11:09 osage no onna
Dear mr. Yerli,

Stereotypes betray a lack of cognitive capacity. It's a simple world for simple minds. There is no cohesive group that can be considered "European gamer" or "American gamer" that would somehow be defined by their geographic location rather than the million other things that make people what they are. It's no crime to be ignorant (luckily), but if you're in a position where the media is going to print your bullshit all over the place, you should really try to think about things a little before sharing your wisdom.

Kind regards,

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