'Games Are The Convergence Of Everything' on Forbes.com
is an interview with
Ken Levine of 2K Boston about his chosen career as a video game developer.
Topics include his current focus on cooperative multiplayer,
the influence of casual gamers, next generation consoles (literally, as opposed
to calling the current consoles by that name), digital distribution, and an
interesting outlook on PC gaming in answer to a question about the industry's
biggest mistake: "I'm a real believer in industrial Darwinism. It's hard for an
industry to make a mistake because the market tends to be self-correcting...but
I wish the industry could find a way to make PC gaming more broadly successful.
There are so many challenges for PC gaming--the complications from systems
specifications to the drivers--most people look at PC games and say, 'What are
you talking about?' It's a shame because as a gamer, I am never more comfortable
than I am sitting with a mouse and keyboard two inches away from my monitor."