“In a lot of ways the game industry has paralleled MTV. At first it was a counter-culture thing, and then it got bought and became more corporate. Back in 1983 I don’t think anyone thought they’d see US army recruiter commercials wall-to-wall on MTV. And games like Call of Duty, there’s so many damned army games.”
This raised an interesting point, since among the more enlightened followers of games, there’s been growing dissatisfaction towards the industry’s obsession with grey-coloured military games and First Person Shooters. But this seems to conflict with the fact that one of Blaustein’s greatest works, the one he tried his hardest to make authentic, was the military themed Metal Gear Solid.
From a really interesting two-part interview and article with Jeremy Blaustein, one of gaming industry’s earliest localiser and translator.