Last night’s video games BAFTAs were crowned with a rare public appearance from the media-shy Houser brothers.
The Rockstar founders were handed their BAFTA Fellowship by non other than Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima.
“This is a tremendous honour for us as a mostly British run company and as passionate advocates of the medium,” Dan Houser said. “This is wonderful. We used to watch so much TV in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s that our closest friend was the test card. Now we stand here her equal.
“Rockstar was founded with a mission statement that video games were the next mass-market entertainment medium, that they were uniquely interesting and powerful and that we as a company would serve two masters to prove this fact, combining the production values of movies with an obsession with gameplay above all else.
“Back in ‘98 and ‘99 we began shouting this to whoever would listen. A few people laughed at us for our hubris, both in ourselves and in the medium, most people simply ignored us.”
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