During the Develop Conference 2K's Ken Levine said of Rockstar's Sam Houser that he's "the most intense guy in the world" and a "huge fan of his".
He also said you don't make a great anything by "wearing a nice sweater and drinking a martini: you make great stuff by digging your f*cking teeth in." Quote of the year!
"He is absolutely the most intense guy in the world," Levine told videogaming247. "He's like Rasputin, you know. He’s intense."
"But that’s how you make great stuff." He continued, saying that he'd "been lucky enough to get to know Sam."
"Since BioShock’s come out - I was a huge fan of his, and I think he really liked the game, and he felt is was something that was greatly interesting. I can’t speak for Sam, you know, but that's my interpretation of what he said."
Did you think that 'Rockstar' was just in the name mister Levine? Many stories, some could probably be even labelled as myths, have come from the R* offices - it's all a part of the mystique we gamers love about them.
"They're the Spielbergs, you know," he said. "The Spielbergs of our industry. The amount of revenue that guy generates… When you meet him he’s a really self-effacing guy."
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