GTA Challenges Hollywood

Friday’s edition of the Guardian had an article about the challenge to Hollywood posed by videogames. Dave Jones was quoted as saying that video games were still in the stone age.

I remember a meeting we had in the 90s where he said exactly the same thing.

The whole of the DMA staff had been taken to the Swallow Hotel, just a five minute walk from the offices in the Technology Park and treated to some food and drink. Dave gave what amounted to a state of the union address where he made the “stone age” comment for for the first time. He must have been improvising much of it, because he also said that this was the “age of steam” for computer games.