People volunteer to work on weekends, no one volunteers to work 100 hr work weeks. If you believe whatever the co-founder of rockstar says about it then you are pretty ignorant. Thats like a gang leader telling a judge we didnt rape that woman before killing her. I enjoy video games plenty, i dont need to support a shit company with horendous business practices to do it.
If you're gonna argue that Rockstar's statement was a bull faced lie, then the burden of proof is on YOU to produce actual evidence of that. You're literally arguing that Rockstars statement is a lie simply because you're pissy about the nature of the work conditions for the video game industry as a whole. This kind of "burn the witch" mentality is exactly what's ruining this community.
Is it my "burn the witch" mentality that is ruining this community? Or is it your ignorance to look it up yourself to find the truth so you can enjoy their games without a guilty conscience? I don't need to supply you with shit if what I'm saying to you is fact, you can find it yourself if you want the answer that badly.
Also, No, You're wrong...it is not a "video game industry" problem, it's a Rockstar problem...period. I don't ever remember hearing about an Ubisoft employee, or Activision employee, or Blizzard employee dying from starvation, malnourished, and lack of sleep due to being overworked putting in 100hr work weeks (They've already been told they can not do this 8 years ago by the courts.....read up on the lawsuit. Why do you think it was even a topic of discussion to begin with). Pretty sure that's only ever happened at Rockstar San Diego, if you would like to prove me wrong please do so.
It IS an industry problem to push deadlines and rush games, and yes it's a super stressful job BUT MOST game developers although rush their dev's do not overwork them to the point of death.
Houser clarified that it was handful of executives who worked the 100 hours for a few weeks. It was not the whole team. No one was forced to do it. Everyone volunteered. You have, this entire time, been trying to argue that that statement from Houser is a bull faced lie. If you want me to believe that, provide me with proof. What is so fucking hard to understand about that?