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Bodycount boss: Lady Gaga “blew my fucking socks off”

Tuesday, 27th April 2010 09:19 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Stuart Black, dev lead on Codemasters’ Bodycount, has apparently been sent by God to deliver easy-to-report quotes to specialist videogames websites.

Lady Gaga makes the games industry feel “old” and “boring,” according to the chief. You know what? He’s probably right.

Here’s the quote in full, taken from the second part of a Guardian interview:

[The Zeitgeist is in] a very different place! What’s the thing that makes everyone go, ‘What the fuck?’ That for me right now is Lady Gaga. I saw her at Glastonbury last year – it blew my fucking socks off. From the moment she popped out of her dress at the start, I just thought, wow this is important, this matters this changes… I didn’t know what the fuck it changes, but it felt like it changed everything.

It certainly changed me, changed the way I looked at things – I just felt really fucking old, and I felt our industry was really old and inward looking and boring. She just came in across genres – it was her attitude more than anything else. So I started to talk to people about that, and there was a lot of ‘what the fuck do you mean?’ I didn’t really now what I meant, I just know it meant something and I had to dive in a find out what it meant for us. And over the last few weeks we’ve been building on that, and she’s being doing stuff like dressing in guns – and I thought Jesus, this has fallen right into my lap!

And what the fuck has Lady fucking Gaga got to fucking do with fucking Bodycount? This:

She talks a lot about living in the apocalypse, the apolcypse is happening, we’re in it, so the only thing left to do is party, have a good time – positive upwards, forwards thinking. So this guy [in Bodycount] is in a crazy, desperate situation out of his control, but he’s not going to get down about it, he deals with it, he keeps his head up, he pushes forward – that’s the kind of action we want to have.

That’s what we’re saying to our players – when they’re feeling a little bit down, a little bit harassed by all the pressure, slap this game on and blow some fuckers away, you’ll feel better. You’ll get an uplift – that’s ultimately what we want to do.

Fucking genius. Like shooting fish in a fucking barrel. Stuart Black swearing, yesterday. Head on over and grab your own “fuck” quotes, other sites. They’re fucking free!

Thanks, mington.

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22 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Stop talking and get on with your game, man!

    Tomorrow:
    “I went for a wee but then decided I needed a shit! It was amazing!”, says Bodycount’s Black.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    haha

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    @1 +1 :)

    Btw, i’m expecting Gaga to be at Microsoft Press Conference with Natal :D or some commercial would be nice :D too.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. mington

    He says that the story isn’t that important in games :P

    i hope he can pull it off

    #4 5 years ago
  5. JonFE

    [Lady Gaga] just came in across genres…

    As in *Male* to *Female*? :?

    8O

    #5 5 years ago
  6. NGCes26294BIV

    Gotta love the Scots.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. distraet

    From now on he’s known as Stuart Fucking Black.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Galactic_Barret

    Lady GaGa is awesome. Love her music.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. fj

    He is right though. The days of grey-brown games with a gun sticking into the screen need to be over.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    @9 Amen.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. NGCes26294BIV

    @8 and @9

    Yep, yep and yep.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. ShakaCarnage

    I fucking love Stuart Black. He is, more than any other developer, fucking articulate. I mean, fucking really articulate.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. The Hindle

    Lady Ga Ga is a wannabe David Bowie and Freddie Mercury does anyone else think so?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. NGCes26294BIV

    @13.

    No. Nobody thinks so. Fact. Science fact. Science fact with graphs and shit.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. The Hindle

    :D

    #15 5 years ago
  16. itsucks

    /|\

    up your

    #16 5 years ago
  17. blackdreamhunk

    we are living in the apocalypse time, he is right. proof right here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlHrL6ymfUI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuUtjW396xU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V4ieFfI0Ww

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htDL8wNRx0g

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G1JQBfU-lc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2-wvUgHaA4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89tKykKGhy4&playnext_from=TL&videos=XFdlHARsmj4&feature=grec

    “he deals with it, he keeps his head up, he pushes forward” That is what god people do. In god do we trust.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAW63WHUH6c

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1vICEf1TgA

    the real hebrews

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIFQkhDQTh4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj0_xRKVRU8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F870vi8VKU

    AS for lady gaga I don’t like her she’s got Illuminati junk all over her. If she was not promoting Illuminati junk,maybe i would have given her the time of the day.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuUGqaXXTFY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnMF8H8_JAk&feature=related

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Shonak

    Wow, this news changed my life. I know now I won’t play Bodycount ever, thanks to Mister Black and his ability to be easily impressed by pretty much nothing and talking then about awesomeness. Yet after all I have to admit, Dev Leads like Black might just get paid for interviews without any meaning at all.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. blackdreamhunk

    dear mr black crysis can’t run on consoles

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AOyLcvyEEo&feature=related

    sorry i don’t think your game is going to be as good as crysis or maybe project offset. That is what you need to live with.

    this is my favrite video on the apocalypse hahaha lol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PW0nzkHvLw

    #19 5 years ago
  20. xino

    This guy is a Lady Gaga fanboy man, he talks about her all the time.

    I never even listened to any of her music:/

    #20 5 years ago
  21. mington

    have you been living in a cave….wearing ear plugs? how could you have possibly avoided the gaga

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Demiath

    While her music is bland (imported?) Eurodisco at best, I think the stage persona Lady GaGa’s very own brand of bonkers is endearing in a surprisingly subversive manner – and by that I’m definitely not referring to the predictably over-sexualized content of her lyrics and videos (which is just how women in show business are expected to behave and present themselves these days).

    Mr Black, however, needs to learn how to express his thought processes (such as they are) a bit better. Those quotes would have been much more entertaining had they made the least bit sense at all…

    #22 5 years ago

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