We spotted this thanks to the legendary @kierongillen, and think it’s quite brilliant. Part of that is that Jenova Chen, subject of the interview, is brilliant in his own right:
“But listen: none of us was born to be an asshole,” he says. “I believe that very often it’s not really the player that’s an asshole. It’s the game designer that made them an asshole. If you spend every day killing one another how are you going to be a nice guy? All console games are about killing each other, or killing one another together… Don’t you see? It’s our games that make us assholes.”
There’s also a sense of deja vu in the article, where Parkin comes full circle from his introduction. How he weaves the interview together is straightforward, but all the same masterful. We think you should give it a read.