GDC Video: Calling All Cars' David Jaffe

With the Game Developers Conference winding down on Friday, GameSpot News caught up with Sony's Santa Monica studios creative director David Jaffe for a few quick questions.Jaffe talked about his passion for working on downloadable games, how he handles the drama surrounding the PlayStation 3, and...

With the Game Developers Conference winding down on Friday, GameSpot News caught up with Sony's Santa Monica studios creative director David Jaffe for a few quick questions.

Jaffe talked about his passion for working on downloadable games, how he handles the drama surrounding the PlayStation 3, and his participation in this year's Game Design Challenge (which was ultimately won by the Russian designer of Tetris and Hexic, Alexey Pajitnov).

In addition to his entry in the Game Design Challenge, Jaffe was in San Francisco to show off his latest project, the downloadable PS3 game Calling All Cars. For more on the upcoming release, check out GameSpot's hands-on impressions from the show.

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jsratm
jsratm

for me, twisted metal 2 and twisted metal black were the only ones worth playing. i'd like to see some more in the future though...

pandaramaster
pandaramaster

Good Luck to David Jaffe I say! A great man!

MK24ever
MK24ever

It's strange how he confused gamespot with IGN since Gamespot Staff have "Microsoft paid reporter" tatued in their arm, it was the sun that blinded him for sure...

GIF
GIF

His games are good theres no denying it but why should we have to put up with this windbags opinion. Hes no rock star, hes no movie star. Hes just a fat idiot with a big mouth that makes VIDEO GAMES. Seriously, enlight yourself in your bathroom mirror.

mr_killer_man
mr_killer_man

Is it my computer or is it the video but I can hear what they are saying and it stops and goes alot.

Sam_Lowery
Sam_Lowery

WARRZONE - "What is your board?... IGN right?... No" - It was a joke" lol, yea he said that cause the guy was saying some negative stuff about the Ps3, so Jaffe brought up the names of some of GS's competitors.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

There is no doubt in my mind that was a video.

_LEGIONS_
_LEGIONS_

I couldn't help but notice how the "journalist" was dressed.

Templar94
Templar94

IGN sucks compared to gamespot why dont you get information Jaffe!

soldier1993
soldier1993

God of War 3.........this justify my 600 bucks

rbranma
rbranma

David is such a KITTY!

params7
params7

IGN? 1UP yours! Hehe, just kiddin'. GoW3 is gonna' sell a lot of Ps3's btw.

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

peacenutman GOW3 + PS3 = Ultimate Experience -------------------------------------------------------------------------- .....not until 2009.

gamer_girl15
gamer_girl15

Another reason to complain about Dial Up! Calling All Cars seems interesting though.

Jazizzle
Jazizzle

he said that in some interview at e3 uhh ign i mean gamespot

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Oh, I bet the IGN boys are having a bawl over this... lol

_eDdySON_
_eDdySON_

"what board is this, IGN?" :lol:

racerx737
racerx737

wish i could get it to play for more than half a second without pausing to stream ... stupid university internet ...

dreamer77dd
dreamer77dd

this video has fully downloaded as I waited to watch it think it would be less choppy. the video is still choppy as hell barely can make out any of the words they were saying. Wait nope it's really just sounds, come on guys you can do better then this. Is it because i'm not paying for a membership yet?

pgmfi2001
pgmfi2001

men david is cool men pls show us just a pic of how God of war would look on the Ps3

Mikeh_515
Mikeh_515

I luv your new office Brendan ... verry spacious. :P

dunit13
dunit13

I really like David he did great work with all of his games but will he please bring back twisted metal just once please! lol what is this IGN?

karuba
karuba

Have to say David Jaffe comes off as a decent guy here. If you saw his interview (on another website IMA) with him drunk at the Playboy mansion, you would think he was a bit of a jerk. But here he really shows himself to be deeper then that and that is cool. And of course the main pull of the interview was great, too. I mean hearing that he was not going to stay with the same franchises of games and was branching out is great news. I think the game market has become far too stagnant with me-too sequals or spinoffs of moldy old franchises.

KamaKase
KamaKase

Aaaaaw. It's far more fun when Jaffe's drunk.

azad_champ
azad_champ

What is this? IGN! David Jaffe is great

Zero_Fate_
Zero_Fate_

lol, this is the second time he called Gamespot IGN.

rbranma
rbranma

so that dood is the inventor of twisted metal? huh"!? I liked twisted metal 3 a lot. YAY jaffieeee

Race
Race

I'd like to be there so I could turn off the camera and the microphone, then ask him what he *really* thinks about Sony's PS3 strategies. Some people may not like him, but Jaffe strikes me as a man who is intelligent, informed, and who will not sugar-coat. However, no one with any sense would potentially bite the hand that feeds them, so...

TimoTheThug
TimoTheThug

I would love to see him finish 2 big games instead of 1 big game and 3 downloadable games. But that's just my humble opinion

majorwes
majorwes

what a smack in the face!!! IGN geez!!!

RaNaBiR
RaNaBiR

Damn right peacenutman!!

redfox66
redfox66

He's kickin it old skool yo!

Firecrest
Firecrest

Give us a new Twisted Metal plz.

initiald411
initiald411

hmm not really sure what to say about that but I also look forward to GOW 3

rugripper40
rugripper40

i hope david jaffee comes up with another blockbuster someday....what an awesome game god of war 1 was...it was just an amazing experience and the story rocked.

GrimGravy
GrimGravy

i have to agree GOW 3 is one more reason i bought a PS3.

Beards_Mahoney
Beards_Mahoney

David Jaffe. As someone pointed out before, he can be a pompous ass and he definately gets on my nerves. Having said that, lately I feel like maybe he's kind of being thrust into an unfair position of having to defend Sony and other things he has no control over. In that regard, I give him some props. But then again I remember that he can be extremely vocal for a dude that made, in my opinion, only one really good game. He's like Team Ninja's Tomonobiu Itagaki without the track record. Most of the time I just wish he'd keep quiet and let his games speak for him.

bibbo
bibbo

For once Jaffe seemed rather humble and wasn't a pompous d-bag. Nice for a change.

fonzie313
fonzie313

david jaffe owns. david j > cliffy b

bihboy69
bihboy69

isnt he from gamespot not ign LMAOOO

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

David Jaffe seems like a good guy. He is one of the few high profile people in the gaming business who really tells it like it is and doesn't try to sugar coat things like many of his peers do. You've also got to love his wicked sense of humor.

WARRZONE
WARRZONE

"What is your board?... IGN right?... No" - It was a joke :lol:

Jerian
Jerian

OMG!!! I can view a video on the same page as the article. Note to Gamespot all video's should be like this on your site a nice change to be sure

G-Legend
G-Legend

David Jaffe is da best man I love that guy :)