Say what you want about Lady Gaga but I honestly think shes awesome. Shes not afraid to be different, has released some of the sickest pop songs to hit the charts in years and now shes at liberty to pretty much do whatever the hell she wants because the world loves her, the world including Stuart Black, the man behind Codemaster’s upcoming shooter Bodycount.
According to Black, Gaga makes the industry look ‘old’ and ‘boring’. His words come from a very interesting and curse ridden interview with the Guardian. Lotsa F words ahead folks……
[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!
So you might ask, just what has Lady Gaga got to do with Bodycount?
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.