Personally I think your references to "most games journalists", "at least half their review", "most gaming podcasts" and "endless discussion about the games fiction" are all exaggerated. I don't think any of those thngs are particularly true for the most part. Besides I wasn't talking about how much attention journalists give to fiction, and neither was Cage in his comments I was referring to in the interview. I never implied that games "should" grow in only one particular direction - I'm a big advocate of games growing in all the directions they can, which I don't currently think they do. Games' growth into new areas is often hampered by what I was talking about in agreement with Cage - certain aspects of the games press and even the gaming community being resistant, dismissive and sometimes just plain ignorant to games that challenge the core values of what they already enjoy. The whole interactive storytelling, cinematic presentation, mature themes and narrative-driven (instead of challenge-driven) gameplay thing is big on the list of things I want games to do, yes, but don't just assume I'm so single-minded.