I think District 9 director Neill Blomkamp is probably a PC gamer: “I fucking hate consoles dude!” | PCGamesN
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I think District 9 director Neill Blomkamp is probably a PC gamer: “I fucking hate consoles dude!”

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District 9 was sci-fi social commentary at its most powerful: an apartheid allegory about lost identity and found empathy in an alien refugee camp. If you’ll remember, it also featured an extended shootout that looked like it was filmed inside Half-Life, featuring a gun ripped wholesale from Quake.

Neill Blomkamp, it turns out, is something of a PC first-person shooter fan. He doesn’t like consoles. When he plays his games, he wants “the most disgustingly high resolution, incredibly high frame rate [explosion noise] image! And the precision too!”

That’s an irrefutably hilarious thing for the Man Who Would Direct Halo to say.

Click Online pointed out that the action beats in Blomkamp’s new film, Elysium, had the sweet scent of the videogame about them.

“I’m really into the new Battlefield so I’m playing that a lot,” he told them. “But I just destroyed the computer that was running on so it’s not working out for me right now.”

When asked if he preferred to play on PC, the director replied: “I fucking hate consoles dude!”

In 2007, Blomkamp directed a short named Halo: Landfall, and was penciled in to shoot a live-action feature film in New Zealand with Peter Jackson – until Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox withdrew funding. He’s still a fan of the series, though.

“The mythology of Halo is incredible,” he told GamesTM. “I don’t think that’ll ever change for me.

“The film went down in a pretty bad way, but that was more the studio’s fault. That wasn’t really Halo or Microsoft’s fault.”

Which PC-only shooters would you like to see Blomkamp adapt for non-interactive ogling?

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