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David Jaffe Calls the Past

Today a bunch of my friends and former coworkers launched (okay, prelaunched) a new social-focused games site called Bitmob. One of the first bits of content is this interview with David Jaffe (creator of the God of War series) that pisses me off for two reasons:

One: The “random facts” interview theme is something I’d been wanting to pitch to some outlet for awhile but hadn’t gotten around to yet, and now it’d look like I’m ganking their idea. Jerks.

And two: Jaffe relates this little vignette that would make such an awesome premise for a story that it makes me angry I didn’t think of it:

I once called my childhood phone number — about five years ago — just to see what would happen. The phone picked up — no one said hello — and on the other end I heard two little kids playing and calling each other Philip (my brother’s name) and David (me, duh). Did I call the past? I still wonder. And no, you can’t take the idea and use it for a movie or book. It’s mine! Mine I tell you!

Isn’t that great? Check out the whole article, it’s a fun read.



1: Ryan Murtha on May 8, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Just read it today. I do like that style of interview, even if there isn’t a whole lot of relevant information to take out of it. It’s just a fun read, and that is always greatly appreciated. Best of all, Jaffe is a fun guy to read about. He’s a real character, that one.


2: Pugsley on May 9, 2009 at 3:57 pm

I just called my childhood phone number and got my parents answering machine. I forgot they still live there and have the same number…