I was reading this article about Rock Band and I had an “Oh, snap” moment at a little shiv from Harmonix to Neversoft:
We definitely encourage people to be playing music. We want people to be living that vibe that we are all about because otherwise we’d kind of just be fakers. Obviously we are making video games and that’s what we’re about, but we are also musicians, and it’s the combination of us being musicians and videogame makers that really makes us have that special quality. It’s kind of pervasive throughout the entire company. We wouldn’t bother trying to make skateboarding games.