Sony Online Entertainment
president John Smedley
is a die-hard gamer. This isn't news if you've followed SOE for more than a few minutes, as Smed has always been outspoken about what he's playing and why. He's also renowned among game journos for being a fun interview, usually to the consternation of his PR handlers.
Case in point is a new sit-down with Edge, ostensibly to promote SOE's upcoming PlanetSide 2
MMOFPS (we say ostensibly because the actual content of the interview is being parceled out in future installments).
For part one, Smed rips into clueless industry executives, saying that "people [who] don't play games have no business in this business. It should be the gamers-only club, I think. I can't stand people [who] don't know what they're talking about when it comes to playing these things."