Thanks to GameSpy for their interview with Tecmo's Tomonobu Itagaki
, creator of the Dead Or Alive series and the forthcoming Ninja Gaiden
for Xbox. Itagaki is asked about the more creative, non-nude unofficial character model hacking
currently being done for Dead Or Alive, and says "First of all I think that those hackers should spend their time on something more productive. I'm not talking about a rights issue or an OS issue or whatever, but if they have time to hack into something that other people have made, why don't they make something of their own?"
When it's suggested that many games want to be modded by their fans, he adds: "Of course the creators of DOOM and Half-Life - that was their intention. That's how they want the users to enjoy playing their game, and I have no problem with that."