"In an [unintelligible] panel I said a bunch of things. I was trying to be thought-provoking and entertaining and fun and a lot of the stuff went too far over the top on the entertaining and fun side, so that it was no longer thought-provoking, just inflammatory," Hecker is reported as saying in the Kotaku gaming blog.
"In the process I hurt a bunch of people I care about. And so, I want to apologise now. When I'm on stage, I'm me. I'm talking talk from me. I'm not representing EA or Maxis."
Hecker had dismissed the Wii as "two GameCubes and some duct tape", and flamed Nintendo for failing to consider video games as an art form.
In his apology, he applauded Nintendo's innovative motion-sensing controller which allows operation of items ranging from swords to tennis rackets. He also patted the developer on the back for creating an inexpensive device.
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