"...I increasingly come to the conclusion that it's vital to be involved in activities...that feel like they're derived from somewhere outside of the industry. This doesn't seem to be a popular opinion."
-- Baiyon, 'Sense of Wonder: Indie-fying Japan' (Gamasutra)
I don't like being one of those people who constantly harps on the problems of video games, because video games are wonderful, and I love them. Dwelling on the bad strikes me as a poor attitude, and it's weakening to the medium. Still, there's no defending the stance most game developers take on the above subject.
And, no, Dungeons & Dragons and sci-fi movies do not count as "outside" activities.
(Thanks, Leigh Alexander.)