Nolan Bushnell helped to form the video game industry by creating Atari and PONG. These days he's like the curmudgeonly neighbour who sits on his porch shaking his fist at people passing by and making pronouncements like in today's "What Nolan Said":
The quote is taken from yesterday's Bloomberg's "Inkblot" session with Bushnell, a kind of word-association interview they occasionally conduct. It's not too surprising that he would disparage Rockstar's notorious flagship title, as he has always shown a distaste for violence and sex in video games. In a mini-interview conducted by Newsweek in 2003, Bushnell noted a rule under his tenure at Atari, that while a programmer could destroy tanks and cars in a game, never a human figure directly. Perhaps this is his Mormonism peeking through.
During the Bloomberg interview, Bushnell's one-word response to an image of stacks of GTA IV cases was "Dystopian".