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#1 Edited by Apathylad (3065 posts) -

Whoa, I didn't see this coming. If you have forgotten about the Penny Arcade vs Ocean Marketing incident, here's the old thread.

Paul Christoforo is back, and lusting for vengeance, by the looks of things:

Christoforo has been tweeting some nonsensical things about Gabe not being man enough to say things to his face, and that he's planning on showing up to PAX. You can read the threats about the police not being able to stop him over here:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=35916471&postcount=3704

Gabe's response:

To be fair I don’t honestly expect to be killed by a psychopath anytime soon. But the tweets from Mr. Paul Christoforo have certainly been…interesting. I think that anytime someone says they are excited to meet you and that “the police will not stop me.” you should probably pay attention.

Seriously, what is going on with that guy?

#2 Posted by mandude (2667 posts) -

I'll be at PAX if it means I can throw tomatoes at the guy.

#3 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

Oh wow, he seriously thinks Gabe won't shit talk him to his face.
 
That's like the worst fucking mistake you could possibly make. I hope someone films this.

#4 Posted by vidiot (2737 posts) -

Hasn't it been reported recently that Gabe is like, a kagillionaire? 

Can't Gabe hire Batman to take this guy out or something?

#5 Posted by mosdl (3223 posts) -

@vidiot said:

Hasn't it been reported recently that Gabe is like, a kagillionaire? Can't Gabe hire Batman to take this guy out or something?

That was Steam Gabe I think.

#6 Posted by vidiot (2737 posts) -
@mosdl said:

@vidiot said:

Hasn't it been reported recently that Gabe is like, a kagillionaire? Can't Gabe hire Batman to take this guy out or something?

That was Steam Gabe I think.

Can't Steam Gabe hire Batman to take this guy out or something?
#7 Posted by Hot_Karl (3309 posts) -

All internet tough guys sound alike.

#8 Posted by TruthTellah (7647 posts) -

@vidiot said:

Hasn't it been reported recently that Gabe is like, a kagillionaire? Can't Gabe hire Batman to take this guy out or something?

No, no. He's actually having Batman -train- him so that he can dismantle the psychopath when he meets him.

#9 Posted by devilzrule27 (1235 posts) -

makes me want to go to pax

#10 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8060 posts) -

That twitter account is not run by the real Paul Christoforo....its just some troll trying to rile up the gaming community, people are gullible as fuck.

#11 Posted by CornBREDX (4456 posts) -

Are we sure this is the real one and not the fake one? 
 
If so, ya he is out of his mind. I have a hard time believing it though, it's been a while and there was a ton of fake ones (twitter accounts and what not). I'm sure the internet will figure it out- I'll just keep reading about it cus either way it's kinda funny and insane. The two mix rather well.

#12 Edited by mandude (2667 posts) -

@vidiot said:

@mosdl said:

@vidiot said:

Hasn't it been reported recently that Gabe is like, a kagillionaire? Can't Gabe hire Batman to take this guy out or something?

That was Steam Gabe I think.

Can't Steam Gabe hire Batman to take this guy out or something?

No. First, he's going to buy all the knives and then he'll do the job himself.

#13 Posted by UnrealDP (1217 posts) -
Penny Arcade vs Ocean Marketing incident

Isn't that like saying a bulldozer going over an annoying ant is "Bulldozer vs Ant?" Oh well, that Paul guy does seem like the worlds biggest hypocrite though, on top of being a wanker that is.

#14 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8060 posts) -

@CornBREDX said:

Are we sure this is the real one and not the fake one?

At least I know I'm not the only person with some sense.....just by looking at the tweets he's been sending out its obviously a troll account.....Paul Christoforo has a wife and a kid, sure what he did was wrong but he was remorseful and he definitely wouldn't want to bring more negative attention to himself.....whoever is running that twitter account is a sick bastard, just leave the man alone.

#15 Posted by moffattron9000 (349 posts) -

@vidiot said:

Hasn't it been reported recently that Gabe is like, a kagillionaire? Can't Gabe hire Batman to take this guy out or something?

You don't hire Batman, Batman Batman's people who deserve a Batmanning.

#16 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4307 posts) -

That twitter account does seem fake....  

#17 Posted by mandude (2667 posts) -

@Unknown_Pleasures: I definitely remember him saying something like "I wouldn't have done it if I had known Mike Krahulik had a hand in the industry", but I don't remember any remorse.

He's probably disappointed that he can't get a job anywhere now, and he's taking solace in the pretend world he created where he's a pretty neat guy.

#18 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1776 posts) -

Unless he rushes the stage through a crowd of gamers and security during the opening/closing ceremony he's never going to be anywhere near them.

#19 Edited by Apathylad (3065 posts) -

@Unknown_Pleasures said:

@CornBREDX said:

Are we sure this is the real one and not the fake one?

At least I know I'm not the only person with some sense.....just by looking at the tweets he's been sending out its obviously a troll account.....Paul Christoforo has a wife and a kid, sure what he did was wrong but he was remorseful and he definitely wouldn't want to bring more negative attention to himself.....whoever is running that twitter account is a sick bastard, just leave the man alone.

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG:

I can't prove that it's real, but if you look at the Twitter account itself, someone went through a lot of trouble of uploading pictures of Paul Christoforo, Paul Christoforo holding a newborn child, and other personal photos. Scroll through earlier tweets and you'll see that they're not all as confrontational as he is towards Penny Arcade. I gave up around tweets coming from early January. The composer of Super Meat Boy tweeted months ago that it was the real account.

If it's a troll account, someone's been at it for months. It's most likely real.

#20 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11008 posts) -

Oh snap. That account is real? I kind of secretly hope that this ends hilariously and tragically, although he'll probably just chicken out and not do anything. Pity.

#21 Posted by Hailinel (22712 posts) -

@vidiot said:

Hasn't it been reported recently that Gabe is like, a kagillionaire? Can't Gabe hire Batman to take this guy out or something?

Why waste batman on this guy? He'd probably do just as well hiring Phoenix Jones.

#22 Posted by NaDannMaGoGo (338 posts) -

Sounds like the perfect opportunity for GameTrailers/ Geoff K. to invite that moron again, for good old traffic!

#23 Posted by JasonR86 (9379 posts) -

That's adorable that he uses twitter like a children's schoolyard.

#24 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4307 posts) -
@Apathylad: Theres one tweet that goes along the lines of "dont worry your pretty little titties my dear."  Would it be likely that a married man with a kid would say that over a public social networking site?  Ok theres a chance he isnt married but still...  But looking at the history of this account, Im kinda convinced now that this could be the actual account
#25 Posted by Hailinel (22712 posts) -

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

@Apathylad: Theres one tweet that goes along the lines of "dont worry your pretty little titties my dear." Would it be likely that a married man with a kid would say that over a public social networking site? Ok theres a chance he isnt married but still... But looking at the history of this account, Im kinda convinced now that this could be the actual account

Being married with children doesn't prevent people from acting like crass morons in public.

#26 Posted by Apathylad (3065 posts) -
@Hailinel MUST...RESIST...Al Bundy reference.
#27 Posted by mandude (2667 posts) -

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

@Apathylad: Theres one tweet that goes along the lines of "dont worry your pretty little titties my dear." Would it be likely that a married man with a kid would say that over a public social networking site? Ok theres a chance he isnt married but still... But looking at the history of this account, Im kinda convinced now that this could be the actual account

He has already demonstrated that he operates outside of the scope any normal human would, married or not. Pretty sure that's not beneath him...the thing I cannot stop thinking about though is...what the hell is his wife like?

#28 Posted by wjb (1552 posts) -

I totally forgot about this guy, and I assume half the Internet did, as well. It's like he wants to be hated now.

#29 Posted by vidiot (2737 posts) -
@Hailinel said:

@vidiot said:

Hasn't it been reported recently that Gabe is like, a kagillionaire? Can't Gabe hire Batman to take this guy out or something?

Why waste batman on this guy? He'd probably do just as well hiring Phoenix Jones.

DON'T BRING PHOENIX INTO THIS!  
LEAVE PHOENIX JONES ALONE! 
#30 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1569 posts) -

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

@Apathylad: Theres one tweet that goes along the lines of "dont worry your pretty little titties my dear." Would it be likely that a married man with a kid would say that over a public social networking site? Ok theres a chance he isnt married but still... But looking at the history of this account, Im kinda convinced now that this could be the actual account

When this first hit I checked out some of his YouTube videos. One had his wife in it, cheering him on for training to be better at Modern Warfare or some weird thing. She had a vacant, dull grin and cheered him on in a monotone voice. Something like, "I believe in you. Do it for me and the baby." The woman looked like she had the life sucked out of her. So I don't think something as small as 'pretty little titties' is going to get him in trouble with the wifey.

Of course, she could have been that way because she was pregnant. I obviously can't know exactly what was going on there.

#31 Posted by JoeyRavn (4887 posts) -

I'd love to see this guy sued by the PA guys. Attention whoring shit like this needs to be answered in their own terms.

#32 Posted by Slab64 (1036 posts) -
#33 Posted by Hamz (6845 posts) -

@vidiot said:

@mosdl said:

@vidiot said:

Hasn't it been reported recently that Gabe is like, a kagillionaire? Can't Gabe hire Batman to take this guy out or something?

That was Steam Gabe I think.

Can't Steam Gabe hire Batman to take this guy out or something?

Best response so far to this topic.

#34 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater said:

Oh snap. That account is real? I kind of secretly hope that this ends hilariously and tragically, although he'll probably just chicken out and not do anything. Pity.

It's already tragic haha Let's see how much more pathetic it can get though.

#35 Posted by 2HeadedNinja (1449 posts) -

can anyone enlighten me? ... who is that guy?

Online
#36 Posted by BlaineBlaine (438 posts) -

@2HeadedNinja said:

can anyone enlighten me? ... who is that guy?

He was doing marketing for a company that was releasing a 3rd party add-on for PS3 and 360 controllers.

Artist's Rendering

A customer emailed him asking if they were going to make Christmas and he (Christoforo) was unhelpful at best. The email quickly improved to internet pissing contest with the customer making salient points and Christoforo sounding like an asshole. Once Christoforo invoked industry names including PAX, the customer emailed Gabe who then intervened. Stating you're not welcome at Pax, a quick exchange, then Gabe mini-dox'd him.

24 hours later Christoforo was ground into a fine paste. The company he worked for disavowed, admitted he was raw but enthusiastic and will no longer be working for them. Pretty much every other entity Christoforo was banging against his shield, slid him under a large car.

Christoforo begged Gabe to call off the dogs. That happened and, apparently, we're at part two.

Note this is the Cliff's Notes version. There was talk about knowing the mayor and being this and that.

#37 Posted by Fattony12000 (6355 posts) -
What do you think?
#38 Posted by Video_Game_King (34610 posts) -

@vidiot said:

@mosdl said:

@vidiot said:

Hasn't it been reported recently that Gabe is like, a kagillionaire? Can't Gabe hire Batman to take this guy out or something?

That was Steam Gabe I think.

Can't Steam Gabe hire Batman to take this guy out or something?

Billionaires can't hire billionaires. It just doesn't work like that.

#39 Posted by louiedog (2331 posts) -

I'm waiting for the inevitable youtube videos of him being wrestled to the ground by event security.

#40 Posted by Gabriel (4050 posts) -

I'd wish he'd talk shit to Jeff, and then get fucked up.

#41 Edited by mordukai (7092 posts) -
#42 Posted by Kurtdyoung (1289 posts) -

So much for the whole "I was having a bad day" thing he was going with. Having a bad year? Can't PAX just stop the dude from coming in? I thought businesses can refuse the right to service anyone.

#43 Posted by NegativeCero (2926 posts) -

Now, I'm sure nothing will come out of this, but I really hope he isn't crazy enough to act upon his threats. We really don't need actual violence at a major game event.

#44 Posted by Animasta (14460 posts) -

oh my god are you people serious

#45 Posted by Dagbiker (6898 posts) -

I wish i was going to PAX this year, maybe next year.

#46 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (917 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@vidiot said:

@mosdl said:

@vidiot said:

Hasn't it been reported recently that Gabe is like, a kagillionaire? Can't Gabe hire Batman to take this guy out or something?

That was Steam Gabe I think.

Can't Steam Gabe hire Batman to take this guy out or something?

Billionaires can't hire billionaires. It just doesn't work like that.

He has something more valuable then billions of dollars to Batman.

#47 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3500 posts) -

@Fattony12000 said:

What do you think?

I love that there's an image of Neil DeGrasse Tyson in there.

#48 Posted by freewilly5 (64 posts) -

This might be my first year at PAX.

#49 Posted by 9999dmg (129 posts) -

This is why bros shouldn't be allowed to use the internet.

#50 Posted by AssInAss (2400 posts) -

Well, this just increased sales for people to want to go to PAX now to deal with this guy.