Babylonian's forum posts

#1 Posted by Babylonian (837 posts) -

@Gamer_152 said:

This is really gross, but I bet it won't pass certification.

That's what I would've guessed, but (unbelievably) the game came out yesterday and is available now. Yikes!

Super interested to see how this plays out from a legal perspective.

#2 Posted by Babylonian (837 posts) -
#3 Edited by Babylonian (837 posts) -

I signed in just to vote for myself and I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who did :<

Also: the right answer is Military Steve.

EDIT: BEN LINKED ME TO THIS THREAD BUT NEGLECTED TO TELL ME IT WAS A YEAR OLD I DO NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS

#4 Posted by Babylonian (837 posts) -

@Hailinel: But that was a joke referencing the 35-page NeoGAF thread and Kotaku article piling on him for the "suck my dick" comment. Again: zero context! But I don't think I can convince you he's not a maniacal supervillain whose every word should be scrutinized, so I give up. Sometimes people say rude shit when they're harassed! Sorry!

I mean, for what it's worth, Jon Blow called modern Japanese games "joyless husks" literally seconds after Phil made his original comments. And I saw Tommy from Super Meat Boy stand by Phil and agree with him at multiple Indie Game: The Movie Q&As every time he was asked about Phil's 'outburst.' Nobody batted an eye at either of those. Hrm.

#5 Edited by Babylonian (837 posts) -

@Hailinel: Not really, since the "suck my dick" Tweet was a reply to a specific internet stranger who was being a colossal dick to him, as internet strangers are wont to do. Like, dude had just won the highest honor anyone in indie games can win, and then he checks his phone and sees awful people - people who do not know him - continuing to be awful towards him? Yeah, in my book, he gets to tell them to fuck off any way he feels is best. He didn't, as I think you're implying, tweet "I won the award, suck my dick, etc" - he tweeted it just to this one dude, and the only people who saw it were the people trollishly scrutinizing his Twitter feed looking for stuff to harangue him for. That's where that quote comes from.

Just like the "Japanese games suck" thing, this is another awesome example of what's dangerous about relying on internet hearsay: you end up having zero context. Ignoring everything but the specific words themselves makes it way easier to dehumanize him and reinforce positions they made up their minds about forever ago.

In short: Phil Fish isn't evil. Also, you should see Indie Game: The Movie. It's good!

#6 Posted by Babylonian (837 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@Babylonian Then maybe he shouldn't act like a complete prat during publicity events. It's the image he chose to put forth for everyone to see and hear.

Or maybe he said one incendiary thing once at one public event, clarified his statement immediately afterword, and got crucified for it. Like, it's 2012 - people will occasionally say some edgy shit publicly! Sometimes even on this very website! And 99.9% of the time, nobody bats an eye; I think the reason everyone freaked out over the "Japanese games" comment is a combination of Phil's perceived (not actual) cruelty toward the question-asker, plus the fact that he was attacking our precious japanese video games (that he clearly loves just as much as we do [if not more]) ohhh noooo!! Actually, that might be the weirdest part: the thing that Phil got attacked for saying is generally agreed upon to be least partly true. Like, he's one of the good guys and he's on our side. Internet people, man!

Also: it's equally crazy to me that people criticize him for being rude back to people who were being totally fuckin' awful to him on Twitter. Apparently when an asshole calls you an asshole over the internet, you can't call them an asshole for that! I thought turnabout was fair play, but I guess that's not the case when you... say... mean things about Japanese video games, I guess?

#7 Posted by Babylonian (837 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@Korwin said:

@Hailinel said:

@Babylonian said:

@SmilingPig said:

Phil Fish is a great name. Is it is real name?

His birth name's Phillipe Poisson, and 'poisson' is 'fish' in English, so he chose to anglicize it as Phil Fish. He's also a super-friendly dude with occasionally strong opinions that for whatever reason apparently warrant embarrassing kneejerky lynchmob reactions from the internet.

@Sweep said:

@Hailinel said:

Fish rage quit Twitter after the internet gave him shift for being an asshole at GDC and the IGF Awards.

In fairness, he was a massive asshole.

Nope!

It's a shame that he doesn't do anything to actively promote an image of not being an asshole, then.

Why bother, all that does is fuel the flames and make people over react more.

Generally, being polite to others does no such thing.

I've met Phil a number of times, first in 2009 and a handful of times since then, and he is a totally polite, kind, enthusiastic human being. This is what bugs me about stuff like this: the internet sees fit to pass judgment on someone's entire character because they said something rude once about the video games they like. That is so, so crazy to me.

#8 Posted by Babylonian (837 posts) -

@SmilingPig said:

Phil Fish is a great name. Is it is real name?

His birth name's Phillipe Poisson, and 'poisson' is 'fish' in English, so he chose to anglicize it as Phil Fish. He's also a super-friendly dude with occasionally strong opinions that for whatever reason apparently warrant embarrassing kneejerky lynchmob reactions from the internet.

@Sweep said:

@Hailinel said:

Fish rage quit Twitter after the internet gave him shift for being an asshole at GDC and the IGF Awards.

In fairness, he was a massive asshole.

Nope!

#9 Posted by Babylonian (837 posts) -

Well that's pretty much the craziest thing I've ever read. Especially the mock fire drill / fumigation idea that got floated. The preposterously evil corporate stereotype exists for a reason, I guess! #bobbywilltakecareofyou

#10 Posted by Babylonian (837 posts) -

@mrfluke said:

case anyone wanted to see the happy hotdog man

christ.....

This remains my favorite thing on the planet.