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I only preordered an Xbox One because that's the one some of my friends are getting. I love my PS3, but none of my real gaming friends had one so I barely got to play any multiplayer. I'm gonna hold on to it for a while and finish up some stuff, then I may buy a PS4 also.
God damn it. I fucking hate the Internet sometimes.
One guy says a handful of dumb things that make some sense in context.
Forty thousand /v/irgins and Redditors and Neogaf whatevers pile on him, unceasingly calling him a worthless, talentless, "hipster" asshole, for years on end. They get called out for this by a minority of reasonable human beings. They offer three basic justifications, each of which are kind of fucking stupid:
>Why doesn't he just hunker down and stop using the internet?? Forget the fact that social media is a valuable and important tool or anything, can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen!
>He should just "toughen up" and become a soulless jaded cynic, nevermind the fact that creativity is a highly emotional and personal endeavor and certain people are more sensitive to feedback than others!
>Why isn't he kissing more ass? He 'deserves' being called a worthless piece of shit by forty thousand anonymous nerds, he shouldn't have made provocative statements I don't like!!!
Fuck all of you. Fez was great, and you don't fucking deserve a sequel.
No one deserves what he went through. Don't like his perspectives? Don't buy his game. Don't promote his game. Ignore him. Nothing he ever said, not "kill yourself" or "fuck off" in a fit of anger, is worth being personally abused by tens of thousands of people you've never met, for years on end. Just leave him the fuck alone and let him make his game in peace.
Nope! Let's burn the motherfucker in effigy 'till he storms off in a rage! That'll teach 'em to conform!
I need a drink.
I agree with you 100%.
Anyone who believes that Fish deserved the kind of BS he has to put up with is a fucking asshole. Sure he's made stupid comments, but he's never personally attacked an individual. His remarks may have been sweeping generalizations but he never stooped to the level that Marcus Beer did and levied direct personal attacks against a single person. Beer was completely out of order (and wildly off-base) in the video that possibly sparked all this nonsense and I feel bad for Fish.
Being called "fuckface", "inconsequential limey fuck", "middle-aged parasite" and someone who can only "able to ejaculate vomit out of your mouth" aren't personal insults?
Well...THE OTHER GUY STARTED IT. That's sarcasm.
@naru_joe93: I read exactly what you said. I just don't think any sort of comparison to the Zimmerman situation is relevant or appropriate here. That had situation had serious political, social, racial, and moral implications. This does not. People act like assholes on the internet. You have to learn to ignore them or you will just lose yourself.
What I think is going to be buried in this mess is the crazy shit Marcus said in the first place. He said that developers owe journalists quotes because the press promotes their games. And that Fish and Blow should be cut off for not playing ball.
Seriously? This guy is openly saying he will trade coverage for favors? Incredible. That needs to be a story in of itself.
Then we can go into all this personal attack stuff.
I also agree with this.
@truthtellah: Again, Phil brought this all on himself. He is the definition of being able to dish it out but not take it.
This is how I pretty much feel about Phil Fish. His public persona is abrasive and condescending. "Japanese games suck." "PCs are for spread sheets." He talks a lot of shit, but plays the Vulnerable Card when things don't go his way. In Indie Game The Movie, he spent the entire time shit talking about his partner who had quit the company. Saying that he was messing up and it was all his fault. And then when the documentary came out, we heard a very different story from said partner. How Fish was lazy and was never working on the game.
When FEZ was broken on XBOX Live, Fish took no responsibility and instead pointed at Microsoft saying it was 'Their fault!' As if he didn't know the rules and policies that he must have been informed about before he signed up.
Phil Fish is no one that should be looked up to, he made a cool game but burned bridges and salted lands to get there.
THIS. Did you see when he repeatedly yelled at Polygon over Twitter demanding answers about an article they did? Zero tact from this guy. Also, bullies are everywhere. I don't condone them, but you have to deal with them. Grow up. He puts himself out there or else he wouldn't get the kind of responses he gets. And he does it all in a public forum for the attention.
So I just finished the new XCOM (I lag) and I was thinking about replaying it. My question to you is, do you replay your games right away or do you move on and come back later? I feel like I could probably pick it back up after something else, but I might forget some of the more nuanced strategies. Advice is much appreciated.