Still miss him.
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Quite enjoyed it - I think a majority of the important games got a nod, although the Number 1 spot seemed to be more of a trolling than anything. Plus that Jon Snow interview above kind of reveals the surprise. Some excellent things of note -
- Jeff Minter's jumper.
- Televised Space Invaders tournament.
- Gary Whitta's bizarre accent.
- Fat Rab not so fat any more.
- ZX Spectrum vs Commodore 64 (Interesting that there was no mention of Amstrad - the third 8 bit)
- An amusing masturbation joke about the Wii.
Also interested and a little saddened to see zero female game devs interviewed - a lot of female game journos though. Maybe that's the way of the industry, though it shouldn't be. Glad Parappa got a shout too. Also glad that shows like this are being shown on terrestrial television.
Show's up on the YouTubes although I think it's also hitting torrent sites too, so should be easy enough for everyone globally to check it out. It's definitely recommended viewing.
Anyone mentioned the guy who angered Phil Fish after the AnnoyedGamer exchange? Something about him mentioning "Redheads don't lie" and then accusing Fish of abusing his ex-girlfriend. Said guy deleted his account soon after (GamerHiveMind), but I still managed to catch his last few tweets on his timeline stating how proud he was that he pissed off many people for Fez II's cancellation. Obviously he wasn't solely responsible, but I'm sure that those well-timed tweets didn't help matters.
This whole thing is pretty horrible. I re-watched Indie Game the Movie and you can tell that Phil Fish is a very emotional kind of guy in both extremes - good and bad. You could see the passion and dedication and I guess it's just sad that it's come to this. I feel for people put off developing indie games from the hate and negative comment it attracts.
I wish him well in his future adventures.