Boys Will Be Boys

So Double Fine’s Tim Schafer said Activision’s Bobby Kotick was a prick and then Bobby Kotick said Tim Schafer was rubbish and he’d never even met him anyway and then Tim Schafer said Bobby Kotick was stupid and mean, and before that Bobby Kotick said EA were rubbish and mean and then EA’s Jeff Brown said Bobby Kotick was rubbish and mean and now I don’t know what to think about anything and everyone seems mean and angry and I’m so confused about who’s a goodie and who’s a baddie and I wish people would just make nice games instead of calling each other names across the internet.

For God’s sakes! How does this help anything? And we wonder why the games industry doesn’t get taken seriously by the mainstream media.

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  1. Samon says:

    Yeah, obviously the games industry won’t be taken seriously by mainstream media until they catch Kotick, Schafer et al in embarrassing positions, slipping in and out of their cars.

  2. Theblazeuk says:

    This is a really weird post for one of RPS. Yes its stupid and infantile but you lot (and Eurogamer) are way more geared towards industry news than any other games journalism I’d read beforehand, since overwhelmingly those focus on the end product rather than the development/business.

    This stuff is your bread and butter! Run with it.

  3. Taffer says:

    Is this going to hinder the mainstream taking games seriously? Maybe this will help instead. The most mainstream of presses is yellow press (I think?). Sites like Kotaku also look pretty yellow to me. People are used to reading this stuff about other fields. Maybe developers, gamers and game journalists should start distinguishing yellowness in games media as well, instead of just having basically one classifier “a games site”. And maybe non-yellow sites shouldn’t write about yellow sites writing yellow things.

    In other words, I blame NGJ

    (sorry for the stupid rant)

  4. laggerific says:

    “There are a lot of attitudes going on around here!”