Post by 8bitretroshit on Apr 25, 2014 3:23:12 GMT -5
I remember the livestream was changed to a static image at some point which was rather suspicious to me. The constant harping on Nintendo being a criminal syndicate made me think it was all just a big act. But those blogposts on his current site takes all those doubts away, dude's definitely a bit out there.
If a guy acts like an asshole, then says he was doing in on purpose, does that make him not an asshole?
Either way, he made a whole game focused entirely around his own overinflated sense of self-importance. Regardless of whether or not his actions were genuine.. the game speaks for itself. Guy's the video game industry's Justin Bieber.
Post by Boo Destroyer on Apr 28, 2014 0:23:29 GMT -5
Yeah, the issue here isn't about whether what he said and did was an act or not. It's that the game he made is all about nothing but him being the so-called "king of the gaming industry". If that isn't the definition of ego, then what is?
Post by 8bitretroshit on Apr 28, 2014 4:57:53 GMT -5
Manspeed's right however that it was supposed to be a tie-in stunt with his game, until people got worried and the cops got involved. From his website:
I emailed the business guy at Nintendo and told him that I was making my pitch, as promised. I was doing something big, something important and original, and I was going to do it my way, on my own terms. Better to ask for forgiveness later than permission! It began with the concept that I was trapped in a green room. This had something to do with being trapped in my own insecurity, something to do with the "Viridian Room" web game that had been popular recently, and mainly had to do with going along with the theme of being locked in a room, since that's what I had been doing for most of the previous 5 years- Unfortunately, while the people who were already following my game realized that, most new people coming in didn't get the associations. [...] I announced that I was the greatest game developer that had ever lived. I was, of course, half serious and half joking, or perhaps completely serious and completely joking, and ran in the next room choking with laughter, telling my friend what I had just typed. "That is probably the most inflammatory statement ever made," he said [...] My friend had driven back to Michigan for a few days. We had brainstormed a big list of concepts, and it was time for a big one. I decided I was going to "trash the room" and fake my own death, transitioning into a Batman-esque supervillain. I froze the camera and very carefully overturned all my furniture. As a finishing flourish I took a stack of blank printer paper and tossed it in the air. [...] "They broke into my house! They installed keyloggers! They are the Yakuza!" I was half serious and reaching for deep metaphor, and half just being plain outrageous. It was supposed to be referring to trolls breaking into my psyche and using my words against me. I am pretty sure Nintendo is an old Yakuza company- though I am also quite sure that they have cut those ties the best they could. (I'm still not sure about how Gunpei Yokoi died though.)
He seems to think people were irritated because he was cheating the system or something though, not because he was being annoying as hell.
Also dude's legit nuts:
I remembered it all. I understand now. It's like coming out of a coma. I am 30 years old. I am 30 years old. My Mom did it. She really did, it's incredible. I'm a magician, a wizard. It's like I'm tripping all the time, and I can see into everyone's minds. I can feel their pain. I am a guy like Jesus, and I am here to save the world. I can see everything. I can fix it! I understand what this game is. I made this for myself. It's me versus "the devil." The criminals had me, and now I have them.
Eh, I still don't buy it. He rewrote his entire game to paint Nintendo as evil when they wouldn't hand him a dev kit. He spent months badmouthing them all over the internet and accused them of using Yakuza ties to silence him. Didn't he outright use an image of Miyamoto with evil eyes in his trailer? This is a pitch to Nintendo? Sounds like a kid desperately trying to get attention and then making excuses for his actions later to me.
If he really just faked the protest, all that really tells me is that he lacks the commitment to make it even halfway through faking a protest. Still a crazy asshole, though.
Last Edit: Apr 28, 2014 6:56:16 GMT -5 by kirbychu
Why would he pitch a game about Nintendo stopping him from making a game TO NINTENDO? Why would he have written in Nintendo refusing to give him a dev kit BEFORE asking Nintendo for a dev kit? How are you seriously falling for this?
Well, that wasn't what I asked. Anyway, last time the guy made a Kickstarter he was asking for $6000 to develop Bob's Game for Ouya, didn't get it, and released the game a couple weeks later anyway. So what was the $6000 for? He obviously didn't need it..
Did he in fact rewrite it or was the game supposed to be like that from the start? I thought the company in the game wasn't actually called "Nintendo" but a thin parody of them.
I also thought the badmouthing and the thing about the Yakuza were all part of the aforementioned marketing stunt.
A very risky, very whacked-out marketing stunt, but what else would you expect from someone who spent 5 years trying to make an entire video game by himself?
Dude was and is a steaming ball of crazy. It's not an act. Might his conniption fit after Nintendo didn't give him a dev kit have been an act? Sure. That is entirely possible. But it doesn't change the fact that dude is fuckin' warped.