For crimes against gaming culture, you are hereby sentenced to a lifetime of being a douche.
Where are Dan Greenwalt and Aaron Greenburg? Hell even Peter Moore should be up there with his "you know things break". This list is waaay too incomplete without these guys for me to thumbs up.
How odd for you to pick 3 guys who used to or still work for Microsoft. I would pick Bobby Kotick.
Greenberg is a douchebag but i'll have to disagree with the other 2. The point was a well known Sony fanboy making his obvious picks.
And yet, even all of them together don't compete with the sheer douchebaggy of "people should get an extra job to afford our product". Dan Greenwalt on the other hand is actually very passionate about his job and seems to love games - don't see any problem there. Also: Tim Langdell from Edge should make a special appearance in such a list.
@humble Ummm.. making an arrogant comment is not the same as lying or downplaying the competition with dirty tricks. You saying arrogance is worse than those combined speaks volumes about you if anything.
Dan Greenwalt and Peter Moore? Really? I think they both are great personalities. If you want to talk about douchebaggery, you should look up Ken Kutaragi's quotes. Here are a few of his choice quotes for your enjoyment, but Google Ken Kutaragi quotes for more douchebaggery! Ken hints that PS3 might be a tad pricey: "We want consumers to think to themselves 'I will work more hours to buy one.' We want people to feel that they want it, irrespective of anything else." On the competition from Microsoft and Nintendo: "We do not care." On backwards compatibility: "The current Xbox will become antiquated once the new machine comes out this November. When that happens, the Xbox will be killing itself. The only way to avoid that is to support 100 percent compatibility from Xbox 360’s launch date, but Microsoft won't be able to commit to that. It's technically difficult." On the price of PS3: "If you consider the PlayStation 3 a toy, then yes, it is an expensive toy. However, it is more than a toy. It is a PlayStation 3. And it is the only PlayStation 3. I hope that those who understand this will gladly purchase it." On the definition of PS3: "The PS3 is not a game machine. We've never once called it a game machine...With the PS3, our intentions have been to create a machine with supercomputer calculation capabilities for home entertainment." On the price of PS3 again: "It's probably too cheap... If you can have an amazing experience, we believe price is not a problem."
LMAO @ nuke!
Can't see what pachter would be doing on that list. He's an analyst/advisor... Even when he's wrong, i fail to see where that is something that hurts gaming culture.
Not in any way. If you'd watch Pach-Attack you'd know that.
Don Matrick, smug *****
Mattrick should definitely be at the top of that list. He's a putrid slime.
Just curious. What exactly did he say or do (besides working for MS) to become a putrid slime?
The number of studios he's closed, most recently in Vancouver and the major shift away from gaming he's taken the Xbox brand. And his entire public posture makes me want to slap him.
Where's the guy from Ninja Theory, the one who always blames something else when their game fails. I mean I'll admit I enjoy Ninja Theory's games but their weakness was they were both simple and short, but they always blame outside reasons like exclusivity and being a new ip.
Bobby Kotick is the devil.
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I think Bobby Kotick and whoever it was from Turn 10 that consistently insulted Gran Turismo with whatever little excuses he could come up with around Forza 3's time were big douchebags. A lot of Microsoft employees deserve to be on this list. There is a similar problem to what Larry Probst was doing except they give more time for games. Microsoft still puts little effort into the immersion part of the game. There isn't much of a story, not much innovation to gameplay or originality, and there are many reasons I could start with on LIVE. I like some XBox games but I don't think I will ever get one since I just really don't like Microsoft for a lot of the failure rates with XBox and bugs with Windows that they run into when they clearly have the resources to at least release reliable products.
A "Biggest Douchebags in Gaming" list is not relevant without Kotick.
Dan Greenwalt for me. He's sells off Forza like we've never seen the same shit before. Forza Horizon for example. ***Less detain that TDU2***, but thanks to Greenwalt it's 10 years ahead..... Well he likes to think that.
No John Riccetello and no Cliffy B? Sorry wut?
John Riccetello for me and I quote: When you are six hours into playing Battlefield and you run out of ammo in your clip, and we ask you for a dollar to reload, you're really not very price sensitive at that point in time...We're not gouging, but we're charging. If that doesn't make him the biggest douchebag, I don't know what will.
Kudo Tsunoda- every time I see "Better with Kinect" I want to punch this guy in the face. John Riccitiello- For poisoning the industry with online pass, ruining big name franchises with his bulls***, and being an all-around dip s***. Bobby Kotick- Not for the usual reasons people love to hate him for. Yeah he says a lot of evil businessman things. Yeah he's ruining CoD, ruined Tony Hawk, ruined Spider-Man, killed Guitar Hero. It's his attitude that his company SHOULD run popular titles into the ground till fans don't want any more. That's what I dislike about him. Tameen Antoniadas and the rest of Ninja Theory- Heavenly Sword sells above average and they're pissed it only sold 1.5m. Enslaved sells 400k and it our fault for not supporting their short and simple on the rails platformer. They tell us that the Dante we love isn't cool enough for them so they make him look exactly like Tameen, has him smoking, and wearing dirty clothes as if that s*** is cool...lol Capcom- Had the nerve to be mad about someone unlocking content that was on disc and locked away behind a pay wall. F*** Capcom.
Funny, the first name to come to mind was Molyneux, he's first on the list.
Kutaragi is in the Hall of Fame of Gaming Douches.
I surprised anyone remembers Derek Smart. He does deserve a place on the list though. His ideas had potential, but to achieve that he would have had to navigate around that giant ego.
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