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Submitted by matgrowcott 1018d ago | news

Phil Fish is at it Again: "You should Boycott Harder, Nerds"

Fez may have been an above average game with a great idea behind it, but the biggest name behind the game, Phil Fish, sure as hell knows how to separate himself from his fanbase. After early reports that the game itself runs incredibly badly on PC (it renders at 720p and has Xbox 360 controller images regardless of how you're playing the game), and talk of the Steam release being boycotted thanks to Fish's poor customer relations, the fact that it's still number #1 on Steam pre-release got the outspoken developer more than a little excited. (Fez, PC)

Donnieboi  +   1018d ago
Phil Fish is beginning to build a track record for being very arrogant and disrespectful.

Edit: He was especially disrespectful during last years GDC when he went on a tirade about the Japanese. If he felt that way, then blog it. Don't disrespect them to their face in front of all those people.

Keep burning them bridges Phil.
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matgrowcott  +   1018d ago
Yeah, I'll be honest, I generally find that people take things a little hard when things like this happen. It's almost like they're looking to be offended.

Nope. This post was 100% arrogance.
Natso  +   1018d ago
Yeah; I'll just wait for its indefinite release in a future Humble Bundle.

I'd rather give money to a charity, than to a donkey scrotum like Fish.
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RIPSKATEDESTROY  +   1018d ago
F*** Phil Fish.
Blacktric  +   1018d ago
We should make a Fish Phillet out of him!
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UnSelf  +   1018d ago | Funny
But Fish doesn't Phil me up
HammadTheBeast  +   1018d ago
It's the destiny that the Fish must FullPhill.
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ucellps4  +   1018d ago
I think he's going the way of MS...
dcbronco  +   1018d ago
There he is. We needed a douche comment. You the man. Or is your name Phil? Hmm?
Th4Freak  +   1018d ago
I have to disagree, fanboys and sensitive people are hating on him because he says what he thinks, he said that 3DS wasn't the right platform for Fez, Nintendo fanboys rage and bash him, he says that Japanese games suck, J-fans rage and bash him. I hate Chinese games so what? Do I have to reserve my comment just because i'm afraid a group of kids get hurt for what I THINK? Please...

Do even people remember what freedom of speech is? His game will sell well because only internet trolls are hating on him. There are thousands of people that are hated on internet because of nothing, just because a bunch of little kids were bored and decided to trolls someone.

I do agree that his post is arrogant however that won't stop me from buying Fez, its not like I have to hang out with him or something, I'm interested in the game not him.
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Yodagamer  +   1018d ago
So we have to give him respect and not use our freedom of speech? While he can out right trash people, good devs, and platforms with his. Congrats on that logic.
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Yi-Long  +   1018d ago
No you don't have to respect HIM (Phil Fish)...
... you only have to respect HIS 'freedom of speech'. That doesn't mean you agree with WHAT he's saying, or HOW he's saying it, but just the fact that he's ALLOWED to say it.

That's what 'freedom of speech' is about.

And if you don't like what he's saying, or the tone he's using, you can use YOUR freedom of speech to call him whatever you like, you can use it to call upon others to boycot his games, or whatever.
dcbronco  +   1018d ago

There's freedom of speech and there is doucheary. If you don't understand a culture, it doesn't mean you should just bash it. Even if you just don't like it, still no reason to bash it. Just because you're "free", it doesn't mean you have to be "dom".
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Th4Freak  +   1018d ago
@Yodogamer Yi-Long said it all.

@dcbronco Well I don't see how he's being a douche he's just really defensive and besides as far as I know being a douche isn't a crime, the best example is the Westboro Baptist Church, these guys are complete retards (in my opinion) and they're not in jail, they're not banned from say what ever they want or anything.

People forgot what debate, constructive criticism and tolerance are, there's no need to insult someone to express a disagreement, its very obvious that Phil is just being hated by fanboys and trolls, because if we're going to talk about terrible customer relation and being a douche EA is on the top of the list however I don't see the same behavior pointed to them, why? Because its easier to hate and troll a single guy than a big company.
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dcbronco  +   1018d ago

I'm not saying it's a crime, but it shows a lack of character. Westboro Baptist Church is a trashy church that needs to go away. It attacks a bunch of innocent people for the crimes of a few flakes. There is nothing wrong with debate, it is the most important thing a society can do. But when it turns into demonizing and bashing those you disagree with based on them belonging to a particular class, it becomes a far bigger problem then the perceived problem.

The trashy church is just against Islam in general. That makes them trashy. Islam is no better or worse than Christianity. But when you bash based on stereotypes, lies or blind hatred, you're the problem. Freedom isn't the right to oppress.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1017d ago
He has the freedom of speech to be a dick. I have the freedom of speech to call him a dick.
chrismichaels04  +   1017d ago
This is a business. And in any business, the customer is always right. If a customer says "you're an idiot", you politely smile and apologize and promise to do better next time. You swallow your pride and go count your money.

It doesn't help this guy is walking around acting like he has a major multi million selling blockbuster franchise like Call of Duty (for example). The guys talking about a mini arcade download. If big developers like Naughty Dog or Bungie can respect the gaming community, so should this guy.
dcbronco  +   1017d ago
I'll never believe in the customer is always right thing. Too many customers are a-holes trying to get over. If people were a more classy species then sure. But people are often trying to get over. At the same time companies are too and try much harder than people to get over. So you have to pick and choose who is right and when.
Th4Freak  +   1017d ago
@dcbronco That's exactly my point, haters are not any different from WBC. Its funny because a guy from Kotaku made an article talking about this and he says almost the same things I do. The problem is that Phil is one of these guys that won't take sh*t from anyone, if you hit him he will hit you back and bullies hate that.

Just like I said before there are tons of d*ckheads out there like Donald Trump, Mitt Romney, Chris Brown, John Mayer, Jesse James and if you want to take it to video games we have EA, Robert Kotick, Olivia Munn, Tomonobu Itagaki and Peter Molyneaux so why isn't people boycotting the real douchebags? Well I explained it in my previous comment.

@ZombieNinjaPanda Good for you, maybe you will understand my words when you get older.

@chrismichaels04 No, that's something a boss say to the employees but isn't true. And I would love to know how is Phil disrespecting the community, if he think that Japanese games sucks well thats his opinion, if he don't like the 3DS still his opinion and his last post its obviously addressed to the kids that are hating on him, so no, the guy isn't disrespecting anyone he's just defending himself from these kids.
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animegamingnerd  +   1018d ago
its like he wants EA spots as public enemy number 1 in this industry
whamlollypop7  +   1017d ago
I respect him saying it out loud going and blogging it is cowardly. I watched this documentary on indie games and the developers of meatboy were goddamn weird.
Yodagamer  +   1018d ago
The guy sounds like a jerk and i could see why his partner left him a while ago who wants to deal with someone who seems so psychotic in a stressful environment like game development. sadly he is a jerk who gets money, but thats the way it is in alot of cases.
ApolloTheBoss  +   1018d ago
LMAO yeah keep it up, Fishy Boy. Karma's a b*tch.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1018d ago
Wow what a massive troll lol.
I'll be making sure I don't buy any games from this guy again.
Root  +   1018d ago
Yet theres people in the world who would kill to be in the place he is today

Some people don't deserve success
Th4Freak  +   1018d ago
So you're saying that he doesn't deserve success for his work but his attitude?
Natso  +   1018d ago
You mean all of the work he ISN'T going to put in to ensure that Fez's PC release is up to par?

Or how about the work he put into fixing the XBL version's save issue?
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Th4Freak  +   1018d ago
How do you know that? Can you see the future?

And about the Xbox version I don't see how Microsoft expects a Indie dev to pay $40,000 for a patch.
Dark5tar1  +   1018d ago
I doubt anyone will want to work with him after Fez loses its popularity and what a giant douche he's making himself look like.
GreenRanger  +   1018d ago
It's obvious that Phil Fish doesn't want be be a game developer.
His mother is forcing him to work so he can provide her with money to fuel her bonbon addiction.
Moncole  +   1018d ago
I already pre orderd it. Its a great game and I want to play it. Its not like he is supporting Hitler with the money he is making.
Godmars290  +   1018d ago
But its a bad version of the game, and this is before its even released, and in regards to fixing it he's telling people to eff off. And only more people are buying it.

Mind you, doesn't help that Steam apparently wont cancel pre-orders.
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Moncole  +   1018d ago
I saw how a reviewer is saying its a bad port. But you need to remember its not released yet, it will get patches and I plan on playing the game in windowed mode.

It doesn't bother me if the game wont have 1080p textures because it doesn't have detailed super graphics.
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Natso  +   1018d ago

You can't assume that there will be patches.

He's never even fixed the XBL release's save file issue, which was quite widespread....
Moncole  +   1018d ago
He never fixed the Xbox version because he needs to pay 40k for a patch
jc48573  +   1018d ago
but he is the Hitler of video games. Sooner or later he is going to come with his own idea of "Degenerate games and gamers"
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Godmars290  +   1018d ago
Honestly if nothing speaks more for how bad of shape the industry is in, that such in fact is largely the fault of consumers if only for taking crap, its this.
grailly  +   1018d ago
He's just a troll having some fun, I think it's quite funny to watch.
scoutyx  +   1017d ago
I agree bro
grailly  +   1017d ago
Phil32  +   1018d ago
The moment people stop giving attention to people who think humor comes from being controversial, the better.
ninjahunter  +   1018d ago
Lol, the kids on here dont even know what boycotting is. New AAA game, must buy.

Buy it up Buy it all up!
Fatty  +   1018d ago
Despite wanting to play it, I boycotted it pretty effectively on the 360 and will do so on my gaming rig as well. This guy really needs to shut his hole; I assume he's trying to build a developer persona like CliffyB and 90s John Romero, but they had some world changing stuff before they started being outspoken. Fish hasn't hit that yet, and it's going to bite him in the ass in the future.
Tales RPG addict  +   1018d ago
Phil Fish can Suck it, and eat a dick.
Fez is a game that can be done on a SNES no problem
Tyre  +   1018d ago
I don't care what he says, words are just words. I know one thing and that is you can't front on Fez, you just can't. It is one of the coolest indie games out there. I freakin' love the game!!! There are a lot of loud mouths in the world but not many that are capable of producing such a game as Phil Fish did. I respect the guy, who cares what he says about some people...give me ten more guys like Phil Fish, maybe we would have more great indie games to enjoy. We gamers could do with a lot less internet trolls. I'm looking forward to his next game.
Conzul  +   1018d ago
I *do* boycott hard. I'm not buying any more EA games. And if Watch_Dogs or ACIV require always-on internet connection, I'm skipping them to.
It's gonna happen; I ain't blabbin'
superterabyte  +   1018d ago
Why do people who work in the gaming business have a sense of superiority over those who buy their products? Those who have a good relationship with their customers do better why can't people understand that? Adam orth now this guy? Phil Fish you are an indie game developer. The games you make are the sort of games that appeal to a persons nostalgia this paired with the fact that the game's niche means you need a good relationship with your customers
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Skate-AK  +   1018d ago
Phil likes fishsticks.
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cyhm3112  +   1018d ago
this guy has no social skills simply as that
hano  +   1018d ago
He's an asshole, but probably a rich one by now.

Makes one game and talk trash about people who put up better games than he ever will. Talk about a low life.
Tyre  +   1018d ago
Low life? He was just joking. U Jealous? Envy? I really hate these internet commenters with superiority illusion (I can do better than him). Keep dreaming, the guy made one hell of a cool indie game, what have you ever done?
Bladesfist  +   1018d ago
Well I have not spent every breath I take trying to annoy people on the internet. That's for sure. He also just made the art for the game.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1017d ago
Phil get off N4g.
Th3 Chr0nic  +   1017d ago
honestly whats so great about this game? it looks piss poor at best
whamlollypop7  +   1017d ago
Who cares if this douche does this or that if you like the game buy it if you don't then don't you don't have to like the guy.
Chapter11  +   1017d ago
Finally, after years of asshole, unlikable publishers, we get an asshole, unlikable developer. The circle is complete now.
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