Developer defends ‘f the Oscars’ rant from The Game Awards

The indie developer whose “f the Oscars” rant at The Game Awards 2017 went viral last week doesn’t regret his outburst, telling Polygon that he got “caught up in the moment.”

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2pacalypsenow38d ago

I'm confused, what is wrong with the Oscars?

Septic38d ago

Leonardo Di Caprio got one for the wrong film and too late

2pacalypsenow38d ago

He should have 3-4 Oscars by now.

Relientk7736d ago

Yeah hands down agree with that and what 2pacalypsenow said. He's a phenomal actor.

Goldby36d ago

Hopefully the Martin Scorsese/Leonardo DiCaprio Joker origins film goes through.

Amazing actor

Nyxus38d ago

He explains what he meant by that in the interview.

CaptainObvious87836d ago

I'd like to read the story but refuse to give that sjw cesspool that is polygon a click.

freshslicepizza36d ago

It's made up of older people who really don't know what entertainment is.

rainslacker36d ago (Edited 36d ago )

The Oscars are given by the Screen Actor's guild, and is made up of people that are part of the screen actors guild. The people who vote every year changes, and it is made up of previous winners, as well as people in the industry.

I'd say those people probably are more in tune with what a movie should be is more than what I see winning most awards from VGA. So, it's quite a strong thing to say "F the Oscars" by some narcissistic developer who thinks that whatever the VGA's represent is in any way comparable to what the Oscar's represent.

You win an Oscar, and you are recognized for life. You win a VGA, and no one cares by the next year.

rainslacker36d ago

Nothing really. Unlike the VGA's, its a structured and respected enterprise that is accepted and supported by the industry that it represents, and everyone who watches it(conspiracy nuts aside).

One can F the oscars all they want, but the VGA's have a long way to go to be in a place that the Oscars are.

DangerousDAN36d ago

Sean Penn beat Johnny Depp for best actor.

GT6736d ago (Edited 36d ago )

Josef Fares saved the Gaming Award show being fking honest . that alone deserve a Oscar . to say FK Ea was Spectacular .
Rest of the show became boring . lost intrest zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Oh' did i fall asleep ?

mafiahajeri35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

@Goldby Heard about that a while back, sounds too good to be true.

I'll take anything to wipe away the memory of Leto's Joker...

Imagine the movie ending with Leonardo DiCaprio putting on the purple suit and makeup laughing as the credits roll...

The sequels wouldn't need Batman, it could be about Joker taking over Gotham, but if I know Scorsese it'll be one and done which if fine too, considering the caliber of his movies.

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NordicRainy38d ago

No need to defend, the best moment of the show by far.

slate9136d ago

Good! Don't apologize for that epic moment. It made the night and made me want to buy his game.

zuul901836d ago

Thats weird... you want to buy it not based on anything about the game but because he said "f the oscars"?
What if i say that, will you give me $20?

DangerousDAN36d ago

I suppose he wants to support a guy that's passionate about his industry. Maybe...

DillyDilly36d ago

The Game Awards sucks just as much as the Oscars do

thelaughingwiseman36d ago

Yeah, it was in bad taste. There were some people who are actors, writers, directors and registered with the Screen Guild, who were in attendance and might have taken offense to those remarks. He might not care for them, but those people strive to achieve their goal of winning one of Acting's prestigious awards, in an Oscar.
It was funny as hell. I understand his views too. Games are now being considered an art form in the mianstream medias view. But it should not be compared to movies. Its it's own thing. Like Books are their own art, like painting, or other forms of art.

RegorL36d ago

Yea, someone like Josef Fares?

Yes, thats the man himself!

thelaughingwiseman36d ago

Or Guillermo Del Toro, or Norman Reedus. There were others in attendance. Guillermo agrees that Video games are a new main stream art form, but he is not critiquing the Acting/Writing guilds.

rainslacker36d ago

Even if compared to movies, you don't gain respect for video games among the masses by putting down other forms of entertainment. The oscars have gained their reputation, and were no more than the VGA's were now at one point in time before most of us were born. If anything, the Oscars started on a much smaller scale.

The thing is, the Oscars also have awards for video game based performances, you just never hear about them. They started this a while ago because a lot of actors that belonged to the SAG were doing video games, although a lot of it had to do with the SAG wanting to make developers into a guilded shop.

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