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Jaffe Slams Joystiq Over Calling All Cars

There's no love lost between David Jaffe and Joystiq. Reporting the news today that Jaffe's Calling All Cars has been pushed back from its May 3 release date, the blog was none too happy:

"Like a little girl struggling to keep her favorite doll out of the garage sale bin, David Jaffe is returning to the world of Calling All Cars to make some fixes and revise some of the criticisms the title received via reviews, even after announcing that the title has gone gold, according to a post he left on the NeoGAF forums."

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kingofps33555d ago (Edited 3555d ago )

“F**k you, guys. Go f**k yourselves.”, “I hope Kotaku f**king puts your ass out of business, wanna be f**ktards.”, “Assholes...total f**king assholes.”-Jaffe. Excellent! This is how real developers get down. I hope the "lame ass" website (Joystiq, it’s you) are proud for forcing Jaffe into the darkness.

Firewire3555d ago

Seriously Jaffe is my f'n hero! I love the way he tells it like he see's it!!
So many people criticize him for speaking his mind, but do u want to hear the
truth or some brown nosing pr crap!
Joystiq was wrong, and other web sites that have reviewed CAC, have confirmed
this! That crap web site, did this just to draw attention to itself!
And to the bots out there criticizing him, f off! You wish someone like Jaffe made games for the crap box 360!

Dlacy13g3555d ago

Not that I dont agree with him for being heated under the collar toward Joystiq, but damn...that boy needs to calm down. Responses like that while funny and well deserved in this case are hardly what Sony needs. Jaffe represents Sony....and dropping the F'bomb every other minute in a public response is foolish on his part. He is better than that.

I do like Jaffe, so hopefully there wont be any other back lash from this and it just goes away.

PhinneousD3555d ago

he makes great games but dude takes things too personally.

trane073555d ago (Edited 3555d ago )

Because they will. Like always.

VirtualGamer3555d ago (Edited 3555d ago )

Whats to spin?

Here is what Jaffe posted over a NeoGAF

Hey guys...Sony was kinda annoyed that I claimed 5/3 as release date as it was never official. The game got kicked out of format as two very key bugs were found at the last second. Fixing those allowed us time to go back in and fix the issue (or what we think is the issue) that IGN had with the magnet. We are back in format q/a at the moment and we'd all be stunned if it did not sail thru...but we've learned to keep our mouths shut on it so as to not get people's hopes up and then let them down. The two big bugs tho- so you realize we didn't hold it up for no reason- were:

a- About 30% of the time if the host of a network game quit to the XMB or powered off his PS3, the other folks in the game would experience a hang/crash when going back to the game lobby. This was way too frequent for a crash bug and we wanted it fixed.

b- If players were doing voice chat and one player unplugged his head set and quit out of the game, when he tried to jump into a new game, about 50% of the time the player would be able to play the game but no one could hear him over voice chat.

I hope you will agree these bugs were worth ironing out. Granted, they should have been bugs that were squashed 2 months ago, but for whatever reason, they were not. So we had to do it now.

I was trying to find a way to make it up to those who care about our game and I think what we are going to do is like the first 50 or so people who find me online and can beat me, get a free CALLING ALL CARS bobble head figure. Is that lame? Not sure. But we'll prob. do it. Cause we really do feel really, really bad.

Sorry.

David

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

Here is what Joystiq wrote in response.

Jaffe un-promises, Calling All Cars delayed
Posted May 1st 2007 8:55PM by Ross Miller
Filed under: Sony PlayStation 3, Action, Driving, Online

Like a little girl struggling to keep her favorite doll out of the garage sale bin, David Jaffe is returning to the world of Calling All Cars to make some fixes and revise some of the criticisms the title received via reviews, even after announcing that the title has gone gold, according to a post he left on the NeoGAF forums. The title, therefore, has been delayed for an unspecified time.

The bug fixes concern network connection and voice chat issues. Jaffe apologizes, of course, and notes that the previously-mentioned release date was never official. ("Sony was kinda annoyed that I claimed 5/3 as release date," he said.) Would gamers have preferred the game be released on time with a patch promised at a later time? We're leaning towards no, given the importance of multiplayer in the game, although our opinions might sway depending on how long these two "key bugs" take to fix.

http://www.joystiq.com/2007...

Conclusion: Joystiq and in particular Ross Miller, pulled a chickin sh!t move and Jaffe called him (them) on it. Was Jaffe over the top? You bet, but that's Jaffe, and I personally love it because you know its real. Its not some canned corporate message that so many other developers are accused of giving. The man has heart and passion for gaming and has contributed alot to the gaming world and Joystiq is just a chicken sh!t site that has done nothing for gaming but play Monday night quarterback from the saftey of the couch taking cheap shots at the actual players in the attempt to gain hits for its site.

Violater3555d ago

hopefully he will go work on GOW3 and focus his rage there.

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