The Biggest Douchebags in Gaming

For crimes against gaming culture, you are hereby sentenced to a lifetime of being a douche.

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insomnium22268d ago

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.

BrutallyBlunt2268d ago (Edited 2268d ago )

How odd for you to pick 3 guys who used to or still work for Microsoft.

I would pick Bobby Kotick.

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BrutallyBlunt2268d ago (Edited 2268d ago )

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.

humbleopinion2268d ago

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.

insomnium22268d ago


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.

nukeitall2268d ago (Edited 2268d ago )

Dan Greenwalt and Peter Moore?


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."

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andibandit2268d ago (Edited 2268d ago )

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.

DarkSymbiote2267d ago

Not in any way. If you'd watch Pach-Attack you'd know that.

koehler832268d ago

Mattrick should definitely be at the top of that list. He's a putrid slime.

JellyJelly2268d ago

Just curious. What exactly did he say or do (besides working for MS) to become a putrid slime?

koehler832268d ago

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.

GoldenAge2268d ago

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.

edgeofsins2268d ago (Edited 2268d ago )

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.

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