343's Frank O'Connor 'Embarrasses' Innapropriate Tweeter Following Iwata's Passing

343's Halo developer director Frank O'Connor puts down a inappropriate twitter user who sadly used O'Connor's hommage to Nintendo's Iwata.

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Septic1196d ago

Ugh, as expected. Anonymity on the internet allows people to act like real jerks.

I mean, check this out:

I read this earlier. Even on this site some trolls are spamming disagrees. Its immature and sad. Iwata San was a gamer at heart. May he rest in peace.

VER1ON1196d ago (Edited 1196d ago )

I know and I wonder whether some people post stuff like that because they lack empathy and respect or just want attention.

The man was an great CEO and amazing coder. A true loss for the industry.

iTechHeads1196d ago (Edited 1196d ago )

You know looking at the comment, all he did was reply with "#BringHalo5Splitscreenba ck", that person may not even have realized he replied to that tweet and he probably didn't even know who Iwata was.

You can't expect all gamers around the world to suddenly drop everything their passionate about because some Nintendo president died. Some people don't care......and that's fine. They should't be crucified for it.

He's a developer for 343, not some long-time friend of Iwata. He should talk like that to fans.

(This probably means no Halo split screen though and that user would have every right to not buy Halo 5 after being talked to like that)

ifistbrowni1196d ago

I think it's kind of odd that everyone expects mourning from everybody...

For me, nothing in my life has immediately changed (likely, it hasn't changed at all because of the event). I'm not going to mope around on the internet about the death of a CEO (who will be replaced by another person).

Sure, the guy is epic and its sad he died at a seemingly young age, but you guys can't honestly expect everyone to be like, "OMG, RIP, OTGDY (only the good die young)."

Honestly, to have an article be written, I was expecting something way more ignorant to have been said. The user replied and hashtagged that he wants Halo splitscreen and a Halo developer gets butt hurt?

If I was the guy who originally did this, I would not be embarrassed at all. Only way I'd find it just a bit embarrassing is say, if I tweeted Rod Fergusson and said #bringH5splitscreen back, just to find out he's the developer of another series (and he passive aggressively replies for the world to see my idiocy).

Long story short: You can't expect everyone to care. It's sad, but not sad/serious enough to effect my every day life in any way.

4Sh0w1196d ago (Edited 1196d ago )

"Some people don't care......and that's fine. They should't be crucified for it."

-I'm not buying that the guy didnt know he was responding to a tweet about someones death given what O'Connor's message said, but then regardless you say he doesnt have to care which is correct but just being human means he should know that its inappropriate timming to make his request....theres thousand other opportunities/settings to do that, Iam so sick of people being idiots because their anonymous yet when someone points out their foolishness its always a pity party for their poor judgement instead of realizing people should be just as responsible for their words on the internet same as if they were in a live public setting.

"I think it's kind of odd that everyone expects mourning from everybody..."

-You see thats the problem no one is asking you to mourn for him, its just disrespectful to bring up other topics, spam disagrees and of course say inappropriate things in a thread, forum or tweet about Iwata-sans passing. No one here can make you do anything but honestly is it so hard to avoid threads about Iwata-san's death? The fact that people like you almost seem hostile toward people who do think its sad says alot about where our society is headed with the internet generation. This is NOT about gaming, it is about a human who happen to be a pioneer in the gaming industry= Its called empathy and if you don't care at the very least out of respect for others you maybe should just stick to topics you do care about.

kayoss1196d ago

They post things like this because they're inconsiderate of others. The world revolves around them and they're self entitled brats.

Loadedklip1196d ago

Give respect but there is no need to add things that you know people are going to disagree with like saying he was a "great CEO". He unfortunately died at a relatively young age but let's not most people agree he was a "great CEO".

Just pay your respects and don't open up your post to disagrees with things like that.

4Sh0w1196d ago (Edited 1196d ago )


Yeah but being "great" is relative, meaning that what he accompmished overall makes him a great CEO for many of his fans. I personally don't like where Nintendo is headed but that doesn't mean all of the greatness that came from my childhood with the NES, Super Nintendo, etc is forgotten.

Its no different than saying Joe Montana or Micheal Jordan were great players, people are NOT defined by ONLY the end of their careers, such as life, its what you contributed overall= had Iwata been moved out by Nintendo I wouldn't say that it was wrong but that still doesnt mean he wasnt great at one point.

Sm00thNinja1196d ago

@ITechheads. Ever heard of a time and a place

Loadedklip1196d ago

@ 4Sh0w ... true you should be remembered for all you have done, not just the end of your career but his career as a CEO is all I was talking about. It has very debatable how "great" or not so great he was as a CEO.

So I say just leave that out. Pay your respects and leave debatable stuff out.

donthate1196d ago (Edited 1196d ago )

They post like that because it gets them attention. They are trolls and because there is no repercussion. If their friends starting distancing themselves then the posters would quickly change their tune.

Do some of these stuff in real life, and you are going to get your @ss kicked!

That said, the person posting that could have been just oblivious not aware of Iwata's passing away. We shouldn't crucify them either when it isn't clear they are trolling and over react.

ShinMaster1196d ago (Edited 1196d ago )

So no split-screen confirmed?

He seemed pretty ticked off about it. I think the fact that the tweeter said it on his post regarding Iwata allowed him to snap.

And before anyone says that my comment is insensitive, keep in mind that I'm not commenting on an actual article regarding Iwata's passing. This article is about a reply to a reply to someone's Twitter post about Iwata's passing.

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Mr Pumblechook1196d ago (Edited 1196d ago )

I don't get it, but then I hardly use Twitter. This guy didn't say anything unkind about Satoru Iwata, he just tweeted a complaint hashtag about Halo 5 which I'm guessing Is 'wrong' because it was a reply to Frank's sympathy tweet? Unless I'm missing some info O'Connor shouldn't have tried to shame a guy for something just for breaking Twitter etiquette.

UltraNova1195d ago

The fact that a guy wrote a disrespectful tweet on a post regarding Iwata-san's passing and gets a whole article about it, exposing it even further is even more disrespectful.

People and comments like these should only be ignored, not made into click-bate 'articles'.

abstractel1195d ago

Point right here, top post has 24 disagrees. What did he possibly say that these people would disagree with? Respect people who pass, whomever they may be, and respect the ones that feel loss over anyone's passing. If you don't care of if it doesn't affect you, don't get involved. Don't "disagree", don't tweet inappropriate tweets.

Part of the internet definitely makes me sad, and it rears its ugly head the most when it's the least needed.

Sociopaths, "kids", close-minded people, egocentric people, attention seekers? I don't know, each one of those who feel the need to not only not show empathy, but disrespect someone's passing is probably some mixture of nasty manure.

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Utalkin2me1196d ago


Maybe you should stop giving these people attention. These people are looking for reactions and you're giving it to them by re posting.

uth111196d ago

Why do people get upset by what some anonymous nobody on the internet says anyway?

Some people are just shit-stirrers that try to get a rise out of people.

memots1196d ago

People are waiting at home for a spark in their lives. And are just waiting for something to be offended by.

Its sad really but its not just in gaming.

ShinMaster1196d ago (Edited 1196d ago )

-Halo fan makes insensitive comment.
-Must show that PS fans make insensitive comments too.

Septic's obvious bias continues.

Seriously, you couldn't just mention that you've seen other comments like it. You just had to show everyone that screenshot?

Septic1196d ago

You're having a go at me for showing an even worse example of insensitivity?? Because whilst the one in the article is just bad timing, the one I gave was just terrible and an obvious attempt at trolling.

That's all. No agenda behind it and I came across it as I was reading the tweets and thought wtf.

Are you that sensitive to the whole platform thing?

JohnWayne_1195d ago

I 100% agree with you shinmaster, Sceptic is a massive stealth troll on this website. He is always going in to playstation topics and making negative comments followed up with a slight positive comment trying to hide his biasness.

blackblades1196d ago

The internet really shows the true nature of people out there. Some comes out and say sorry and they didn't mean it but they actually did mean it that's why they said it in the 1st place. I say when people say bad things we should put them on a list and post the comments so everyone can see horrible they are.

IrisHeart1196d ago

The FP has this one

What a crappy place full of hypocrites.

rainslacker1196d ago

I dunno what's worse, the meme, or the large number of people that upvoted it or laughed over it.

I don't expect everybody to be mournful, or even care, but hey should have a little bit of respect to both Iwata, his family and friends, and those that actually do mourn his untimely death.

I have a deep respect for the man, he has helped shaped who I am today in some ways, and I felt really sad about his passing. I didn't even know he was sick because I really stopped following him, but making jokes is just disrespectful on many levels, and is an insult to his legacy.

MajorLazer1195d ago

Genuine shame he passed away with the Wii U being the last console he produced. What a black mark to have against you.

Tsipar_Vladi771195d ago

Ding Dong! Satoru Iwata is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.
Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. he's gone where the goblins go,Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.

Good Riddance. It's about time. The New 3ds name is pure dumb. The spec of new 3ds is lame. The new 3ds still have ds graphics.

Khajiit861195d ago (Edited 1195d ago )

I disagree because the guy said nothing..nada about Iwata all he said is

#bringhalo5splitscreenback "

I was ready to praise Frank but its nothing major, just the wrong place to say what he said.

RIP Iwata San

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Whitey2k1196d ago

As much we like to have fanboy wars and love to troll but things like this all gamers should unite if ur a ps4 gamer x1 gamer or a pc gamer

VER1ON1196d ago

Spot on, as Iwata said gaming is for FUN.

solid_snake36561196d ago (Edited 1196d ago )

It doesn't matter if ur a Xbone fanboy ps4 fanboy or nintendo fanboy. In a way we're all the same, we're gamers. And when someone from the industry passes, it affects all of us, it's a loss for all of us.

rainslacker1196d ago

This is a man who helped shape the gaming industry into what it is today. Among his portfolio, I'm sure anyone could find a game they loved of his if they've been a gamer for more than 10 years.

I know he got a lot of criticism over recent years, but for all the things he did which rubbed the hardcore gamer the wrong way, he was a true visionary in gaming.

italiangamer1196d ago

The world is full of morons unfortunately. RIP Satoru, Im sure Nintendo will continue to get stronger and stronger.

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dafegamer1196d ago

*sigh* people on twitter can be really dumb sometimes

warczar1196d ago

*sigh* people on the Internet think that headline=full story. What's dumb is how o'connar reacted.

Elit3Nick1196d ago

Care to share the whole story then?

dafegamer1196d ago

wtf are you talking about? Read the story before replying with stupid comments