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.
Ugh, as expected. Anonymity on the internet allows people to act like real jerks. I mean, check this out: http://imgur.com/yJgb77J 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.
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.
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)
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.
@iTechHeads "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. @ifistbrowni "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.
They post things like this because they're inconsiderate of others. The world revolves around them and they're self entitled brats.
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.
Loadedklip 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.
@ITechheads. Ever heard of a time and a place
@ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
@Septic Maybe you should stop giving these people attention. These people are looking for reactions and you're giving it to them by re posting.
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.
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.
-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?
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?
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.
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.
The FP has this one http://imgur.com/gallery/0f... What a crappy place full of hypocrites.
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.
Genuine shame he passed away with the Wii U being the last console he produced. What a black mark to have against you.
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.
I disagree because the guy said nothing..nada about Iwata all he said is "@franklez #bringhalo5splitscreenback " I was ready to praise Frank but its nothing major, just the wrong place to say what he said. RIP Iwata San
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
Spot on, as Iwata said gaming is for FUN.
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.
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.
The world is full of morons unfortunately. RIP Satoru, Im sure Nintendo will continue to get stronger and stronger.
*sigh* people on twitter can be really dumb sometimes
*sigh* people on the Internet think that headline=full story. What's dumb is how o'connar reacted.
Care to share the whole story then?
wtf are you talking about? Read the story before replying with stupid comments
When people are removed once form a situation they don't care what they do, I hate it.
I expected something worse when I read that. why does everyone think they have to comment on a stupid tweet. we already know that some people are idiots. its not like this is a new age phenomenon. wouldnt it be best to just ignore it?
It's disgusting people are low
Maybe the TROLL, was a guy just messing about. Stupid thing to say yes, but not a big deal. Anyone who dies should rest in peace, unless they are scum.
People make me sick.When someone is mourning the loss of another, don't come at them with triffle shit like split screen. And when that person gets offended, you don't get to tell them how to act. F**k that dude for putting a feature in a game above the death of a real person. There's not one game out there more important than the average human life. Let someone mourn for Christ sake. Bother him the next day. Kids today are whiney little POS.
Exactly. Well said.
The guy may not have known he was replying to such a thing. He might have just thought he was sending a tweet to a developer. Not everyone is affluent in how to use twitter. It may not be the case, but I think O'conner should have just blocked and moved on. On the other hand, if one is sad, like O'Conner seemed to be, then gut reaction to something that seems inappropriate without considering all the possibilities is also pretty normal. Honestly, without knowing the mindset of the tweeter, it's hard to cast shame on either of them.
Boohoo...so a man dies...and gaming goes on...when my grandparents died the world didn't cry and that's fine. Iwata will always be remembered as a gaming legend and icon,....no doubt about it...but you can't get 100% love from everyone. Not even Jesus can because there are too many haters.
No the world will go on but I am sure you didn't have someone make some stupid comment related to something you may have posted about your grandparents passing either. Its just a matter of tact and being decent to each other. The whole point of this article and the situation isn't to say we all have to stop, or we all need to mourn...but rather its about people learning to have tact, sensitivity to a situation and act in a decent manner. Its sad and amazing to me how much decency the human race has apparently lost in general with the onset of the internet.
And I'm sure when they died there were people yelling random hateful things at their funeral, right? There's a place for certain discussions. Obviously one mourning a loss is not the appropriate place for fanboy crap.
Who said anything hateful? Read the article, just inappropriate.
Wait... "just" inappropriate... What world am I living in where "just inappropriate" is okay?
I don't get it.. I don't twitter. Where was the diss? In the hash tag that was it??
Yeah, I don't know either. Seriously isn't THAT big of a deal.
right there with you. " don't expect me to do my job while I'm kissing ass!"
I don't know.. This really isn't that bad. Was totally expecting something terrible here with some of the tweets I have already seen.
While it was a dumbass tweet, I think most people are totally overreacting to it.
It's called "free speech," not "approvable speech." It's not nice but this insistence on silencing everyone who has a differing opinion or something not-nice to say is even worse, far more disgusting, and is actually quite dangerous. The guy was a jerk, granted, but that's his right. RIP Iwata.
Muting trolls on the Internet is the best thing you can do. You're not stopping him from sharing his opinion, you're just saying you don't care to see it. Also, people really need to understand that Free Speech doesn't exist on private property/the Internet.
Oh, free speech certainly does exist on the Internet. A private site can choose to censor things but we're still allowed to speak as we please. Same thing for a store like Wal-Mart in real life, for example. If they don't like what someone has to say they can probably have them removed but no laws are broken. Get over it people, quit being thought police and dictators.
***Oh, free speech certainly does exist on the Internet. A private site can choose to censor things but we're still allowed to speak as we please.*** Contradicting yourself immediately after making the statement. You should note, freedom of speech? It's about not being jailed or otherwise penalized by the government for what you say about it. Has nothing to do with anything else. In a private venue of any sort, whoever owns the venue determines what you can say. ***If they don't like what someone has to say they can probably have them removed but no laws are broken. *** And if the 343 developer doesn't like what someone has to say... he can block them. No laws are broken. One is free speech, the other isn't? Methinks you should go back to school on this sort of stuff.
Free speech is the right given to say what you want without being persecuted for it(except in some cases involving hate speech, or words meant to incite which leads to violence). Free speech is not the right that what you have to say will be heard, or that others have to listen to what you have to say, or that you can say whatever you want where you want. Free speech also does not remove the accountability you hold for saying stuff, nor does it protect you from others of differing opinions from expressing their own right to free speech back at you.
No need to call out people. Just block and ignore
Agreed. Trolls are hardly worth the time.
is this really surprising or even newsworthy???? this stuff happens every millisecond on the internet if you are surprised by it then you must have never been online in your life.
The Internet can be a sad, sad place sometimes.
So this developer is mature? showing a tweet saying "wanted u guys to see an inapropiated idiotic tweet before i block..." That's to be mature?. If u are paying respect to someone passing, u wont be "showing" stupid tweets to other people to look as a hero of internet, IF YOU ARE A MATURE PERSON, U WILL IGNORE THE STUPID USER WHO SAID THAT, BLOCK IT AND MOVE ON, YOU WONT BE TRYING TO BE A HERO (truth is that probably this guy using the oportunity to take his rage of fans complaining for something they want). I think that the user who send that tweet is a moron, but the reaction of this developer is not much better, when you are paying respect to someone, just do that, if you want to make something with trolls wait for apropiated times.
People never cease to amaze me, the internet can be a depressing microcosm of life at times, Iwata San was a visionary and a gamer at heart, he helped make this industry remember that gaming can be light hearted and fun. I would have preferred that Mr. O'Connor did not publicize the tweet and promote it's existence (while condemning it), but alas Iwata San will be missed.
Either some don't care or just terrible people. Regardless Twitter is filled with those type of people. Or internet in general.
To add on. He could had ignore the tweet but either way I would had done same thing but not took to public front.
He got a point though. Only thing I play halo for is split screen so screw halo 5.