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John Romero totally hates Gamecock

John Romero is pretty opinionated regarding the head of Gamecock, Mike Wilson. He says some of his feelings via his blog, stating that Wilson is merely taking the credit for the hard work of his developers and labeling the company's E.I.E.I.O. event as another in a supposed long line of "jackass stunts."

Romero goes on to say more negative things regarding the Gamecock CEO, adding "Wilson is taking all the credit away from the indie devs and pasting his asinine logo everywhere." Romero claims that industry insiders are more along his line of thinking, as well, stating "People are now starting to get a clue about how Mr. Wilson operates. Hey everyone, he hasn't changed in over 10 years – these are the kinds of jackass stunts he pulled at Ion Storm."


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1-19-2008 @ 3:59PM

[.sm0ke.] said...

He worked on Cartoon Network Block Party. I think he's lost the right to talk trash.


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1-19-2008 @ 6:03PM

ssuk said...

Gamecock gave Dementium life, without it Renegade Kid may have never published Dementium, thus... I have much respect for Gamecock, which hasn't been knocked after a string of very stupid stunts by them. However, if they continue being a bunch of arses, that respect is just going to disappear...


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1-19-2008 @ 6:04PM

EDW said...

i'm actually starting to agree with that. and besides, gamecock hasn't put out a single well-reviewed game yet.


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1-19-2008 @ 8:22PM

Sora267 said...

Gamecock? Wtf is that?

Games don't have cocks, silly.


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1-20-2008 @ 1:20AM

Mr.ESC said...

Yeah,games have vaginas.

(Sorry I thought it was funny)

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1-19-2008 @ 9:32PM

hvnlysoldr said...

Good Idea: Fund indie devs
Bad Idea: Brand them with Cocks


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1-19-2008 @ 11:36PM

steve said...

Mike Wilson responded to Romero earlier today over on Kotaku...


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1-20-2008 @ 5:55AM

Abscissa said...

I took a look at that and it appears to pretty much confirm what Romero was saying: Mike Wilson is a total dick. (Hmm, how appropriate.)

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1-20-2008 @ 1:22AM

Mr.ESC said...

I find amusing the way the text "jackass stunts." and the infamous Daikatana publicity are arrenged.Simply genius.


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1-20-2008 @ 5:58AM

Abscissa said...

"labeling the company's E.I.E.I.O. event as another in a supposed long line of "jackass stunts.""

That's pretty much how I've always felt about that event.


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Pizza Pasta11

1-20-2008 @ 12:53PM

Pizza Pasta said...

I have zero respect for Mike Wilson and Gamecock and I feel sorry for any developers that are involved with them.


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1-20-2008 @ 5:45PM

raindog said...

While Dementium isn't really my kind of game, the existence of Gamecock gives me more hope for risky, innovative gaming than any other single current development except downloadable content.

People may hate the company's personality, or that of its founder, but at least they have personality. They remind me a little of EA back when they made games and not franchises.


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