Another day, another episode of “When Developers Attack.” Truth be told, we’re getting a bit worried about the “Katonaness” of the games industry of late. If people aren’t getting called a dick (or a prick, we’ll accept either), haughty head-honchos are guffawing during other people’s keynotes only to be told to unceremoniously “fuck off” the next day in a blog tirade. As I so eloquently noted to my fellow TSAians around a soon to be empty packet of dodgers just last week, I’m surprised no one got shanked at Develop this year.
Next up to the controversy plate is Gearbox’s Mikey Neumann. Commenting on Twitter about the recently reported shock announcement that Stuart Black will leave Codemasters before his “fucking operatic” Bodycount will ship, the creative director wonders:
“I don’t know why Stuart Black’s headlines for today don’t read ‘Guy who shits on everyone else’s games can’t finish his own.’ We have the same position, but I don’t go around talking smack about other games because I like games.”
Right. Can we call a moratorium on the current spate of cattiness within the industry?
That said, bitch-fights appear to go down well so maybe you’re all revelling in this new-found animosity between game folk. All we need now is for someone to give a fellow designer a headbutt and OK Magazine will be laughing its ass off at the entire sordid industry.