David Jaffe Personally Insulted By Nintendo's 'Geeks And Otaku' Comment
Posted by Damien McFerran
Did this news story annoy you? Of course it did. It also annoyed God of War creator David Jaffe, who went as far as to post a cutting reply on his blog page.
As well as using some pretty strong language, Jaffe also goes off on a tangent about a terrible movie and eventually comes to this conclusion:
Now look: I like Nintendo. And I LOVE old Nintendo. And both old and new Nintendo have brought SO MUCH to this industry that they SHOULD be proud and excited and even a little cocky when it comes to their amazing accomplishments. Anyone in our business should envy their ability to read, direct, and redirect the market. And to also- when they want to - make some world class, ground breaking games.
But this statement, especially coming from a marketing person, reeks of one of two things:
A: Arrogance at a level that should make Nintendo - if this statement reflects the core of the company - very ashamed.
B: A marketing person who has no real clue about games and thinks she's being cute and coy by dissing the 'geeks' cause she thinks the mainstream loves them now....if this is the case, she really needs someone to sit her down and explain to her which side her f***ing toast has been buttered on for years and will eventually get back to being buttered on....
Seems like Laurent Fischer has annoyed some pretty influential people.