“You don’t owe a damned thing to any gaming journalist.” Cliffy B. writes an open letter to Phil Fish.

Posted: July 29, 2013 in Boss Key Productions, Epic Games, Polytron
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A very nice gesture by Cliff Bleszinski.  Leaving the game industry over a whiny gaming journalist (many of whom are just glorified fanboys trying to sound professional) is NOT a good reason to change your career.  Hopefully, Clifford’s letter will help dissipate Mr. Fish’s rage.

You don’t owe a damned thing to any gaming journalist. We’ve seen the rise of many “Rush Limbaughs” in the gaming industry, people who do videos or podcasts digging a finger into an open wound that gets the gaming community going because, hits. You DO owe a great product to your community, something I hope you’ll resume doing some time in the near future. The industry needs people like you to speak with their hearts before their brains because I’m tired of hearing the PR approved appropriate response. I’m tired of games that feel like they’ve been developed by focus groups or clueless executives going “Hey that Call of Duty is big, we need one of those!”

Besides, at the end of the day, that cycle of community feedback and crafting that big fireball is entirely too addictive.

Come back, Phil. We miss you already. Maybe I’ll be right behind you, returning with Adamantium skin.

Full letter here:

http://dudehugespeaks.tumblr.com/post/56805389679/dynamite-fishing-an-open-letter-to-phil-fish

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