Panickd wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 13:38: I'm not sure John Carmack ever claimed to be passionate about gaming. He's passionate about programming and passionate about problem solving through programming. The fact that he came into programming when most of the big challenges lay in computer graphics and, by proxy, games was just pure chance.
And I'm not really sure why people are hating on him so much. Unless he ran over your dog with his Ferrari or banged your wife he doesn't owe you anything. If you're upset because people still listen when he talks that's really the fault of the people doing the listening, not his.
I would have to agree. John Carmack's a pretty cool guy. If you read the things he says and how he says it you would see that he's really a nice guy. He is a person who really brought us a lot of great gaming hours in the 90s so we should cut him some slack. It's not like he's doing anything to harm us right? Besides, it's not like Michael Jordan was a great basketball player for every single year he played in the NBA right?