^Drag0n^ wrote on Oct 8, 2011, 10:24:
As for the guy making the "Douchebag" comment: Really? That's beyond lowbrow. Disagree with his stance? Fine. but show a little respect and class. Carmack has more programming talent and game development experience than you'll have in four lifetimes.
So talented people can't be douchebags? Three months ago, Carmack is bleating "Oh, I made such a mistake developing this for the consoles first, I'll never do that again, I have 24 threads here at work, with 24 Gigs of memory and half a TB of SSDs, and I should be able to use that, so the next game we're doing is going to be full focus on that level of power and then we'll scale it down for the consoles."
Then he's gotten the money from all the preorders and the first days of sales, and suddenly he's like "Yeah, fuck the PC. Consoles, baby! Consoles! Oh, and all your problems are because ATI and Nvidia can't write drivers for shit! The fact that the installer just plain forgets to create the cache folder needed to make my engine run better is all ATI's fault!"
Yeah, what else would you call that attitude? He's like all of EA squeezed down into one guy. I've rarely seen a more fucking assholish attitude.
Look, eventually all PC-first developers start making games for the consoles, because they're never happy with selling 5 million copies of a game (Doom 3). They want 10 million copies. Fine. Everyone is entitled to be greedy. But don't just flat out fucking LIE to boost your sales, then do an about-face 4 days after your game sold.
Because then the douchebag label becomes pretty damn accurate.