Tripwire CEO Steps Down Amid Controversy

The controversy over a tweet by John Gibson supporting the anti-abortion law that recently took effect in Texas has quickly boiled over. Yesterday it was reported that developers Shipwright Studios cut ties with the publisher and developer Torn Banner Studios distanced itself from Gibson's remarks. Now Tripwire itself is also created its own distance, announcing that Gibson has "stepped down" (presumably after some coaxing), and has been replaced by interim CEO Alan Wilson. Tripwire says Gibson's remarks do not reflect the opinions of the company:
The comments given by John Gibson are of his own opinion, and do not reflect those of Tripwire Interactive as a company. His comments disregarded the values of our whole team, our partners and much of our broader community. Our leadership team at Tripwire are deeply sorry and are unified in our commitment to take swift action and to foster a more positive environment.

Effective immediately, John Gibson has stepped down as CEO of Tripwire Interactive. Co-founding member and current Vice President, Alan Wilson, will take over as interim CEO. Alan has been with the company since its formation in 2005 and is an active lead in both the studio’s business and developmental affairs. Alan will work with the rest of the Tripwire leadership team to take steps with employees and partners to address their concerns including executing a company-wide town hall meeting and promoting open dialogue with Tripwire leadership and all employees. His understanding of both the company’s culture and the creative vision of our games will carry the team through this transition, with full support from the other Tripwire leaders.
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Cutter wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 20:40:
Blue wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 16:51:
Cutter wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 16:35:
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You seem to interpret anyone disagreeing with one of your hot takes as flaming and personal attacks. Which is then followed by you engaging in flaming and personal attacks.

You are not in the right. I'm asking you to examine this pattern and rethink your approach.

I'm really curious how you're still alive?! What with everyone out to get you all the time, and you being always right and all!


Veinman wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 15:12:
Beamer wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 14:09:
At some point, Cutter probably should be banned.

There's no "probably" about it.

Personal attack.

mch wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 12:58:
Yep, punching down on those poor poor CEOs.

Knew you'd find a way to make this thread dumber.

Personal attack.

Xero wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 12:53:
It is because popular networks like to keep throwing these words out (cancelled/woke) over and over to brain wash individuals into believing that is what it is.

Personal attack.

And there are more littered throughout the thread from the usual flaming trolls - Beamer/Redeye/BoP/etc. And as I've stated - FACTUALY at least a 1000 times before over the last several decades - and no, that is sadly not hyperbole - it's always the same people/type of people, that you constantly PERMIT those clowns TO START ad hominen attacks and flamewars. Not only do you permit it, but you only and ever censor people who respond to them in kind - they're allowed to dish it out but don't have to take it. Nor are they capable of it in any regard. Every single one of those posts in this thread hasn't been removed, ergo, you and your fanboy mods are engaged in censorship, plain and simple. And that's the same pattern you repeat in ANY and EVERY thread that descends into conflict on this board. Every...single...thread.

The ONLY person who responded on topic and didn't make it a personal attack in this thread was DarkCntry. He was wrong, but at least he didn't attack anyone he disagrees with. Did I attack him? No. Because he didn't attack me. And THAT is the exact same in every other thread over the years here. I don't start flamewars, I never have, but I sure as shit don't back down from fights. You start with me and, oh yeah, it's on. As the old adage goes, don't start nothin' and there ain't gonna' be nothin'.

I am absolutely in the right and there's nothing to rethink. You're in the wrong because you keep letting your fanboys start flamewars and then blame the victim when they respond in kind. If I walked up and punched you in the face for no reason you'd just stand there and take it? Maybe you would but that's not how I was raised or how I am. Someone takes a swing at me they get swung on even harder. I've ALWAYS defered to the 'your house your rules' clause but it doesn't make you right. And if you want peace here than stop posting political stuff - because you know where its going to end up. That or hold everyone equally accountable. That sort of hypocrisy you engage in infuriates me beyond all reason. Otherwise just tell your readers who haven't drunk the Kool-aid to go elsewhere because they're obviously not welcome here.
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