I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
New 3DS: an exciting upgrade for a specific audience ⊟
Nintendo surprised everyone this morning, including people like me who weren’t paying attention to the internet, with the announcement of a “New” 3DS hardware line, featuring redesigned 3DS and 3DS LL/XL models with faster download potential, a right analog thing, extra shoulder buttons, and more. While I’m staring at this and digesting the info, let’s think out loud about it!
The Super Famicom-inspired color scheme is so cool. I may actually get the regular New 3DS instead of the New 3DS XL…
Korra Book 3 finale is online right now! These are some backgrounds from this season and some comps from the finale. I did the paint. layout was most likely either Angela Sung or William Niu.
this is videogames. this is what i get. this is unacceptable. this is not okay. terrorist. never again, you hear me? never again. this is videogames. this is your audience. to every aspiring game developer out there: don’t. give up. it’s not worth it. nothing is worth this. give up on your dreams. they are actually nightmares. just don’t do it. RUN AWAY
This is what Phil Fish tweeted shortly before deleting his Twitter account.
this is what i get. this is unacceptable.
Nobody deserves what Phil has received online. He has been harassed, mocked, torn to shreds, called terrible names, and had his privacy invaded.
He is (or, at least, was) an incredibly talented, passionate, and persistent artist and game designer. And he will be missed in gaming, by myself and by countless other people who loved his work.
this is videogames. this is your audience.
I do not know Phil, and I have tried to never make any sort of judgment on his character or his decisions. I do, however, believe that he is wrong.
It is shameful and terrible what Phil has faced as a public figure and game creator. He has experienced the worst side of the gaming community. But this does not represent the whole of gaming. Gaming is as diverse as humanity itself, and, I believe, is greater than just those who drove Phil away.
to every aspiring game developer out there: don’t. give up. it’s not worth it. nothing is worth this.
I looked up to Phil Fish.
Fez is one of my favorite games. I spent days making a Gomez cosplay and spent hours with a hot, stuffy box on my head just to show how much I love it. Indie Game: The Movie gives me hope and inspiration as an aspiring artist, storyteller, and game designer every time I watch it.
I was saddened when Fez II was cancelled, but I held out hope that Phil would rejoin gaming and lend his talents to make something beautiful again.
give up on your dreams. they are actually nightmares. just don’t do it. RUN AWAY
But now I have given up. Not on game development or my artistic aspirations, but on my dream that Phil would make another game - my dream that I could look up to him, as someone who undertook great challenges in pursuit of their dreams, and ultimately came out successful. I have given up on my dream of being able to point to Phil and say, “That guy inspires me. That guy is the benchmark I’m shooting for.”
I still love Fez. I still want to be a game developer. But I feel like something’s been lost.
Phil, I wish you the best of luck in whatever you pursue next. Maybe you’ll make custom socks or something.