One Final Post on Dyack

Just wanted to say one other thing that I forgot to mention in my previous post. It seems there are a ton of people posting across the Internet about how mean and nasty Dyack was in the podcast. People are saying he was throwing a tantrum, that he was berating the reviewers, and even making it out to sound as if he was screaming at them and/or throwing things.

He wasn't.

People are so averse to any type of strong language these days that the slightest hint of non-politically correct passivity startles them into thinking the speaker must be a loon. Maybe it's just the Jersey boy in me, but I found absolutely nothing wrong with Dyack's questions and comments, nor his tone. He never raised his voice, he tried (with some success) to keep the conversation factual and not veer off into any unnecessary personal attacks, and he didn't resort to petty name-calling. People are making it sound as if Dyack somehow metamorphosed into Mike Tyson at a weigh-in. This was a man who has built up a company that makes games he cares very deeply about defending his "life's work" for lack of a better term (not to mention that of the 50 or so employees also working on Too Human) . And I can totally understand why he took EGM's comments personally and felt the need to address them -- even if it was a year later and the world had moved on.

Dyack didn't get to be in his position by rolling over and letting everyone rub his belly and scratch behind his ears whenever they want to. Or by sitting when he really wants to stand. And he certainly shouldn't be flamed for confronting perceived adversaries and directly questioning them about it. No, he should instead be applauded. This world would be a better place if everyone had the courage to speak directly, ask pointed questions, and not get mired in passive-aggressive PC nonsense. He had a problem with EGM and felt he was treated unfairly and he called them on it. That's how it ought to be.

Even if was a year late.

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