The War Z producer calls campers f**gots

[UPDATE] Executive producer Sergey Titov calls out portion of player base through game's forums; representative says Titov "has no prejudice against homosexuals; just a poor choice and inappropriate choice of words."

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The War Z executive producer Sergey Titov has called spawn campers in his zombie survival shooter "f**gots." The forum post has since been edited to remove the language, but Titov's comments were quoted by other forum users, and are visible in their original form through a Google search.

"I'm trying to play at least couple hours a day every single day. Getting killed a lot, but 80 percent of all kills are 'honest.' I'm just being careless. I'm not trying to hide. 20 percent are sh***y kills by f**got's who's spawn camping," Titov said. "Or by guys who just want to play the shooter and shoot everyone in sight."

[UPDATE] A representative from the game's press team VIM Global Consulting told GameSpot, "Knowing Sergey, I can say with confidence that he has no prejudice against homosexuals; just a poor and inappropriate choice of words."

The War Z is an open-world online zombie shooter. It is currently in development at Hammerpoint Interactive, with an open beta scheduled to begin on October 31.

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spindie
spindie

F*ggot is a great word, its a shame it has to be tied to homosexuality tho.. A majority of people use that word only to express their anger, RARELY do people say it with the intention to ACTUALLY attack homosexuals.. The word for instance rolls right off the tongue, is short yet potent, and honestly it is the perfect medium between words that are too extreme like "F*CK" but not too elementary like words such as "stuipid, lame, butthead etc etc)


If it were up to me i would declare the word "F*ggot" completely null and void of any connection to homosexuality. This way it could be used openly and freely without any offense being taken

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

I don't understand why this sergrey titov guy has not been fired yet. He's clueless.

Nube36
Nube36

LOL.  He said a word.  Breaking news.

Clovergirl227
Clovergirl227

It's just normal gammer rage lingo, why is everyone having a hissy fit? I'd wager it's more about him being an con artist and his team a bunch of bullies rather that whats said by 2 out of every 10 gamers we all know on a regular basis.

Aumakua
Aumakua

Regardless of this guy's outlook with regard to homosexuals, this comment shows what an idiot he is. Saying something this inflammatory always gets you in trouble, always. This guy's a moron because he's responsible for all the blowback, and should have just shut his mouth. Campers do suck, though.

rebornblood
rebornblood

Why Is This Even News? Useless Stuff That No one Should Care About...

samusownsyou123
samusownsyou123

this guy is an asshole

this game sucks

I'm going back to dayz, a game that actually has a good dev behind it, thank you very much

wizardboyus
wizardboyus

this article is from october right? kinda old news why is it on the front page??

IMPACT_17
IMPACT_17

Since when are forum posts valid statements? On the other hand, someone that high up the chain can phrase things a bit more professionally.

Zach_300
Zach_300

I'd think there would be more bikers pissed off about this.

LinkLuigi
LinkLuigi

This guys is stupid. People have been fired for far, far less, and he wanted to shoot his mouth off like this?

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Are we surprised?

 

Their game was pulled from Steam and people have been complaining about the game for good reason.

Zabc0
Zabc0

How bad are you that you get this upset over your own game? That being said people are too damn sensitive about this, the fact that they even have to go out and say he has nothing against homosexuals is pathetic, and the fact that anyone cares that he said this is pretty pathetic.

sam628
sam628

game developers need to be professional in there work as they are role models to other people too.

JustArtificial
JustArtificial

So defending, or being cautious is camping? So we must all be CoD-boys and Gun'ho 24/7 til the parents turn the game off?

 

Titov, just go back to Big Rigs.

bmart970
bmart970

Professional... very professional.

wizo59mt
wizo59mt

honestly i think people who should be playing this title should be of adult age and should not be on a forum where its a matureaudiences only title, as a adult profanity in its mildest form should be accepted period. to many panzeys out there to day, this game looks awesome. i want it!

EJ902
EJ902 moderator moderator

Sergey Titov came to a forum about Big Rigs I run to answer some questions about the game (user 'ohmygodheisreal' here http://www.yourewinner.com/index.php?topic=3427.0), he was just as colourful there. He insisted he had absolutely nothing to do with big rigs mind you

psdsoldier25
psdsoldier25

I would figure with him being the Executive Producer he would have alittle more class than that. He does have a right to call it like he sees it but i think his success has went to his head. Thats just my opinion though.....

hedgy1
hedgy1

Do they really have to censor a quote?

I think not

GazaAli
GazaAli

Get over yourselves. 21st century sucks, full of wusses.

Tha_Rnar
Tha_Rnar

Freedom of speech, what else can I say? Honestly, it's just words.

Romangelo
Romangelo

spawn camping is lame and they deserved to be called by that word.

HaK-ForgoTT3n
HaK-ForgoTT3n

This guy is pathetic. He must suck at his won game if he gets spawned killed. If he don't like it then fix the fucking spawn system.

xSlugox
xSlugox

Wow, even GS are a bunch of trolls. They know EXACTLY how he used that term. Fuckin liars.

genjuroT
genjuroT

Wait, let me get this straight...he's complaining about an issue within his own game? He knows he's the one making the game right? Fix it jackass. Give newbs a 100% run bonus untill they get a gun or something. Why am I doing your work?...

JustPlainLucas
JustPlainLucas

I wonder how many condemn this professional for his slip that flippantly use the word themselves... 

spindie
spindie

Its pretty awesome to know that the producer is actually playing HIS OWN GAME with all of his games dedicated fans.. Finally a producer who cares about his games! This way he can experience first hand the games problems and can see eye-to-eye with the players! Rock on!! I am glad he shows some passion and hates these types of camping players! Now i understand why the warz team implemented PB so fast! Keep up the good work warz is really transforming into something special

FitzyFit
FitzyFit

@Clovergirl227 because he is works for the game company. It's very unprofessional and he is also not a child. If I worked for a game and being spawn camped. I don't think I would make a quote like that. I would let the other game designers know what there is to fix. Also yes him and his team are con artists. Their company is very embarrassing and unprofessional. 

Nube36
Nube36

 @Aumakua not sure his outlook on homosexuals can be concluded, considering the context in which he used the word.. ya dig?

link899
link899

 @Aumakua Your choice of words could be offensive to people who like to suck things.

kartik24
kartik24

 @sam628 exactly what I'm thinking. Imagine leading producers from say BF3 or AC3 or whatever you choose, call us faggots for playing a game the way we want to {cause we paid for it, damn straight ill camp if I want to : ) }; these companies will be destroyed overnight. Respect your customer! 

Clovergirl227
Clovergirl227

 @JustArtificialHe was talking about spawn campers, people who sit just inside the safe zone and wait for someone to run out of it, before takeing a step forward and shoting them in the back.

 

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

 @timoteo2k1 They don't ban the IP. Haven't you heard? At WarZ they just ban accounts knowing players will buy another account.

Delanoj
Delanoj

 @timoteo2k1 You make a good point.  He was not addressing homosexuals at all.  He using a derogatory term to refer to a group of annoying losers that take the fun out of gaming.  Perfect use of the word.

larsinii
larsinii

 @GazaAli You could always build a time machine and travel back to the dark ages wiping your ass with leaves and dying from the plague. Moron

Dragoon_of_Fire
Dragoon_of_Fire

 @GazaAli I agree..people are SO wimpy these days. They get offended by anything.  Pisses me off, especially where I live we have a lot of comedians and a few of them get poor rep because they make jokes that are considered 'politically uncorrect'  F-off i say and make your joke and ppl will take it.. Ppl who cry because of a few jokes should go piss on a bears face and watch while that same bear eats your face off and then shytes of ur corpse.

 

I agree with you GazaAli, world of wusses these days. No wonder the Illuminati are owning us. We gots no ballz.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

 @JustPlainLucas 

Ignoring the fact he used a swear for just one minute. You really think this guy is professional?

 

His attitude towards his customers is very unprofessional and bad for business. People have been fired for less.

 

And no, I'm not referring to him calling his customers names. I'm referring to the fact he is blaming them for game design problems in the game he is making. It's his problem, he should fix it.

Regression
Regression

 @Dragoon_of_Fire  @GazaAli "Ppl who cry because of a few jokes should go piss on a bears face and watch while that same bear eats your face off and then shytes of ur corpse."

 

Hahaha.. is that what they should do?  I think you deserve a spot on Feedbackula for this one.

JustPlainLucas
JustPlainLucas

 @Scorpion1813 I am aware of all this, but I am not calling the guy a professional.  I'm merely addressing those who use such language casually yet want to lash out at this person.

Delanoj
Delanoj

 @LegendaryFightz  @Delanoj  @timoteo2k1

 Being homosexual is not being used as an insulting term.  I think you missed the point.  He has no idea the gender, race or sexual orientation of the spawn campers.  He chose a derogatory term to insult them. 

Slice984
Slice984

 @LegendaryFightz  @Delanoj  @timoteo2k1 Well, you are the person taking it in an insulting manner. Why didn't you assume it was said  in a positive way. Like these Camping Pros keep killing me ARGH..! When you hear that word, you know what it means because it means what it means, which is why it was used.