GS News - The War Z producer calls campers f**gots

Executive producer Sergey Titov calls out spawn campers through game's forums.

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chrisrooR
chrisrooR

Wow, is this game some sort of social experiment?

I think they're just seeing how far they can go to absolutely destroy a game and its' reputation amongst gamers. 

csward
csward

Instead of name calling, fix the game maybe?

jollybest1
jollybest1

Sometimes a word can do more damage than a gun or knife...........

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StSk8ter29
StSk8ter29

Sergey explained himself as if it was somehow better that he wasn't intending to offend homosexuals. In reality, it doesn't make a difference. The word he used is inherently offensive regardless of usage. There were plenty of other ways to phrase what he was trying to say about campers without resorting to that kind of language. I understand how somebody can type before they think. Especially out of anxiety. But claiming that it wasn't his intention to offend homosexuals isn't really an apology to me when the word carries so much weight.

zt76831
zt76831

Ah yes, Sergey Titov once again demonstrating his mastery of the English language.

Duke_51
Duke_51

So what Sergey is pretty much saying here... is that he wasn't referring to your sexual orientation, he was just cussing you out and insulting you in general... that is his apology?

zowbaid
zowbaid

Am I the only one who thought that game looked terrible??

lightingbird
lightingbird

Lots of kids and immature people responding to this issue.  He clearly said something that was offensive.  Its a hate word and its confusing after reading some of the comments how anyone could think otherwise..  At my job, you could get fired for saying this to someone.  As I'm sure in many work places.  Its unprofessional and it should be addressed.  Outside of that, I don't think we as consumers, should support a person like this.  If he said this, and works in the industry, who knows what else he is capable of saying.  

-JMD-
-JMD-

Titov, the dork of the year of 2012!

feleas
feleas

the words themselves can be used in gaming society these days, they're just frowned upon. however, that doesn't mean a professional member of a company uses such words, for it belittles both their company and themselves. I know that sounds a little contradictory, but the consumer doesn't have to worry about swearing that can ruin their company because they DON'T represent their company, they represent themselves lol

samusownsyou123
samusownsyou123

hey I have an idea how about this guy just leaves game development so we don't have to continue to hear sob stories and him insulting gamers because he his a whiny little baby.

slefo29
slefo29

I think it's unacceptable that War Z is out. 

GarGx1
GarGx1

As for he spawn camping issue, he's the f*cking developer...fix it you moron don't winge at your customers!

 

To this day the game still has a spawn camping issue that they have not fixed but of course that's the least of the games probems.

wezkilla
wezkilla

not just game culture its an everyday insult, if you take offence from this then you need to be counselled 

Drunkship86
Drunkship86

I don't see his comments are offensive as I'm sure everyone talks like that about other players when they're annoyed. However as a developer its not something you should do towards your paying customers. You wouldn't get that from any other customer service, and the games industry should be no different.

InitiateTwo
InitiateTwo

In his position, he should far more aware of his public communications. Foolish.

de_graph
de_graph

Sounds like the guy keeps digging himself deeper.

 

Every game is a rip off of another game and I don't think his overall intention was to "rip off gamers". However, what he has done is shown himself as the most unprofessional game developer to date. There's absolutely no way he can dig himself out of the hole now, even if the game turns around into something awesome. He'll never have the respect of the community again, and he knows that... which is why he's saying some of the things he's saying.

 

I predict sometime within the next year or so, he's going to release a statement saying he's stopping the games development and blame it on the community as to the reason why. Just watch ;)

fbgbdk4
fbgbdk4

What one could expect from the guy that produced Big Rigs, the worst game of all time, then ripped-off DayZ, then ripped-off the buyers?

Stand4hotsauce
Stand4hotsauce

While the word used certainly was inappropriate, it pales in comparison to the game itself. The producer seems to have been implicit in a scam to rip off gamers. The war z has is a terrible game. It's even insulting to developers who worked really hard to make a game that ended up being terrible. At least they tried. The war z is the worst kind of game, one that has only the amount of content to technically call it a video game. It was never supposed to be good. They were just hoping that the hard work of the day z crew, and the current zombie craze to get people to buy their game before anyone knew how bad it was. Shameful.

somefreaknfella
somefreaknfella

This has nothing to do with people being offended. It's the fact that he is the executive producer, and calling his customers 'faggots' is a testament to the fact that their company lacks any kind of professional or reputable behaviour.

If you haven't already heard, War Z was removed from Steam due to a nearly universal outcry in the Steam community in response to their blatantly false advertising, terrible customer service, and the fact that their game is a literal rip of War Inc.'s engine and gameplay, among other things.

vwcjohnny
vwcjohnny

The word has evolved past being a slur against sexual orinatation, and if your a over sensitive to non-100% pc terminology and ofended by the word... your a fagot.

toast_burner
toast_burner

I wonder if the people saying he did nothing wrong would be saying the same thing if he said the n-word instead. 

rif666isme
rif666isme

ridiculous just ridiculous the sooner all grow up and realize that these are words and only words the better.  If the use of these words real bothers that many then good heavens the first time one of you sensitive people getting involved in something physical you better hang on to your socks.  If you think words hurt this bad and scare this bad imagine what a punch feels like I guess you could always assume the fetal position and wait for help to come.  Please keep in mind that help may or may not come to your aide but if they do when it is all said a done you may look like a fa***t.  I guess really has gamers we should all take the time to come up with betters words to describe spawn killers and campers.  Or or maybe let the people crying about it actual see or play the game so they know what a spawn killer and camper are.  mainly I think these sensitive types are people still who have no idea about games but get in line to complain about them.  In the end I have no issue with this use of words it is common and I in now way thought the statements was to damage or hurt anyone sexual orientation.  And sadly these words do describe what the payer witness and even after making the comments these fa***t campers and spawn killers will still play the way they play.  So in the end nothing changes, but all of us got to talk about it so that is a plus I guess.  Lighten up everyone they are only words we need to toughin up there is worse out there than words.       

Champ721
Champ721

People seriously need to be such easily-offended wimps. Grow some balls.

Gumusay
Gumusay

First off, all people know the term "slang" I think, well that means that youre actually using some curse word, or you just you some sexual oriented curse word or whatever to call that some person/s who really pissed you off or irritated you to no extend.

 

Why do we use such words?because someone has really done some shit and that is actually affecting you emotionally which in other case affects your body (it is scientificly proven that such hormones built up from anger and frustration can really "harm" the body on long term.) so there comes up the question, why does that person have the right to "physically" harm me in some way and I dont have the right to at least curse that person?

 

Well sorry for those who dont agree but I will curse those son of a bitches to the hell if they still use hacks/abuse in game glitches/camps with weapons which you even dont know where to get from/server hoppers who gain high end stuff in a matter of hours which I even couldnt gather by roaming in the game for 9.5 hours strait! (I have a list what I collected in 9.5 hours and then hopped on a rich spawn location just about 2 hours I can post that if anybody wants, the gap is huge as hell!) safe location ambushers who just wait for hours for someone with some nice gear to pass by and they shoot em just before those guys get to security/fake "friendly" players, who just call you to team up and make you gather stuff with him/her for a while and then when he/she wants to leave the game shoots you and takes whatever you have and then mock you.

 

This damn list goes on and on... and lets be real, this is not because this whole thing is a game or whatever. Those ppl are actually just reflecting their minds into a game which gave them full release to do whatever they want to do. What do we summerrise from this? that people actually dont have any respect to each other that the real world is actually a mess of greedy people with a horrible sense of self rightousness  aka "its good as long as I can do shit without getting punished, and if I can keep doing that without people noticing it the better..." and those people who are getting abused or tricked or got even in worse situations dont even have anything to defend themselves (not everybody is strong or gifted or got good skills they are just ordinary) so sometimes people use words to get their steam off... in this case I just support Sergey, because there are really some bastards who deserve more than this little curse words.

 

But a comment to the game War Z... IT IS A TOTAL SCAM... FOR THOSE WHO THİNKS TO BUY İT; " DONT ! " YOU WILL REGRET IT ON DAY 1. WAIT FOR DAY Z TO RELEASE OR PLAY THE MOD FOR NOW TILL RELEASE

Verbose_One
Verbose_One

The political correctness is seriously getting on my nerves. I really think that NO ONE has the right NOT to be offended, including me. And those of you who get offended by the slight use of colorful language that might infer someone's sexual orientation (truthfully or falsely), watch a bit of Fightclub(1999): " Listen up, maggots. You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else!"

stevo99801
stevo99801

These comments about people being too sensitive are ridiculous. Being too sensitive is asking to take down a "Men at Work" sign in a construction zone because it's "sexist". Using a highly offensive term is another. Clearly, some people here don't actually understand this. I don't think he meant this to be offensive to homosexuals, but that doesn't excuse him for saying it. Should I go around saying the N word to everyone and say "Well, I don't actually mean it towards black people..." Does that excuse me for saying it?

Leignheart
Leignheart

i seriously don't understand how you people live day to day with how uncomfortable and insecure you guys are in yourselves that your whole world shatters and falls apart when someone uses a word you don't like or disagree with. you guys make it seem as if a murder had taken place. you guys really need to wisen up and live in the real world asap. in the real world, where im from, not loony ville, people say far worse things than that. and you know what, he didn't even mean it like that, but you guys sure cant accept that can you, i bet all you people who point your smelly finger have horrible looking skeletons in your closets, and the ones who read this and say i don't, well you probably have the worst ones. basically put people, lets recap, you need to get on with your lives, people aren't always going to do what you think they should do, people aren't always going to be politically correct, and when you cry and whine it only shows whats wrong with you. and remember, your just as bad as that person when you do that. now no one wants a more perfect world than me, but as long as there are people on it, it will not be perfect, the day you set aside your selfishness and put others before yourself is when the world starts to brighten up. im going to live that way and hope others will to.

Rocket2Uranus
Rocket2Uranus

the game is is horrible.

i'm not surprised that their producer would be this dumb.do not buy.  if u did buy... get ur refund NOW before they run out of money. 

reapercokayne
reapercokayne

he is right and he is just like me words are words 99.999999% of everyone swear like that ... by the way the game aint for kids nore for family people .... so stop gossiping... girls WTF 

EvoX_777
EvoX_777

People should stop being such literalist nazis and grow a set of  context recognition. Whether he said f**gots, d*uchebags, pr*cks, a**holes, b*sement dw*llers or whatever word/phrase....  show some intelligence and realize that a generalized derogatory slang term doesn't victimize you unless its being directed AT you in such a way. 

luis_cy360
luis_cy360

i thought he was referring to harley drivers

LaP
LaP

And he is totally right.

Bleach2X1
Bleach2X1

 @feleas He clearly has issues controlling himself, fortunately most people who act that way are shunned and ignored. He could have atleast been smart enough to pose as a consumer. 

stevo99801
stevo99801

 @wezkilla Oh, is that your "professional" opinion? How about the n-word? Maybe we should just go around and say it, it's just a word, right? If anyone takes "offence" to that, they should be "counselled"!

calanorn
calanorn

 @toast_burner

 you mean the N-word which is used mainly by the same people who claim to be offended by it?

 

I see nothing wrong with saying fagot hell there is a bloody food dish called "faggots" im surprised supermarkets have not gone bankrupt from PC lawsuits... no that would be because faggots as a food is perfectly find maybe the people who think every use of a word they don't like is aimed at them should get of the high horse and stop thinking the world is out to get them equality and fairness is what everyone keeps hapring on about so take it on the damn chin how many times have girls been called white trash? or guys called "white crackers" maybe you don't know because we suck it up and don't go on a bitch fit about it to make an appearance on the 6 oclock news..

 

That said titov is an ass hat the game sucks had enough to say to him in the forums whilst waiting for my refund for warz to be processed. and the guy didn't deserve the community the game got in the first place.

 

dotanpelled
dotanpelled

@rif666isme

 Wow your too ignorant to understand? KID, please know, that a WORD can offend not less then a "real punch" only a child can compare that two things with no reason too.

BTW, as a representative you REPRESENT your product, OFC he can think all he want about them players but cursing them publicly?

THEY BOUGHT YOUR GAME, GAVE YOU MONEY, AT LEAST SHOW SOME RESPECT!

 

peteyboi29
peteyboi29

 @stevo99801 it's nice to see some one on game spot with a mind :)  well said sir, well said 

 

I have nothing against a laugh and a joke, but when its negative!! its negative plain and simple, although  it does seem to be the standard in most online formats these days  / forums online games and such.

 

there is enough negativity in the world, perhaps people should try spreading a bit of positivity for a change ? u never know people u might just like it :D 

de_graph
de_graph

 @Leignheart Got a test for you and your perfect world logic. Go walk around downtown Detroit, first black guy you see, say: "Yo, what's up my n*gga." And let's see how he reacts when you say: "relax, it's just a word dude".

 

If he was an everyday Joe and was just making a comment, no one would care. But he's not. He's a businessman, trying to sell a product. A businessman trying to sell a product and using words that SOME people find offensive, is going to get him no where.

 

If you really think that the business world can exist without a social filter, you my friend are bonkers.

de_graph
de_graph

 @EvoX_777 He is a businessman. Representing a company. That is trying to sell a product. He's not just an anonymous user/ forum poster.

 

If you honestly think its ok for a business to do that, I would love to see you open a business and drop a few "faggots" casually in convo and let's see how many customers you have.

 

 

midnight_trashh
midnight_trashh

 @EvoX_777 agreed although i find most people commenting on gamespot to be pretty un-educated in the context recognition area. Anyone who wasn't raised in a trailer park and has a IQ over 45 would know the term is offensive.

Bleach2X1
Bleach2X1

 @peteyboi29  @stevo99801 

 

It's not worth arguing with people, they don't and most likely will never understand until they befriend someone with a different sexual orientation. That was probably my favorite word until I grew up a bit and became less ignorant. Rarely do you find well rounded people who have traveled, lived in different places or just picked up a book who can relate. 

peteyboi29
peteyboi29

 @Gelugon_baat  @Leignheart  i agree Words can cut deep, very deep indeed.

 

but its easy to call others for being easily offended when the issue does not effect you personally, people should walk in different shoes for a day and then see how they feel.

 

machiavelli415
machiavelli415

 @Bleach2X1  

It's "There", not "Their". So much for claiming to be intellectually superior.

 

Bleach2X1
Bleach2X1

 @wezkilla  - Alright lunch box meat. 

 

"You know I didn't mean it like that" Come on you're suppose to be a professional, you clearly have pent up aggression which may be from hiding in the closet yourself. You know I didn't mean it like that isn't good enough, how low is your IQ to not think you are offending homosexuals. Yes let's use the N word and you can say the same thing. Their are homosexuals out there who have accomplished far more than you ever will wezkilla. Primitive to be so hateful against them, it's just a word? yea maybe to you but your small brain may not be able to comprehend what i am saying.