Long-time EA developer Geoff Harrower, better known as GameplayDevUFC and rEAnimator, dropped a bombshell on reddit, asking if a “game developer” should “quit his job because he works on a game that contains micro transactions.” He considered the idea as part of a series of “deeply personal questions” and a “burden” that “none of us can escape.” He likened it to “two people giving each other CTE.” The post was made in the hugely popular r/MMA subreddit. It is not clear if the “video game developer” in question refers to himself or a fictional entity.
Geoff Harrower, Lead Gameplay Engineer for EA SPORTS UFC 2, posted this message on Operation Sports after EA cancelled one of his earlier games. NBA Elite 11 was a basketball game for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 that was cancelled 8 days before release. Developers were under the pressure of an 18-month development cycle, similarly to EA UFC 1 & 2.
fishingtime, the moderator of the EA Sports UFC 2 Sub-Reddit and its corresponding blog, recently visited gdfishingtime and posted several hateful comments. Many of them contained threats and offensive language specifically aimed at the gay lesbian bisexual and transgendered community.
It all started when fishingtime revealed that he had created another effigy, this time of EA UFC 2 Assistant Producer Jazz Brousseau. fishingtime posted a video to YouTube entitled “EA SPORTS UFC2: Jazz, you are a beast!”
fishingtime ended up launching a tirade against this blog after being asked for more information about his CAF of Jazz Brousseau.
fishingtime posted multiple homophobic slurs, including calling Soupkin a “faggot” and threatening to sue his parents for being gay. He again calls him “faggot” and “mentally handicapped” all while using the name EA Sports UFC 2 Sub-Reddit.
The staff of this blog emphatically condemns the hateful and inappropriate statements made by Damon Gesell.
After being threatened with lawsuits from fishingtime, EA UFC 2 developer Geoff Harrower has taken to reddit to try to discredit this blog. We at gdfishingtime.wordpress.com disagree with Geoff Harrower’s description.