Geoff Harrower contemplates quitting EA over microtransactions

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 is best known for being a developer on NBA Elite 11, a game that EA was forced to cancel 8 days before release.

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Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/MMA/comments/7glq2h/ea_sports_ufc_3_has_the_single_most_egregious/dqmbufp/

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NBA 2k17 mocks EA UFC 2 developer Geoff Harrower

NBA 2k17 includes animations that mock EA UFC 2 devloper Geoff Harrower’s attempt at a basketball game, NBA Elite 11

Geoff Harrower apologizes

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.

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Geoff Harrower apologizes, stating, “we didn’t deliver the game you guys wanted.”
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NBA Elite 11 was filled with glitches. EA cancelled the project just days before its scheduled release. Developers were rotated to other projects including EA UFC 1 & 2.

fishingtime posts homophobic tirade against LGBT community

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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!”

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Yari criticizes fishingtime’s choice of skin tone for Jazz

fishingtime ended up launching a tirade against this blog after being asked for more information about his CAF of Jazz Brousseau.

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fishingtime explains the origins of the developer CAFs, Geoff Harrower and Jazz Brousseau
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fishingtime threatens the staff, calling them “flamers” that don’t go after girls because they don’t have “the right anatomy”

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fishingtime calls Soupkin a “faggot”

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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.

fishingtime creates Geoff Harrower effigy

fishingtime has taken advantage of the create-a-fighter feature of EA UFC 2 to craft an effigy of developer Geoff Harrower, better known as GameplayDevUFC.

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Geoff “Magic Man” Harrower

This is a great sign of admiration and respect for the longtime EA SPORTS employee. fishingtime is a huge fan of Geoff and now has the ability to step into the shoes of a developer.

Geoff Harrower is known for his work on many EA titles including FIFA, SSX, NBA Elite 11, and EA UFC 1 & 2.

GameplayDevUFC calls gdfishingtime “fake”

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.

Let us be very clear: This blog is real.

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EA Sports UFC 2 developer Geoff Harrower, better known as GameplayDevUFC, has described this blog as “fake”