I often write online about how fucked up I believe SEGA CORPORATION are, and how they are ruining their mascot and destroying a whole legacy because their heads are too far up their arses to see anything except, perhaps shit. I also, long ago began to say that Yuji Naka left because of their shit. Turns out I was pretty much correct and spot on with my little theory there.
A recently published article at this site reveals the shenanigans that a particular douchebag (that should have remained in the sports shoe business) managed to pull off. That twat needs no introduction, he is, the notorious Peter Moore. The same genius who arranged the canning of the Sega Dreamcast and indirectly is the reason why we today have to endure the likes of Sonic Boom and endlessly shitty games.
From the article we have this interesting tidbit:
Yuji Naka, Naka-san, maker of Sonic, is in the room. Now, he and I have a love/hate relationship on a good day. And we show him this, and it’s subtitled in Japanese, and when it comes to that piece he just [slams his hand on the table], ‘This is ridiculous. You have made them say this. Sega is the great brand, nobody would ever say this, you have falsified!’ He just gets in my face. So I said to the translator, ‘Tell him to fuck off.’ And the poor guy looks at me and says, ‘There's no expression in Japanese.’ I said, ‘I know there is.’ And that was it. That was the last time I ever set foot in there!
So basically, he tells Naka to fuck off... Hmm. Now from all the heaps of stuff I have read over the years I suspected Naka was seriously offended about something, and hence he left. Now we know why, some arsehole Liverpudian pommie with the personality of Rudolph Muller, coming there, telling him to fuck off because he has no clue about Japanese culture and how it works.
Tell you what, had someone spoken to me like that I'd also have packed my bags and left. I am probably very close to the truth when I say that this was also the last straw for Naka and off he went, and worked for himself (prope.jp). In terms of translators, I do know that Naka is capable of speaking English quite well, so I find this rather surprising.
But yes, this kind of man, would get in my face too... No wonder every time I see him I have an urge to punch a wall or something.
The real life, living embodiment of Dr Eggman, and to him I say, "Please fuck off and go ruin some other industry- Hey here's an idea, become an advisor to Trump... "
The victim: a gentle, self-taught individual, a legend in his own right. To him I say "Please dude please save Sonic from the bean counters, and corporate greed"
But I guess, when anyone has this kind of reaction (see below) to the industry they work in, then something is very wrong. As I always thought, whenever I see the title "businessman" bestowed upon anyone its like steel wool being applied to my arse, they only care about the bottom line. Accountants (bean counters) are their friend, and their singular goal in life is the pursuit of pieces of paper (money)
I fucking hate this video games shit- Fuck off, all of you.. Gaargh!