EA COO, Peter Moore has taken to Facebook to slam Kotaku for publishing the article – “The Best John Riccitiello Jokes Twitter Has to Offer,” following on John Riccitiello’s departure from EA.
GamesIndustryInternational report that Moore posted the following statement:
“Kotaku reveling in what, due to their self-smugness, they don’t realize is a sad day for our industry, which is the platform on which they actually make money.
“John not only helped propel our company and interactive entertainment into new experiences, thus enticing millions of new people to become ‘gamers’, his work leading the ESA in recent years has helped ensure that we don’t experience the fate of the music industry,” Moore said of his former boss. “Sad loss for all of us who had the pleasure of working with him as we emerged from The Burning Platform.”
Moore wasn’t alone in frowning upon the news. Epic Games former head Mike Capps commented:
“I doubt we can shout louder than the misinformed, but it’s still worth speaking up!”
Former IGN editor, Hilary Goldstein quoted the Bible adding:
“Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.’ One of the reasons the games industry struggles to be taken seriously is that it is criticized by amateurs. And yes, I am aware I ran IGN once.”
This is the second time that Moore has been vocal in criticizing a major online gaming media. Moore also accused Videogamer earlier this month of fabricating a story about the Dead Space series being cancelled.