These are people that you can’t stand in the business (behind the scenes or in the limelight) of Movies/TV Shows/Video Games. I’m talking that real hate. You didn’t just hear this person sucks; you know it from experience. Their names are poison to you, and you avoid any project they’re attached to.
Who are these people for you, and what did they do to be so hated?
For me, it’s only one person:
Kudo Tsunoda. I will never forgive that fuck for Def Jam Icon. If you don’t know, EA came out with three Def Jam pseudo-fighting games modeled after the N64 wrestling games (like No Mercy) that were out years before. Def Jam Vendetta (the first) was good, but Fight for New York (second) took it to another level with a lot more stylish finishers, a faster engine with more fighting styles and weapons. The story mode was nice too.
Then something happened between EA and the developers of those two games, and they brought the series over to EA Chicago. Icon ripped out everything good about the last two games in favor of sloppy, unintuitive controls, a horrible damage system, and that “music magic” garbage. Icon sucked so hard I started being wary of people who even talk like Kudo. Before Icon came out, dude was talking about how games should be innovative, and how he strives for innovative gaming. Now if I hear a dev talking about things being innovative or epic without explaining the gameplay much at all, I run the other way. That’s even if I have reason to believe the dev can deliver. Before its demo, I was worried about God of War 3 because the developers were throwing around the word “epic” with almost no gameplay out. I turned out wrong, but still…
So how about you guys?
EDIT: You can also talk about your White List (people whose involvement instantly hype you up for a project). Yes, Chachi’s post inspired this. Instead of another thread, let’s just make it an option here. I can’t change the thread title, but maybe people will see this.