Today’s Reader Submission comes to us from a user under the clever alias anonymous, drawing three important points of interest from a single post on the Project CARS forum.
Big fan of your work. Unlike Kotaku and other big gaming news sites, you actually do some journalist work. Congrats on that, this seems rare nowadays.
First of all, my english may be a bit confusing as it’s not my main language. I’m a console peasant and couldn’t be happier with my Xbox One. After getting bored of Forza 5 I pre-ordered Project Cars and got a big pile of buggy shit. You already know that whole story, I’m not telling you anything new. If only I knew PRC beforehand, I probably wouldn’t give a cent to those greedy fuckers but oh well.
Speaking of greedy fuckers, look what I found on the pCars forum:
They’re “allowing” people to join the development by asking a total of 7 million pounds and don’t even need it? Gee, they’re so nice to do that! Is it maybe to pay the profit margins of the PCars big crowdfund “investors?” Then to pay investors on the pCars 2, they start crowdfunding pCars 3 and so on? That would actually make sense for them as SMS doesn’t have to pay the profits back, they just ask for more money for the next pCars so it gets paid in a cycle (until no one falls for this shit anymore and it eventually ends). Are pCars fanboys the kind of idiots to fall for this? Or am I crazy to think of such “conspiracies?”
Why would he delete such a normal, coherent and behaved post by a forum member ? Is Ian Bell so used to censorship that everything that he doesn’t like automatically goes deleted? Is he afraid the fanboys massaging is massive ego on the forum open their eyes to such pertinent questions about the funding of Pile of Shit 2, a month after pCars had such a buggy mess of a launch? This is a big proof of the kind of censorship that goes on around there. It’s sad because people who bought the game have nowhere else to get their feedback from the bugs they’ve experienced. Sure, some trolling gets around but it’s mainly from the frustration of getting an incomplete game for full price.
Repeatedly and publicly calling idiots to people who bought his game must be a first for this industry, surely? I mean, occasionally gamers get that message but it’s masked through PR talk. But this is terrible, why doesn’t anyone pick this shit up to make relevant news other than PRC? I’m sure Mr Bell would refrain talking like this ever again if his shitty atitude got mentioned on a “million-hits per day” news site. Or maybe not, he sounds like an arrogant prick who doesn’t give a shit about anything other than himself and his Veyron.
Alright I’ll try to go through these points one by one. But before we begin, it’s important to note that in the time between I received this submission, and got home from work eight hours later to post it, Ian Bell continued to make an ass of himself by stating “we really dislike Nintendo users.” Now, you’re a goddamned idiot if you bought a Wii U, and an even bigger idiot if you believed something like pCars could run on a system designed to capitalized on the popularity of iPads, but Need for Speed Most Wanted ran alright on the Wii U, and they sort of promised the game would be out on the Wii U without many compromises made to the game at all.
This dude from Reddit summed it up nicely:
First, Chris from PRC said the same thing you did in the comments section of VirtualR, later displayed on GamerMuscle’s comment analysis video:
It’s also important to note that pCars 2 won’t be any type of investment, but rather a traditional crowdfunded campaign where you won’t see a return. I will be surprised if pCars 2 comes out at all, because I’m sure people will figure out that they’re literally just throwing money at a random developer who couldn’t even get the first crowdfunded game right, or it won’t come anywhere close to the intended goal. Thank God it’s not my job to figure out how to deal with that inevitable trainwreck.
Second, we’ve had a few submissions, some of which we straight up couldn’t post, that describe Ian’s history in a bit more detail. It’s straight up narcissism. Narcissism refers to an egoistic mode of existing in the world. It is characterized by a number of behaviors — ranging from lack of self-awareness, to bragging, to shifting blame, to hypersensitivity, and more. These tendencies are ultimately destructive to the narcissist and the people around them. Sound familiar?
Lastly, this kind of narcissism isn’t picked up on because very few mainstream sites care about hardcore racing simulators, and every other noteworthy site with the exception of RaceDepartment were basically bought out by Slightly Mad Studios and heavily moderated by pCars shills in order to silence criticism. Hell, PretendRaceCars.net is a censored word on both the WMD forums and the standard pCars Official Forums.
Don’t believe me? Go try making a topic linking one of our articles and leave a comment describing your experience.