|Most unorganized SHIT EVER|
|Long Island Joe(left) w/ Seth Killian(right) Mad props to Joe for the BEST STREAM EVER|
|Aris(right) w/ Mike Ross(left)|
Update!!! Aris has posted an apology in regards to his recent actions(Source: kotaku.com) Also, I hate streaming news from other sites like this, but I feel everyone should know:
I understand that I said some controversial statements on the Cross Assault show, and a lot of people are deeply offended with what was said. When I made these statements, I was very heated as I felt that the culture of a scene I have been a part of for over 15 years was being threatened. I unfortunately used extreme examples in the heat of the moment and feel that my statements don't actually communicate how I feel. This is similar to what people say when they get into an argument with their girlfriend, and they say things that they deeply regret. I sincerely apologise if I have offended anyone. My statements do not reflect those of Capcom or myself. The last thing I want to do is get them in trouble for giving me and the fighting game community the opportunity to have an amazing show like this.
What I was trying to communicate is that mild hostility has always been a defining characteristic of the fighting game scene. Back when arcades were more prevalent, people didn't like newcomers, and players needed to fight and pay their dues to get respect. The debate I was in was with a person who supported professional leagues, who have intent to censor the community to make it more accessible. I think the sink or swim mentality is something that defined our culture, and if that succeeds it removes something which has been important to help create some of the best fighting game players of our time. I was unfortunately unable to make this point clearly. Again, I am deeply sorry for offending anyone. This was a combination of the people taking things out of context and my own inability in the heat of the moment to defend myself and the community I have loved for over 15 years.
All I have to say about this is GOOD. An apology and explanation should be given. I'm happy that he has recanted and clarified. Now, whether people believe it or not, is up to them. What do you think?
Final Update: Conclusions and final discussions regarding all the above will be discussed on Geek Juice Radio, episode 11, which will air Thursday, March 8th, 2012, at 6pm EST, 5pm CST, 4pm MST, 3pm PST.