Yay! A threat.

on December 27, 2007 - 10517 Views

It’s come it’s come. GameMaker Blog has received its first threat.

Reminds of two other mildly exciting issues in the past including the leaking of a GameMaker-tv.com video (Drip Drop, LEAK) and the offence that the creator of Senseless War took to my comments on another game I reviewed for MarkUp.

As threats go it was feeble. Their motive? This person believes I should get their permission before ever writing anything about them again. They actually billed this as a ‘request’, but nevertheless it was a threat.

It’s actually makes me quite proud that some people obviously think this blog has influence enough to want to challenge my comments or shut me up.

1 GameMakerBlog point to the first person to guess who the threat was from. And it wasn’t YoYoGames.

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37 Responses to Yay! A threat.

  1. Faltzer says:

    Also late Aryogaton is late Aryogaton.

  2. Aryogaton says:

    But if someone took a trademark secret from a baking company and posted it the newspaper, wouldn’t the company get pissed?

    It’s not about posting stuff that’s already public, it’s posting stuff that the owner does not want people to know. Simply having it on the public domain is quite obviously not the owner’s intentions, but of course Phil ignored it anyway.

    That post was not a review. It was revenge. A review is: “This cake tastes bad”. “This cake is made of hairballs” is not a review. That’s deliberately posting some negative comment (that cannot be changed) for the sake of getting someone out of business. Leif’s comemnt about “making the product better” does not apply here simply because it’s not a product we’re talking about here.

    This blog is analogous to people editing their own opinions into Wikipedia.

    Have you guys ever heard the story about Oprah and the Texan farmers? Quote from BBC News:
    Oprah’s legal nightmare ends

    A judge has finally ended the last remnants of legal action by Texan farmers angry about Oprah Winfrey’s comments on BSE.

    The legal action was taken under the US state’s “veggie libel” law and accused Winfrey of damaging sales by saying American cattle could have BSE and vowing never to eat another burger.

    The last legal action to be dismissed by US Judge Mary Robinson threw out “all claims and causes of action asserted or that could have been asserted”.

    It was taken by a group of farmers after an earlier legal action went to trial and Winfrey won.

    The first legal action in 1996 caused Winfrey to move her talk show to Amarillo in Texas for several episodes during the trial.
    Now, was it justified for the farmers to get angry at Oprah?

  3. Faltzer says:

    GMB needs a forum where I can troll without getting in trouble.

  4. Phil Gamble says:

    Stop talking about Wal-Mart! 😛

  5. Shadeplay23 says:

    Fine. If K-Mart does something bad, they’d obviously do their best to fix it fast as possible. 🙂

  6. Rusky says:

    I have this to say:


  7. Shadeplay23 says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA what, Rusky? Lief902, don’t worry. I’m just talking about intense stuff. If Wal-Mart makes a bad move when making a product, they’ll do a lot to make sure the general public doesn’t find out before they fix the problem.

  8. gamez93 says:

    I was here for the start, but missed it when it all heated up. Oh well.

  9. Leif902 says:

    Wow… this is intense… you’re going to start blocking people who may blog about you or your site? Every product’s going to have some bad reviews, some insults, etc. it can’t be helped. You’ll just have to make your product better to staunch the reviews. That being said when I signed up for your forums I was under the impression that people there were going to really form some sort of a community and I liked that idea, now, reading this, and seeing the experience of some of the forum members I’m not so sure… this is just weird.

  10. Leif902 says:

    @Shadeplay23… He can talk about you all he wants, this is the internet, now I don’t have any idea what the situation is but…

    @Phil, I like this blog, it’s one of the few that will voice solid opinions about things without glossing it all over, congrats 🙂

  11. Phil Gamble says:

    You want to make peace?
    You lied, and now you want me to ask permission before posting stuff which is already in the public domain.

  12. Phil Gamble says:

    bendodge – there’s always gmnews 😉
    Eyas – fix what? fix what?

  13. bendodge says:

    My, aren’t we all getting along nicely. 😉

  14. Phil Gamble says:

    Exactly. I didn’t say anything.

  15. gamez93 says:

    @Shadeplay23 – It was a little typ, what I meant to say was…

    It seems, that you sent a threat to Phil. And gamez93 is me, from GM Tech.

  16. gamez93 says:

    @Phil – Well I really wanted a point, its the christmas present I have waited so long for.

    @Shadeplay23 – It seems, that you sent a threat to Phil. gamez93 is me, from GM Tech.

  17. Phil Gamble says:

    1 GameMakerBlog point to gamez, with no fancy accompanying graphic. You killed off the rest of the replies now :p

  18. gamez93 says:

    Well I have spent some time thinking about this, and I don’t want to get it wrong as 1 GMBP is what I really want, it could be someone whose game was in the Final Five of The GM Race, since you didnt vote for them, or it could be Shadeplay23 – I am going for Shadeplay23.

  19. Robin Monks says:

    Aww, it’s over? I love these GMB rants, everyone replies with insults to each other so fast 🙂

    self puts away the popcorn


  20. Shadeplay23 says:

    Oh, I see

    Yes, I know, but wouldn’t Wal-Mart keep an eye on that guy to make sure he doesn’t attempt to steal from them? So I’m letting him in, I’m just keeping an eye on him.

    End of story….All’s been said and sorted out.

  21. Danny says:

    [off topic] HTML

    [on topic] It’s not fair to punish people for blogging about you on there site. You should only punish people on your site if they do something wrong there. If I stole something from a gas station wal-mart wouldn’t say “…you cant come in…” now would they?

  22. Shadeplay23 says:

    “But now I must say I am going to be strictly watching my forum.”
    I want to add that I am doing this because now I know about this. As I still do not want anyone blogging about me without me knowing, I am taking strict actions to prevent access for ones who would like to blog.

  23. Shadeplay23 says:

    [Off Topic]How do you make your post bold? BB Code? HTML?

    [On Topic]True, very true, Danny. Fine, I do apologize for my actions, and I will unwarn Phil. But now I must say I am going to be strictly watching my forum.

  24. Danny says:

    Thank god if you aren’t listening to Nate. None the less Phil has every write to blog about you as you say “…behind your back…” how is it behind your back when this blog is very public. Hes blogging about something wrong you did now face the consonances, apologize and this will all slowly go away. The more you argue the more mad you get Phil and the rest of us here.

  25. Shadeplay23 says:

    How did I lie?

  26. Shadeplay23 says:

    Danny, I threatened to first warn, and then ban. But, of course, that’s only if something “serious” happens.

    Bendodge, may I redirect you to another blog? 😀

    Look, you guys. I want to make peace, but if things go out of hand, I will make war. 🙁

  27. Shadeplay23 says:

    Danny, you do realize that I am not listening to Nate. I am ignoring him. I’m going to request an IP Ban on him soon; Maybe the administrators will listen. Plus, nateistoraw didn’t point out that Phil was blogging things behind my back and it should be stopped…Nate just said that he read it on the Game Maker Blog. Then I came and saw the blog…End of story. (Although it is just so fun threatening this blog)

    Eyas, what?!

  28. Danny says:

    I usually stay out of conversations until we get someone that acts like Nate then I must voice my opinions. =D

  29. Eyas Sharaiha says:

    Damn guys! Phil: FIX THIS.

  30. Danny says:

    Your post just gave away why your stupidity “until nateistoraw (Hardcoregamer) pointed it out” is he teaching you the ways of the”n00b”, because each thing you say reminds me of Nate. Phil has every write to blog about you. Your only doing this to yourself don’t be so ignorant and he won’t have anything to blog about you. What was the threat anyway Phil?

  31. Shadeplay23 says:


  32. Shadeplay23 says:

    Phil Gamble says:
    (December 27th, 2007 at 2:33 pm)

  33. Shadeplay23 says:

    gamez, I know you. I know GM Tech. And yes…I “requested” a stop on the blogging without my permission, as I had not known about this blog (I knew it; I just never visited it) until nateistoraw (Hardcoregamer) pointed it out.

  34. Shadeplay23 says:

    gamez93, I never sent a threat on GM Tech; I sent it on my forum. 😀

  35. Shadeplay23 says:

    What are you talking about…. O_o What is gamez93 talking about?

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