Josef Fares is known for making award-winning co-op gaming experiences. He’s additionally known for displaying up at The Game Awards and dropping some well-placed f-bombs. Tonight, Fares adopted up his well-known 2017 “Fuck the Oscars” rant with an equally passionate and expletive-sprinkled acceptance speech for the Game of the Year award.
This time, Fares wasn’t on a clumsy tear in regards to the Oscars, however each of his f-bombs had been in reference to the second that cemented him for all time within the Game Awards Hall of Fame. After arriving on stage to just accept the award and make his speech, Fares recalled the journey from his 2017 second to now.
“I was up on that stage, 2017 saying, ‘fuck the Oscars’ and now, actually in a way the Oscars got fucked because The Game Awards is getting way better.”
It Takes Two was nominated for a number of awards and received Best Family Game and Best Multiplayer Game along with Game of the Year. But since The Game Awards is one large business trailer that typically masquerades as an awards present, the 2 wins had been shortly introduced and dismissed with out Fares getting the chance to talk. At one level through the present it appeared that these rushed bulletins had been designed to maintain Fares away from the mic. Host Geoff Keighley even jokingly talked about not wanting Fares close to one in case he had been to make a foul-mouthed repeat.
Fares would have had so much to curse about, too. Earlier this 12 months, Eurogamer reported his firm Hazelight Studios was hit with a trademark declare from Grand Theft Auto writer Take-Two Interactive and was subsequently compelled to desert possession of the It Takes Two title, ostensibly as a result of it accommodates the phrases “take” and “two” collectively. The needlessly aggressive transfer would have been ripe for Fares’ ire, however his precise acceptance speech was heartfelt.
He thanked his group for the work on what was an outstanding co-op expertise, even when the story missed the mark with its messaging. Fares closed his speech by dedicating the award to his youngsters saying, “If you don’t have children, go get them. They’re the best thing that can happen.”