Update: Thu 30 Jun 2022 16:15 BST: Ron Gilbert’s blog is now up and running again. The last post in which Rob Gilbert closed comments is visible, so if you want to check out the comments that led to such a decision, go there. It’s messy, though.
Original article: Thu 30 June 2022 12:30 BST:
Ron Gilbert, the creator behind the monkey island franchise and writer on the upcoming Return to Monkey Island, has apparently shut down his blog after instances of personal attacks from commenters. The website domain https://grumpygamer.com is failing to load at the time of writing.
As reported by VGC, Gilbert posted a message denouncing personal attacks, stating that “people are just being mean” and that “the joy of sharing has been taken away from me”, confirming that he will not be posting any more updates. on the game. . This was captured by Dominic Armato, the voice behind Monkey Island protagonist, Guybrush Threepwood, and posted to Twitter (mind the language here!):
Armato then gives his own take on the fan backlash:
In a previous blog post, Gilbert said some people’s comments made him “sad”, and he quipped that “people who don’t want me to do the game I want to do are some of the hardcore fans of Monkey Island”.
We are personally saddened by this turn of events and hope our community will join us in wishing the team the best and expressing our absolute delight to hear that Return to Monkey Island is coming to Switch this year.
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