Josef Fares is understood for making award-winning co-op gaming experiences. He’s additionally recognized for exhibiting up at The Recreation 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 Recreation of the Yr award.
This time, Fares wasn’t on a clumsy tear concerning the Oscars, however each of his f-bombs had been in reference to the second that cemented him all the time within the Recreation Awards Corridor 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 used to be up on that stage, 2017 saying, ‘fuck the Oscars’ and now, really in a method the Oscars received fucked as a result of The Recreation Awards is getting method higher.”
It Takes Two was nominated for a number of awards and received Greatest Household Recreation and Greatest Multiplayer Recreation along with Recreation of the Yr. However since The Recreation Awards is one huge trade 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 throughout 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 lots 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 comprises 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 kids saying, “In the event you don’t have kids, go get them. They’re the perfect factor that may occur.”