Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry designer Hideki Kamiya had a meltdown on Twitter and he ended up calling fans “insects”. This is not the first time that we have got such a comment from the game designer, he has made a name for his incredibly blunt, sometimes irritable nature. But on the other hand, he has been involved in successful games such as Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry.
Hideki Kamiya was previously at Clover Studios, a subdivision of Capcom, but it shut down later and then he moved to work at PlatinumGames. I guess this is part of the job and when you are associated with such huge names, and you work on such successful titles, you expect fans to follow you and they will try to talk to you. Calling them insects is very disrespectful.
While Hideki Kamiya deserves respect for working in such big games, it is important to note that the fans are the ones that buy the games and make them a success. It is a 2-way street. The following is what he Tweeted:
Really fed up with insects which never read my posts and just keep posting . THAT’S WHY I’m telling you not to post me in languages other than Japanese. If you break this rule, that means you are brainless insect and will be blocked immediately. BE CAREFUL.
The guy has also worked on other titles, Kamiya was the director of Bayonetta, Okami and The Wonderful 101. Like I said, this is not the first time that he said something like this. The following is what he tweeted back in October 2014:
Isn’t ur mom disappointed with her inferior son?
RT @SulawesiMitchum feel disappointed about having developed Bayo2 for an inferior hardware
He does tweet in English, so I don’t see why he only wants people to talk to him in Japanese. The games he has worked on are not exclusive to Japan, they are sold around the work, so his followers are all over the world and not only in Japan. This is not the first time that he mentioned blocked people. The following is his tweet from January 2015:
To all idiots: If you want to insult me, achieve great success first so that I can at least remember your name after I block you. Good luck.