A moment of clarity has struck Fez creator Phil Fish as he implored everyone today to ignore him as it only makes his histrionic personality disorder worse.Phil Fish has been known for his attention-seeking outbursts like “suck my dick” and saying that all Japanese games suck. He was also featured in the documentary Indie Game: The Movie saying other things like “I will kill myself if I don’t finish this game.” While some may say this is the behavior of an asshole, it is actually part of the symptoms of his histrionic personality disorder.
Histrionic personality disorder has many symptoms including attention-seeking, provocative behavior, self-dramatization, egocentricity, lack of consideration for others, and much more. There is little one can do to cure this with the most common treatment being psychotherapy. It appears that as part of his treatment, his doctor recommended that he cut all ties with Twitter.Unfortunately for Fish, it appears that he can not bring himself to delete his account, instead imploring everyone else to take the initiative to unfollow and ignore him. We at Play4Real would like to encourage everyone to do as he says by ignoring Mr. Fish. As there is no known cure for this devastating disorder, we must do as much as we can to support his therapy by not responding to anything he says.
In time, maybe we will see a better person come out of all of this. It appears Fish has already deleted the tweets saying to ignore him and has gone back to his attention-seeking ways saying things like “is there a single article about microsoft’s patching policies that doesn’t mention me?”
So the best thing we can do is not write about him from this point on, to not talk about him, and just pretend that he died. Keep in mind that he will try to say that he never made these tweets in the first place, but remember, that’s another way for him to get attention so just keep ignoring him.
Tell everyone you know about his problems and maybe with a community-wide shunning, he can be cured. It is the least we can do.
Update (7/27/2013): I am reposting this a reminder to gamers out there about Fez 2 being “cancelled.”