Gamecock Co-Founder Eyes ESA Top Job

May 11, 2008 -

With the ESA facing defections from both its membership and the upcoming E3 Expo, Gamecock CEO Mike Wilson (left) has tossed his hat into the ring as a potential replacement for embattled ESA boss Michael Gallagher.

It's all tongue-in-cheek, of course. Wilson is known for his over-the-top P.R. tactics. Game Informer reports on Wilson's remarks:
 

I read last week that some... are not happy with the current administration of the ESA, and many of them apparently feel that I am the right man to right the ship, before it sinks entirely, due to my intimate experience with, or at least near, the E3 Expos in the past.

After a long conversation with my wife, Melissa, who was the E3 funeral director in Santa Monica last year, we have decided to step forward and bear the slings and arrows of public life this election season.  Coincidentally, my campaign HQ will be housed at the lovely Hotel Figueroa this year, during the [E3] days of July 15-18...

God Bless America. We're Just Sayin.


Be sure to check out the video which accompanies the Game Informer story.


Comments

"Over-the-top" is an understatement.

A really big one at that.

[...] wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptWith the ESA facing defections from both its membership and the upcoming E3 Expo, Gamecock CEO Mike Wilson (left) has tossed his hat into the ring as a potential replacement for embattled ESA boss Michael Gallagher. It’s all tongue-in-cheek, of course. Wilson is known for his over-the-top P.R. tactics. Game Informer reports on Wilson’s remarks: I read last week that some… are not happy with the current administration of the ESA, and many of them apparently feel that I am the right man to right the ship, before it sinks entirely, due to my intimate experience with, or at least near, the E3 Expos in the past. After a long conversation with my wife, Melissa, who was the E3 funeral director in Santa Monica last year, we have decided to step forward and bear the slings and arrows of public life this election season.  Coincidentally, my campaign HQ will be housed at the lovely Hotel […] [...]

I don't always agree with some of GameCocks' acts, they can be decidedly.... childish... at times, but this made me smile, a good old bit of satire is better than sheer slapstick any day of the week :)

I like GameCock because they know what games are about, just have fun. They let their developers do what they want, and let them go into risky areas where most publishers would say no.

[...] Make Me ESA Boss! With Activision and LucasArts leaving the ESA due to supposedly shoddy leadership (not my opinion, just their’s) I’ve decidedto throw my hat into the ring and oppose Mike Wilson’s nomination for ESA Boss by nominating myself. What makes me qualified to be ESA boss? Check out this AWESOME bullet-point list: [...]

Okay, why the HELL are they called gameCOCK. What do they have with cocks? What do cocks have to do with games? im confused

I was a big fan of Gamecock in the beginning. I love their approach to publishing. However, I think some of their antics have gone from funny, to childish, to down right insulting.

I can't say I'm a supporter of the ESA, so this is one message I find amusing and harmless.

@Julian - Grow up

What's Gamecock?

Hell, I'll take anybody over this Gallagher dude regardless.

Am I the only one w ho thinks he looks like a mad scientist. :P

This just seems like a brilliant PR stunt for their upcoming game "Hail to the Chimp"

Wow if Gamecock had ever actually made a decent game, then this might be news-worthy.

It seems to me, GC only exists to do stupid stunts like this. It just seems that churning out VERY mediocre games is just an occasional hobby for them.

GameCock is a company that has learned the 'Jack Thompson' lesson but do it as satire instead of serious.

The more crazy, unpredictable and downright annoying you are, the more people will pay attention to you, it seems to be a flaw in human nature.

A "gamecock" is another name for the roosters used in cockfights (illegal everywhere in the U.S. but still plenty popular in South Florida and elsewhere).
 
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Wonderkarpall I want is an apology from the IGDA. nothing fancy, not even addressed to me. Just something that says, "We messed up. We're Sorry" thats it. Not exactly those words except Sorry. If I was overreacting, I'd be lawyering up.11/22/2014 - 6:29pm
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