Peter Molyneux's Evil Twitter Twin Silenced

Peter Molyneux's Evil Twitter Twin Silenced

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The man behind Peter Molydeux the hilarious parody Twitter account that skewers Fable developer Peter Molyneux, explains why Twitter has suspended his account.

@petermolydeux, for those who missed our earlier coverage, was an affectionate, if occasionally cruel, parody of errant creative visionary Peter Molyneux. It was maintained by an actual game developer, a 3D environment artist who has, apparently, worked on a total of 15 games from several studios. I use "was" in this case, because Twitter suspended the account earlier this week.

"I've been in discussion with a few people at Lionhead," said the developer. "Their general thoughts regarding the account seem to be positive, but it's looking like they want me to change the use of the logo in the videos I've created, and to make it even more clear in my bio that the account is fake."

At this point you may be tempted to start banging your head on the table, because "that's not how parody works", but to be fair, the internet is full of shambling, barely-coherent morons, and it turns out Lionhead has been receiving actual inquires about the faux concept video for Peter Molydeux's (note the 'D') Cascore. Cascore in case you weren't paying attention, was a survival-horror bowling game. The concept video has been removed from Youtube.

Honestly, the idea that at least some of the account's fifteen thousand followers weren't in on the joke, and took tweets like "You know, my dream for gaming is where in one you'll shoot someone and then during a game of say Fifa you'll see their son crying" at face value fills me haughty mirth. "It highlights just how insane the thought of any of this being real actually is", said the developer.

The developer is willing to make the changes demanded by Lionhead as soon as Twitter reopens his account. "I just wish Lionhead had got in touch with me first so this mess could have been avoided," he added.

Source: Kotaku

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I totally beat you guys to this. DAYS ago.

It is sad. But it gives me hope that it may be reopened! :D

Deux this mean that the joke is over?

Meh, inb4 better deux jokes if any.

This seems pretty funny, I hope the account is re-opened.

I wonder if anyone saved that youtube video...

I can't find the video anymore... but I am hoping that someone will actually make that game, perhaps as a mini-game inside of Lionhead project at some point at the very least. After all we did eventually see a version of Polybius surface.... and an episode of Candle Cove for that matter (and how I missed that show, too bad I can't get a collection on DVD).

Truthfully I find it kind of sad overall, for all the comments that Lionhead were cool with this, in the end it seems to come back to them not being all that cool with it, since the Twitter got pulled.

Redlin5:
I wonder if anyone saved that youtube video...

Therumancer:
snip

I'm still trying to get the name of the song, though =P

Matthew94:
Deux this mean that the joke is over?

Meh, inb4 better deux jokes if any.

It must be the future, because now he's...

*Puts on sunglasses*

Deux EX

DVS BSTrD:

Matthew94:
Deux this mean that the joke is over?

Meh, inb4 better deux jokes if any.

It must be the future, because now he's...

*Puts on sunglasses*

Deux EX

...Oh God. That was spectacular in all the wrong ways.

"You know, my dream for gaming is where in one you'll shoot someone and then during a game of say Fifa you'll see their son crying"

I saw that quote being attributed to Molyneux on a reputable website once, I just can't remember which.

How do they know they killed the evil twin and not the good twin? ever wonder that?

lacktheknack:

DVS BSTrD:

Matthew94:
Deux this mean that the joke is over?

Meh, inb4 better deux jokes if any.

It must be the future, because now he's...

*Puts on sunglasses*

Deux EX

...Oh God. That was spectacular in all the wrong ways.

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That's What She Said!

teh_Canape:

Redlin5:
I wonder if anyone saved that youtube video...

Therumancer:
snip

I'm still trying to get the name of the song, though =P

That actually looks like a fantastic concept. Seriously a survival horror bowling game would be brilliant. Sounds like something Shinji Migami or Suda 51 would have thought of.

SirBryghtside:
I only recently found out about this, good to see Lionhead aren't taking it too seriously - publishers: take notes!

DVS BSTrD:

Matthew94:
Deux this mean that the joke is over?

Meh, inb4 better deux jokes if any.

It must be the future, because now he's...

*Puts on sunglasses*

Deux EX

Deuxché

The legendary triple pun! I've only pulled that off once...

I'll have to save this for later.

That's the trouble with twins, people can't tell them apart...
dun dun duun...

I laughed at "creative visionary".

Molydeux? More like Moly-D'oh, MIRITE?

God, are people really thick enough to not get it?

SirBryghtside:
I only recently found out about this, good to see Lionhead aren't taking it too seriously - publishers: take notes!

DVS BSTrD:

Matthew94:
Deux this mean that the joke is over?

Meh, inb4 better deux jokes if any.

It must be the future, because now he's...

*Puts on sunglasses*

Deux EX

Deuxché

You all seriously sound like Deuxchbags...

Ubermetalhed:

teh_Canape:

Redlin5:
I wonder if anyone saved that youtube video...

Therumancer:
snip

I'm still trying to get the name of the song, though =P

That actually looks like a fantastic concept. Seriously a survival horror bowling game would be brilliant. Sounds like something Shinji Migami or Suda 51 would have thought of.

I was about to say something similar. Even if the guy meant it as a parody, I really believe, unironically, that if this was done right, with the right kind of style to it, it could be a phenomenon like Plants vs Zombies or Minecraft. Instead of making fun of good ol' Pete, this guy should probably get his ass in gear and actually make this potential million(s) seller.

Therumancer:
episode of Candle Cove for that matter (and how I missed that show, too bad I can't get a collection on DVD).

I still take it a bad sign the fact that I remember passing by an old show with the same title.
I never had the heart or motivation to see what it was about...

HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS?!
Oh well... this is... well was hilarious.
Love the CasCore trailer :P
Shame it's been taking down (the twitter account and all that jazz)

I registered just to say this. The game is already made, anybody remember GLOVER 64? Notice the GLOVER BALL at 1:45.

wait, Sega Superstar Tennis had a mini-game where you killed zombies with tennis :P

I wish I knew about Molydeux before he was pulled, sounds hilarious. He oughta come right back with another account. Peter Polyneux perhaps.

Ickorus:

"You know, my dream for gaming is where in one you'll shoot someone and then during a game of say Fifa you'll see their son crying"

I saw that quote being attributed to Molyneux on a reputable website once, I just can't remember which.

That doesn't surprise me in the least. It sounds just like something that mad bastard Molyneux would say.

Up yours, Lionhead. You haven't made a good game in years... no wait, maybe EVER?
Start by not promising Heaven, for one...

The sign of a great parody is when it can get confused with the source material. I do hope for a proper return of Peter Molydeux, it's protected free-speech dammit.

I want that bowling game, looks fun in that quirky weird way. Maybe someone should take it up as a xbox arcade project and make a game.

BTW guys - the guy has a new identity - Dougiedeux

So.... Twatter owners are acting like Twats. nothing new?

 

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