Do you still have respect for Kazunori Yamauchi? (poll)

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by furryboy96, Nov 4, 2016.

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Do you have any respect for Kazunori Yamauchi?

Poll closed Nov 18, 2016.
  1. Yes I do.

    164 vote(s)
    76.3%
  2. No I don't.

    51 vote(s)
    23.7%
  1. furryboy96

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    Despite the development issues of Gran Turismo, do you have any respect for Kazunori Yamauchi? BTW sorry if I mess this up. This is the 1st time I've made a poll on this site.
     
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  2. Johnnypenso

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    Your poll question assumes that one had respect for Kazunori, at this point, already. From reading forum comments it's my impression that many people here haven't had respect for him for a long, long time.
     
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  3. nowcontrol

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    I think you may need to take some time out to go and do some growing up somewhere.
     
  4. queleuleu

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    What a weird poll...
     
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  5. furryboy96

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    Well I just fixed the title now.
     
  6. Cowboy

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    Who doesn't respect him? He's responsible for one of the most successful gaming series that has put out some best sellers on the PS1 and PS2 platforms.
     
  7. Johnnypenso

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    Fix the word "still" and you're good to go.
     
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  8. MrWaflz55

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    Well, he's directed some of my favourite games, so no matter how much he screws up the future of GT, I'd still have respect.
     
  9. Tired Tyres

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    Yes but what has he done recently? I notice you didn't mention PS3 for example - GT4 is a long time ago now.
     
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  10. Losco

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    Nope
     
  11. Fredzy

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    I am reminded of my 3 year old when he doesn't get to watch TV or have candy. "I don't like you anymoooore."

    "Where is my gaaaaame? Why isn't it goooood enooooooough?"
     
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  12. PletdeKoe

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    We don't even know what respect is and why it matters if we have it or not.....
     
  13. TeamCZRRacing

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    I find it hard to not have respect for someone who's done as much for the video game and car industries as he has.
     
  14. super_gt

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    I will appreciate if you add this option to the poll:
    Yes,but not as much as before.
     
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  15. Ameer67

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    I think a better poll would be something like, "Do you still believe what Kaz says?" This is one of the oddest polls I've seen in a while.
     
  16. Johnnypenso

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    Like and respect are two different things.
     
  17. FoRiZon

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    We only disrespect Kaz if he commits morally dubious or criminal acts.

    Kaz isnt our parents or mentors. Get over it.
     
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  18. TS050

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    Really?
     
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  19. JockeP22

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    Not quite. Something is still missing.

    And yes, Kaz is a good guy in my book.
     
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    Is consistently lying or otherwise misleading your customers not a morally dubious act?
     
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  21. JockeP22

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    I've only ever seen Kaz either in business suits or racing overalls, never in costumes.
     
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  22. Brutaka

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    So people are legitimately losing their respect for a game developer they've never met in person all because a few video games they bought weren't exactly what they wanted????
     
  23. FoRiZon

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    Thats bad business practices.

    Disrespect means that you put down the view of said man, but you still care regardless, typically reserved for people who got connection to said person. You, I, and all here arent exactly have any connection with Kaz himself. So the worst outcome would be complete apathy, especially with the continuous of this crap for years.

    Like myself. Only 2 GTS post this month and will be the last.
     
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  25. Johnnypenso

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    Looks like it. If someone can earn your respect by producing a good product in a timely fashion, can they not also lose your respect for not being able to do so, in one's own opinion of course?
     
  26. Ameer67

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    Good lord, some people think of old man Kaz as the devil. I'm not saying he's a saint, but he isn't someone I despise.
     
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    So, do you respect him?
     
  28. SlipZtrEm

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    Strictly speaking, not meeting someone in person shouldn't be a qualifier here. If you can respect someone that you've never met — which is the implication — then by that same token, you can also lose respect for them.

    I have met the man, which may be why it's so easy for me to respect what he's done. Yeah, GT6 was a big disappointment for me (GT5, less so), but that doesn't change the past. I also have him — well, GT in general — to thank for shaping a lot of what I do today.

    What an odd, odd thread.
     
  29. chengman

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    I mean... His ideas are being held back by the limitations of consoles so.... It would be great if he ditched Sony and started developing for PC. I don't understand how it's 2016 and a "Next gen" console can't even run 1080p 60fps without screen tearing or overheating issues.
     
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  30. TokoTurismo

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    Sure, I used to respect the guy back when he made great games like GT4. After GT5/6 however, not so much. I also don't believe a single word that comes out that man's mouth either. Nuff said.

    Now my respect goes to developers who don't pretend their fanbase doesn't exist, or at least leave them in the dark for months.

    Edit: Just to add, I do respect Kaz for getting me to love cars today. :)
     
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