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Tom Chick and Bruce Geryk wrote one of the iconic player-vs-player columns in videogaming. They want to bring it back!
359 backers pledged $13,545 to help bring this project to life.

introducing Erik Wolpaw

Posted by Bruce Geryk (Creator)

Hello. I’m Erik Wolpaw. I’ve co-written several games, including Psychonauts, Portal, Left 4 Dead, Final Fight: Stratego, and most recently, Portal 2, which won several prestigious awards including Tom Chick’s “Most Disappointing Game of 2011”. Why would I help fund a Kickstarter for such a huge asshole? I wouldn’t. And neither should you. On the other hand, Dr. Bruce Geryk is a good guy, a brain surgeon, and a personal friend whose opinion of Portal 2 is a complete mystery to me because he had the common decency to not turn that opinion into a giant fucking spectacle. Still, taking selfless healer Bruce and then subtracting douchebag Tom pretty much only gets us back to a neutral state of me not giving a crap about their stupid Kickstarter.

So then, the reason I’m talking to you today is that back before Tom got so busy being publically disappointed in me, we teamed up to make some Tom vs Bruce vs Eriks. I helped write four of them. I lost all four matches pretty badly, but in retrospect, I think that’s mainly because I felt bad for Tom and his sad life. Well, that’s not going to be a problem anymore. With your help, I’m going to beat Tom at his own game. And by “own game” I of course don’t mean a game Tom helped create because, again, being elaborately disappointed all the time doesn’t leave a whole lot of hours in the day for actually making things. The point is, with your help, I am going to be the voice of all the people who liked Journey and Lollipop Chainsaw and especially Deus Ex. And I’m going to use that voice to beat Tom to death in any one of the many unpopular games he loves to pretend he likes. And Bruce will be there too, buoyed on the broad, strong shoulders of that voice. Anyway, you should probably click “pledge” before this voice metaphor blows completely apart and kills us all.


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      tomchick on

      Rats, you caught that. Curses, foiled again! But fixed!

    2. Chris Gwinn on

      The link to Tom being disappointed by Portal 2 is broken and should be

    3. Rob Jellinghaus on

      Dammit, just got me to up to $20 as well. Any tiny taste of OMM is like balm for the soul.

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      bigdruid on

      My long-simmering man-crush on Erik made me chip in another $20. I still laugh when I recall his review of that Skittles game...

    5. Ryan Stemen on

      OK, you've got me to up my pledge amount. Good job, guys.