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Gamecock's Mike Wilson apologizes for BioShock-blocking VGA stunt


7:40 PM on 12.10.2007
Gamecock's Mike Wilson apologizes for BioShock-blocking VGA stunt photo



I don't think anyone had a problem with Gamecock invading the 2007 Spike Video Game Awards. Dressed in chicken costumes and as characters from their upcoming PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game, Hail to the Chimp, the crew broke from their assigned bleacher seats and invaded the floor of the Mandalay Bay.

But hopping up on stage and assaulting the microphone as BioShock won their "Game of the Year Award seemed like a rotten move to some. People weren't happy, particularly the BioShock team, who may or may not have had rotten (and violent) things to say as a result. In an e-mail sent to us today, Gamecock's Mike Wilson issues an apology:

I'd personally like to sincerely apologize to the BioShock team (and Ken Levine in particular) for Gamecock infringing on their spotlight at this weekend's VGA Awards show.

After intense interrogations, we have come to the conclusion that the crew that was there in Gamecock gear were apparently genuinely just trying to have a good time. Spike TV had actually spotted them, and has been extremely gracious throughout the evening. You can imagine how they thought that showing off their Indie Spirit onstage might have been the natural thing to do.

HOWEVER, the award acceptance they interrupted was the LAST one we would have wanted to interrupt, ("most addictive game fueled by mountain dew" would have been a wonderful choice) as we have the utmost respect and love for BioShock and all who were involved in it, and it totally sucks that Ken Levine didn't get to speak after making such a fantastic game.

Chicken head lowered in shame,

Mike Wilson

Levine likely would have used big words that Spike TV viewers wouldn't understand, so maybe what happened is what's best for everyone.






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