Zoid Kirsch - creator of the original CTF for Quake, currently working at Metroid Prime developer Retro Studios - took me to task for talking about the Metroid Fusion ROM the other day. Gabe didn’t say anything about it, but I’m certain he took some time out to leer.
Here’s what I see as the main quote from our correspondence.
“My issue isn’t that you had it at all, my issue is that you told everyone you had it. Piracy is a social problem and unless we all make it less attractive, it won’t stop.”
I wasn’t trying to make the shadowy world of ROMs hip or desirable, I just became very excited and couldn’t keep it in. I do apologize if I catalyzed your life of crime.