This recent Rambo rant should be taken with a huge grain of salt.
Piggy is pretty good at emotionally manipulating the autists that frequent his streams and he knows that old drama often equates to contributions. How genuine was this "John and Howard hurt me" spiel? Probably not very genuine at all but it's an easy opportunity to play the victim card.
Hasn’t he always tried to play the victim in his rambo break up though?
Been a while since I posted here and I'm gonna have to power level a little bit and bring up somewhat old shit.
I think there's a bit of truth in both statements. I wouldn't doubt that he was trying to play the crowd in order to elicit monetary sympathy, but I also believe he feels he's the victim in this. We all know Phil does nothing wrong, and Phil does everything correct, so it's not hard to assume he feels the same way here. What I will say, though, is that I definitely believe he has at least some sense of shame or remorse regarding the whole situation, but his ego will never allow him to admit it publicly and he goes on defensive rants based on instinct. And why?
Some people here, in detractor circles, etc., know that I was in the CT fighting game scene and knew Phil. I wasn't best friends with him, but I'd see him at tournies (local and going to NY/NJ/Philly both as a driver and passenger), get togethers (I'd been to the condo a bunch of times and have even been in his parents house), various arcades, etc.
I think there's a lot more here that has to do with how he made the video on Scott dying. Scott was an old head in the CT scene and even though a lot of people didn't know him well personally, he always showed up at tournaments with monitors and consoles or arcade boards in the back of his van for people to play on for free or to practice or whatever outside the venue. Scott was a good dude and sorely missed.
When Phil made that video about Scott (which was monetized), everyone from the CT scene was upset about it. He didn't have to make a video, nobody on Youtube knew who Scott was, the FGC knew him and did their thing upon hearing, and it was just unnecessary. This was after Phil had moved away, as well. There was no apology, there was no rescinding, there was nothing: the video just sat out there in limbo, at least until John and Howard made that podcast.
I don't know if or how word got back to Phil that everyone was upset over what he did, but I want to imagine it did. I didn't keep in touch with him because I wasn't great friends with him, but I'm sure other people had who weren't John. I can't imagine it not getting back to him in some way, and I think that video just solidified it. He knew he fucked up, but he wasn't going to take it back because of the mentality he has. The John and Howard video just solidified everything.
I think he knows he fucked up, but will just never admit it. He decided it would be better to just cut ties and get defensive over it.
And, Phil, since we know you read these forums and you keep all your footage on your stacks of hard drives or unlisted on Youtube: release the footage of me absolutely raping you in Donkey Kong Jr. Math from Walter's BBQ.