Jonathan Blow

Worked On: Braid

Reason for Bitching: Too many Farmville notifications in his inbox

Bitchiest Line: There’s no other word for it except evil

We’ve all been there, usually a week or two after adding your mom’s friend from the PTA on Facebook; you open Facebook to find your wall absolutely spammed with requests for little piggies, or cow food, or corn fertilizer, or whatever. 

Facebook games have a really bad tendency to use their players like viral weapons to recruit more players and Jonathan Blow took issue with this. Going as far to call the practice a completely selfish detriment to the world, saying that for all the hype around social games there’s nothing social about them. He may have a point, but it’s hard to argue with the hundreds of millions of brain dead soccer moms who just can’t get enough clicking on animated sheep.