In-between all of the promotional plugging of eBay, extremely vague new game reveals, and Geoff Keighley desperately trying to keep on schedule, one man rose above it all to tell us that we should fuck the Oscars.
Josef Fares, the director of EA and Hazelight’s upcoming co-op game A Way Out, took to the stage before a new trailer was revealed and, well, he let loose.
Immediately referencing EA’s strife with loot crates, Fares was just warming up. He bigged up The Game Awards to the feigned delight of Keigheley by repeatedly exclaiming “fuck the Oscars” and continued on, vehemently telling people that they needed to play his game, until he was eventually cut off by a clearly annoyed Keighley.
Fares blamed jetlag, but I think he just has a massive personality that is utterly irrepressible in a public setting. Some people think he was drunk, but no, that’s just Josef.
The guy who just said "Fuck the Oscars" at The Game Awards was described in a leaked EA marketing campaign this way: "Josef as a personality is a plus, his passion is great, but need to watch out for controversy.”