IndustryGamers has picked up on one of the strangest stories I’ve seen in the gaming industry so far.
Apparently the head of Pipeworks Studio, Robert Daly, has for the past while been telling anyone who would listen that he used to be a Green Beret in the army and he used this past experience to be featured on Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior. There is a problem though, he was never a Green Beret.
Now I can understand people elaborating about their past to impress people, I constantly remind people about that time I starred in the sex tape with Britney Spears, but the difference here is that if you’re lying then it’s generally not a good idea to be so public about it.
It’s really not a good idea to use that lie to get onto a TV show and it’s a monumentally stupid idea to lie about being a part of an elite fighting force who are generally as close as a family and who protect their image to the death.
So it comes with little surprise that the true Green Beret’s quickly found out Robert was bending the truth and have pushed for a quick resolution.
Thankfully for Robert this wasn’t resolved with a bullet but on the downside he’s now lost his job, TV show and self respect. Here’s his resignation statement
I am honored to have served with the 12th Special Forces Group as an Intelligence Analyst (96B) from 1991 until 1994. While I wore the green beret as part of my uniform, I utterly regret that I have misrepresented my role by creating the impression that I was a “Green Beret.” I have nothing but the utmost respect for the Green Berets and my fellow servicemen, and I respectfully apologize to the Special Forces community.
At this point in time for the best interests of Pipeworks Software and F9E I am voluntarily resigning my position of Studio Head of Pipeworks effective immediately. Furthermore I have no plans on appearing in any more episodes of Deadliest Warrior.
Last Updated: October 12, 2011