"I must say I am disappointed that Blizzard has stayed on the conservative side in terms of design with their updates to Diablo and Starcraft."
"'Disappointed.' That comment, made earlier this morning by Bethesda producer Ashley Cheng, was discovered within hours by internet bloggers and quickly republished on message boards and podcasts.
"It's being speculated that this surprisingly frank admission from Mr. Cheng may prove commercially damaging to Fallout 3 when gamers go to the stores in October. Certainly, we've seen this happen to products in the past. Tommy, and thank you for being with us now, Tommy, we still have not -- no -- still no comment from Pete Hines at Bethesda, but many are anticipating the developer will formally denounce Mr. Cheng and his statement later today.
"This story is still breaking. We will keep you updated throughout the rest of the day on Mr. Cheng's gaffe, a story which some in the media are now terming 'Waterdisappointed', in reference of course to the Watergate, President Nixon scandal of 1971. Now, Tommy, and again, we thank you for joining us live today, the question I want to ask you, and that our viewers, I imagine, must be asking themselves right now: is Ashley Cheng the man that the public wants producing Fallout 3?"