Jay Wilson Takes The Heat

When Jay Wilson announced last week that he was stepping down as game director for Blizzard's Diablo III, it didn't take long for the internet to do its thing. Gamers responded strongly with their opinions in the long thread resulting from Wilson's post -- so strongly that Blizzard Chief Creative Officer Rob Pardo felt it was time to step in.

"I’m the only person in this thread who has actually worked with Jay," Pardo reminds the Battle.net posters. "I hired Jay to head up the Diablo project and had the pleasure of getting to work with him, both in building the team and designing the game."