Moriarty created the company alongside fellow IGN employees, Greg, Tim and Nick.
He has cited that the team have been going in different directions for many months and he feels that the team has a separate vision for the future. He’s gone one step further to say that a move into politics, history and philosophy is the direction he wants to move in. More recently, Moriarty has featured on many American talk shows surrounding politics.
Last week, on International Women’s Day, Moriarty controversially tweeted a joke, which many of the Kinda Funny fans and industry peers didn’t respond well too.
It’s not clear what will happen to the many shows that Moriarty is a staple of. This includes the number one PlayStation Podcast “PS, I Love You XOXO”
The full statement is below:
This morning, the guys and I had a constructive conversation, and feel that, with our separate visions for the future and for the direction of the company, it’s time to go our separate ways. I want to be clear that this was my decision. Just as we collaborated as friends, so too do we part. I hope you continue to support them. I simply want to reconnect with what’s most important to me. Politics, history, philosophy. Reading books. Talking about things I feel are most impactful and essential for a person like me.
I want to thank everyone for their support of me — and us — over these years. When I started writing about games professionally in 2002 as a freshman in college, never, ever, did I think I’d reach the heights I did. I owe a great deal to an audience that generously sustained me, supported me, and followed me, and I also owe a lot to those who gave me opportunities to begin with. I will always remember and be grateful for this entire experience.
Opportunities are already popping up for me, bringing me in a new, different, and exciting direction, a direction that I feel makes perfect sense for me. Obviously, you haven’t seen or heard the last of me. Far from it. I hope that when I return with what’s next, you will support me there, just as you’ve supported me over these many years.
Your Friend, -Colin