Todd has the final say during development and also he's just a greasy little toad of a man whose ego, brittle from years of high school bullying, has overtaken him so he overcompensates with designer jackets, nice shoes, and trying to convince people that he's friends with people who are more successful than he is. Even in the Oblivion interview, he says "Who's laughing now" to his highschool bullies as an attempt to make them feel bad because he's finally had his moment in the sun, but then looks off to the side sadly, realizing he's already peaked and it's all downhill from here. In a desperate clutch to hang onto that glory, he shills and he shills, trying to convince people that YES! this next game WILL make you feel as amazed as when you played Oblivion for that first time! So he exaggerates, makes things up, anything to make potential customers feel like they're going to get this amazing, immersive, do-anything, go-anywhere, be-anyone experience that will stimulate parts of your imagination you thought you'd lost as a child. But it's not true, none of it is true. Eventually he starts getting called out to the point where it becomes a meme. A well known gaming channel makes a Fleetwood Mac music video out of him, basically doing nothing but ridiculing him for being little more than a sidewalk bootleg DVD salesman, promising quality but delivering none, even using the clips of him in his one truly golden moment, the one time he finally got that one up on everyone who made fun of him, everyone who doubted him. But that just makes him realize...nothing has changed. He's still that scrawny little twerp failure he's always been, and no amount of nice leather jackets can cover that up. Except now it's not just a few kids at school. It's tens, hundreds of thousands of people that he thought actually liked him and admired him. He realizes all that "God Howard" shit was just a farce and that he bought into it 100% just like people time and time again bought into his lies. The tables have been turned and there's no going back. Desperate to be anything but that kid he was in school, he starts sucking up to the lowest common denominator of the video game market; mobile gamers and 11 year olds. "Guys...Elder Scrolls mobile! Guys...Fallout Fortnite!" But it's too late. The games aren't selling anyways, and he's burned bridges with all those people who used to see his name as a seal of quality. Todd is once again, a failure. But - he sees an opportunity. He's going to be on the same stage as Elon Musk, being interviewed by Geoff Keighley! Geoff is a respected interviewer and host, and Elon is beloved by all. It's sure to be a great chance to gain face. At the interview, Todd desperately tries to convince Geoff and the audience that he and Elon are buddies. Todd jumps the gun, quickly sputtering about how they're friends, gushing about Elon, as Elon sits in awkward silence, doing little more than uncomfortably shifting in his seat and giving Todd sideways glances that say "I'm going to be molested today, aren't I?" But it's all in vain. Everyone's seen time and time again how Todd tries to embellish himself and everything he's involved with blatant lies, and Elon Musk has done all but tell Todd to fuck off to his face. Todd, defeated, walks backstage and hangs his head. He's finally accepted that no matter what he does, he will ALWAYS...be that scrawny little dork from the chess club that nobody believes in. Who's laughing now, Todd? WHO'S LAUGHING NOW?