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Real Name Cliff Hicks   
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Nickname Devinoch
Email Concealed by request
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Description Host of Starlight Society Podcast - http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
Former Product Manager - Zattikka Games.
Former Producer/Lead Designer - Fierce Wombat Games.
Former Associate Producer - Kabam.
Former Customer Service Manager - GameSpot.
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Homepage http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
Signed On Aug 21, 2002, 17:08
Total Comments 167 (Novice)
User ID 13926
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Beta Resumes
5. Re: Overwatch Beta Resumes Feb 10, 2016, 04:00 Devinoch
 
I refuse to get this game without trying it, and I can't seem to get into ANY beta for it, so maybe I'm just going to take a pass on it. Oh well.  
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
19. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 2, 2016, 14:07 Devinoch
 
Talk about shoddy journalism. At the BOTTOM of the article, there's a thing that says "Update:" and lists out that the GAME isn't cancelled, the YouTube video tutorial "Ultimate Game Dev" thing is. The story has (half-heartedly) been updated to reflect this, but the headline is still sloppy, and the clarification work is slipshod, at best, because, hey, click bait!

And people wonder why I no longer want to do anything with my Bachelor's of Journalism.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Previews
20. Re: Sunday Previews Jan 31, 2016, 22:53 Devinoch
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 20:54:
Devinoch wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 20:01:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 17:29:
I fully expected to delete it again after five minutes but I've actually stuck with it for a couple of hours. It's OK for a free beta/game but I won't buy this consolitis garbage. I really dislike cover shooters with shitty gamepad style aiming and at the core this will always remain a cover shooter no matter how much they try to hide it with padding.

Translation: "I decided I wasn't going to like this before I played it. I didn't like it, because I don't like the genre. So, it's terrible."

Translation: "I'm a moron who knows absolutely nothing about this CJ_Parker guy but I'm gonna make a helluva lot of fucking dumb ASSumptions anyway".

Just a quick clue: I expected the game to SUCK from the videos I watched before playing the beta. It was not a "decision" to not like it. The "decision" was made easy by watching the lame preview videos with crappy gameplay. So I decided to see for myself and, as I said, was (sort of) pleasantly surprised until I realized what the game is and always will be at its core: Cover shooter console garbage.

So there.

Oh no, I have full reading comprehension. I don't think YOU do.

You've made it quite clear you don't like cover shooters. You don't like console games. So, really, troll on troll kid.

Cover shooter console garbage.

I don't know who you are, I don't care who you are. I read what you said.

I really dislike cover shooters with shitty gamepad style aiming

So you don't like cover shooters on consoles, and yet, your opinion on a cover shooter on a console is somehow supposed to be valid?

I mean, rage harder, man. I just think you're hilarious. You knew it was a console cover based shooter going in, and the thing you stress, in every post you've made on this, is that it's a console cover based shooter, and therefore it sucks.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Previews
14. Re: Sunday Previews Jan 31, 2016, 20:01 Devinoch
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 17:29:
I fully expected to delete it again after five minutes but I've actually stuck with it for a couple of hours. It's OK for a free beta/game but I won't buy this consolitis garbage. I really dislike cover shooters with shitty gamepad style aiming and at the core this will always remain a cover shooter no matter how much they try to hide it with padding.

Translation: "I decided I wasn't going to like this before I played it. I didn't like it, because I don't like the genre. So, it's terrible."
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 27, 2016, 02:19 Devinoch
 
"We didn't get the crowdfunding money, but we didn't need it anyway, because investors are paying for everything..."

Way to make the entire process look shady, guys.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Beta Returns Next Month
16. Re: Overwatch Beta Returns Next Month Jan 22, 2016, 14:18 Devinoch
 
yuastnav wrote on Jan 22, 2016, 07:02:
Pfft, didn't get in the beta. Obviously Blizzard doesn't want one of the best FPS players on this stupid rock to beta test their game. Oh well fine whatever. Will wait for reviews for this game like all the reset anyway. >_>

Hell, I simply want to play the beta before I pass any judgements on it one way or another. Hopefully they let me in this time.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
20. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 18, 2016, 03:28 Devinoch
 
bigspender wrote on Jan 17, 2016, 20:25:
harlock wrote on Jan 17, 2016, 18:11:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 17, 2016, 17:54:
Not that it matters, since I have not much of a clue about US politics really, but I think Trump has a big mouth, zero substance. Politics are a show, you never show how you really are when you wanna get elected.
if you want to see him talk off the cuff, as he would "normally".. terrifyingly retarded, like some drooling inbred

So an improvement over George W. Bush then?

A block of wood with flip flops would be an improvement over George W. Bush.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2016, 13:34 Devinoch
 
personman145 wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 11:02:
BTW Lemmy, David, Alan, it was all cancer.

FUCK cancer.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
43. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 12, 2016, 14:04 Devinoch
 
personman145 wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 11:15:
I think I heard that David Bowie was in to Nazi paraphernalia, anyone know if there is any truth to that?

I think he played a key role in getting Stevie Ray Vaughan in to a recording studio too.

According to Wikipedia: Bowie was quoted in Stockholm as saying that "Britain could benefit from a Fascist leader", and was detained by customs on the Russian/Polish border for possessing Nazi paraphernalia.

Blue may want to rethink his respect for the man, seeing as, IIRC, he's Jewish.

Bowie has said repeatedly that all of that was part of the persona he was putting on at the time, and was part of provocation. No one has ever had any reports of Bowie in any way supporting of believing any of that. He even denounced fascism a number of times, i.e. see all of Tin Machine.

As for getting Stevie Ray into a studio, that's absolutely true. In fact, if you look through the number of musicians Bowie helped, assisted, poked, prodded, collaborated with and otherwise cajoled into great work, it's pretty ridiculous. Vaughan played on the "Let's Dance" album, along with Nile Rodgers. Four years later with "Never Let Me Down," he had Peter Frampton on lead guitar. The list of people Bowie worked with or wrote songs for is enough to make any musician jealous: Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Freddie Mercury, Mott The Hoople, John Lennon, Brian Eno, Pete Townshend, Trent Reznor, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Glass, Robert Fripp, Jordan Rudess, Massive Attack, TV On The Radio, Goldie, BT, Placebo... the list goes on and on and on. Shit, he offered his song "Golden Years" to Elvis Presley, WHO DECLINED IT.

This? This was the kind of musical legend we will never see again.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 11, 2016, 13:25 Devinoch
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 12:38:
I'll be honest, Bowie wasn't an integral part of my musical upbringing. Not directly, anyway. The number of artists he inspired makes it impossible that he didn't have ANY influence on the music I grew up with. I knew him from Labyrinth, and knew he was also a musician. My parents were a bit too nosy, and my mom would take away any tapes or CDs from bands she didn't agree with. I bought Faith No More's Angel Dust 4 times because of her.
I feel bad that I honestly don't know the titles to any of his big hits. I probably have heard several and don't realize it. Bowie absolutely isn't the only band I missed out on. You can add Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones to that list. Both were "trailer trash music" and forbidden.

I DO know he was clearly a one-of-a-kind. It's sad that he's gone, but he didn't want our sympathy. He kept his illness secret and made one final album instead. I already listened to the title track, which is weird as shit and I don't think I like it. But I'm going to listen to the entire album, soley because he wanted people to focus on IT, not him.

Pick up the 59-track deluxe version of "Nothing Has Changed," which was meant to be a best-of up to "The Next Day" and I guarantee you that you will find at least some stuff you liked. You won't like everything. I don't know that there's anyone on the planet who liked everything Bowie did BESIDES Bowie, but he was always trying new things, pushing new boundaries, finding new sounds. From there, you can find the eras of Bowie that speak to you and dial into those. For me, everything always spins out of "Heroes" but your mileage may vary.
 
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News Comments > Psychonauts 2 Funded
3. Re: Psychonauts 2 Funded Jan 7, 2016, 03:42 Devinoch
 
007Bistromath wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 23:44:
Oh boy! The game this guy has repeatedly said would require more than ten times this amount to make has been "funded!" Can't wait to see what he'll do with all that money.

...which is why this is NOT the only amount of money being put towards the project. Thanks for playing.
 
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News Comments > Steam Issues Fixed
43. Re: Steam Issues Fixed Dec 27, 2015, 15:06 Devinoch
 
NewMaxx wrote on Dec 27, 2015, 04:41:
You ever hear of the Chernobyl disaster? This level of incompetence is comparable.

Aaaand right about that point everyone in the room stopped listening to your crazy ramblings.
 
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News Comments > New Star Citizen Alpha
37. Re: New Star Citizen Alpha Dec 26, 2015, 23:30 Devinoch
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 25, 2015, 17:21:
Are we there yet?

*shakes the Magic 8-Ball*

"Ask... again... later..."
 
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News Comments > Force Awakens DLC for Battlefront in Doubt
65. Re: Force Awakens DLC for Battlefront in Doubt Dec 26, 2015, 23:25 Devinoch
 
nin wrote on Dec 26, 2015, 17:52:
harlock wrote on Dec 26, 2015, 17:46:
your reactions to everything are so painfully mediocre, predictable and banal...

I would hope the irony of your statement verses your postings isn't lost on you.

Hello, pot!



Nailed it in one.
 
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News Comments > Steam Issues Fixed
27. Re: Steam Issues Fixed Dec 26, 2015, 23:23 Devinoch
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 26, 2015, 20:43:
jimnms wrote on Dec 26, 2015, 20:13:
Valve is the worst company when it comes to communicating with its customers.


Never had to deal with Bell Canada or Rogers Telecommunications huh? Valve isn't even close to the worst.

Jesus, try Cox Cable for that matter... you have no idea what "worst" even means...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2015, 04:40 Devinoch
 
descender wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 15:47:
Living must be terrible for you, knowing that you'll inevitably die (oops, spoiler alert!). There must be no point in experiencing the journey of life right? What could you possibly learn!

/cutterpost

Wait... I'm gonna DIE? We're all GONNA DIE? Jesus, why didn't anyone tell me this sooner?!
 
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News Comments > Valve on Steam Trade Changes
5. Re: Valve on Steam Trade Changes Dec 10, 2015, 14:16 Devinoch
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Dec 10, 2015, 13:41:
descender wrote on Dec 10, 2015, 13:22:
Valve reported 77,000 hijacked Steam accounts per month recently... Not using 2-factor authentication for Steam by this point makes zero sense.
These security measures are worth the minor inconveniences they create when so many of us have libraries worth thousands of dollars.

Can anyone explain what you can actually trade that's of any value? I don't get the whole earning badges thing.


There are several in-game items that have extremely high value on the basis of scarcity. I have a Dota2 item (single item) that's worth several hundred dollars. I actually bought the full set (Ursa's Alpine set, if that helps any) for $7 when Valve put it on sale, but they took it down a week later and have never rereleased it, so the value skyrocketed. I broke the set up and sold 4 of the five pieces for the max value allowed on the Steam market at the time, each. I think that was a total of $800 when all was said and done (and have kept 1 of the 5 items purely for the style value), but my Dota account was pretty heavily barraged with con attempts for the last few years.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY VII Remake Using Unreal Engine 4
8. Re: FINAL FANTASY VII Remake Using Unreal Engine 4 Dec 7, 2015, 22:04 Devinoch
 
Slashman wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 19:54:
harlock wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 18:46:
FUCK ALL THESE REMAKES

The gameplay that they've shown looks really good though so I"m at least interested. Been a loooong time since I played FF7.

The plot will still be less than high school equivalency writing, and the voice acting looks god awful.

I mean, if they had to remake one, why didn't they remake best-in-class FF6 rather than one of the most overwrought entries in the series? Oh. Right. Nostalgia value only.

Carry on, as you were.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2015, 15:07 Devinoch
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 5, 2015, 14:10:
Cutter wrote on Dec 5, 2015, 12:29:
Case in point?
Florida man sentenced to 2 years in prison for having sex on the beach
Okay, I'll agree we don't want them doing that -- but surely a couple thousand hours of community service would be more appropriate than jail time. *sigh*

We should at least hold them to the strict penalties we gave to bankers after they crashed our economy.... oh. Wait.
 
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News Comments > Psychonauts 2 Announced
10. Re: Psychonauts 2 Announced Dec 4, 2015, 14:04 Devinoch
 
Omega Jimes wrote on Dec 4, 2015, 12:28:
If you give money to Schafer right now, without a finished game, all you're buying is heartache and disappointment. He ran out of money and dropped the ball with Broken Age, and he screwed over all the hopefuls with Spacebase DF-9. I love Psychonauts and I really enjoyed some of his older titles, but I won't give up one red cent until this game is released, and has some good reviews.

I have eagerly bought heartache and disappointment, just to help ensure that we actually DO get Psychonauts 2. Let me worry about how I feel about spending my money - I've enjoyed Broken Age and Massive Chalice, so I think I'm entitled to do what I like.

The commenters in this thread who just assume the game is automatically happening crack me up. The industry doesn't work like that any more. Even with the huge amount of sales the game has had, the big publishers are backing less and less AAA titles because they're expensive to make and giant risks, so when they fail, they put their company at risk.

No one's making you back this. No one's holding a gun to your head and forcing you to give money to a company you feel might have wronged you. But please, stop telling those who haven't been wronged that they're wrong for spending their money on a company that has delivered some delightful experiences, albeit a bit late, but I think 90% of the people who back DoubleFine fully expect 6-18 months of lateness. It's sort of built into their entire history.
 
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