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Signed On Aug 13, 2003, 17:28
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News Comments > PopCap Founder Pops Out
30. Re: PopCap Founder Pops Out Sep 7, 2014, 04:45 Silicon Avatar
 
Harlequin wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 23:18:
What a bunch of small minded, judgmental people on here. Surprising. He wants to move on, to work that may better the world as a whole. Admirable goals and vastly more impact then dev'ing a game that will be forgotten about 12 months after release like 90% of all games.

Lets name call the guy and make fun of him for wanting to better himself and perhaps injustices in the world that he perceives. Real big of you people. *rolls eyes* Congats posters, you people are whats wrong with the gaming community.

There is a lot wrong with the gaming community but the ability to detect BS is not one of the problems.

 
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News Comments > PopCap Founder Pops Out
29. Re: PopCap Founder Pops Out Sep 7, 2014, 04:25 Silicon Avatar
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 17:51:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 16:59:

Guy at the top screws a ton of people on the way out by selling to the worst company on the market, runs off to salve himself by breezing through a Quaker community and handling some convenient charity now that he can afford to do whatever he pleases.

Maybe he's awesome and I'm being harsh but I see celebrities and rich people pulling this crap in the news all the time. It's just so transparent and meaningless 99% of the time.

I'm curious to know how he screwed over his employees. I don't recall mass layoffs. And while EA does tons of shit to piss off gamers, they are stable and profitable and consistently rated as one of the best places to work for.

There were layoffs and EA is pretty much the worst place to work for. They're the Wal*Mart of gaming.

 
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News Comments > PopCap Founder Pops Out
11. Re: PopCap Founder Pops Out Sep 6, 2014, 16:59 Silicon Avatar
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 16:10:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 14:16:
Rich guy sells out to EA, screws a lot of his employees in the process, goes to "think about life".

Pretty formulaic.

Well, I don't think he was rich prior. Hence selling out to EA. If someone offered me a chance to be a billionaire, or hundreds-of-millionaire, I'd probably do it, too. You never know if you'll have that chance again.

Could be.

It just strikes me as disingenuous I guess.

Guy at the top screws a ton of people on the way out by selling to the worst company on the market, runs off to salve himself by breezing through a Quaker community and handling some convenient charity now that he can afford to do whatever he pleases.

Maybe he's awesome and I'm being harsh but I see celebrities and rich people pulling this crap in the news all the time. It's just so transparent and meaningless 99% of the time.

 
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News Comments > PopCap Founder Pops Out
4. Re: PopCap Founder Pops Out Sep 6, 2014, 14:16 Silicon Avatar
 
Rich guy sells out to EA, screws a lot of his employees in the process, goes to "think about life".

Pretty formulaic.
 
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News Comments > Avernum 2: Crystal Souls Announced
4. Re: Avernum 2: Crystal Souls Announced Sep 4, 2014, 00:43 Silicon Avatar
 
Vogel doesn't need to do anything he's not already doing. He has outlasted every fad and has a core fan base.

 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Layoffs; Struggling Financially?
13. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Layoffs; Struggling Financially? Sep 4, 2014, 00:39 Silicon Avatar
 
Too bad. It's pretty fun. I learned more about the lore and the races from ESO than I have from any other ES game.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Aug 31, 2014, 13:53 Silicon Avatar
 
The studios finally ran into some games media the can't pay off? Sour grapes.

Brad said it himself though - the worst trolls are people from inside the industry. He failed to put 2 and 2 together after that. Make the industry less shite and people inside won't have anything to troll about. Release games that don't rip people off with their unfinished-ness. Stop treating women in games, which are at least half the paying audience, like stripper poles.

That's a start. It's not hard to figure out. If things were better the trolls would be obvious and not have so very much ammo.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 24, 2014, 03:59 Silicon Avatar
 
I liked Patrick Stewart's ice bucket challenge.  
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Delay Confirmed
4. Re: Wasteland 2 Delay Confirmed Aug 19, 2014, 19:30 Silicon Avatar
 
Ok. I wasn't really expecting it until October or November.

Not a big deal.
 
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News Comments > AMD Catalyst Beta Drops Win 8.0 Support
2. Re: AMD Catalyst Beta Drops Win 8.0 Support Aug 16, 2014, 12:17 Silicon Avatar
 
Might be worth a reinstall to get to 8.1.  
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Beta Underway
20. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Beta Underway Aug 14, 2014, 14:27 Silicon Avatar
 
Does it have fun combat now or is it still the simulated "movie" version of GalCiv 2?

 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Update 4 Next Month
3. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Update 4 Next Month Aug 13, 2014, 19:15 Silicon Avatar
 
I like it. *shrug*

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Aug 10, 2014, 13:32 Silicon Avatar
 
Radio Shack: the store for desperate people who have to have an overpriced off-brand adapter RIGHT NOW.

 
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News Comments > SSI Vets form TSI
36. Re: SSI Vets form TSI Aug 9, 2014, 22:09 Silicon Avatar
 
I played Pools of Darkness and it was pretty merciless. Beholders would wipe an entire party - like they ought to be able to.

 
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News Comments > etc.
14. Re: etc. Aug 3, 2014, 19:47 Silicon Avatar
 
I played straight through one of the Half Life DLC all night one time and heard those sonic hounds in the wee hours of the morning even though I had quit playing.

 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Delayed?
2. Re: Wasteland 2 Delayed? Aug 1, 2014, 19:31 Silicon Avatar
 
I might finally install the beta. It sounds like it is pretty close to the final.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
29. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 30, 2014, 21:11 Silicon Avatar
 
Yeah, people get that, but talking about safety directly after an assault has happened is crass and demonstrates a lack of decency.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
27. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 30, 2014, 20:20 Silicon Avatar
 
People have been calling for anti-harassment policies and strict anti-creeper rules at cons like this for a while and maybe this will be the very unfortunate incident that gets that kind of trash behavior put down.

I don't care if a woman is wearing a G-String with pasties cosplaying Striperella. That's not an invitation FOR ANYTHING.

I've been to SDCC several times both as pro and visitor and it has been a pleasant (though exhausting) trip each time. This report soils it and I hope they look at what went wrong and make sure it doesn't happen again.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 28, 2014, 20:21 Silicon Avatar
 
I liked the Mad Max trailer. I heard they did a lot of physical stunts instead of trying to do everything with CG.  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 27, 2014, 01:37 Silicon Avatar
 
Maybe some governmental body will figure out that it's dumb to tie everything to a "secret number" (SSN) that people are supposed to keep secure for the entirety of their lives even though every other company manages to give it away at the drop of a hat.

I'm starting to think that WOW logins are more secure than most information transactions.

 
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