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Signed On Oct 17, 2003, 03:30
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News Comments > Clint Hocking Leaves Valve
22. Re: Clint Hocking Leaves Valve Jan 6, 2014, 19:12 Krovven
 
Alamar wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 17:27:
Beamer wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 14:31:
You kind of can.
For a developer like Valve, when someone leaves, it makes news. And you know when a developer leaves because they update their linkedin.

You know when a developer 'of note' leaves because people watch their linkedin...

There are dozens of unknowns at Valve (and every company) who's comings and goings, you'll never hear about...

-Alamar

Even moreso that when someone says "they left Valve", we don't know if they were layed off or if they left on their own. We don't know that about Hocking either. It's really none of our business under what circumstances someone left, unless they choose to make the reasons public. A good company would never say one way or the other.

 
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News Comments > Clint Hocking Leaves Valve
19. Re: Clint Hocking Leaves Valve Jan 6, 2014, 17:10 Krovven
 
Sepharo wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 15:03:
Your rebuttal to his claim that when Valve employees leave it makes news was to link to news of Valve employees leaving?

No, he said that they have only had one lay off. I should have quoted his earlier post.

And Beamer, did you read the bottom of the story? Valve does not normally discuss their personnel matters. Just because they did 1 larger group layoff, does not mean they have never layed off people before. And your statement that that they have only had one layoff is ambiguous and could refer to a single person or a group.

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News Comments > Steam Family Sharing Tightened Up
33. Re: Steam Family Sharing Tightened Up Jan 6, 2014, 15:09 Krovven
 
Luke, Suppa and others are always going to rail on Steam because they aren't rational.

Fact is Steam allows for no DRM. There are plenty of games on Steam that do not require Steam to even be running to play them, and plenty more that allow Steam to be in Offline mode.

It is not up to Valve/Steam to dictate what games use what DRM methods, or no DRM at all. It's up to the Publishers and the Devs themselves. Prior to Steam most games released on CD had a CD check at minimum. Yes you could circumvent this by cracking your game and installing on multiple machines. Even this was not foolproof, as many games still required a serial authentication and the same serial could not play multiplayer with the same another games using the same serial #.

If this is your argument...then you have no argument. You are only pissed off because it's that much harder for you to pirate games and nothing that is done will appease you, so debating it with you is wasted time. Your opinions do not matter, as your actions are unhealthy for the longevity of the PC games industry.

 
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News Comments > Clint Hocking Leaves Valve
15. Re: Clint Hocking Leaves Valve Jan 6, 2014, 15:01 Krovven
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 14:31:
Panickd wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 13:54:
Beamer wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 12:48:
Panickd wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 11:58:
Verno wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 11:44:
People change careers all the time for many reasons. You can do a lot better than the gaming industry sadly, the wages are shit for many positions comparatively, it really is a labor of love.

I'm pretty sure the pay at Valve is crazy good so long as you're working on the right (i.e. high profile and successful) project. But I'm positive the whole operation is complete shit for everyone else.

Pretty sure it's pretty good for just about anyone, though pay in the industry tends to be very bonus driven and bonuses come in most for releases - Valve also has a fairly significant other revenue source.

I'll never get why people are always so convinced everyone is miserable and disjointed at Valve. Valve has had very few people leave on their own volition, and only had one layoff.
People seem pretty happy to me.

Actually you can't really know with any certainty how many people have left Valve or how many layoffs or force outs have ever happened at the company. Unless the people that leave choose to talk about it, you'll never hear about it. Valve is a privately held company that doesn't have to blab all it's going ons to the public, and they don't. The people who have left and chosen to talk about it have made it pretty clear that if you can jive with the culture there and get involved on the right projects it's a great place to work. But the inverse is true as well. There is a massive culture shock in going to work for Valve when coming from nearly anywhere else and very little help in the company for overcoming it. And apparently that's the way they want it. So if you can't get with the culture or get on the right projects it's going to be a shitty place to work.

You kind of can.
For a developer like Valve, when someone leaves, it makes news. And you know when a developer leaves because they update their linkedin.

Fact is Beamer, you don't know. And I can say without a doubt that they have layed off more than 1 employee.

valve-layoff-hardware-mobile

 
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News Comments > Clint Hocking Leaves Valve
2. Re: Clint Hocking Leaves Valve Jan 6, 2014, 11:13 Krovven
 
Portal 2 came out in 2011.

From what I heard before, Hocking was working on L4D3. It is curious why he left Valve after being so gung-ho to be hired there and having only been there for a little over a year. And his last stint was at LucasArts, which I assumed he jumped ship since he knew the closure of the studio was coming.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 4, 2014, 03:50 Krovven
 
Silvanus wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 16:49:
You can unplug/turn off Kinect, bitch to EA.. I have this game and don't have a problem.. Mountain out of a mole hill.. but whats new.

_silvanus

God forbid you get to use the features of the product you paid for AND be able to talk to someone while you are gaming without it fucking up your game.

 
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News Comments > On Sale (2)
36. Re: On Sale (2) Jan 4, 2014, 03:45 Krovven
 
christheshitter wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 03:28:
Yea my post was kinda stupid that i could agree on. It's just my frustration of not having bought those games i wanted to buy at rebates which Steam had on those at the main site.

But my nickname is permantly changed by a moderator. I guess he's thought he made todays good deed.

And by the way i use Cheapshark to search for game sales across various Digital distribution sites.

Yea, not getting games I want at a massive discount makes me rage too... /sarcasm Time to grow up. There were tons of indie games on sale for more than 50% off during the Steam sale.

My guess is you just forgot which troll account you logged in to. BTW, you can change your name in the Account Options any time you want to.

 
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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
62. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 4, 2014, 03:27 Krovven
 
Dev wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 01:34:
I went back and checked every one of the links in blues blurb. Its all about claims, no hard facts yet, beyond steam having issues. My theory fits steam having issues at that point in time just as well as the DDOS one does. EA's issues could be unrelated, could be a DDOS or could be something else entirely.

I'll admit the DDOS theory is possible, but so is mine

You are just being naive and ignorant to support your incessant whining about Steam needing to improve their infrastructure. So Origin, Steam, Battle.net, League of Legends, and World of Tanks were all down at the same time and you are trying to claim it was pure coincidence and not from DDoS attacks, that groups have publicly taken responsibility for. Nevermind, that they said they were going to do it, before it actually started. So no, your theory is not possible.

I suppose the moon landing was filmed in a studio and Al Qaeda didn't fly planes into the WTC.

 
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News Comments > Fallouts Returning to Steam
22. Re: Fallouts Returning to Steam Jan 4, 2014, 00:31 Krovven
 
Dev wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 00:26:
Steam can and has revoked accounts or games before. Just recently I read about a game being removed by valve from everyone's steam account. Even GoG isn't doing that, just removing from store for future purchases.

It has also been updated that the Order of War game was restored ro users accounts as it was removed in error. Only the multiplayer game has been removed.

See, back in the Steam store and still for sale. http://store.steampowered.com/app/34600/
 
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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
57. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 4, 2014, 00:24 Krovven
 
Dev wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 00:15:
Interesting. Any links? I'd like to read up on it.

I guess that answers my question in my previous post...you didn't read anything. You didn't read the links in the story Blue posted above, and you didn't read any links earlier in the thread.
As for it being used to make money...I haven't heard anything like that, but who knows.


 
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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
56. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 4, 2014, 00:22 Krovven
 
Dev wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 00:09:
I don't think it was a ddos. I think it was everyone frantically trying to buy/sell/craft globes since this time valve said they were going away.

And valve's front end setup couldn't handle it.

Did you look at any of the links at all? 2 groups were DDOSing Origin, Battle.net, Steam among others. See the Twitter feeds linked in the stories.

hackers-claim-to-have-broken-eas-origin-service

pair-claim-to-have-attacked-steams-servers

 
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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
44. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 3, 2014, 17:06 Krovven
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 17:04:
Well, I hope they make this right and let me do something with the globes I have....

You still have them? People were saying yesterday that they were going to be removed from inventories.

 
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News Comments > Criterion Cofounders Leave
10. Re: Criterion Cofounders Leave Jan 3, 2014, 16:47 Krovven
 
LanikTnt wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 15:25:
Creston wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 14:07:
I'd lay even odds that five years from now he sells his company to EA again, because game devs never learn.

Gamers have this crazy notion that all game devs want to do is make the games they want to make without influences from a publisher. They have wives, kids, a mortgage, etc. like everyone else. I've known lots of software developers who spin up companies, make a successful product, sell the company, rinse/repeat. There's nothing wrong with that.

Nothing wrong with that at all. Criterion wasn't a one hit wonder though. They had been around awhile with many successful games and probably didn't need to sell out to EA in 2004. But I don't know what their financial situation was like in 2004, so who knows. Maybe they were in trouble and selling for $40 mil pounds was their best option.

 
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News Comments > PopCap CEO Retiring
5. Re: PopCap CEO Retiring Jan 3, 2014, 12:45 Krovven
 
Similarly 2 co-founders from Criterion have also left that company.
 
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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
13. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 3, 2014, 12:13 Krovven
 
And Steam store seems to be back up, for those that are wanting to grab something or get those last Globes they want.

 
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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
5. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 3, 2014, 11:40 Krovven
 
Yep, pretty sad little kiddies need to do shit like this. Saw this on Kotaku last night when the Steam store first went down. Sad that it's still going on. It serves zero purpose, affects millions of people and the little shits are just laughing and relishing in their perceived fame. And of course Dev thinks this is because Steam needs to invest more in their infrastructure... /facepalm

And not sure why Blue hasn't got it referenced, but it's another group claiming responsibility for the Steam attacks, as Derp seems to claim to be doing their attacks on Origin in support of Steam. pair-claim-to-have-attacked-steams-servers

Seriously Blue, the URL command sucks. Can you not have it auto fill the selected url into the correct spot after the = ?


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News Comments > GOG.com Drops Fallout Games
82. Re: GOG.com Drops Fallout Games Jan 3, 2014, 01:20 Krovven
 
Kristian Joensen wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 20:37:
You have no idea of what type of gamer and person I am.

Based on your asskissing tweets, it's quite obvious what kind of gamer and person you are.

 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Pricing Survey
16. Re: World of Warcraft Pricing Survey Jan 2, 2014, 15:53 Krovven
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 13:02:
Krovven wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 11:24:
You fail to miss the point.

Failing to miss the point would mean he understood the point.

Lol, in my defense it was before I had coffee and obviously combined two ways of making the statement, to have it make no sense.

 
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News Comments > On Sale (1)
28. Re: On Sale (1) Jan 2, 2014, 14:51 Krovven
 
Krovven wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 13:11:
siapnar wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 13:03:
Is Natural Selection II worth it? Looks like an interesting concept and it's visually appealing, but I could maybe see it getting old, fast..

Not for $21. It's been a fraction of that price before. Personally I couldn't get into the game, but it also runs like crap on my machine, so my patience with it was thin.


Seems the price earlier was an error? I just had another gander and the price is now $2.50. At that price, you can't go wrong, even if you end up not liking it.

 
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News Comments > Deadpool and Other Marvel Removals Confirmed
37. Re: Deadpool and Other Marvel Removals Confirmed Jan 2, 2014, 14:48 Krovven
 
ASeven wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 14:32:
On a slightly related news, the Fallout Collection seems to be gone from Steam as well, or at least you are unable to buy Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics anymore.

The pages are still there for the games, you just can't buy them. Which is a change from most games that get pulled from Steam. The Publisher has also been changed to Bethesda. I'd bet the games will be available again once Bethesda makes the changes they need to make to the legal title screens.

 
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