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Nickname Fibrocyte
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Signed On Aug 19, 2007, 13:42
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User ID 43638
 
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News Comments > Activision/Blizzard Reveals Profits, Unannounced MMOG
8. Re: Activision/Blizzard Reveals Profits, Unannounced MMOG Feb 8, 2013, 05:50 Fibrocyte
 
I'm interested to know what their next MMO will be like. Say what you will about WoW, it is still the best released MMO today (even though it can't hold my attention anymore). EoS might trump it, but that's a ways off.  
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News Comments > Activision/Blizzard Reveals Profits, Unannounced MMOG
7. Re: Activision/Blizzard Reveals Profits, Unannounced MMOG Feb 8, 2013, 05:49 Fibrocyte
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 8, 2013, 03:29:
Record operating margins? We're slave driving like never before!

"I would like to thank our incredibly talented employees around the world for their passion, drive and creativity, which continues to fuel our success."

They have his thanks but not his money.

You know both of these things for a fact or you're just spewing jealous venom?
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Takes $400MM
8. Re: Take-Two Takes $400MM Feb 6, 2013, 05:23 Fibrocyte
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 23:38:
Does anyone else find the MM notation bizarre? Maybe it's a British thing (not that I'm the only Brit here) but that looks like millimetres to me. I know it meant million way back but I think the only people to use it now, aside from Blue, are people working in print media and that's hardly applicable here.

They're just taking the word "Million" and then removing all of the letters except for the M's.
 
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News Comments > Notch Backtracks on Psychonauts 2 Support
22. Re: Notch Backtracks on Psychonauts 2 Support Feb 5, 2013, 13:35 Fibrocyte
 
Verno wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 13:24:
Orphic Resonance wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 12:40:
Fibrocyte wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 12:36:
Grossly lowballing the estimate.

what? 18 mil is "grossly lowballing" a game dev cycle? dont think so

maybe if you include advertising.. but i wouldnt consider that part of the deal, if its privately funded to begin with

18 mil is easily a AAA dev budget if you dont include marketing

Nah I think he meant Cutter was lowballing it with the 3mil figure because you don't ship a sequel to Pyschonauts on anything less than 10mil IMHO.

Right-o.
 
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News Comments > DayZ Video Blog
3. Re: DayZ Video Blog Feb 5, 2013, 12:37 Fibrocyte
 
They need to release this soon before people lose interest or someone else busts in with a better product.  
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News Comments > Notch Backtracks on Psychonauts 2 Support
16. Re: Notch Backtracks on Psychonauts 2 Support Feb 5, 2013, 12:36 Fibrocyte
 
DrEvil wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 12:12:
Cutter wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 12:04:
DrEvil wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 11:59:
Cutter wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 09:29:
18 million for Psychonauts? Cereal? Every Friday is free coke and hookers at the office or what?


Do you have any idea how much it costs to pay even 10 people a reasonable salary plus benefits, have insurance for your company, and pay for its existence (incorporation papers, etc.)? $1MM dollars isn't even enough to pay the salary, let alone everything else, especially in the California Bay Area for a year. I won't even get into the real estate costs out here.

With that said, I personally think $18MM is more than I expected. I didn't expect more than $10MM.

Yes, actually I do know because I've run several business with a dozen plus employees. Using your example that would probably be around 600k+/-. Even really pushing it with nicer offices, higher salary and better benefits, etc. let's call it a million. We're still talking about Psychonauts here. How it could go beyond 2 mil is beyond me, so yeah, I totally get where Notch is coming from on this. I'd dearly LOVE to see how DF breaks down this 18 mil.

I have no idea how you could not see it going beyond $2MM. Just the salary + benefits for 10 developers and artists in the California Bay Area for two years alone is easily more than $2MM.

And yes, it would have been interesting to see the breakdown.

Without knowing the scope of the game, estimated development time, platforms supported, etc. this is all armchair guesses anyway.

But I think you're still lowballing the estimate.

Grossly lowballing the estimate. We're talking about software engineering here, not a maid business where you can pay all of your illegals minimum wage (i.e. Cutter's Cleaners).
 
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News Comments > Notch Backtracks on Psychonauts 2 Support
13. Re: Notch Backtracks on Psychonauts 2 Support Feb 5, 2013, 12:06 Fibrocyte
 
So he'll invest 2 million and let them find the rest from other investors, right?  
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Racism Discussion
42. Re: Borderlands 2 Racism Discussion Feb 3, 2013, 16:25 Fibrocyte
 
This is the epitome of asinine. Tiny Tina was one of the best characters and "racism" never crossed my mind once during this game.  
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News Comments > Evening Patches
2. Re: Evening Patches Feb 2, 2013, 11:42 Fibrocyte
 
siapnar wrote on Feb 2, 2013, 03:44:
Ever since I uninstalled Dota 2, I've literally increased my overall productivity by 30%

It's that good?
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft 5.2 Details
4. Re: World of Warcraft 5.2 Details Feb 1, 2013, 20:18 Fibrocyte
 
I dabbled when MoP was released. WoW just doesn't draw me in anymore. I don't think it has anything to do with the latest xpack - I just need something new. Like EoS.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 24, 2013, 19:39 Fibrocyte
 
The reviews on this game are very negative. Why is this even posted on this site?  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Beta Signups
65. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Beta Signups Jan 23, 2013, 08:17 Fibrocyte
 
Slick wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 19:18:
Fibrocyte wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 14:48:
Such unfounded negativity...

I'm looking forward to this.

i know right, welcome to blues forums... *sadface*

but think of it this way, if the haters don't play the game, then that means it'll be a more hater-free experience for the rest of us

this looks great, loved morrowind, oblivion, and skyrim, but i always wanted to play with my friends, and now i can! thanks TES for giving me exactly what i want.


Cheers
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes.
43. Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 14:52 Fibrocyte
 
Blue really knows how to fire up his community.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Beta Signups
7. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Beta Signups Jan 22, 2013, 14:48 Fibrocyte
 
Such unfounded negativity...

I'm looking forward to this.
 
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News Comments > Three Dog on Fallout Tease Fallout
28. Re: Three Dog on Fallout Tease Fallout Jan 21, 2013, 19:19 Fibrocyte
 
vrok wrote on Jan 21, 2013, 17:47:
Three Dog: I fight the Good Fight with my voice here on Galaxy News Radio
Lone Wanderer: [Intelligence] So you fight the Good Fight with your voice on Galaxy News Radio, right?

Only thing I will ever associate Three Dog with. Horrible game.

This trolling is worse than what Lupe Fiasco pulled at the inauguration concert.
 
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News Comments > Three Dog on Fallout Tease Fallout
18. Re: Three Dog on Fallout Tease Fallout Jan 21, 2013, 15:01 Fibrocyte
 
Blue needs an editor.  
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News Comments > Fallout TV Series?
27. Re: Fallout TV Series? Jan 16, 2013, 19:42 Fibrocyte
 
Verno wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:42:
Techie714 wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:19:
YES!! I'm already a fan of "Nuka-Cola Break" but I would love to see a dark, serious, & violent Fallout series on the scale of Walking Dead TV show. I doubt though it would appeal to a massive audience, their are only so many people that spend their free time reading the Fallout Wiki for fun...like me...lol.

One thing is for sure though, were going to see some kind of Fallout news this year most likely....

I don't think they could really do it without a totally insane budget though. I don't want something like Fallout confined to the small sets and cheap location shoots I see on TWD. Book of Eli had its problems but they sure nailed the sets and design of a Fallout-ish world, unfortunately the movie cost a literal fortune.

But hey you never know, CGI can do wonders. I didn't think anyone could do Game of Thrones but that show has some amazing CGI in place of the larger areas that aren't feasible.

I think a huge part of the enjoyment is putting yourself in as a character though so I don't see a show really working in a way the fans of the games would like.

I agree regarding GoT. However, the dire wolves in season 1 were very disappointing. They were siberian huskies and cuddly-looking ones at that.
 
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News Comments > PC Black Ops Night on Friday
1. Re: PC Black Ops Night on Friday Jan 16, 2013, 09:59 Fibrocyte
 
This is relevant to <# of max users per Black Ops 2 server> people?  
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News Comments > Edge: Valve, Mojang "Greatest Developers"
47. Re: Edge: Valve, Mojang Jan 14, 2013, 18:44 Fibrocyte
 
Mojang even being mentioned is a joke.  
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News Comments > Free StarCraft II Name Changes
9. Re: Free StarCraft II Name Changes Jan 13, 2013, 18:32 Fibrocyte
 
Kajetan wrote on Jan 13, 2013, 13:10:
When you charge your customer for a simple SQL statement, which doesn't involve any Blizzard employee besides the inital one time feature write, be sure to make GOOD excuses when this paid "service" doesn't work as advertised.

You seem to be bitter that they're charging for a simple SQL statement that requires no human intervention. Do you think they invented this concept?
 
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