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Real Name Michael Dias   
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Nickname ASeven
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Signed On Feb 21, 2010, 22:06
Total Comments 3993 (Veteran)
User ID 55543
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
23. Re: Steam Top 10 May 20, 2013, 09:30 ASeven
 
Reus is such an amazing little game, one of the best god games to come out in a decade. Highly recommended though it isn't for everyone.  
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News Comments > Trion Layoffs
23. Re: Trion Layoffs May 18, 2013, 06:33 ASeven
 
Warskull wrote on May 18, 2013, 03:00:
Creston wrote on May 17, 2013, 23:54:
I've never really ever had that urge to "make games", like so many other gamers do (or claim they do.) If anything, I always figured that if I ever got the say over what kind of game to make, every programmer would quit in disgust over my absurd requirements and list of features that I had to have.

Even so, I could have had the largest hankering in the world to make games, and I'd never go work in the fucking gaming industry. I think the fry cooks at McDonalds get treated with more respect than the unfortunate souls who work in this industry. (a few companies like Valve and Egosoft excepted.)

Why they continue to let themselves be treated this way is baffling...

Creston

It is because there is a perpetual influx of young people who want to make games because they think it will be a fun job. The megapublishers can hire them and pay them peanuts.

The industry in general has an immense disrespect for the people who make the games and a disrespect for talent. It is a major reason why you have so many mediocre games. People with experience all quit because you can't have a family (or life) while working in the industry.

This industry has also become one of the most hostile industries to work with, which by itself is quite a feat. It's a shame that the devs take all this in stride and don't do nothing about the terrible treatment they get at the hand of publishers. The idea of a game devs union wouldn't be too bad considering the appalling work conditions.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed May 15, 2013, 11:58 ASeven
 
Verno wrote on May 15, 2013, 09:28:
What is a Gamer Horizon? Some cheetos and anime set against a picturesque sunset?

This is the main character:

http://i.imgur.com/ZPUPDON.jpg
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Focused DICE Studio Coming
18. Re: Star Wars Focused DICE Studio Coming May 15, 2013, 11:53 ASeven
 
Creston wrote on May 15, 2013, 11:42:
KS wrote on May 15, 2013, 11:25:
Wallshadows wrote on May 15, 2013, 10:54:
Being a fan of Republic Commando, I'm interested to see if this is the direction DICE will take since fps/action is their bread and butter.

"A Sith is trying to mind control you. Press RIGHT TRIGGER quickly to resist!"

"Sorry, you failed to resist the Sith Mind Control. Click here to buy the Immunity to Mind Control DLC for only 642.7 DICE Points!"


"Please press the AWESOME button for awesome."
 
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News Comments > Grim Dawn Alpha Tomorrow
19. Re: Grim Dawn Alpha Tomorrow May 15, 2013, 10:35 ASeven
 
First impressions: Wow.

Second impressions: Fucking wow. And this is only an alpha. I think we potentially have a true classic here.
 
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News Comments > Grim Dawn Alpha Tomorrow
2. Re: Grim Dawn Alpha Tomorrow May 14, 2013, 20:52 ASeven
 
On the anniversary of D3 the alpha for what could perhaps become the best ARPG of all time comes out.

Oh sweet, sweet irony, how I love thee.
 
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News Comments > Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter
6. Re: Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter May 14, 2013, 11:06 ASeven
 
Verno wrote on May 14, 2013, 10:57:
ASeven wrote on May 14, 2013, 10:25:
I haven't followed Eternal Darkness for a while, could someone explain what's up with this Dyack fellow?

Denis Dyack was the owner of Silicon Knights, the makers of games like Eternal Darkness and Too Human. Through mismanagement, arrogance and hubris he basically bankrupted what was a moderately successful developer. First he embarked on a mission to make Too Human for Microsoft Game Studios. After years of building hype it was at best an okay game but was long over due and over budget, Microsoft cancelled the rest of the trilogy. He also sued Epic for supposed breach of contract over the Unreal Engine. They famously lost that lawsuit and it was discovered they had implemented unlicensed UE code into their own offerings, the judge ordered older copies of their games recalled and destroyed. They did an awful job with XMen Destiny in the meantime.

Employees who worked there described a very disorganized and lazy work ethic combined with very hostile internal politics. Dyack would hear no wrong about Too Human and his other personal projects. He also took significant tax subsidies from the Canadian government despite knowing his studio was in significant financial difficulty and had few future prospects.

tl;dr - you do not want to give your money to any company with Dyack involved.

Ah thanks for the info. I wasn't going to give them anything, this only makes sure I'll remember that name if other projects come up.

Also, the KS is going at $38K.

In the meantime, here's a great KS project people should buy into.
 
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News Comments > Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter
3. Re: Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter May 14, 2013, 10:25 ASeven
 
I haven't followed Eternal Darkness for a while, could someone explain what's up with this Dyack fellow?  
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News Comments > Shadow of the Eternals and "Donations"
5. Re: Shadow of the Eternals and May 11, 2013, 20:01 ASeven
 
nin wrote on May 11, 2013, 16:25:
What a scam...


Indeed. Not returning the donations if the goal isn't met is scummy.
 
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News Comments > Road Redemption Funded
1. Re: Road Redemption Funded May 10, 2013, 12:22 ASeven
 
This got about $40K overnight. Good for them, I put some money into this one, has promise to be a great Road Rash spiritual sequel.  
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News Comments > SimCity Patched
2. Re: SimCity Patched May 10, 2013, 10:01 ASeven
 
Wonder how much stuff they've broken this time?  
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News Comments > EA Dropping Licensed Firearms
118. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 10, 2013, 09:48 ASeven
 
Waffles are the answer for everything. We need waffles for everyone!  
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News Comments > EA's Battlefield Domain Spree
42. Re: EA's Battlefield Domain Spree May 10, 2013, 07:50 ASeven
 
Redmask wrote on May 9, 2013, 22:08:
From what little I can discern from that mess, you're ignoring whats already been posted and repeating yourself again so I'm done with this.

This is why most of the users here have him on the ignore. He repeats himself, makes no sense, uses no facts, has been caught lying and deceiving and has no grasp of logic.

The only place that's good for him is the ignore list.
 
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News Comments > EA's Battlefield Domain Spree
35. Re: EA's Battlefield Domain Spree May 9, 2013, 17:06 ASeven
 
nin wrote on May 9, 2013, 15:54:
ASeven wrote on May 9, 2013, 15:46:
nin wrote on May 9, 2013, 08:49:
Fantaz wrote on May 9, 2013, 01:13:
Who is this Slick user who's been making most of his posts from his account in this comments thread here?

Someone who wants to be ignored...


Though he provides entertainment in watching how much deeper can he dig his own hole.


He and rollin should go start their own news site! I'm sure it'd be awesome...


Awesomely terrible! Then again, the schadenfreude that would come from it would be priceless.
 
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News Comments > EA's Battlefield Domain Spree
32. Re: EA's Battlefield Domain Spree May 9, 2013, 15:46 ASeven
 
nin wrote on May 9, 2013, 08:49:
Fantaz wrote on May 9, 2013, 01:13:
Who is this Slick user who's been making most of his posts from his account in this comments thread here?

Someone who wants to be ignored...


Though he provides entertainment in watching how much deeper can he dig his own hole.
 
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News Comments > EA's Battlefield Domain Spree
14. Re: EA's Battlefield Domain Spree May 8, 2013, 20:14 ASeven
 
May I remind the disingenuous that past Battlefield expansion packs actually included a lot more than 4 maps and some silly achievements and a couple of weapons and vehicles, with said vehicles being able to be used in all maps instead of only a select few? And that those expansion packs brought enough content to justify the pricetag, unlike, say, BF3's DLCs?

It's easy to talk about facts when selectively choosing only the ones to fit your views.

And Blue, please don't allow quotes from users on the ignore list to show up for those who put them on ignore.
 
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News Comments > EA Dropping Licensed Firearms
108. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 8, 2013, 18:53 ASeven
 
nin wrote on May 8, 2013, 16:17:
ASeven wrote on May 8, 2013, 16:10:
Mr. Tact wrote on May 8, 2013, 15:40:
Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner! Me. I've read only the last 4-5 posts in this topic.

I ate a waffle, so that makes me more winner!

Fun fact: both pie and cake are better than waffles. But not churro waffles.



You dare to belittle the mighty waffle? Sir, you are now being hunted by the Luftwaffle.
 
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News Comments > EA's Battlefield Domain Spree
9. Re: EA's Battlefield Domain Spree May 8, 2013, 16:12 ASeven
 
Verno wrote on May 8, 2013, 14:02:
Looking forward to the inevitable subscription plan Rolleyes

And their inability to do decent netcode, balance weapons and deal with cheaters.
 
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News Comments > EA Dropping Licensed Firearms
103. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 8, 2013, 16:10 ASeven
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 8, 2013, 15:40:
Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner! Me. I've read only the last 4-5 posts in this topic.

I ate a waffle, so that makes me more winner!
 
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