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Cliffski/Epic Part 3: Mark Rein Apologizes

Following Positech Games CEO Cliff Harris' story of being heckled by Epic's Mark Rein at the Develop conference and a brief follow-up, Develop now has the text of an apology letter to Harris from Mark Rein. Here's a bit:

First of all I want to apologize. It was completely rude of me to interrupt your panel with my opinion no matter how well intentioned. I'm supremely passionate about the plight of indie developers, and game developers in general, and I heard something I thought was incorrect advice and I just couldn't keep my big mouth shut. But there's no excuse for bad manners. You called me on it and it made me realize that it is a behavior I need to try and change for these types of events in the future.

It's not like some great injustice was being done and needed commentary from me. I was just being a jerk.

But I did want you to understand that it was not my intention to criticize the fact that you reply to your fans' emails or discourage anyone from doing that. What caused me to speak up was when I heard you talk about revealing important news items about games through 1-on-1 emails and in forums. My opinion is that doing so runs the risk of these things no longer being 'news' when you need to use them to get publicity for your game.

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10. Re: Cliffski/Epic Part 3: Mark Rein Apologizes Jul 19, 2010, 22:04 Beamer
 

Mark Rein isn't a developer, he's a marketing guy and face man (vice president of Epic... whoopdedoo). Crude as it may be, he could get hit by a car tomorrow, and Epic wouldn't suffer one iota. They'd just hire another douche wad to run the pack.

Wait.
So most people here claim UE3 is garbage.
And you're claiming Mark is garbage.

So why is it so used?


Here's a hint:
1) It's insanely easy to develop on and many people know how to use it.
2) It is represented by the best salesman in the industry.


Knock Mark all you want, but anyone here that's at a studio using UE3 can admit he makes a really, really hard sale that no other engine company can compete with.
 
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