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Real Name Cliff Hicks   
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Nickname Devinoch
Email Concealed by request
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Description Host of Starlight Society Podcast - http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
Former Product Manager - Zattikka Games.
Former Producer/Lead Designer - Fierce Wombat Games.
Former Associate Producer - Kabam.
Former Customer Service Manager - GameSpot.
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Homepage http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
Signed On Aug 21, 2002, 17:08
Total Comments 231 (Novice)
User ID 13926
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2017, 18:32 Devinoch
 
I miss Tom Petty.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2017, 02:07 Devinoch
 
"If Monte Hall dies, he'll probably go behind Door Number Four."
-George Carlin
 
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News Comments > Microsoft Allegiance Revival
16. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Oct 2, 2017, 01:59 Devinoch
 
Dev wrote on Oct 1, 2017, 12:26:
This is a fun story and comments!

Devinoch wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 20:01:
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
Thanks for that sig, that looks like an intriguing podcast!

Enjoy the show! There's 150+ episodes of it up and live.

And man, do I miss the old Westwood days. Greatest bunch of guys I ever worked with, and playing poker with Kane over lunch in the mess hall three days a week was an experience not to be seen again.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft Allegiance Revival
11. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Sep 30, 2017, 20:01 Devinoch
 
Stormsinger wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 16:45:
Rigs wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 16:32:
I still have my beta kit with the paperwork and NDA from MS! (I keep a record of all the games I beta test, now getting close to 125 (123 to be exact, the last was War In The West' by Matrix and on-going, constant testing of 'Empyrion') over twenty-odd years) I wish they would bring back 'Earth and Beyond'! I fuckin' LOVED that game! And they shut it down so quick, I never understood why? It was so cool! If any game needs to be revived, it's that!

EDIT: I just found out there's an emulator for it! OMG! OMG! OMG!

=-Rigs-=

Earth and Beyond was the online game that had three different types of experience (combat, mining and exploring), wasn't it?

Oh man, my voice is IN Earth & Beyond. I was at Westwood Studios at the time, and it was common place for all the staff to do either placeholder lines (for things were everything was going to get bigger voice actors) or fill-in lines for things where just a line or two was needed and it should be a different voice. I think my E&B line was "It's a bloody Sabine trap!"

FWIW, I'm also the multiplayer command voice in C&C Renegade. The number of people who have made fun of "Attack THAT Harvester" to me is hilarious. I must have done that line a dozen times for the guys, because they wanted more and more emphasis.
 
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News Comments > Get Psychonauts for Free
4. Re: Get Psychonauts for Free Sep 15, 2017, 00:09 Devinoch
 
Still some of the best comedy writing in games.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto Reviews Crash; GTA Online Cheat Killed
11. Re: Grand Theft Auto Reviews Crash; GTA Online Cheat Killed Jun 18, 2017, 15:00 Devinoch
 
I find the whole thing rather comical - it's not like there's people actually buying GTAV at this point anyway. Might as well be posting angry online reviews about Super Mario Brothers. Either you already own it, or you're highly unlikely to buy it (unless they're hoping to spike some sort of Steam Summer Sale thing, in which case, most of those people already know if they want something and how much they'll pay for it...)  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 13, 2017, 17:43 Devinoch
 
Except, of course, the article specifically says Apple's not looking at the hardware of building self-driving cars, simply the software for running a self-driving rig, with auto manufacturers still making their own cars.

I mean, if you're going to troll, at least read the article first before you... oh. It's Cutter. Never mind.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 19, 2017, 14:07 Devinoch
 
We also lost Bernie Wrightson as well. Bad day yesterday.  
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Dec 19, 2016, 23:06 Devinoch
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 18:30:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 15:44:
Beamer wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 14:41:
It's always fun to play the "guess where Cutter's views fall" game.
Essentially, look at it from "does this impact Cutter."

If a topic is about rich CEOs, then Cutter will call them evil for holding back wages, because that may impact him directly.

If the topic is about millenials complaining about bad wages, then he'l call them entitled, because he's not a millenial so there's no way he can fathom improved wages for millenials helping him out, personally.

Never mind that there's a huge inconsistency between endlessly complaining about low wages, then calling others doing so "entitled."
Cutters views are subject to change per post. But that's why we luv him.

He has an almost unique talent to look at any situation so completely from his own perspective, he seems constantly baffled and angered that people don't just agree with him. If he had money he'd be Trump.

I'm not entirely convinced Cutter ISN'T Trump...
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 14, 2016, 21:06 Devinoch
 
I, for one, welcome our new robotic overlords.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto Online Import/Export This Month
2. Re: Grand Theft Auto Online Import/Export This Month Dec 3, 2016, 17:49 Devinoch
 
Single player, story update? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Nov 11, 2016, 19:29 Devinoch
 
Cohen, Vaughn... who's old and still around that I like that 2016 can kill off next? Patrick Stewart? Ian McKellen?  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 11, 2016, 12:31 Devinoch
 
This is a pretty serious gaffe on Spotify's part. Their desktop app has been pretty dicey for some time now.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
152. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 14:15 Devinoch
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 14:05:
The Pyro wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 13:33:
The main problem IMO is using a bunch of private insurers. Profit is always a motive.

I hear that a lot, but the evidence doesn't seem to support it. Private health insurance companies in the US have been performing terribly. They're pulling out of entire states because they're losing money. Somebody's making a profit here, but I'm not convinced it's the insurance guys.

EDIT: A quick back-of-the-envelope calculation based on public data makes me think that UHC (the largest insurer in the US) is making less than 5% profit on the premiums they charge. Feel free to fact check me, as I'm not confident about this number.

I should also note that in some places (like Texas) insurers are required by law to refund any profits above 10%. There's a cap on how greedy they can be.

Why let them make a profit at all? WHat's the purpose? Make them all be nonprofits.

The biggest profiteers in the health care industry is big pharma, all 10 of which see profits consistently over 20%, and in some cases as high as 42%.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2016, 13:28 Devinoch
 
Dev: Our new phone is smoking!
PM: No! We don't want that!
Dev: I just mean it's red hot!
PM: NO!
Dev: It's going to burn down the house!
PM: We're doomed!
Dev: Toasty!
PM: You're fired. You're all fired.
Dev: Awww. How come you can say 'fire' but we can't?
PM: Get. Out.
 
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News Comments > SAG-AFTRA on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
13. Re: SAG-AFTRA on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Nov 6, 2016, 02:59 Devinoch
 
Sempai wrote on Nov 5, 2016, 21:56:
Cutter wrote on Nov 5, 2016, 16:21:
A company will only pay you what they feel you're worth. If you can't negotiate for better pay, royalties, etc. than you aren't of much value to them, are you? Major actors never have these problems. It's no different from a corporation hiring an exec over a member of the rank and file. Once makes a lot more money, stock options, benefits, etc. and the other is lucky to have a paying job. Learn to cope with it already. If you don't like it, go do something else. The world owes you nothing.



Ug..How does one even respond to this idiocy?

Don't. Cutter hasn't got a single brain cell functioning. He's just here to troll.
 
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News Comments > SAG-AFTRA on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
2. Re: SAG-AFTRA on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Nov 5, 2016, 14:33 Devinoch
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 5, 2016, 14:12:
Valid claims, valid case. Unfortunately the tech world seems highly resistant to unionization, to its own detriment. Good luck with that.


The tech world is highly resistant to progress, which is ironic, when you think about it.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Classic Diablo Mode & Necromancer Announced
27. Re: Diablo III Classic Diablo Mode & Necromancer Announced Nov 5, 2016, 14:32 Devinoch
 
Jivaro wrote on Nov 5, 2016, 00:50:
Devinoch wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 21:38:
This was their big reveal of the show? Really?

err..no. It was the big reveal regarding Diablo 3 but hardly for Blizzard's show. I suggest reading some of the other headlines from their other games if you haven't already. I am pretty sure you will pick out the 2 (minimum) announcements that Blizzard considers their big reveals of the show pretty quickly.

edit: I don't want to come off as a smart ass as that isn't my intent so here are the two I think are easily the big reveals as far as Blizzard is concerned: Allen is back and Overwatch League is a go. The Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm expansions/content would probably be next. This content for D3 is fan service more than anything. That's probably how Blizz looks at it..or at least I think so. As for us gamers, I suppose it all depends on your tastes...but yeah...this is a letdown if you were really banking on either a full expansion or D4. Personally I was hoping for HD D2. This D1 inside of D3 will be a fun consolation prize I imagine though.

I was hoping for a new title, rather than just content refreshes for existing stuff. I understand a lot of people love Overwatch. I own it. I've played it. It's not something I play a lot of. Same for Hearthstone. For me, BlizzCon should always have a "one more thing" moment, and to be honest, this show felt like it's falling majorly flat in that moment.

Yes, from an aesthetic point of view, I understand Allen returning is a big deal, but at the end of the day, a single person doesn't make or even really define a game. They're put together by the dozens (often hundreds) of people toiling away on it.

I was expecting an announcement of... something significantly more substantial, I think that's all I'm saying. Warcraft 4, maybe a resurrected Starcraft: Ghost, a new MMO, something more than "here's new stuff for things you already know about" and fairly lackluster at that. But maybe it's just not for me anymore, and that's fair.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Classic Diablo Mode & Necromancer Announced
21. Re: Diablo III Classic Diablo Mode & Necromancer Announced Nov 4, 2016, 21:38 Devinoch
 
This was their big reveal of the show? Really?  
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News Comments > SAG-AFTRA Statement
46. Re: SAG-AFTRA Statement Oct 21, 2016, 18:01 Devinoch
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Oct 21, 2016, 16:54:
Devinoch wrote on Oct 21, 2016, 14:10:
The original copyright exclusivity was also based on the life expectancy of people being in their mid to late 60s, not, as it stands now, their mid to late 80s.

80s - 60s = ~20 years

100 years - 14 years = 86 years

So copyright length has gone up four times as fast as life expectancy.

No wonder you support this stupidity. Your math skills suck...

And you're unable to refute any other piece of the long-tail argument I made, nor provide any actual justification on why they shouldn't get this. No wonder your debate skills are terrible - you don't understand the point of a discussion.
 
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