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Nickname Devinoch
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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 264 (Amateur)
User ID 13926
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Turning One

3. Re: Heroes of the Storm Turning One May 27, 2016, 21:14 Devinoch
 
"For our one year anniversary, we're not giving away any free content, but there will be some sales!"

Man, how times have changed since the WoW anniversary occasions...
 



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News Comments > KingsIsle Layoffs

1. Re: KingsIsle Layoffs May 12, 2016, 23:03 Devinoch
 
Another day another massive layoff.

I hate this industry.
 



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News Comments > MS Rebuffed Lionhead Buyers?

17. Re: MS Rebuffed Lionhead Buyers? May 12, 2016, 05:12 Devinoch
 
Slick wrote on May 11, 2016, 10:57:
They're finally free, they can all use the clout gained at working at one of the more prestigious game studios out there, and pursue whatever shit they want. Trust me, I bet there's sharks trying to pick up talent from them left, right, and center.

There's companies hiring in the games industry right now? That's news to, well, the massive flood of people who can't get work again.
 



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News Comments > Disney Leaving Game Publishing

17. Re: Disney Leaving Game Publishing May 11, 2016, 04:15 Devinoch
 
Another day, another couple hundred employees being cut loose in the game development ecosystem. Anymore, it seems like nobody's employed.  



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News Comments > Op Ed

51. Re: Op Ed May 8, 2016, 17:14 Devinoch
 
yonder wrote on May 8, 2016, 10:54:
Devinoch wrote on May 8, 2016, 02:50:
Warskull wrote on May 7, 2016, 20:36:
The establishment see Steam reviews as a threat because they are actually good and cutting them out of the loop.

"The establishment." That's hilarious. Tell that to some indie developer struggling to eat because he's dared to have a non-backwater social philosophy (completely unreflected in his game) and someone's waterboarded the reviews section because of it.

But you go on and tell yourself you're doing The Lord's work. He certainly didn't say "love thy neighbor." Wait, hang on a minute...

That's some QUALITY strawman you got there. Highly entertaining! Don't stop,please!

Oh look, ad hominem! DO go on...
 



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News Comments > Op Ed

38. Re: Op Ed May 8, 2016, 02:50 Devinoch
 
Warskull wrote on May 7, 2016, 20:36:
The establishment see Steam reviews as a threat because they are actually good and cutting them out of the loop.

"The establishment." That's hilarious. Tell that to some indie developer struggling to eat because he's dared to have a non-backwater social philosophy (completely unreflected in his game) and someone's waterboarded the reviews section because of it.

But you go on and tell yourself you're doing The Lord's work. He certainly didn't say "love thy neighbor." Wait, hang on a minute...
 



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News Comments > Lionhead Closed

13. Re: Lionhead Closed Apr 29, 2016, 14:57 Devinoch
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY0WxgSXdEE

Another one bites the dust. Man, the entire industry's a wasteland at this point...
 



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

10. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 23, 2016, 21:15 Devinoch
 
I'm just hoping he gets all the support he needs to help him cope with this. He's talked pretty openly about battling with depression before, and if there's ever something that would flare that up mercilessly, this would be it. I wish we could all help.  



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News Comments > Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints

66. Re: Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints Apr 8, 2016, 03:49 Devinoch
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 03:15:
Numinar wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 01:16:
Where did I indicate that I seek the banning, firing or silencing of anyone? I have no time for the extreme regressive left, and since I have a job and a life, I never have to meet or encounter them in any way except when the yahoos on the forum I frequent feel the need to inform me about how outrageous their impotent prattling is.

This torch and pitchfork crowd that cries big meaty man tears at the very mention of things that are not them or fuckable by them in their entertainment of choice, as if they are the sly tendrils of a grand conspiracy are everywhere these days! Gaming is full of these people for some reason. And I take great joy in their anguish regardless of how much of their politics I share. It makes me happy. You made me happy today. Thankyou.

Missed the /s I take it? It's okay.

You don't need to have time for the extreme regressive left, though it has plenty of time for you and it's 1920's style anti-sexual revolution mentality.

Er, I'm pretty sure you mean regressive right.

I'm not even sure what a regressive leftist would be...
 



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News Comments > Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints

47. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 7, 2016, 18:34 Devinoch
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 18:01:
Julio wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 16:45:
Devinoch wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 16:13:
"Extremist." God knows when people having equal rights became extremist.

If you think the SJWs want equal rights, I've got a bridge to sell you. It's all about the elimination of men.

Ignore. You see this is how it works. You talk about them they gain strength by recognition. If you ignore them this is what happens... "I'd love to get my (insert agenda) but damn it no one will even listen to us." Dies on the vine.

I saw "elimination of men" and then obvious troll became TOO obvious. The gig is up.
 



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News Comments > Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints

32. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 7, 2016, 16:13 Devinoch
 
Julio wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 15:01:
Looks like Beamcrap is hurting after pissing on Baldur's Gate's legacy. Although the SJW dominated press has tried to portray this as anti-LGBT, nobody cares about who's in anyone's bed.

This isn't going to encourage anyone to buy the game who is against the extremist SJW agenda. Looking forward to Beamdog's financial collapse.

"Extremist." God knows when people having equal rights became extremist. It's probably high time we start persecuting the religious right like they're complaining people are - at least they'd have a legitimate complaint instead of their bigoted bullshit then.
 



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News Comments > Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints

18. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 7, 2016, 14:00 Devinoch
 
Icewind wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 13:35:

typical SJW behavior, really.


Aaaaaand here's the point where everyone intelligent wrote you off as a bigot. Easy enough.
 



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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup

1. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Apr 6, 2016, 14:11 Devinoch
 
I never understood this - I'm already heavily invested in the console version. Why would I want a PC version, considering how little of the old content's been ported to the newest console versions, which was supposedly going to be a high priority for them?  



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News Comments > EverQuest Next Cancelled

25. Re: EverQuest Next Cancelled Mar 11, 2016, 22:35 Devinoch
 
Welcome to the games industry - your severance package is at your desk. Enjoy your first/last/only day at work.  



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News Comments > Carbine Layoffs

3. Re: Carbine Layoffs Mar 11, 2016, 22:34 Devinoch
 
Welcome to the games industry - your severance package is at your desk. Enjoy your first/last/only day at work.  



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News Comments > Tom Clancy's The Division Sets Ubi Records

15. Re: Tom Clancy's The Division Sets Ubi Records Mar 10, 2016, 03:47 Devinoch
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 03:33:
I'm not happy with the Ubisoft review embargo thing they pulled with the game. I do not care if the game is the next Half Life, they should not be embargoing reviews or reviewers.

Having said that the Open beta (IE: a limited time demo) taste of whats to come trick worked well, even from the posts below. I suppose its actually a nice way to show a game, I like that. But I would still like to hear reviewers before I commit money. So I wait until they speak.

Their point on review embargoes was that the game is a multiplayer centric game, and is designed to have lots of people. Playing it solo, with an empty environment, and no one else around, is not an accurate representation of what players would actually get.

Most reviewers seem to understand that.
 



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News Comments > Valve Teases Free VR Experiments in The Lab

11. Re: Valve Teases Free VR Experiments in The Lab Mar 7, 2016, 20:24 Devinoch
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 7, 2016, 18:44:
AirWreck wrote on Mar 7, 2016, 18:20:
I'm going to give it a shot -- I was pretty impressed by google cardboard, so I don't think I'll be disappointed. My biggest concern is more about having enough content rather than the quality of the experience.

Content is the main thing holding me back too.

VR is happening again now because of smartphones and the technology that it has driven: responsive sensors, physically tiny processing power, most of all the high PPI displays.

As I've said for years and years, in regards to any new technology, be it hardware, VR, console or controller - show me the games, show me something that I *need* this hardware to be able to play, and make me excited about the game, excited enough that I'll buy the hardware.
 



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News Comments > Overwatch Beta Resumes

5. Re: Overwatch Beta Resumes Feb 10, 2016, 04:00 Devinoch
 
I refuse to get this game without trying it, and I can't seem to get into ANY beta for it, so maybe I'm just going to take a pass on it. Oh well.  



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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup

19. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 2, 2016, 14:07 Devinoch
 
Talk about shoddy journalism. At the BOTTOM of the article, there's a thing that says "Update:" and lists out that the GAME isn't cancelled, the YouTube video tutorial "Ultimate Game Dev" thing is. The story has (half-heartedly) been updated to reflect this, but the headline is still sloppy, and the clarification work is slipshod, at best, because, hey, click bait!

And people wonder why I no longer want to do anything with my Bachelor's of Journalism.
 



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News Comments > Sunday Previews

20. Re: Sunday Previews Jan 31, 2016, 22:53 Devinoch
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 20:54:
Devinoch wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 20:01:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 17:29:
I fully expected to delete it again after five minutes but I've actually stuck with it for a couple of hours. It's OK for a free beta/game but I won't buy this consolitis garbage. I really dislike cover shooters with shitty gamepad style aiming and at the core this will always remain a cover shooter no matter how much they try to hide it with padding.

Translation: "I decided I wasn't going to like this before I played it. I didn't like it, because I don't like the genre. So, it's terrible."

Translation: "I'm a moron who knows absolutely nothing about this CJ_Parker guy but I'm gonna make a helluva lot of fucking dumb ASSumptions anyway".

Just a quick clue: I expected the game to SUCK from the videos I watched before playing the beta. It was not a "decision" to not like it. The "decision" was made easy by watching the lame preview videos with crappy gameplay. So I decided to see for myself and, as I said, was (sort of) pleasantly surprised until I realized what the game is and always will be at its core: Cover shooter console garbage.

So there.

Oh no, I have full reading comprehension. I don't think YOU do.

You've made it quite clear you don't like cover shooters. You don't like console games. So, really, troll on troll kid.

Cover shooter console garbage.

I don't know who you are, I don't care who you are. I read what you said.

I really dislike cover shooters with shitty gamepad style aiming

So you don't like cover shooters on consoles, and yet, your opinion on a cover shooter on a console is somehow supposed to be valid?

I mean, rage harder, man. I just think you're hilarious. You knew it was a console cover based shooter going in, and the thing you stress, in every post you've made on this, is that it's a console cover based shooter, and therefore it sucks.
 



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