User information for Cliff Hicks

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Cliff Hicks
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Devinoch
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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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Re: The International Results
Aug 10, 2015, 01:39
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Re: The International Results Aug 10, 2015, 01:39
Aug 10, 2015, 01:39
 
Jerykk wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 23:59:
RaZ0r! wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 21:05:
CDEC lost the last game when they got rolled by EG trying to take the boss. It was a fairly even match till then.

I feel kind of bad for CDEC. They actually won their first match against EG, then lost the finale. Two matches but only one of them really counted.

That's double-elimination for you, though. CDEC were the wild card and for them to finish second in the International after having never won a LAN tournament before? Well, that's pretty damn impressive in its own right.

Like they say, it's not the first victory that counts - it's the last.
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
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Re: The International Results
Aug 10, 2015, 01:29
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Re: The International Results Aug 10, 2015, 01:29
Aug 10, 2015, 01:29
 
Osc8r wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 23:38:
Cutter wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 23:07:
Osc8r wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 18:41:
Ferazel wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 17:16:
Cutter wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 15:07:
For a video game? That's beyond retarded. Fucking pro athletes are overpaid but at least they have to put real effort in. Our species is doomed.

I hope you're being sarcastic or you're just ignorant about pro-gaming.

Na, just the local troll.

Nice post btw.

I'm a troll because you're some fat kid who can't play real sports and gets picked on by jocks? Awww, sucks to be you, huh? Son, fat, lazy, and stupid is no way to go through life. You fat little bastards need to get out of youur parents basements. Get some excercise. Try actually speaking to a female. Jesus, and people wonder why you kids are tubs of lard.


lol. The guy with 21,000 posts on a gaming site has spoken.

Hmm... here's an idea, how about you quit projecting your life issues onto others.

Don't bother engaging the troll. Talking with Cutter is like trying to convince the Tea Party that the Bible actually says "love thy neighbor." I mean, you're right, but you're not going to change anything, and you'll get frustrated, and they'll get louder.

Best let the trolls troll on. The children will, at some point, realize how foolish they are. I mean, me, I think it's hilarious to watch him flounder for attention.
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Jul 28, 2015, 12:38
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 28, 2015, 12:38
Jul 28, 2015, 12:38
 
Number 3, nothing. There is no third thing.
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jul 24, 2015, 03:14
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 24, 2015, 03:14
Jul 24, 2015, 03:14
 
"Apple Watch is a failure."
"Uh, it has 75% of the smartwatch market."
"It didn't grow the market though."
"Isn't that a natural progression?"
-two technologists arguing.
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
4.
 
Re: Heroes of the Storm QM Matchmaking Tweaked
Jul 18, 2015, 14:56
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Re: Heroes of the Storm QM Matchmaking Tweaked Jul 18, 2015, 14:56
Jul 18, 2015, 14:56
 
The MM is part of my issue as well.

I also don't like the randomness of the team makeup for picks. I think picking and counter picking is the best part of DOTA, they should of left that in HOTS.

You get that in Hero League, which you unlock after a while.
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
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Re: Evening Interviews
Jul 18, 2015, 06:12
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Re: Evening Interviews Jul 18, 2015, 06:12
Jul 18, 2015, 06:12
 
God help that man; he has one hell of a hill to climb.
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Jul 13, 2015, 13:56
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Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 13, 2015, 13:56
Jul 13, 2015, 13:56
 
Like most things Apple, I'll wait until a couple of iterations when they've gotten many of their kinks worked out and streamlined stuff some.

Mostly, I'm interested in getting the health related stuff - something that's tracking/recording my heartbeat the whole time - and having the ability to glance at notifications and such is just a nice added second.
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
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Re: Op Ed
Jul 5, 2015, 06:49
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Re: Op Ed Jul 5, 2015, 06:49
Jul 5, 2015, 06:49
 
Flatline wrote on Jul 4, 2015, 23:25:
Yes, he made Wing Commander. Yes he's responsible for Freelancer & Privateer. But I suspect he's one of those guys who really, *really* needs someone standing over him cracking the whip and giving him constraints to work within in order to produce on time and in an orderly fashion.

I've often said - it's relatively easy to be a good game designer. It's much harder to be a good game producer. It's incredibly hard to be both designer and producer, and if you're going to try and do both, you damn well better let the producer half do more than half of the driving, otherwise you will be driving your car not only past the point of being out of gas, but past the point where your tires have exploded from being worn bald.

Feature creep is one of the biggest problems in game development. Learn to just say "not until later." If the game's successful, you can iterate and add on for all eternity. Get your fundamental shit done right and before your whole team sets itself on fire.
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
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Re: Heroes of the Storm Player Bans/XP Boost
Jul 2, 2015, 14:48
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Re: Heroes of the Storm Player Bans/XP Boost Jul 2, 2015, 14:48
Jul 2, 2015, 14:48
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 2, 2015, 12:03:
Cutter wrote on Jul 2, 2015, 10:06:
While I don't disagree with the bans wouldn't just allowing players to mute/ignore be much easier?

You can hide chat in HoTs but not mute certain people (or even ignore certain people)

Far worse problem for HoTs is the completely broken match-making.

You actually can mute people; it's just not easy to figure out how in the UI.

And yes, the matchmaking definitely needs work still.
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
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Re: Valve on Steam Scams
Jun 26, 2015, 17:48
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Re: Valve on Steam Scams Jun 26, 2015, 17:48
Jun 26, 2015, 17:48
 
What do you mean stermpowered.com isn't legitimately Valve?

As someone who's been approached by these sorts of people ridiculously often (I have an extremely rare Dota2 item, because I bought it during the week that Valve legit sold it) I've learned to spot them pretty easily, but they keep on trying.

It's kind of adorable. I just wish there were easier ways to report them.
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
7.
 
Re: Portal Stories: Mel Released
Jun 25, 2015, 17:27
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Re: Portal Stories: Mel Released Jun 25, 2015, 17:27
Jun 25, 2015, 17:27
 
This was a triumph. We do what we must because we can.
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
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Re: More Arkham Knight Issues; GMG on Possible Refunds
Jun 24, 2015, 17:33
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Re: More Arkham Knight Issues; GMG on Possible Refunds Jun 24, 2015, 17:33
Jun 24, 2015, 17:33
 
And people ask why the PC versions of games usually come out later than the console versions. This is exactly why.

Either they'll fix it and people will be happy, or the patch won't fix it and people'll get their money back. Not a whole lot more they can do at this point.
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
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Re: Heroes of the Storm Eternal Conflict Details
Jun 17, 2015, 02:46
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Re: Heroes of the Storm Eternal Conflict Details Jun 17, 2015, 02:46
Jun 17, 2015, 02:46
 
I've been a little disappointed as of late that the humor that was so prevalent in the tutorial is lacking from the rest of the game, but HotS is a nice palate cleanser for when I'm done with Dota for the night. Games are short and much harder to take seriously.
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
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Re: AMD HBM-based 300 Series Announced
Jun 16, 2015, 17:20
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Re: AMD HBM-based 300 Series Announced Jun 16, 2015, 17:20
Jun 16, 2015, 17:20
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 17:17:
All that aside, how well does it work?

Oh shit... uh, is that important?
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
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Re: Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Instantly Funded
Jun 16, 2015, 15:49
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Re: Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Instantly Funded Jun 16, 2015, 15:49
Jun 16, 2015, 15:49
 
Creston wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 14:08:
I find it dodgy that Sony announced this. Next up, publishers will want you to pre-fund every fucking thing in existence.

Other than that, cool for whatshisname that his Kickstarter is doing so well, and shame on those of you who don't know Shenmue.

That's sort of the way the business is going to work for a bit. Keep in mind, $2mil won't make this game. But it's a seed investment to provoke someone else into investing the rest (i.e. Sony/Sega/whoever), because it proves there's still an audience out there that's interested in this.

I can't say I'm glad the industry works this way, but until we start getting people smarter about how they're developing games, just getting a game DONE is enough of a challenge...
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jun 16, 2015, 15:45
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Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 16, 2015, 15:45
Jun 16, 2015, 15:45
 
I swear to god, I think I'm one of the few people on the planet who couldn't give less of a shit that they're remaking FFVII. The storyline was crap, the grind was ridiculous, the gameplay was boring... if you're going to remake an FF game, have the common sense to do VI, which had a storyline with actual logic behind it... *sigh* I'm grumpy, I know, I don't care.
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
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Re: Sea of Thieves Announced
Jun 16, 2015, 00:46
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Re: Sea of Thieves Announced Jun 16, 2015, 00:46
Jun 16, 2015, 00:46
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 15, 2015, 20:48:
Shit. Next.

This comment? Seen it. Bored now. Show me actual criticism. (Oh wait, you're a troll. Right.)
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
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Re: The Division in March
Jun 15, 2015, 20:57
3.
Re: The Division in March Jun 15, 2015, 20:57
Jun 15, 2015, 20:57
 
Good to see the trolls are out in force.

I'm still psyched about this game.

But it's okay, trolls. You can be cynical about everything. The rest of us don't care.
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
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Re: Tom Clancy’s The Division Delayed
May 13, 2015, 03:34
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Re: Tom Clancy’s The Division Delayed May 13, 2015, 03:34
May 13, 2015, 03:34
 
Take your time; get it right.

If it's great, the delays are meaningless. If it's bad, they are compounded.
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 7, 2015, 13:22
4.
Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2015, 13:22
Apr 7, 2015, 13:22
 
If you want someone to coach, feel free to give me a holler - I'm always happy to help.
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
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