Tom wrote on Sep 24, 2014, 18:29:Sho wrote on Sep 24, 2014, 18:13:Yeah I think you're right on the money there. It's a shame too. Imagine how much better Oblivion and Skyrim could've been if they'd just had some decent writers.
My 2 cents: Fallout 3 got the gameplay right, but Bethesda simply can't write dialog or create memorable characters to save their lives. New Vegas retained the gameplay and amped up the writing massively (which includes creates a gamespace with actually interesting social dynamics) and was a much better game for it overall. NV might just be my favorite Fallout, actually.
Harlequin wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 23:18:
What a bunch of small minded, judgmental people on here. Surprising. He wants to move on, to work that may better the world as a whole. Admirable goals and vastly more impact then dev'ing a game that will be forgotten about 12 months after release like 90% of all games.
Lets name call the guy and make fun of him for wanting to better himself and perhaps injustices in the world that he perceives. Real big of you people. *rolls eyes* Congats posters, you people are whats wrong with the gaming community.
jdreyer wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 17:51:Silicon Avatar wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 16:59:I'm curious to know how he screwed over his employees. I don't recall mass layoffs. And while EA does tons of shit to piss off gamers, they are stable and profitable and consistently rated as one of the best places to work for.
Guy at the top screws a ton of people on the way out by selling to the worst company on the market, runs off to salve himself by breezing through a Quaker community and handling some convenient charity now that he can afford to do whatever he pleases.
Maybe he's awesome and I'm being harsh but I see celebrities and rich people pulling this crap in the news all the time. It's just so transparent and meaningless 99% of the time.
Beamer wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 16:10:Silicon Avatar wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 14:16:
Rich guy sells out to EA, screws a lot of his employees in the process, goes to "think about life".
Well, I don't think he was rich prior. Hence selling out to EA. If someone offered me a chance to be a billionaire, or hundreds-of-millionaire, I'd probably do it, too. You never know if you'll have that chance again.