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News Comments > CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds
122. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 18, 2018, 21:48 Kxmode
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 20:03:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 18:49:
I approached Derek's post and posited most consist of legal points which he confirmed does get vetted by his legal team. You dismiss ALL of that and stoop to nothing more than playground antics and mud flinging.
Trusting Derek to be objective and truthful about Star Citizen is like trusting Hitler to have a nuanced approach to Jewish relations... you can give him the benefit of the doubt at first but once he's killed a few million Jews perhaps it's time to not take everything he says at face value.

My #4 comment: "Grab a cozy chair and blanket, toss some popcorn in the microwave, and buckle up for a 100+ comment thread that's likely to break Godwin's Law at some point."

Well, now it's official. You invoked Godwin's Law hard! This thread now contains all the essential ingredients to make it the best Star Citizen thread, ever! Congrats for driving it over the cliff! Race

lol

theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 20:03:
Derek has lied about the project from the start and harassed the developers and their families. His behaviour brought Sandi Gardiner to tears and I have no tolerance for Derek or the people that would defend his actions.

Your deflecting and deflecting hard! Everything I wrote in this thread - and this thread only - relates to the linked Op-Ed Derek published on his website. The vast majority of it contains legal points; I should know because I translated the thing. There was a lot of pushback from many saying, generally speaking, "Derek's not a lawyer, so his legal points are incorrect." That was a valid criticism. However, I repeatedly pointed out that they are not Derek's legal point, but his lawyers' since they verified them as accurate. Derek comes here and fully disclosed the lawyers and law firms that vet his legal points (he didn't have to). He told me on Twitter that his blogs "tend to get the quick legal review because nobody likes to be sued." The fact that you won't acknowledge that lawyers who practice law in the areas of what Derek is discussing have validated his points is a clear case of close-mindedness.

theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 20:03:
So Derek isn't a troll but merely someone critical of the game's scope and promises made? Bullshit. Don't even try that nonsense here.

None of my comments addresses any of that. I'm only discussing the legal points Derek made in the Op-Ed linked from this thread. I took the time to clean it up and make more palatable for the Blues News community. It contains legitimate points that are verified by a law firm as correct.

theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 20:03:
People have posted links to independent lawyers like Lior Leser and Leonard French who agree that Crytek is misrepresenting basic contractual clauses and concealing importance information from the court. They have looked at the lawsuit and said it is unlikely to succeed. Yet rather than consider their legal opinions you persistently try to claim that Derek Smart, a known liar and troll, has consulted with his legal team and has the definitive position on the matter.

There are lawyers for and against arguments. We call them the prosecution and the defense. But that's not the gist of my comments in this thread. I am saying for the umpteenth time that Derek's Op-Ed piece linked from this thread is mostly a legal review of the receive MTD results between CIG and Crytek (stop deflecting to Derek's entire history; it's immaterial). Regardless of whether you hate the guy or not Derek had his lawyers vet his legal points so that they cannot be dismissed as worthless.

theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 20:03:
Please watch this video from 2015 with Sandi Gardiner, who was brought to tears by the campaign of harassment that Derek unleashed on her. Look at the emotional impact his actions have on other people. I spoke to Sandi shortly after that speech about Derek and she gave me an insight into his campaign of hate against her, her family and CIG. I will always stand up to bullies like Derek. I have no interest in being respectful towards Derek Smart when his hateful actions have had a devastating personal impact on those targeted, nor those that would try to legitimise him. I absolutely will call you out on your bullshit.

Really? Are you going there? It's not about acting. It's able lying to people about who she is in relation to Chris Roberts. I agree that "doxing" is loathsome and people should never do it! However, when Derek repeatedly told everyone Sandi is Chris' wife, everyone dismissed Derek as being full of it until the fact that she is Chris' wife became known. Once that happened her role at CIG changed. Her experiences as a marketing director were called into question under allegations of nepotism. Primarily because in her interviews where they asked about her credentials she claimed several qualifications from schools who had no record of her visit.

It's possible Chris knew that even without the credentials she would be perfect for the job. But the fact that they hid it from backers reeks of dishonesty.

Regardless, I will say that clearly, the staggering success of Star Citizen reveals that Sandi does have skills, and she is a great marketing director. But all of that is irrelevant the point I've repeatedly stated ad nauseam.
 
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117. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 18, 2018, 19:07 Kxmode
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 12:05:
This is Bluesnews. You're not supposed to praise Star Citizen here and recognise that it's still in development. It's trendy to hate on the game and hope for its demise. Beatnik

That's your perception. Nobody hates on Star Citizen or Chris Roberts (at least I'm not). We're merely critical of the game's scope and promises since Chris promised everything AND the bathroom sink but has only delivered a small fraction. When you step outside of the cabal (e.g., the SC forums) you get that kind of unfiltered, non-moderated feedback. I wondered why you - being a die-hard supporter of the project - would bother to visit a Star Citizen thread on Blues News when you know we don't serve Kool-Aid and sing kumbaya?
 
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116. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 18, 2018, 19:01 Kxmode
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 12:00:
dsmart wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 09:36:
Your infantile abusive language and personal attacks are meaningless, say more about you than they do about your incessant drivel; and are patently a sign of weakness and an inferiority complex.
Devastating. However will I sleep at night?!

dsmart wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 09:36:
I have spent a career spanning almost three decades designing, developing and releasing a long list of video games which a group (large enough to keep me doing them, unlike many who have come and gone) have kept buying. So no, I never had an altercation with, let alone spent a career based on "hating Christ Roberts". But don't let facts and extensive research get in the way of your delusions.
Mate, you make shitty indie games that are widely derided. We're talking about games that receive a userscore of 1.0 out of 10 on Metacritic and critic reviews with lines like "I hated Line of Defense Tactics: Tactical Advantage, so its price tag of twenty five dollars is almost as baffling as the game’s quality itself". You're so desperate for attention that you troll more popular developers like Chris Roberts. That's not a career; that's a joke.

dsmart wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 09:36:
That you think me writing a single technical blog is about "attacking Chris Roberts for producing better games" and not about questioning a disaster I saw coming a mile way, says more about your frame of mind, than the reality that we actually live in.
What disaster? You've been claiming for years that CIG is about to run out of money and that staff leaving prove that its a sinking ship, yet here we are years later and the funding is consistent and development continues. You have lied time and time again. So no I don't think that 'a single technical blog' is you attacking Chris Roberts for producing better games - I think the decades you have spent attacking and threatening lawsuits is proof that you are attacking him for producing better games. You're jealous. It's very obvious.

You're not Nostradamus; you're Nostradumbass. You keep spouting prophecies of Star Citizen's demise and yet it goes from strength to strength, much to your chagrin.

dsmart wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 09:36:
That you think after THREE YEARS since I wrote that blog, that a man who got over $190M of FREE MONEY can't even deliver 20% of what was promised, let alone ANYTHING that resembles what was originally promised in 2012, is somehow absolved of any/all responsibility, but I'm the bad guy for pursuing it, says more about your persecution complex than it does about the reality that we actually live in.
You really are a bitter little man. Free money? The game has raised a record amount for crowdfunding because gamers believe in the vision of the game. And the game is going to deliver a lot more than originally promised, so that argument makes no sense either.

dsmart wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 09:36:
You have to face the reality, and come to grips with the fact that you - and your ilk - just don't matter. You will forever be just another sad anon on a website forum spewing hate-riddled drivel because it makes you feel better about a life less ordinary. I'm still here. I'm Derek Smart. And there's nothing you can do about it. Except maybe cry a little.
Wow, I must really have gotten to you. That statement is classic projection. I suggest you look it up and learn to deal with your emotions.

Well... okay. This is uh... * slowly backs away *
 
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115. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 18, 2018, 18:49 Kxmode
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 07:59:
Guys, we need to step outside because this is just a make-out session between Derek and Kxmode. They're going to start fellating each other next.

dsmart wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 17:23:
It's a good thing that your hate boner for me is more logical than your nonsensical legal prowess (you're clueless).
Your entire career is based on hating Chris Roberts and spreading lies about him, his family and his projects. You could have been content putting out shitty indie games but instead you chose a life of infamy by attacking Chris Roberts for producing better games than you. And given your propensity for lying I can only take it as a compliment that you would call me clueless.

Don't worry, there's still more time to spread rumours about Chris Roberts' marriage or expose details of his children on the internet. I mean, that's totally what decent people do. You're totally not a scumbag at all.

I approached Derek's post and posited most consist of legal points which he confirmed does get vetted by his legal team. You dismiss ALL of that and stoop to nothing more than playground antics and mud flinging.

You're acting like a child.
 
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105. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 18, 2018, 03:51 Kxmode
 
Choobeastia wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 03:17:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 03:10:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 21:38:
Now I understand, it's asbergers.
It all makes sense.

Aspergers. Not official, but likely given the array of symptoms are quite similar. That doesn't stunt my ability to formulate thoughts and communicate them. It just makes being around people more difficult. On the autism spectrum for Derek, it would explain his obsessive nature with CIG, Roberts, and Star Citizen, and his bluntness when communicating with others.

Possibly. So would him feeling jilted concerning them not knowing him and Battlecruiser being overshadowed by a Wing Commander game, and him just being an asshole.

It's less about that and more about protecting, as Derek puts it, "a hobby and livelihood which I have nurtured for almost three decades." (from comment 90) He feels threatened by Star Citizen. Not for its success, but for the damage it could do to his hobby and livelihood. Throw Autism into the mix, and you have a situation with a person who has a propensity towards becoming obsessed with protecting their hobby. In truth, I think Derek cares more about the PC Space Sim genre than Chris ever did.

Choobeastia wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 03:17:
I believe that there are people with Aspergers out there, and that they have trouble with social situations. I don't believe every person that uses it as an excuse for shitty behavior.

Like the cold and the flu, Autism and Aspergers are on the same spectrum scale, but they are not the same. Within each, there are ranges of extremes. Some people have Autism or Aspergers to a degree where it is impossible to function in society, while others have them on a scale where they can operate (fortunately, I fall close to the "can function" with moderate difficulty). I think in Derek's case his might be on the more moderate level as relates to social deficits and repetitive behavior. It would be a contributing faction to the adversarial nature he has towards others.

Choobeastia wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 03:17:
And to be clear, I'm not doubting you, Kxmode. But I am doubting someone else in this thread.

Duly noted.
 
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104. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 18, 2018, 03:29 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 22:24:
1) I never made fun of him for not naming law firms. Though I fail to see what credentials they have that other attorneys being posted here don't, with the exception of Greenberg, who isn't involved in this

Didn't imply you were making fun of him for that. That's an odd thing to assume. I'm saying collectively many were going after the legal points Derek made claiming that they are not legitimate because Derek isn't a lawyer. So what I am saying is now that he listed who and what law firm does validate his legal points, the emphasis shifted to Derek using his website (not his company site) to talk about something other than Star Citizen, CIG, and Roberts.

Beamer wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 22:24:
2) He can write about whatever he so chooses. But ask yourself why a man who has made his name on giant, sprawling space sims (that average a 54 on Metacritic) seems to be devoting his entire persona, his entire personal brand, all of his energy, and so much of his time, to trying to take down this game. What about it makes it catnip to Derek Smart? Why is he so involved when no one else is, let alone a game dev?

He explained why pretty clearly in comment 90. Check it out.

Beamer wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 22:24:
3) Isn't it odd that Derek took money for a game back in 2012 as well, one that hasn't seen the light of day and hasn't had an update posted to its website in 6 months, is so angry that SC is taking so long to come out?

I believe in Derek's mind (and please remember that is purely an assessment) he feels threatened by Star Citizen on the genre of video games his work exists. So perhaps by taking action towards Star Citizen that this will go a long way towards securing, in Derek's words, "a hobby and livelihood which I have nurtured for almost three decades." I can understand that. I wouldn't do it in such an adversarial manner but to each their own.

Beamer wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 22:24:
Again, reading into a Motion to Dismiss that wasn't granted is among the most pointless things you can do in law. Yet here we are, about to hit 100 posts on something utterly meaningless. Meanwhile, Derek is claiming to have an attorney on retainer (or close to it) over a matter he has literally nothing to do with (that's not healthy, have you ever once considered paying an attorney for his time on a matter you had no involvement?), and the entire first page of his own, personal website is dedicated to a game he is not involved in, while the game he is involved in is doing... what exactly? The store is still up, of course.

I'm not a lawyer, so I don't know much about the business surrounding MTDs. However, it looks like this to me. If MTDs where the Global Globe awards, then the final ruling is the Oscar. In other words, traditionally people in Hollywood use the GGs as a precursor to who may win an Oscar. It's not 100%, but it does provide a solid gauge for results. In like manner, the MTDs act as a preview of how a case may turn out.

If anyone with legal knowledge feels this is a wrong assessment, let me know how it is. Thanks.

This comment was edited on Aug 18, 2018, 04:01.
 
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102. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 18, 2018, 03:10 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 21:38:
Now I understand, it's asbergers.
It all makes sense.

Aspergers. Not official, but likely given the array of symptoms are quite similar. That doesn't stunt my ability to formulate thoughts and communicate them. It just makes being around people more difficult. On the autism spectrum for Derek, it would explain his obsessive nature with CIG, Roberts, and Star Citizen, and his bluntness when communicating with others.
 
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2. Re: Valve Tunes in Steam.TV Aug 17, 2018, 21:57 Kxmode
 
Twitch.tv's TwitchPresent and TwitchPresent2 host 80's marathons. Right now they're doing She-Ra; a few weeks ago they had Knight Rider. I don't know about you but it is fun to watch with ~600 other people. The comments are hilarious. It's like MST3K!  
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97. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 17, 2018, 21:13 Kxmode
 
@Beamer - Interesting. So now that Derek has stated the specific people and law firms that vet his legal points, you're not going after Derek for that. Now you're going after what he writes about. Do you recognize that on a personal site a person can talk about anything they wish? It's rude to tell them to talk about something else on their site.  
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94. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 17, 2018, 20:03 Kxmode
 
Based on what you've seen what do you think is a reasonable release year? 2019? 2021? 2027?  
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50. Re: Bethesda Blocked Game Sale Because of Aug 17, 2018, 19:52 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 16:04:
Sorry, I can't be bought.
But if you want to make a difference in this world here are some places you can donate $60 (average price of a triple A game) or more.

You know I don't get involved in politics, so why would your list consist of political organizations or those that engage in politics?

Instead, I donated $60 to the disaster relief portion of the Red Cross. A neutral organization I respect whose purpose is to help people in need.

https://www.screencast.com/t/k22i8qYbKKn
https://www.screencast.com/t/s4dQDS9BWN
https://www.screencast.com/t/Nxh1OxWtHpkX

P.S. I wasn't "buying you off." I'm sad you thought of it like that. I was offering a gift. I was following Jesus' principle at Matthew 5:23,24: "If, then, you are bringing your gift to the altar, and there you remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar, and go away. First, make your peace with your brother, and then come back and offer your gift."

Oh, well.
 
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91. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 17, 2018, 19:11 Kxmode
 
Understood. So it's about digging and finding the truth. Which, for a project like Star Citizen with as much money as have been given to it, the truth is extremely important. Chris Roberts should be as transparent as possible with everyone, most especially the backers.  
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87. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 17, 2018, 18:34 Kxmode
 
dsmart wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 17:38:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 16:36:
Update: I wanted to make one last check with Derek to see if he replied, and he blocked me from his Twitter account. "You are blocked from following @dsmart and viewing @dsmart's Tweets."

I never blocked you. I muted you and everyone trying to engage me while I was in the middle of my latest thread. So I have no idea why you were getting that sort of message from your Twitter client. I use TweetDeck btw

Duly noted. I guess Twitter's "language" is binary. In any event, cool beans.

dsmart wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 17:32:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 16:36:
That said Derek has not replied to either of my questions. I posted another within the past hour. I know Derek is active on Twitter because he's been tweeting all day, so he can't miss both my tweets. He's choosing not to reply. To me, a "non-answer" is like saying, "No. I am not using lawyers to vet my legal points." So the conclusion I can come to is this: Derek is making stuff up related to his legal points, and since most of his recent Op-Eds appear to be focused on the legalities surrounding the CIG v Crytek case, he should not be counted as a reliable source for information in this particular case.

I'm sorry if you really thought that I was going to break my focus from a 100+ Tweet storm to respond to queries. Didn't you notice that I wasn't responding to ANYONE? That's because I tend to have notifications OFF in order to not be distracted.

I tend to have these threads already written, then I break them up and post them on a schedule. Then I do an unroll (which creates the html version) when I'm done. It's quite time consuming.

I asked my first question over 19 hours ago, so I thought that you were ignoring the questions. All good.

dsmart wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 17:27:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 17:46:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 16:12:
Who is on his legal team? If you trust his legal team there must be some basis for that trust. And what experience does Derek have? Threatening to sue people but never following through doesn't count as experience in my eyes.

Further, none of that addresses how you can place any faith whatsoever in a man who has openly trolled people, exposed the details of Chris Robert's children online, lied about racism and whose impressive business skills have resulted in bankruptcy. And yet here you are holding him up as a trustworthy source on this matter. Your position is utterly irrational.

Keith L. Cooper (Evidence of claim) of the law firm of DE LA PEΡA & HOLIDAY LLP in San Francisco, and likely by extension several other members of this law firm. With respect to Mr. Cooper, "he has consistently practiced litigation, focused predominantly on insurance defense, including claims related to general liability, construction defects, property, habitability, business, contracts, copyright and trademarks." In particular "contracts, copyright and trademarks" is where Derek would likely seek his feedback on a particular portion of his Op-Ed. I'm pretty sure Derek doesn't send Mr. Cooper his entire screed as it could be costly. He likely vets only the sentences or paragraphs that need authenticity. Pretty sure the law firm isn't going to turn down Derek's money to vet his words, but they likely schedule out this work, which is why Derek states "I am waiting on legal to give the ok before publishing word salad #145."

I have attorneys at 3 different law firms, all specialize in different things.

Keith Cooper and his crew in CA handle corp matters and anything related to my beef with CIG/RSI

Eric Rotbard (my long term friend who you probably recognize from Usenet) in NY handles my general corp matters.

And I have two other law firms (higher profile - and super expensive), Squire Sanders and GreenbergTraurig who you may recognize from my legal battles with the creator of Alganon (which I ended up buying last year from the investors)

Truly, thanks! That thoughtful list provides a ton of legal context. I cannot stress how important it would be to list, as legal references, the team or teams that vetted the legal aspects of your blog posts (as footnotes are excellent). The vast majority of your Op-Eds tends to get into legal matters. If you vetted them with Cooper, Rotbard, and so forth, then that would silence the critics who claim, "well, Derek Smart doesn't know what he's talking about." It's not Derek Smart but his expensive legal counsel.

The point I've been making to others in this thread is you are a reliable resource because you have video game product experience to address all that jazz, and you have several legal teams to discuss the legal issues. In other words, you don't have to like the guy, but you should listen to what he has to say.

dsmart wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 17:12:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 03:52:
Derek tends to write excessively long sentences, some that take up an entire paragraph. Other times he'll write eddies of sections that are single sentences making it sound like there's no cohesive train of thought from one point to the next and he's just rambling or running in circles. Perhaps the excitement of this particular news between CIG and Crytek was overwhelming and reflected in writing. Anyhow, where I could, I patched up all of it. Also tried, where possible, to tone down the crazy ego he gleefully infuses into his writings. The goal was to make it all somewhat coherent and more like a generalized news report. Hopefully, I was successful.

LOL!! I read your DerekSpeak "translation". Good job!! :)

Thanks. I highly recommend a service called Grammarly. Not only does it help polish what is written, but it helps train the brain to write them in a polished way. The Op-Ed that I cleaned up was handled primarily by Grammarly. You being a perfectionist, I think, would greatly benefit from this service. I have it and love it!

dsmart wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 17:12:
ps: And yes, you are right in your assessment. Don't forget that I'm on the autism spectrum, so certain things make perfect sense to me, but which would otherwise seem "off" to others.

This provides lots of contexts! I'm on the Aspergers scale of the Autism spectrum, so I understand entirely what it is like to be thoroughly enwrapped with a particular person, place, or thing. Star Citizen is the thing. I do wonder though: what's your ulterior motive with Star Citizen and Squadron 42? Are you hoping to see the project crash and burn, CIG shut down, and all those developers lose their jobs?

I would never wish that on anyone. I hope the game is released since it has promise.
 
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75. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 17, 2018, 16:36 Kxmode
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 12:09:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 21:16:
It's not blind trust. Please trouble yourself to read comment 57. Let's put it this way: Trust is relative. In other words, you take what people say at face value because the alternative is to dismiss everything everyone says as a lie (for example, Chris Roberts repeatedly giving release dates).
Bullshit. Trust is earned and one should NEVER accept anything at face value without understanding the motivation behind it and the evidence on which it is based. Given that Derek has lied at every opportunity and harassed Chris Roberts and his family it is absolutely unreasonable to take what he says at face value and I think it is frankly pathetic you would even make such a ridiculous statement.

That's not the point of my reply. I am saying when people say things most don't know if what is said is true or not (regardless of person's history).

That said Derek has not replied to either of my questions. I posted another within the past hour. I know Derek is active on Twitter because he's been tweeting all day, so he can't miss both my tweets. He's choosing not to reply. To me, a "non-answer" is like saying, "No. I am not using lawyers to vet my legal points." So the conclusion I can come to is this: Derek is making stuff up related to his legal points, and since most of his recent Op-Eds appear to be focused on the legalities surrounding the CIG v Crytek case, he should not be counted as a reliable source for information in this particular case.

Blue, I would recommend no longer including Derek's blog links on any future CIG v Crytek threads. He's unreliable and not a proper legal source. By extension, it would probably be wise not to link to his blog for anything.

Update: I wanted to make one last check with Derek to see if he replied, and he blocked me from his Twitter account. "You are blocked from following @dsmart and viewing @dsmart's Tweets."

Classy guy...


Clarified in Derek's follow-up comments.

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66. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 16, 2018, 23:22 Kxmode
 
I've asked Derek if the legal points in the Op-Ed linked from this thread are vetted by a legal team. Neutrality demands that if he does not give a definitive "yes" answer then the only conclusion is it's pure fiction and worthless. And by yes, I don't mean "Yes." but "Yes. They are vetted by so-and-so (or sos-and-sos) from the Law Offices of Bicker Back & Forthe." Waiting for a reply.  
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64. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 16, 2018, 21:16 Kxmode
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 18:57:
I understand you can use Google... congratulations. But I doubt for even one second you knew that before I asked.

You think that I did a blind search? I knew about the PDF from Derek's legal team to CIG that had at one point circulated during the hype of Derek Smarts' refund notification (I think it was asinine to do that but it is what it is). The problem is I couldn't remember the URL (who would?) nor the name of the file (again, who would?). That's why I use Google. Google is great for finding the information you need when you need it, and if Google doesn't have it, Archive.org likely has it. In other words, don't assume I did a blind search. That's completely disingenuous, and you know it. Using Google to obtain evidence is part of giving weight to points made. I'm sure you do it yourself.

theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 18:57:
You're just blindly placing trust in Derek, a professional troll with a reputation for lying and harassing people. And again you're basing everything on what Derek says his legal team says.

It's not blind trust. Please trouble yourself to read comment 57. Let's put it this way: Trust is relative. In other words, you take what people say at face value because the alternative is to dismiss everything everyone says as a lie (for example, Chris Roberts repeatedly giving release dates). Comment 57 provides all the framework you'll require for context to see that it is not "blind trust" in Derek but based on something else. If you can't bother yourself to read that comment, then we have nothing more to say to one another.

theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 18:57:
It's frankly pathetic the way you idolise Derek just because he happens to dislike the same game that you do.

That comment is full of so many holes I don't know where to begin, so I won't bother.

theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 18:57:
As I've said before, show me a legal analysis that supports anything that Derek is claiming regarding this lawsuit and I'll consider it.

Comment 22 provides the legal analysis you've asked for in the form of the judge's ruling (they are noted by Derek). It's either that or the trudge through the horror of Derek's screed on his site. I recommend my cleaned up version as it is slightly more palatable.

theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 18:57:
But I won't take the word of Derek 'Man Baby' Smart, the Donald Trump of amateur video game developers.

That's your choice, and I respect it. I would ask that you not cast aspersions on my assessment. Again, please read comment 57 for context.

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57. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 16, 2018, 19:31 Kxmode
 
Drayth wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 18:26:
You're saying, you think DS goes to this guy when he states he's running something through his legal team(?).

I am. I'm not wealthy, so having a readily available go-to lawyer, legal team, or even a law firm is foreign to me. However, I'd imagine such a thing would not be unlike a doctor. When I need to see my doctor, or I have a medical concern, I book an appointment. My doctor is familiar with my health and so forth. I believe a similar thing happens with the law. Otherwise, it would be costly to pick new lawyers and law firms continually.

Drayth wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 18:26:
Go ahead man, at least you're being somewhat critical, I guess? I just don't trust a word from him.

It's not so much about being critical as it is about having a modicum of common sense. By that I mean apparent amiability towards Derek that you guys see isn't because we're friends. To be frank, he's done things to me in the past that were less than professional (I won't go into details because we resolved them privately so, please don't ask). However, I do know that Derek has a record of producing video games regardless of the quality or sales charts (video game experience). I also know he has a history of bringing lawsuits against people and companies related to video games (legal expertise).

It's kind of like this. Imagine living next door to a weather reporter. You hate this guy because he acts like an arrogant jerk and bully. Further, weather reporters are known for getting their predictions wrong, but they base their forecasts on experience, knowledge, and training. Would you then dismiss his weather reports because you personally disliked the guy? If his report includes a high possibility of rain, you may continue to hate the guy, but you may listen to what he has to say.

I'm just saying.
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 16, 2018, 18:04 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 15:40:
A Record 72,000 Overdose Deaths in 2017.

That's 20K more than all the deaths for the entirety of the Vietnam war.

War, huh, yeah
What is it good for?
 
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51. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 16, 2018, 17:46 Kxmode
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 16:12:
Who is on his legal team? If you trust his legal team there must be some basis for that trust. And what experience does Derek have? Threatening to sue people but never following through doesn't count as experience in my eyes.

Further, none of that addresses how you can place any faith whatsoever in a man who has openly trolled people, exposed the details of Chris Robert's children online, lied about racism and whose impressive business skills have resulted in bankruptcy. And yet here you are holding him up as a trustworthy source on this matter. Your position is utterly irrational.

Keith L. Cooper (Evidence of claim) of the law firm of DE LA PEΡA & HOLIDAY LLP in San Francisco, and likely by extension several other members of this law firm. With respect to Mr. Cooper, "he has consistently practiced litigation, focused predominantly on insurance defense, including claims related to general liability, construction defects, property, habitability, business, contracts, copyright and trademarks." In particular "contracts, copyright and trademarks" is where Derek would likely seek his feedback on a particular portion of his Op-Ed. I'm pretty sure Derek doesn't send Mr. Cooper his entire screed as it could be costly. He likely vets only the sentences or paragraphs that need authenticity. Pretty sure the law firm isn't going to turn down Derek's money to vet his words, but they likely schedule out this work, which is why Derek states "I am waiting on legal to give the ok before publishing word salad #145."
 
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8. Re: Battlefield 5 Trailer Shows Battle Royale Aug 16, 2018, 17:00 Kxmode
 

Okay.
 
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