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Nickname Kxmode
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Signed On Sep 24, 2003, 23:48
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News Comments > Casey Hudson Returning to BioWare as GM
10. Re: Casey Hudson Returning to BioWare as GM Jul 19, 2017, 13:55 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 19, 2017, 09:38:
It's funny, you talk to people that work there and they all love it. None complain it was openly hostile or toxic.

But then, here's the white guy on the internet with hurt feelings who's never once spoken to a person on the inside, just angry at one dude tweeting.

Of course, they're not going to complain about such things. That's where studio's culture come into play, and the leadership entirely drives it. IOW if they support such nonsense, then the subordinates will too, stay silent about it, or leave the company. Change comes from the top.

I did not need to talk to the people on the inside because the racist former BioWare employee posted a tweet boasting the studio heads supported him (a.k.a. "they're cool with my overt racist viewpoints").

I have stated ad nauseam that racism has no place in business; ANY business. You are intelligent enough to understand what that means, so no need to dive into point particulars.
 
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News Comments > Dark and Light Early Access Tomorrow
2. Re: Dark and Light Early Access Tomorrow Jul 19, 2017, 12:40 Kxmode
 

D&L died a long time ago. Why is it back?
 
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News Comments > Casey Hudson Returning to BioWare as GM
7. Re: Casey Hudson Returning to BioWare as GM Jul 18, 2017, 21:25 Kxmode
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 19:01:
A GM has control on how many facial animators they hire right?

None. As General Manager of BioWare, he will be responsible for driving the studio's culture, climate, mission, product directions, and ultimately profit for both BioWare and EA. Hopefully, under Casey's leadership, the openly hostile and toxic culture of both overt racism and forced fed social justice warrior nonsense can finally be stymied. Furthermore, having the studio return to the way they used to be is in EA's best interest.

EA must have seen Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm to know that when Disney, for the most part, backs away and lets those studios do their thing, both reap success. I hope EA does this with BioWare under Casey's stead and eventually adopt it as a standard for their other properties.
 
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News Comments > Casey Hudson Returning to BioWare as GM
5. Re: Casey Hudson Returning to BioWare as GM Jul 18, 2017, 17:52 Kxmode
 
Jivaro wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 17:20:
That's a lot of assumptions but I can't say I disagree with any of them.

I do find myself wondering if that is only because I am desperately hoping that they are in fact actively trying to find a way to salvage the Mass Effect series rather than just shitcan it...or worse...double down on it's current direction.

The Star Wars prequels didn't destroy the IP, but it sure made a lot of fans angry with Lucas. Andromeda has its share of fandom and staying power. Taking the property back and giving it to Hudson, who can then drive the game to a fifth iteration and trilogy opener, will bode well for the series.
 
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News Comments > Casey Hudson Returning to BioWare as GM
1. Re: Casey Hudson Returning to BioWare as GM Jul 18, 2017, 16:55 Kxmode
 

Pretty sure this is EA's attempt to salvage the Mass Effect IP from the damage Flynn and his studio inflicted on the property. EA likely thought the best way to do this would be at a systemic level by replacing the studio head. Hudson likely demanded more creative control. A mutually beneficial arrangement for both.
 
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News Comments > Enter the Gungeon Sells 1M
4. Re: Enter the Gungeon Sells 1M Jul 18, 2017, 14:50 Kxmode
 
Who?  
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News Comments > JackHammer Announced
4. Re: JackHammer Announced Jul 18, 2017, 14:41 Kxmode
 
Wesp5 wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 14:33:
How many more arena shooters do developers think people will play? Didn't they learn anything from Overwatch vs Battleborn?

Until saturation is reached, as many as the market will bear. A decade ago it was WOW clones. Now it's FPS MOBAs.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2017, 13:07 Kxmode
 

Google's Earth presentation of the Amazon is amazing. This is the kind of stuff I dreamed about when I was in grade school. I distinctly remember staring at full-color photos in my Geography book and thinking, "If only this page could come alive!" Technology is amazing.
 
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News Comments > Might & Magic SHOWDOWN Shutdown
15. Re: Might & Magic SHOWDOWN Shutdown Jul 18, 2017, 12:31 Kxmode
 
Asmodai wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 03:55:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 17, 2017, 23:08:
@Cutter, @eRe4s3r - Early Access and crowd funding are like the OTC stock market. I hope we're intelligent enough not to invest in such shenanigans.

I like to think of them as venture capital, where you "invest" based on a promise of future return but at a significantly higher risk than standard stocks.

That pretty much sums up pink sheets. Investing in crowdfunding, Kickstarter, Early Access, Fig, Indie GoGo, and a host of similar methods is a recipe for financial and emotional pain. To quote John Oliver, "as in investment, you would be better off burying your money in the actual ground, because at least there is a chance that your dog will dig it up and give it back to you one day." While I realize he was addressing Televangelists, the point applies equally well to backer funded video games with zero transparency and a high chance of failure.

Asmodai wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 03:55:
The difference between crowd funding and taking an idea to "real" investors (be it a software company, production mob or even your boss) is semantic at best, it's just different people assuming the risk.

There's a huge difference between pitching video game projects to the general public and venture capital investors. First, and foremost, Ventures want something new, something innovative, something with a potential for rapid growth, a well-developed business model, and a great management team. Enterprises want to see working prototypes. They want a full audit annually to ensure their money remains unsquandered on things like $20,000 espresso machines. Lastly, additional funding to based purely on reached milestones. Virtually all public backer games take sponsor money and go silent with the occasional updates; the complete opposite of what Ventures require.
 
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News Comments > Might & Magic SHOWDOWN Shutdown
14. Re: Might & Magic SHOWDOWN Shutdown Jul 18, 2017, 11:52 Kxmode
 
Prez wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 02:08:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 17, 2017, 23:08:
@Cutter, @eRe4s3r - Early Access and crowd funding are like the OTC stock market. I hope we're intelligent enough not to invest in such shenanigans.

Well hopefully YOU are smarter now, Mr Pre-order No Man's Sky.

Hindsight is 20/20. But, yes, let's toss preordering into the mix too.
 
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News Comments > Might & Magic SHOWDOWN Shutdown
6. Re: Might & Magic SHOWDOWN Shutdown Jul 17, 2017, 23:08 Kxmode
 
@Cutter, @eRe4s3r - Early Access and crowd funding are like the OTC stock market. I hope we're intelligent enough not to invest in such shenanigans.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 16, 2017, 23:44 Kxmode
 

Mass Effect Andromeda, 10-hour trial, is not 10 hours. It's up to 10 hours or until you reach the door in the lake on Eos. I got this lovely message telling me to buy the game to continue the adventure even though I had 4 hours remaining. EA shenanigans strike again.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 12, 2017, 20:20 Kxmode
 
Auctions: A Video Game Just Sold For $55,093 On eBay. Taking a guess before I see the article. Legend of Zelda 1, Gold Edition cartridge. Survey says: Stadium Events. Wow. Okay well, I guess...

Also, OMG Nerf Nasa's Super Soaker!
 
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News Comments > Fire Pro Wrestling World Early Access
1. Re: Fire Pro Wrestling World Early Access Jul 11, 2017, 17:42 Kxmode
 

Why do they put "The wait is over" in the video? I'm pretty sure the wait is just beginning.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta in October
6. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta in October Jul 11, 2017, 13:01 Kxmode
 
aka_STEVE wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 10:48:
Yeah but this new version has a ":" colon punctuating it -- so it's totally different & revolutionary .

Plus it has fidelitah and immershaun!

This comment was edited on Jul 11, 2017, 16:47.
 
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News Comments > Wild West Online Trailer
10. Re: Wild West Online Trailer Jul 11, 2017, 12:57 Kxmode
 

Another early access title. Remember when releasing finished games was the norm?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Plans Jul 10, 2017, 21:43 Kxmode
 
Orogogus wrote on Jul 9, 2017, 02:41:
I thought kx's reply was more interesting than people bagging on his religion and baiting him yet again. It's not greatly different from right wingers who like to go on about the terribleness of Islam.

Thank you. I appreciate your kind words.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta in October
2. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta in October Jul 10, 2017, 21:17 Kxmode
 
Second System Effect: The Video Game  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2017, 22:47 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 8, 2017, 22:14:
Orogogus wrote on Jul 8, 2017, 21:30:
You don't want kx to talk about his religion so much, but you can't leave it alone, either.
Dude talks out both sides of his mouth. But I just don't care to hear anything from a cult member that kills children and adults by denying them "that amazing modern medicine". That's some medieval shit.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2017, 20:43 Kxmode
 
NKD wrote on Jul 8, 2017, 19:45:
Not to derail things but aren't you a JDubz? Like, surgery is bad because you can't get a transfusion? I mean hernia operation isn't exactly a bloodbath normally but...

Despite the tremendous advances in bloodless surgery -- thanks in large part to the cooperation between Witnesses and the medical community -- blood transfusions remain something each Witness has to come to terms with when they go under the knife. This was no exception in my case. The doctor, entirely respectful of my beliefs (and having had experience performing surgeries on Witnesses), allayed my concerns by stating my hernia procedure is virtually bloodless. In full disclosure, as is common with doctors, he said the only time blood transfusion might come into play is if the Adductor canal of the Femoral artery were accidentally cut or severed. However, having performed hundreds of successful hernia operations, he told me the likelihood of that happening is like 0.1%. Even under those favorable conditions, I still did my due diligence of giving the nurse checking me in my "No Blood" card and documentation legally obliging them to respect my wishes. I also signed hospital paperwork that absolved the staff of any responsibility should the worse happen. I gave this decision with sound mind and body, as well as magnanimous mutual respect towards the hospital staff. In the end, I was prepared to pass away if the procedure deteriorated. Everything when smoothly without the need for blood transfusion, and I live longer to play more games. #Win.

Modern medicine is amazing.

 
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