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December 2, 2005
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Re: Raven QA Strike Ends
Jan 23, 2022, 23:48
Rilcon
 
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Re: Raven QA Strike Ends Jan 23, 2022, 23:48
Jan 23, 2022, 23:48
 Rilcon
 
Greentiger wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 23:00:
Ant wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 18:06:
Which game companies have QA unions? Does EA and Epic have them?

Most game companies do not have unions. My guess would be no.
Neither do most industries in any way related to software.

It's a relatively new industry that kicked off during the "everything is awesome!" years where high skilled workers were rare and in demand everywhere, to a post-double recession economy where those same skilled workers are a dime a dozen and any large enough company can cycle half their workforce in a year and not notice a thing.

~capitalism~
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Re: Raven QA Forms Union
Jan 21, 2022, 17:37
Rilcon
 
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Re: Raven QA Forms Union Jan 21, 2022, 17:37
Jan 21, 2022, 17:37
 Rilcon
 
There really needs to be a better distinction between publisher / outsourced QA, and actual dev QA. If these are Raven QA, they're most likely embedded in the teams, testing tools or features in editor, writing plans based on scribbled designer and engineer post-its, running all sorts of programs to check outputs, writing, running, and managing "automated" tests, dealing with producers, and overall doing a whole lot more than "just playing the game and taking notes".

I did playtest / playthrough QA for a year, then moved on to actual QA for 7ish years. It's a massive difference.
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Re: Still-Activision CEO Bobby Kotick Discuses Acquisition Timing
Jan 18, 2022, 15:00
Rilcon
 
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Re: Still-Activision CEO Bobby Kotick Discuses Acquisition Timing Jan 18, 2022, 15:00
Jan 18, 2022, 15:00
 Rilcon
 
The going rumor on this is Kotick will be in place until the merger is complete, so about a year, and then get his standard issue ex-CEO golden parachute.

Firing Kotick without cause would apparently trigger a ~250mil automatic bonus.
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Re: Pandemic Eradicated from Steam
Jan 16, 2022, 15:24
Rilcon
 
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Re: Pandemic Eradicated from Steam Jan 16, 2022, 15:24
Jan 16, 2022, 15:24
 Rilcon
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 16, 2022, 15:22:
Why buy it when you live it?
The game is probably less idiotic and fatalistic, probably a nice escapist fantasy.
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Re: Halo Infinite Economy Changes Next Week
Jan 15, 2022, 16:38
Rilcon
 
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Re: Halo Infinite Economy Changes Next Week Jan 15, 2022, 16:38
Jan 15, 2022, 16:38
 Rilcon
 
On one hand, that's a lot of money.

On the other... it's just vanity, and the game is free.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 13, 2022, 20:46
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 13, 2022, 20:46
Jan 13, 2022, 20:46
 Rilcon
 
theglaze wrote on Jan 13, 2022, 18:43:
I am flattered by all the direct replies.

Yes, I do tolerate anti-vaxers and conspiracy theorists. Let their wild claims be disproven, as that doctor is doing on Instagram. Allow the scientific method to showcase its resilience to unsound scrutiny. It is through criticism that we develop more sound facts.

For those of you who are intolerant. Well, I suggest you reflect on that character trait. You may have something in common with those you seek to silence.

Come back to us when it's your family members that died because despite their best efforts they were taken away by the actions of rubes tricked by idiots spouting "we're just asking questions" while selling fake supplements and merch.

~Maximum tolerance~ is either pure psychopathy or a shield to cover someone's own vile beliefs, no real idealist is truly so stupid.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 13, 2022, 16:51
Rilcon
 
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 13, 2022, 16:51
Jan 13, 2022, 16:51
 Rilcon
 
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Yes, like the good intention of "let people say whatever they want to say" leading to the preventable hell of lies and misinformation causing the deaths of millions.

Every dumb forum warrior quote has two sides.
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Re: Second Life Gets a Second Life
Jan 13, 2022, 16:44
Rilcon
 
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Re: Second Life Gets a Second Life Jan 13, 2022, 16:44
Jan 13, 2022, 16:44
 Rilcon
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jan 13, 2022, 14:22:
ROFL, a pathetic game that is boring beyond belief. Just about any MMORPG is light years better than this game. It needs a major update and the developers are in denial that it is needed.
It's not a game any more than IRC is a novel...
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Re: Steam Top 10
Jan 9, 2022, 18:56
Rilcon
 
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Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 9, 2022, 18:56
Jan 9, 2022, 18:56
 Rilcon
 
Jim wrote on Jan 9, 2022, 15:59:
I don't really understand that for an early access with limited content. Is it that much fun to play?
There hasn't been a (good) single player slow tactical FPS like it since SWAT 4. 17 years.
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Re: New Serious Sam This Month?
Jan 8, 2022, 16:25
Rilcon
 
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Re: New Serious Sam This Month? Jan 8, 2022, 16:25
Jan 8, 2022, 16:25
 Rilcon
 
SS4 was "a fun experience", but so, so broken as a game in so, so many aspects...

Whatever this is I'll still probably play it... once it hits Gamepass, EGS freebie, or a humble bundle...
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Re: Saturday Consolidation
Jan 8, 2022, 16:22
Rilcon
 
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Re: Saturday Consolidation Jan 8, 2022, 16:22
Jan 8, 2022, 16:22
 Rilcon
 
Deceptive video title for a deceptive video.

MS never were, they accidentally disabled a few accounts as part of routine inactive account maintenance, and people ran to make up stories about it for clicks, views, and of course, money.
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Re: Prey for a Christmas Gift
Dec 26, 2021, 10:23
Rilcon
 
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Re: Prey for a Christmas Gift Dec 26, 2021, 10:23
Dec 26, 2021, 10:23
 Rilcon
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 26, 2021, 06:54:
So basically you never got out of the imprisonment sim you start in?
That would be fucking hilarious if so.
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Re: Prey for a Christmas Gift
Dec 25, 2021, 12:02
Rilcon
 
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Re: Prey for a Christmas Gift Dec 25, 2021, 12:02
Dec 25, 2021, 12:02
 Rilcon
 
Do recommend the game.

As for neuromods, I really don't remember many of worth outside of the strength ones; those are an absolute must to max out ASAP for navigation (clearing obstacles) and combat (throwing vending machines at things tends to generate very positive results). Hacking related stuff's always worth it as well.
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Re: removed
Dec 24, 2021, 20:13
Rilcon
 
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Re: removed Dec 24, 2021, 20:13
Dec 24, 2021, 20:13
 Rilcon
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 24, 2021, 12:49:
At the end of the day IF they decided to back out publishing the game because there is a planned school shooting map that will be introduced then how can ya blame them? At the end of the day, you do what's best for the company and the company image (unless you're Activision/Blizzard).

So lets play devil advocate.... DOOM, GTA, Call of Duty have been the poster childs of blame for child violence. Microsoft Flight Simulator was included in the blame for 9/11. If they do produce a school shooting level, and if it has kids that can be shot, it's gonna cause a shitshow of publicity. It'll probably be labeled as a "school shooting simulator", and even the game's title will be a talking point by talking heads on TV.

I can see both sides of the discussion, but I wouldn't want to involve my company with it.
I would heavily doubt said level (or the game at all) would actually have kids that can be shot or appear harmed; that's likely a big "you're banned off Steam" move.

My expectation for such a level would be it's teachers/staff and adult suspects, for :-reasons-: , but it's still a school (or college).
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Re: Ready or Not Publisher Split Caused By School Shooting Scenario?
Dec 23, 2021, 22:13
Rilcon
 
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Re: Ready or Not Publisher Split Caused By School Shooting Scenario? Dec 23, 2021, 22:13
Dec 23, 2021, 22:13
 Rilcon
 
It'd be pretty dumb if the existence alone of such a scenario in the game were really the cause for the split.

I mean, it's a SWAT simulation/game set in the US, where there's a school shooting every few weeks. It'd be like not having a scenario involving a South/Central American-linked drug cartel.
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Re: Ready or Not Early Access
Dec 20, 2021, 09:33
Rilcon
 
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Re: Ready or Not Early Access Dec 20, 2021, 09:33
Dec 20, 2021, 09:33
 Rilcon
 
Hanley wrote on Dec 20, 2021, 06:01:
I've played it for 5 hours now and it's basically SWAT4 with better graphics and refined mechanics. I grew up on Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, SWAT etc and really love this sort of thing. Takedown was a complete and utter fucking joke next to this. This, for the first time in YEARS, feels like they made a tactical shooter properly. I was hoping Ground Branch would be what this is now.

It's very satisfying to make it to the end of a level, it's pretty hardcore. Definitely worth the asking price
yay

Will look into once the end of year madness is over, I miss the days of R6 and SWAT4.
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Re: Get Remnant: From the Ashes for Free
Dec 18, 2021, 16:21
Rilcon
 
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Re: Get Remnant: From the Ashes for Free Dec 18, 2021, 16:21
Dec 18, 2021, 16:21
 Rilcon
 
Unrelatedly, the game is pretty good, very decent replayability and good core gameloop and gamplay.
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Re: Tencent Acquires Turtle Rock
Dec 17, 2021, 18:53
Rilcon
 
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Re: Tencent Acquires Turtle Rock Dec 17, 2021, 18:53
Dec 17, 2021, 18:53
 Rilcon
 
I mean, what is the point?

AFAICT studios bought up by Tencent have retained their employees, hired more, and haven't seen a decline in the quality or variety of the games they produce. Meanwhile studios bought up by EA or Activision or what-have-you tend to see mass firings, title cancellations, pigeonholing into specific genres/IPs, or outright closures.

At this point Tencent is doing everything it can to put as much money in the "western" market so it can be independent of the random whims of the CCP suddenly enacting absurd laws on the Chinese gaming market, and there's been zero evidence of any interference on behalf of Tencent on what their studios can produce/sell in regards to soclial or political themes, and zero evidence of any nefarious information gathering or sharing.

So, what is the point?
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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine II Announced
Dec 10, 2021, 04:26
Rilcon
 
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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine II Announced Dec 10, 2021, 04:26
Dec 10, 2021, 04:26
 Rilcon
 
Good, Space Marine really nailed the "chunky man-tank" feel, was good fun.
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Re: Ubisoft Unveils NFTs
Dec 7, 2021, 20:50
Rilcon
 
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Re: Ubisoft Unveils NFTs Dec 7, 2021, 20:50
Dec 7, 2021, 20:50
 Rilcon
 
This had made many people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
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