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Derek French
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Producer, Beamdog, ex-BioWare

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May 27, 2000
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246 (Novice)
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Re: Evening Safety Dance
Sep 21, 2022, 19:13
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Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 21, 2022, 19:13
Sep 21, 2022, 19:13
 
Yet another major crypto firm has been hacked.
Follow Web3 Is Going Just Great on Twitter, to watch multiple reports per day on just this kind of thing. It is pretty much non stop.
https://twitter.com/web3isgreat
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Re: OotB: Sad news
Aug 10, 2022, 12:35
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Re: OotB: Sad news Aug 10, 2022, 12:35
Aug 10, 2022, 12:35
 
So sad to hear. I had a full on wave of nostalgia and remembrance on hearing her name.

Condolences to her family. Rest In Power, Mynx.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Jul 11, 2022, 23:47
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Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 11, 2022, 23:47
Jul 11, 2022, 23:47
 
Did anyone actually believe he was really going to buy them? None of his comments on the issue seemed genuine. After the initial announcement, it sounded like he was looking for a way out, the whole time.
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Re: Midday Metaverse
Jul 5, 2022, 13:19
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Re: Midday Metaverse Jul 5, 2022, 13:19
Jul 5, 2022, 13:19
 
Unfortunately, I have tried using Opera twice, and both times ended with Opera crashing and deleting all my bookmarks, passwords, history, etc. Once was unfortunate, but twice was the end for me.
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Re: Quoteworthy
Jun 30, 2022, 21:41
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Re: Quoteworthy Jun 30, 2022, 21:41
Jun 30, 2022, 21:41
 
Agree with Beamer.

Also, "biggest PR scandal" wasn't sexual misconduct in the industry. Wasn't union busting at various studios. Wasn't stock buy backs. But an anti-cheat product for a single game.

OK.
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Re: Quoteworthy
Jun 30, 2022, 20:02
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Re: Quoteworthy Jun 30, 2022, 20:02
Jun 30, 2022, 20:02
 
I can't even put works together on this. Blue nailed it in the tailing comment.
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Re: Epic Adding NFT Game
Jun 6, 2022, 14:16
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Re: Epic Adding NFT Game Jun 6, 2022, 14:16
Jun 6, 2022, 14:16
 
Underrated post. Where is my Up Vote button?

Rilcon wrote on Jun 6, 2022, 11:53:
Guessing the first where it affects gameplay and isn't just cosmetics.

Though I guess it's fitting that "the first blockchain game" is set in the lawless wild west, filled with hope, scams, and utter despair for a few decades until The Law caught up.
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Re: Aspyr Media Adopting Beamdog
Apr 14, 2022, 11:47
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Re: Aspyr Media Adopting Beamdog Apr 14, 2022, 11:47
Apr 14, 2022, 11:47
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 14, 2022, 03:19:
Holy crap, Crushbug still reads Bluesnews, good on you Bug!
Every day, twice a day, since... 1997-ish?
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Re: Aspyr Media Adopting Beamdog
Apr 13, 2022, 17:00
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Re: Aspyr Media Adopting Beamdog Apr 13, 2022, 17:00
Apr 13, 2022, 17:00
 
Thanks Beemer!

Internet scuttlebutt complained that Beamdog had "stolen" the original games and that the original developers were being cheated, but in actuality the original developers were paid what they asked for decades ago from the parties they sold them to. The IP ownership history is sort of convoluted, IIRC...;)

This one is actually quite funny to me as, at the time, I was working at BioWare. I was the one that went through all the old Baldur's Gate art and source code assets and personally handed them over to Trent at Beamdog. And now I am at Beamdog!

The IP ownership is pretty clear. It is all owned by WotC/Hasbro.

...sort out the licensing on the Battle for Middle Earth RTS games...

OMG yes!
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Apr 13, 2022, 11:54
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 13, 2022, 11:54
Apr 13, 2022, 11:54
 
Notepad++ fo' life!

I have been using Notepad++ for over 15 years and it is a really solid, free alternative to basic notepad.
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Re: EA Cools on NFTs
Feb 2, 2022, 15:32
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Re: EA Cools on NFTs Feb 2, 2022, 15:32
Feb 2, 2022, 15:32
 
"proof of authenticity"

That part always made me laugh. I can just imagine the dev who worked on the EA entitlement database for the past 10 years. "ITS RIGHT OVER THERE!"
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Re: ItB: Weekend at Bernie's
Jan 25, 2022, 20:01
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Re: ItB: Weekend at Bernie's Jan 25, 2022, 20:01
Jan 25, 2022, 20:01
 
Live test of the Waking Ned Devine (1998) remake.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166396/
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Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
Oct 26, 2021, 12:15
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Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Oct 26, 2021, 12:15
Oct 26, 2021, 12:15
 
Anyone else getting a "something went wrong" error when you try and select the latest driver?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 9, 2021, 14:19
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2021, 14:19
Oct 9, 2021, 14:19
 
Still a twice daily visit for me. Congratulations on 25!
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Re: Latest BF2042 Rumors Suggest a Delay
Sep 15, 2021, 16:23
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Re: Latest BF2042 Rumors Suggest a Delay Sep 15, 2021, 16:23
Sep 15, 2021, 16:23
 
Delayed until November 19, 2021.

https://twitter.com/Battlefield/status/1438232407119908870?s=19

What is funny is I thought it was coming out in December, so to me they pulled in the date.
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Re: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Remake
Sep 9, 2021, 20:29
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Re: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Remake Sep 9, 2021, 20:29
Sep 9, 2021, 20:29
 
Ryan Treadwell is good people. I at least have faith in him.
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Re: Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance Released
Jun 22, 2021, 16:00
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Re: Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance Released Jun 22, 2021, 16:00
Jun 22, 2021, 16:00
 
Darks wrote on Jun 22, 2021, 15:43:
Cutter wrote on Jun 22, 2021, 15:31:
BTW Darks, are you making a new NWN module or something? I keep seeing you going in and out of it on Steam all the time.
LOL, no, but there is something good coming and a reason why I have been going through my mods these past several weeks.
/waves at Darks

This comment was edited on Jun 22, 2021, 18:28.
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Re: Anthem's Social Hub Revealed
Jan 24, 2019, 17:38
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Re: Anthem's Social Hub Revealed Jan 24, 2019, 17:38
Jan 24, 2019, 17:38
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jan 24, 2019, 16:24:
Demo is 46GB??? How big is the actual game then?
~53-ish GB
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Re: Anthem's Social Hub Revealed
Jan 24, 2019, 13:33
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Re: Anthem's Social Hub Revealed Jan 24, 2019, 13:33
Jan 24, 2019, 13:33
 
Anthem Demo VIP early access codes:

CMBW-XS9V-3R39-QKFB
6KQC-R5N7-86WA-Z3CT
24E4-V2XJ-T2V5-CADE

https://www.ea.com/games/anthem/anthem-demos

Good luck!
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Re: Countdown to Anthem
Jan 23, 2019, 00:50
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Re: Countdown to Anthem Jan 23, 2019, 00:50
Jan 23, 2019, 00:50
 
Creston wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 23:54:
CrushBug wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 23:32:
Totally understand. And I am certainly not trying to hand wave away your concerns.

There are a lot of things that we can say, but there are also some folks that just won't believe us. Anthem is new. We want people to try out the demo next weekend and decide for themselves. If you like it, great; if not, no money lost.

And that's awesome. I absolutely massively applaud you guys for doing a demo. I don't know whether that was always the plan, or whether it was born out of the, shall we say... somewhat negative opinions floating around about Anthem, but it's a class act to let everyone try it out first. I definitely will do so.

Kudos to you and your team, Derek. Again, I hope the game does well. No, I hope it does great, so you can have a separate team make more content, and get these guys back to making (the REAL) Mass Effect 4.
Yes, the Demo was always in the plan, from at least a year ago.

Always good chatting with you.
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