Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 29, 2015, 12:59:Cutter wrote on Oct 29, 2015, 12:09:Probably because there's a ton of examples of it all over the net. Saying that only first-hand experience counts is nonsensical. While guys may get some abuse like that, there's infinitely fewer cases of it, just based on sheer numbers of men vs women in gaming.On a related note, Texas Democratic state senator Wendy Davis took to Twitter to take SXSW 2016 organizers to task about their decision on the panels.
“Women face harassment & misogyny in gaming. That @sxsw empowers aggressors in defeating discourse is disturbing.”
Really? And she knows this how? What's her first hand experience in the matter? And what about men who experience discrimination and misandry from women? Oh right, they don't matter.
The Pew online harassment study, based on a survey of nearly 3,000 Internet users last June, found that 44 percent of men and 37 percent of women had experienced some form of online abuse, from name-calling to physical threats and stalking. The biggest gender gap was in the fairly mild category of being called offensive names, experienced by nearly a third of men on the Internet but only 22 percent of female users. However, more men—10 percent, compared to 6 percent of women—also reported being physically threatened.http://time.com/3546044/online-harassment-affects-men-too/
Creston wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 11:42:Ouch! I actually laughed out loud at that. Sadly, though, I can actually see it happening ($50 for an exclusive extra character, etc.)nin wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 09:39:Shenmue 3 Creator Says He "Could Do With a Bit More Money." *Blink*
Yeah, couldn't we all?
"I said yep, what a concept..."
Soon you will be able to buy Shenmue
spaceships... pictures of spaceships... not-actually-designed-yet spaceships that 'meet their specifications' for $400! BUY NOW!
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 4, 2015, 14:36:
Forget No Man's Sky... The real story is we have a GAME DEVELOPER being seriously interviewed on a late night talk show. I'm sure a bunch of old codgers were bored or confused, but this is it, we've made it!
Comet wrote on Oct 3, 2015, 21:54:dsmart wrote on Oct 3, 2015, 18:47:
uhm no, she has not. And my guess is that you don't know anything that I don't.
What she posted on Twitter is a Dean's letter from an undergraduate study. And we think it's fake. The investigation into that one is on-going. More soon.
A couple of things.
First, 3 months since your first blog post.
I've read all your blogs and we had time to exchange opinions there.
I respect your opinion, but it is still only an opinion. And your arguments, as valid as they may be to you, are still speculation.
You have made several accusations but we, the public, still haven't seen actual documents to support your claims and an actual lawsuit that would determine if your right or not.
What I hope you understand, is that so far what we have is your word vs CIG word. What we have is CIG developers on one side defending the project and some ex CIG employers criticizing it.
You've been investigating and you have made several points in your blog, but what about leaked documents that prove the project is running out of money?
What about documents that prove Sandi is doing a bad marketing job?
If you have any evidence that proves Sandi did something that damages SC than release it.
Words like, "We think it's fake" is precisely the problem with your argument. More speculation.
And finally Derek. Here we are at Bluesnews.com. You are a very active person online. But the issue here is that you are making some very strong accusations and the opposing side can't invest resources to respond to your comments on the several online websites you visit.
So, yet again, we have your perspective. That again, is only that.
Your last blog post looks just like a politician post trying to get support for his campaign.
So be responsible, stop the politics and just post the freaking evidence or go to court NOW.
Let me be a bit more clear.
When you ACTUALLY have evidence that what Sandi has posted is fake, post about it. But not before.
Given who you are, What you just did is extremely irresponsible.
You´re accusing someone of faking her credentials and you STILL have no evidence.
IF someone had ever accused me of posting a false CV without evidence of falsehood you can be sure I would take him to court.
As you know faking your CV is a criminal offence. So obviously, I would need to clear my name.
So Derek. Are you absolutely sure Sandi has faked her credentials?
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 4, 2015, 06:07:Krovven wrote on Oct 4, 2015, 02:26:
You do understand that nepotism isn't illegal right? And, it's a private company, therefore it's nobody else's business who they hire and who they don't. They don't have to answer to stockholders. They don't have to answer to "donators" either.
As I already stated...she has clearly excelled at her job, as idiots have forked over 90 mil based on that marketing. Degree or not, I'm sure plenty of companies would like to hire her simply based on that alone.
You read somewhere eh? Provide the proof that you witch hunters keep claiming to have, but it's nothing more than heresay.
^ exactly this
Sandi Gardiner's previous professional or private life is really no one's business but her own.
[ Quick BTW: I already posted a link where Sandi herself said she does in fact have a MBA in marketing (she didn't say from which school in that video though). In this video here she is also talking a bit about her professional experience which obviously included marketing jobs in the fashion industry, commercial real estate and restaurants & night clubs. ]
Now even if any of that turned out to be a lie (and there is so far absolutely no reason or evidence to believe that what she said is untrue) then what?
OK. It would make her a less trustworthy person for sure. But what else? Fraud? L. O. L.
As for whether backer money is being spent wisely on this particular VP of Marketing, the numbers speak for themselves. $90 million. 'nuff said.
And she's known to be working her ass off. Many other team members (mostly on Reverse the Verse) have frequently mentioned that Sandi is a complete 24/7 workaholic.
So a very big LOL @ whoever said she's just baking cookies and being Chris' wife.
So if you ask me I'd say stop fighting windmills and go back to questioning what CR said (like the big fat lie that the PU was not part of the initial pitch). Question the game, the scope, the crazy feature list, the feasibility (or not) of many features in an online environment, whether CR will be able to shift the laws of physics and make it all happen and all that shit.
But the whole Sandi crusade is really leading absolutely nowhere and is just plain stupid and creepy at this point.
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 3, 2015, 10:31:SunnyD wrote on Oct 3, 2015, 01:21:No, the original $2m would have required them to work with outside investors - they raised enough to avoid having to do that. As for the spending level, that matches the investment level. If they'd stuck to the original budget they'd only be spending around $85,000 a month and would have $88m sitting in a bank account. Does that sound sensible to you? Because it sounds pretty fucking retarded to me.
- Going from needing approximately $2 million to release the kickstarted game as initially advertised to requiring $2-3 million on a monthly basis to survive. Feature-creepin' scope, indeed.
crumbs wrote on Sep 5, 2015, 12:18:
Waaa waaaa waaa!
Hahahaha. Always makes my day seeing all the boys on blues news whine and cry over this game.
Waaaaa! Not going to be released until 2017 waaaa! It's a scam waaaa!
While secretly I'm sure most of the boys here would gladly pay 40 bucks to be part of it... but don't make enough much money living in mama's basement.
SlimRam wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 15:18:
I will have the first virtual wedding there with a 12 year old boy from Vietnam that swore to me that he was a female super model.
|RaptoR| wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 22:30:
Cutter, I work in the industry. I am well aware of the reality of things here.
|RaptoR| wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 21:08:
The hate runs thick on Bluesnews
I think the big thing that people constantly bring up are his comments on piracy and console exclusivity. I can see that being polarizing, I guess. As an industry veteran, I have a different perspective (because it has a direct and very real financial impact to myself personally). I respect both sides, but I think that the PC gamer crowd tends to ignore statistics and work off of gut instincts... but the numbers just don't support it.
Cliffs comments on piracy carry a significant amount of truth -- "PC master race" folks are adamant about denying it, but piracy is real on the PC and it very much so makes developers think twice about targeting the PC with a traditional model. Our multiplatform games utilize back-end analytics services to help us understand play styles and habits of our users so we can understand which modes are popular and which aren't. The data is anonymous, but it does allow us to very easily see legitimately licensed copies vs pirated copies and the numbers are absolutely staggering. Consoles and mobile have an incredibly low percentage, but PC? 80%+ of connected users are not using a genuine license. We don't rely on any DRM, either.
Why do you think DLC is so universally pushed nowadays?
Why do you think that subscription based games are mostly on the PC?
These are not coincidences.
Creston wrote on Aug 28, 2015, 16:06:
Gotta admit that it looks very, very nice. Someone pick this up and play it already, then let us know.
Kxmode wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 11:42:Julian Delphiki wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 08:58:
Obviously you yourself are fixated on SC, though you have a much more negative approach than most. Mr. Black Knight
Shineyguy wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 10:12:
"And through that, we’re going to subpoena and depose every single key person"
Because that's what they need; another delay to development.