CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 08:22:
Desalus wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 23:36:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 21:28:
As an outsider it is hard to tell what might be true and what not but...
It is very unfortunate that CR had to pack his retort with so many lies because that makes his retort look just as unprofessional as the Escapist piece. It's like a gigantic clash of bullshit as if a million cows all shat at once!
So it's hard for you to tell what might be true and what is not, but you seem very certain that the article is complete bullshit and Chris is lying a lot. So how did you exactly come to that conclusion when it's hard for you to tell?
It should be obvious for anyone with the reading comprehension skills of a first grader that I was talking about the Escapist's side when I said that it is hard to tell what might be true (you know, which allegations).
I've been a follower of this project from day numero uno with a citizen number under 10K, golden ticket and all that jazz.
I remember many of the promises and past statements very well and I know exactly when CR is lying or twisting facts and as I pointed out his retort is unfortunately full of lies, twisting, and weaseling out of questions (a fact that -amongst others here- jdreyer has also noted and articulated) .
I've only seen Sandi on camera (but hundreds of times) and she would really have to be an awesome actress if any of the allegations were true. She's always come across as genuinely nice and friendly usually. Maybe a little conceited (which actress/model isn't?) but evil, vicious, bitchy? Nope. Not a hint of it.
lol, are you serious? Put an actor/actress in front of a camera and you think you're going to get their genuine personality? You can't think of any actors/actresses that seem so nice when filmed but are really assholes?
There's more to it. There are also numerous statements by her coworkers and thousands of fans who have met or corresponded with her, all saying that she is an amazing person all around. Then there is the Reverse the Verse show on Fridays where everything is more casual and relaxed and Sandi often makes an appearance just being herself and not a presenter like on Around the Verse etc.
Sandi is usually very composed, almost a bit shy (because she doesn't/didn't know much about game development but she's an avid learner). She is very well educated and is fluent in at least English, German, French and Spanish or Italian (or both... I forget).
She's got a 6th dan diploma in MMA. People like that usually know how to control themselves very well.
Sorry but from everything that I have seen in the past three years there is absolutely no way that she is a racist, cussing, insult flinging, screaming super-bitch as portrayed in the Escapist "article".
I could imagine that she doesn't get along with everyone equally well (who does really?), that she comes across as a little arrogant or conceited sometimes or that some people are plain envious of her looks and education but she is certainly nowhere near the devil those "sources" are making her out to be.
Exactly. I'm sure she can be a hardass at times, demanding a lot from employees, but that's her job. As for the racist allegations, she just doesn't come across like that in Around The Verse
and there is no excuse for publishing such allegations without any evidence or without seeking her comment - that's not journalism, it's character assassination. The biggest criticism I can direct at her is that she's not a very good actress, which doesn't have any bearing on her job as VP of Marketing.
nin wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 09:00:
SXO wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 08:54:
Bluesnews is really having fun stroking Derek Smart's hard-on lately. You guys still giving this guy clout and beating his drum for him? I come here for real game stories, not this contrived controversy.
What did drek have to do with this story? It's from the escapist.
The journalist that published it was interacting with Derek Smart
before it's publication. It's very clear where many of the allegation came from, even though it was presented otherwise. The article even used anonymous claims from the site Glassdoor. It wasn't a legitimate article - it was a hit piece.
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