Dr Disrespect's Studio Formed

The Hollywood Reporter follows up on the news that Dr Disrespect is transitioning to the world of game development. Word is the new studio is called Midnight Society, and its cofounders include Quinn DelHoyo and Robert “fourzerotwo” Bowling. Bowling was the voice of the Call of Duty franchise before forming his own studio, so he probably brings an understanding of the ups and downs of life as a game development startup. Here's a bit on the company and its mission:
Bowling, who served as creative strategist and community manager for Call of Duty at Infinity Ward, will take the role of studio head. DelHoyo, who designed levels and weapons for Gears of War and later worked on the Halo series, will serve as creative director.

The studio, which is backed by gaming entrepreneur Sumit Gupta, will aim to involve communities and influencers early in the development process as it transforms ideas into proofs of concept.

“Our players are the lifeblood of our games, and so often games get designed in a bubble, with few touchpoints for the players to help shape the final product before it’s too late,” said Bowling in a statement. “Our approach is completely open and focused on building experiences that evolve with our players.”
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The Half Elf wrote on Dec 15, 2021, 22:28:
So after he got banned from Twitch, how long before we hear stories of sexual harassment at the company?

Why aren't you specifying what you're talking about. There has not even been a hint he's been involved in any kind of sexual harassment. You seem overly occupied with trying every angle of negativity towards the streamer.
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phinn wrote on Dec 15, 2021, 18:18:
Not sure if the Doc understands how much time and money is involved in making a AAA Battle Royale experience (assuming that's what he's making since that's what he plays) but it's going to take years to get it right. Anyway wish him the best or whatever and hope he comes out with a great product.

Maybe thats not what they want to make.

Maybe they have a new idea or more of a small strategic shooter.
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Dec 16, 2021, 06:32
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Lets all watch as a professional Eddy Haskel finds out that making movies is a tad bit harder than swearing and pandering to a cult following of grade school kids who want to think they are edgy and rebel against Mommy.
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Dec 16, 2021, 04:18
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The Half Elf wrote on Dec 16, 2021, 04:00:
VaranDragon wrote on Dec 16, 2021, 02:39:
People love to hate on the Doc, but so many forget that he's just an alter-ego. A made up persona. A crass misogynist? Yeah, sure. But a MADE UP one. The Doc, doesn't really exist outside of our imagination. This is as much a marketing and publicity stunt as anything else. It doesn't matter if this crashes and burns, or produces no games.

So a made up person shouldn't subscribe to the same rules as everyone else? just saaaaaaayin........

Are you making up offenses for the guy?
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Dec 16, 2021, 04:10
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The Half Elf wrote on Dec 16, 2021, 04:00:
VaranDragon wrote on Dec 16, 2021, 02:39:
People love to hate on the Doc, but so many forget that he's just an alter-ego. A made up persona. A crass misogynist? Yeah, sure. But a MADE UP one. The Doc, doesn't really exist outside of our imagination. This is as much a marketing and publicity stunt as anything else. It doesn't matter if this crashes and burns, or produces no games.

So a made up person shouldn't subscribe to the same rules as everyone else? just saaaaaaayin........

You mean like Ali-G? Or Borat? Not sure what you're saying here, but people should ideally try and differentiate between fantasy and reality before anything else really.
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VaranDragon wrote on Dec 16, 2021, 02:39:
People love to hate on the Doc, but so many forget that he's just an alter-ego. A made up persona. A crass misogynist? Yeah, sure. But a MADE UP one. The Doc, doesn't really exist outside of our imagination. This is as much a marketing and publicity stunt as anything else. It doesn't matter if this crashes and burns, or produces no games.

So a made up person shouldn't subscribe to the same rules as everyone else? just saaaaaaayin........
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People love to hate on the Doc, but so many forget that he's just an alter-ego. A made up persona. A crass misogynist? Yeah, sure. But a MADE UP one. The Doc, doesn't really exist outside of our imagination. This is as much a marketing and publicity stunt as anything else. It doesn't matter if this crashes and burns, or produces no games.
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Dec 15, 2021, 23:55
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The Half Elf wrote on Dec 15, 2021, 22:28:
So after he got banned from Twitch, how long before we hear stories of sexual harassment at the company?
There was sexual harassment stories from Twitch?
He's currently suing Twitch
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So after he got banned from Twitch, how long before we hear stories of sexual harassment at the company?
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Dec 15, 2021, 21:27
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milspecmonkey wrote on Dec 15, 2021, 18:16:
Just throwing money at game design is a great way to learn making games is hard (and lose your money). Probably would be a better strategy to just start small / get a concept going and involve the early user base a lot, than feel like have to say it is gonna be AAA best game evar from the start.

It has been a while, so I kinda forget if the story of Law Breakers is one of not listening to anyone or just listening to an extremely small group. The end result though was definitely making about 200 people real happy and everyone else saying no thanks.

Anywhoo, making games for influencers seems silly to me, but people also still buy useless skins and XP packs, so what do I know...wacky times.
The timing was terrible for Law Breakers as well, with Overwatch, PUBG, and several other high profile FPSs coming out or rising in popularity at the time.
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Not sure if the Doc understands how much time and money is involved in making a AAA Battle Royale experience (assuming that's what he's making since that's what he plays) but it's going to take years to get it right. Anyway wish him the best or whatever and hope he comes out with a great product.
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Dec 15, 2021, 18:16
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Dec 15, 2021, 18:16
 
Just throwing money at game design is a great way to learn making games is hard (and lose your money). Probably would be a better strategy to just start small / get a concept going and involve the early user base a lot, than feel like have to say it is gonna be AAA best game evar from the start.

It has been a while, so I kinda forget if the story of Law Breakers is one of not listening to anyone or just listening to an extremely small group. The end result though was definitely making about 200 people real happy and everyone else saying no thanks.

Anywhoo, making games for influencers seems silly to me, but people also still buy useless skins and XP packs, so what do I know...wacky times.
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Dec 15, 2021, 17:35
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EricFate wrote on Dec 15, 2021, 13:16:
So what does everybody figure... 3 years tops? Or will it crash and burn in under 8 months.
You mean like how the odds are for literally every start up? Especially video game studios?
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Dec 15, 2021, 17:21
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Hey at least all three of the founders have experience working in development studios making MP FPS... that's a good sign.
But yeah, shit is hard. Good luck to them.
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Dec 15, 2021, 16:06
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Talk about delusions of grandeur.

"Fake it until you make it" is in full effect here.
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Dec 15, 2021, 15:33
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EricFate wrote on Dec 15, 2021, 13:16:
So what does everybody figure... 3 years tops? Or will it crash and burn in under 8 months.
Yes to all the above.
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Who wants to bet their first game will be a FPS?
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EricFate wrote on Dec 15, 2021, 13:16:
So what does everybody figure... 3 years tops? Or will it crash and burn in under 8 months.

That could be said about any startup
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So what does everybody figure... 3 years tops? Or will it crash and burn in under 8 months.
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