rockstar games... warts and all.


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ThreeOutsideDown
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ex-rockstar games employee dishes the dirt.

worth a read.

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#1 at 20:13:55 - 31/07/2007
mal
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Heh, not so much dirt. Just your standard 'Western developer run by incompetent middle managers' story. I've no idea how Eastern developers work at all, but I don't believe it can be as bad as it is here.

Interesting read anyway, even if it's only from head office rather than one of the old offices.
#2 at 21:45:14 - 31/07/2007
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Sounds interesting, but its a long read as he acknowledges himself so I'll get back to it later..

I worked at Io Interactive for 3.5 years before I got fired and I have a feeling that all criticism of a previous employer is filed under the disgruntled employee label - not many give me the impression they actually believe what I tell them etc.

Anyway, cheers for the link! =)
#3 at 21:45:33 - 31/07/2007
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They still haven't learnt to keep quiet.
#4 at 21:56:50 - 01/08/2007
ilmaestro
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Well, yeah, but I agree with the sentiment behind that 'response'.
#5 at 22:08:38 - 01/08/2007
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Likewise. Just a shame it's Rockstar making that response - anyone else and it might have stood a good chance of being taken seriously.
#6 at 23:38:06 - 01/08/2007
ilmaestro
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Doesn't the guy who heads up (used to?) ELSPA usually have something to say in defence of games in these circumstances? Has he already said something?
#7 at 00:34:55 - 02/08/2007
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The sentiment's fine but, as stated in the first post, Rockstar used to know that if they kept quiet, they would get the publicity without getting dragged into an argument and eventually ending up looking silly/stupid.
#8 at 00:44:01 - 02/08/2007
ilmaestro
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That is a good point, actually.

It's always worth assuming that I haven't read something on an external link if it hasn't been C&Ped to the forum. ^_^
#9 at 00:54:14 - 02/08/2007
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:o)
#10 at 00:57:17 - 02/08/2007
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Ok, on the GI.biz article regarding Rockstar's response to Rob Fahey's comments is it just my browser or are there far too many -s in words that aren't broken across lines?
I keep seeing "Mi-crosoft" and "nec-essary", anyone else? I was going to mail them but wanted to check it's not Firefox having a 'mare.
#11 at 11:37:46 - 02/08/2007
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Jaysus, like Rob's ego needs any more inflation. I would've responded with something a lot more sarcastic.

See, the thing is, if Rob gets his way, in fact if the games classification is as heavily monitored and censorship of this ilk becomes more commonplace, isn't that like sticking your head in the noose if you just happen to rely on the games industry for your bread and butter?

Balancing the argument out though, it's long overdue that Rockstar got a bloody nose for basically courting the gutter press and actually doing LESS to promote the games industry as not being a bunch of evil sadistic perverts than any other developer in history so it's a bit of an immature response.

Peej
#12 at 11:56:43 - 02/08/2007
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peej said:Jaysus, like Rob's ego needs any more inflation.

I did think it was a bit strange for them to actually word it as a response to a single person, to be honest.
#13 at 14:19:59 - 02/08/2007
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Fucking flash adverts, they make it so bloody difficult to skive at work, dammit.

FUCK YOU UBISOFT
#14 at 14:55:46 - 02/08/2007

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