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  • An instance of what the games industry has become...

    I offer for your reading, an instance of the kinds of things that go on in this industry : http://www.escapistmagazine.com/arti...Fall-of-Black9

    What the link goes to is a personal account of what Majesco did to a small studio on an AAA, completely new franchise title. I'm pretty sure it's close enough to the truth of the matter to count. I've seen similar kinds of crap going on (including stuff from out of what Loki pulled towards the end of things...).

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    That has to be one of the worst stories I've heard coming out of the gaming industry and I've heard some pretty bad ones.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Aradreth View Post
      That has to be one of the worst stories I've heard coming out of the gaming industry and I've heard some pretty bad ones.
      Heh... At least you've gotten a bigger glimpse of the kinds of crap I've had the misfortune to glimpse or see fully for myself and can't discuss.

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      • #4
        Oh, I know this. I've lived this life for a good five years of building software. Computer science is a legitimate way towards slave driving. That's the truth I have concluded from my dealings in the past. It's horrible but just to tell you, these sort of stories do not only proliferate in the game industry.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by niniendowarrior View Post
          Oh, I know this. I've lived this life for a good five years of building software.
          Heh... Only five... You'll have five times that to go to have experienced all that I have at the hands of the people in this space. There's good people, there's bad.

          In the end, there's a LOT of this sort of thing going on in the Games Industry- and people just don't know, or probably care, when you get down to brass tacks.

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          • #6
            I don't think we are in the competition of seeing who is more bitter. These kinds of crap do happen whether people give a damn or not. In any case, they probably would just continue mowing the lawn of their backyard.

            Edit:
            What can I say? I walked out early. Having enough of it all.
            Last edited by niniendowarrior; 06-24-2008, 11:52 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by niniendowarrior View Post
              What can I say? I walked out early. Having enough of it all.
              Damn, sounds like me today...

              Met up with my GF. Brightened my day, coupled with the actual positive energy I think I may have harnessed in the wishlist thread.

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              • #8
                Yeah, we've had a tad bit too much of the negative vibe through out the game forum. This is definitely a nice change.

                We should coax your GF to visit you more often, so you can start working.

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                • #9
                  Really? So the computer science field is that soul draining and pathetic as slave work? Damn, I think im gonna switch majors to investment banking then. Well, what i really want to do is design levels, and design new gameplay too. Mostly creative work.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by xav1r View Post
                    Really? So the computer science field is that soul draining and pathetic as slave work? Damn, I think im gonna switch majors to investment banking then. Well, what i really want to do is design levels, and design new gameplay too. Mostly creative work.
                    Investment banking is an extremely demanding job but the pay... Oh how I wish I could pull that sort of money in my first job after Uni. (I've know some who is getting paid close to 40k (that's $80k...) in an investment banking placement! Crazy.)

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                    • #11
                      Damm my career orientation courses!!!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by xav1r View Post
                        Damm my career orientation courses!!!
                        ROFLMAO!

                        In truth, it's not as bad as it sounds- the problem lies in that people have HIGHLY unrealistic expectations of a LOT of things these days. All the way around on everything, whether you're an employee somewhere, an employer, or one of the consumer crowd.

                        Right now, I'm just tired beyond description of dealing with people that claim the moral high ground with the GPL and Linux, but yet don't seem to give a tinker's damn about anyone else's rights because 'it's not a guaranteed sale' and 'information wants to be free' and other crap. It gets old when people go and take a copy of something that they technically didn't have rights to but yet get pissy when someone does the same thing with the GPL/LGPL they get their panties in a wad.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by xav1r View Post
                          Damm my career orientation courses!!!
                          Doesn't matter what job you get they nearly all suck in the end.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by xav1r View Post
                            Really? So the computer science field is that soul draining and pathetic as slave work? Damn, I think im gonna switch majors to investment banking then. Well, what i really want to do is design levels, and design new gameplay too. Mostly creative work.
                            I don't mean to put the course in a negative light, but I've seen in slave culture cultivate in many companies (even though some of them vehemently deny its existence). Computer science has its own perks and there is a sense of fulfillment, but in the software industry, you are often beaten to the ground and left drained like a used whore thrown to the streets.

                            Developers are always the unsung heroes. They are the ones that toil the hours in the midst of twilight. Each with his own aspirations but become truly lost in the run up to deliver unrealistic deliverables drawn in unrealistic time lines, and unrealistic expectations in a very much maligned environment.

                            For me, I still do development, but I believe I've found my sweet spot. If you love your what you do, treasure it.

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                            • #15
                              Ok, thanks for the great replies. I do hope i find some sort of sweet spot too. Yea, maybe its the unrealistic expectations, perhaps i should lower mine. And I had already done that when i began school. Still, i want to be somehow in the game industry. Maybe in a more creative way, but in nonetheless.

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