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    This is what I see when looking @ From

    Post by NedroidPrime on Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:15 pm

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/issues/issue_236/6995-Your-Job-Is-to-Fall-In-Love

    Just read this article over at Escapist, and I believe it kinda touches on what makes From such a great developer. The love they put into their work is obvious, and much needed with the state of the industry today.
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    Post by skarekrow13 on Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:45 pm

    Good find!

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    Post by NedroidPrime on Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:00 pm

    Thanks, I just happened across it today.

    I have been preaching the importance of what is discussed in the article. It has had a very direct impact IRL for me...

    I'm in the US, and our entire society is based on money. Nobody seems to do anything for the love of the work anymore. They have no passion, and it shows in the economy. Decisions are made by people who have no understanding of the actual operations, and only care about the profits. Analogous to the game industry, really.

    So, it is quite refreshing to see articles like this. Gives me a little hope for the future...
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    Post by Tolvo on Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:09 pm

    Money? Our society doesn't care just about money, I don't know where you're coming from with that.

    Well time to go watch Transformers 3.
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    Post by Whknight on Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:20 pm

    I owe you a plus one and shall read that article later, on my phone. I do agree with what you said and it to had a big impact on my life, I was actually going to school to learn game design, but after seeing the state that games are coming out I decided it was not worth my interests unless I was running the company.


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    Post by Tolvo on Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:22 pm

    Tell me about it Knight, I technically am in the films industry. That industry certainly has fallen far if you ask me.
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    Post by NedroidPrime on Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:37 pm

    Tolvo wrote:Money? Our society doesn't care just about money, I don't know where you're coming from with that.

    Well time to go watch Transformers 3.

    God I hope you are joking, lol.

    You are right though, I forgot about the sex and guns ('8)')


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    Post by Tolvo on Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:39 pm

    Seeing as I spat up black bile after uttering those words about watching that film, yes, I was joking. silly

    I understand people gotta eat, but I don't understand, people gotta make **** to eat.
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    Post by NedroidPrime on Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:39 pm

    Everything is run by the MBA's, and the engineers and artists are seen as disposable commodities at best, and just machines at worst.

    Unless you are really good at kissing ***, or come up with a mega-bucks idea.
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    Post by Tolvo on Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:41 pm

    I may bother a few by uttering these words, but there is also an issue with people believing they have an amazing idea that is artistic and perfect, when they should really just produce something and let others do the work rather than take control of it. George Lucas, and Metroid: Other M come to mind...Other M, Mother, get it, it's so Subtle isn't it oh ho ho!
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    Post by NedroidPrime on Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:45 pm

    Whknight wrote:I owe you a plus one and shall read that article later, on my phone. I do agree with what you said and it to had a big impact on my life, I was actually going to school to learn game design, but after seeing the state that games are coming out I decided it was not worth my interests unless I was running the company.

    The sad thing is that starting a business really seems to be the only option. But then you have to try to get financing (which requires a lot of time to develop what you need to present to the bank), and then you have to compete with huge multinational companies that have a bigger budget than a few countries.

    It really feels like the world is headed back to a more feudal structure, which is a shame. Freedom has shown to be the best option for humanity, people have just been negligent in maintaining it. No Obama bashing, just politician bashing.
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    Post by NedroidPrime on Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:46 pm

    Tolvo wrote:I may bother a few by uttering these words, but there is also an issue with people believing they have an amazing idea that is artistic and perfect, when they should really just produce something and let others do the work rather than take control of it. George Lucas, and Metroid: Other M come to mind...Other M, Mother, get it, it's so Subtle isn't it oh ho ho!

    I believe the term is "sellout"

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