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Editorial RPG Codex Report: A Codexian Visit to inXile Entertainment

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    As someone who got his degree in finance, I say you should have gone to engineering. :D
     
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  2. Make America Great Again cvv Arcane Patron

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    Yes, that has been a prevailing sentiment in the industry in the last few years. Unfortunately to study engineering you actually need some measure of genuine talent. In economics/finance you can largely bullshit your way to the diploma, cushy job and eventually even a couple of promotions.
     
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  3. Make America Great Again Zed Duke of Banville Arcane Patron

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    Torment: Tides of Numenera has revealed the difference between a David Zeb Cook setting and a Monte Cook setting, as well as the difference between a game written by Chris Avellone and by Colin McComb. :M
     
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  5. Make America Great Again Tacgnol Arcane Patron

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    Never seemed that crazy when she posted here.
     
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  6. santino27 Savant

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    Agreed. Remember her posting around SoZ time frame and she seemed as sane as the rest of us... which may admittedly be damning her with faint praise.
     
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  7. Make America Great Again Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    She was always obnoxiously loud. Her opinions changed.
     
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  8. Awakened_Yeti Augur

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    so its the codex's fault... good to know

    is it also their fault that the writing is relentlessly sophomoric psuedo-intellectual drivel?
     
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  9. Axie Novice

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    In good films with proper directing, the author(s) knows why exactly he wanted the actor in scene 23 to blink twice, turn to left and why that music had to start the second a balloon flies over the actor's head. It was his vision and film either succeed or failed. This guys don't know why the artwork is this not that. "It wasn't on the level we wanted" — you should have asked them "what level", I'm sure they have no idea.

    This guys only know to make expensive lemonades. Ones you are not sure are they with sugar or not. They function on principle "we didn't have enough time to write a short story so we wrote war-and-peace-like novel" (wonder if that saying translates well). Let's have 323 writers, it sounds cool. And let's pile word count like there is no tomorrow, it will make quality. Like those monkeys with pens and Shakespeare.

    Either small team or big team with proper author-despot. Otherwise better read books and watch movies, not lose time on games coming from California 2000s. It's the land of Singularity-gospel, fake teeth'n'tits and social apps... Why expect art to live there anymore
     
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  10. Make America Great Again LeStryfe79 Wino Patron

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    I apologize inXile for the mean things.
     
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  11. l3loodAngel Proud INTJ Patron

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    No. That's because he had to show his ego. You want me to do an interview, fine! But I wont answer any questions!
     
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  12. l3loodAngel Proud INTJ Patron

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    If he can't fucking talk in front of people how FFS can he be a lead in the fucking game? Or be a top manager if he likes to hide under the table?

    But his problem is his EGO and desire not to answer questions.
     
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  13. Sizzle Arcane

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    Not to defend him, but public speaking and team management are different skills.

    Ego's one thing. What he is, is completely deluded. Take this excerpt:

    This is just... wrong on every conceivable level. It's even worse than Tim Schafer's "You're playing it wrong." comment regarding Broken Age.
     
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  14. l3loodAngel Proud INTJ Patron

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    No they are not different skills, because you have to speak to groups of people constantly. Besides there was one interviewer...

    No that's Trump level EGO. I am the bestest creative person in the room and Numaderpa did bigly! The sales were the greatest ever! People are calling me by the phone and saying that Numaderpa is Yuge and they are having a great time. Haters gonna hate. It's the crooked codex! Sad!
     
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    They are different skills, as is well known by anyone who's done them.

    It's funny how everybody's in agreement that Colin's not seeing the light but you insist on your own random theory that IT MUST BE HIS EGO I HATE HIM SO MUCH.
     
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  16. l3loodAngel Proud INTJ Patron

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    Well yes and no.

    Upon doing careful analysis I found that SJWs are the same unfulfilled red necks, but they found a method by trial and error how to avoid being criticized back and to avoid any conversations. They choose subjects which are perceived to stand on a higher moral ground in a society. Hence, you can't criticize minorities, fat people, women or anyone openly anymore, because you will be eaten alive if you do it publicly.

    However, the methods used by SJWs are exactly the same as soviets, nazis (which they claim to hate) and other killing regimes. That's intimidation and violence. Every SJW was proud when some guy publicly knocked out a racist during a rallying and cucks applauded it. Fuck free speech, the law, the first amendment and fuck freedom of opinion. It's all irrelevant if it goes against SJW agenda.

    That retarded Manveer Heer or however that dumb fuck was called, was given a managing position at bioware despite being unqualified and from third world, still did everything he could to preach about white supremacy and how he hates white people despite living in their country... But you can't argue with that dumb fuck in public? Can you?
     
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  17. l3loodAngel Proud INTJ Patron

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    I don't care about lemmings, sorry.

    You can't fucking manage people if you are afraid speaking to them or can't speak to a few of them at once FFS.
     
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  18. Saduj Arcane

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    Managing subordinates is a different skill than teaching is a different skill than being interesting/charming/convincing in front of a room full of people. They are only superficially similar in that they involve communicating with others.

    I doubt McComb was afraid to do the interview so much as he didn't want to do it. If it were my decision, I wouldn't have made him do it as having him there didn't real serve Fargo's purpose much.
     
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  19. Sizzle Arcane

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    Once again - there's a big difference in speaking in front of a crowd of strangers or giving an interview, and talking with your colleagues.

    I work with some people who are exceptional bosses - they know how to organize time, appreciate their underlings and know what their strengths and weaknesses are. Yet, when it comes to giving monthly review analysis speeches to the entire company, they're always very nervous and uncomfortable doing it.

    It's possible Fargo didn't know Colin would behave like an uncooperative butthurt prick, but that's just one more reason to believe that his blatant unprofessionalism is a big part of why T:ToN turned out like it did.
     
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  20. Prime Junta Arcane

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    Jesus fuck you're a nitwit. But then somebody who takes Myers-Briggs personality types seriously enough to put them in his tagline is one by definition.
     
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  21. Saduj Arcane

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    Yes, but I'm much smarter because I have the benefit of 20/20 hindsight.
     
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  22. l3loodAngel Proud INTJ Patron

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    Why do you care? If I would write Fag in my tag line would you also care and write about it?

    You have something relevant to say or you want to discuss proper etiquette of tag lines?
     
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  23. Kev Inkline Arcane

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    I think he was trying to insinuate that you already have such a tagline. Or in your case, fagline.
     
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  24. l3loodAngel Proud INTJ Patron

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  25. Make America Great Again Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I know some will consider my post weebish but I do stand by this. Art - let's not go into the games - art or not? - debate and use the word art here to mean artistic merit - requires things to have some kind of cohesion. You need to get the feeling that you're seeing the artist's vision come to life.
    Now what I'm trying to say is this: Western games would benefit tremendously from the kind of obsessive auteur culture that is at work in movies by Tarkovsky and Kubrick or games like NieR and Metal Gear Solid or TV shows like Twin Peaks and Neon Genesis Evangelion. All these products, even if made by a large team, carry an unmistakable identity, a signature and leading vision as dictated by the head artist at work.

    That's partially why I believe Kotor 2, Torment, MotB were good: their tone is coherent and they follow the vision of their lead writers.

    We need more auteurs!
     
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