Resident Nonexistence
I've almost been here for somewhat 7 years and still can't seem to finish crap, but it's been time well spent learning exactly how NOT to do things

Except for that PONG game... I'm not doing that again. Ever.

Current Task: Doing something eventually
Fall of Darkness
Will you end it or lose yourself on the way?



Who wants free games? (Statistics Challenge)

I didn't expect people to go balls to the wall with actual graphs, plots, and charts and everything for this, holy crap

What are you thinking about right now?

Shit just got real in this D&D 5e game I'm in

Sickening Article about Game Development and the "Wage Slave" Attitude

Not to mention that hours of being hunched over a computer is probably worse for your health than hours of normal physical labor.

I can agree with that.. yeah I can feel that setting in

Sickening Article about Game Development and the "Wage Slave" Attitude

That's a shitty opinion, but if that really makes you physically ill then you don't have the fortitude to make it through life.
Wow, uhm... this is kind of a shitty and ableist thing to say. Not gonna lie.

I think it's just a poke at the thread title

Sickening Article about Game Development and the "Wage Slave" Attitude

I can’t begin to imagine how sheltered the lives of modern technology employees must be to think that any amount of hours they spend pushing a mouse around for a paycheck is really demanding strenuous work

It's nice to know he boils his profession down to just "pushing a mouse around for a paycheck" and disregards the literal thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of lines of code and countless things that need to be done to spit out art assets

These people are smarter, more experienced, more talented, better trained to produce amazing games and they’re still working for paychecks and whining about avoiding long crunch hours to finish big titles or about not being paid fairly by some big employer

When everyone's complaining about it, industry vets included, then I'm pretty sure something's wrong

Listening to them complain about it, you would they think that they are trapped in some disenfranchised third-world country forced to dig for blood diamonds to feed their families.


Any time I hear this stuff, I tell these people; quit, go make great games on your own, pursue your passion, you’re better equipped to succeed than any of the dozens and dozens of amateur kids I’ve seen retire early while you were still “trapped” in a job you hated and trying to rationalize mailing in a 40-hour work week making video games.

Just go ahead and quit your job and put yourself into an even more uncertain position. I wonder if he expects these guys to get the reception of Star Citizen and raise millions or something

… sitting … at a desk….

Sitting at a desk from 9-5 minus an hour for lunch is shit. I spent a summer doing this, can't imagine how it is for those that go for years. Someone should sit him to a chair doing menial tasks for several hours straight over a long period of time and see if he's still singing the same tune

Making games is not a job — it’s an art.

When you hire people to do something I think it becomes a job for them

You need to get an actual job producing productivity software if you want to be paid “fairly” and go home at 5 p.m. Anybody good enough to get hired to write games can get paid more to work on something else.

Let's just have all the game devs disappear then, that's cool. Let's just have everyone leave before we realize how shit the field is

If working on a game for 80 hours a week for months at a time seems “strenuous” to you

>80 hour weeks for months
>not strenuous?

What the fuck does he do

Alex St. John is the co-creator of the DirectX family of API’s at Microsoft and founder of WildTangent Inc., one of the world’s earliest and largest downloadable game publishers. He has over 20 patents related to online game publishing and is a speaker and technology columnist on GPGPU programming today.

oh, probably doesn't have to do dicks when he can rake in cash from 20 patents, write some articles, and say some things at a conference

Though this does reinforce my thought that publishers are largely disconnected from the actual development team

you’re taking a job from somebody who would really value it.

and then probably subsequently come to hate it

What are you thinking about right now?

he's also apparently a white supermacist

[RMVX ACE] Need Help with a Play Movie problem!

Try this one; even resized it to 544*416. Had to dig for an Adobe CC plugin for this, but hopefully it works on your end as it works in both VX ACE and VLC over here

RMN Youtube Channel Talent Search and Discussion

Why are you not compressing those to mp4s? -.-;
I've got hour long videos that aren't that big and are 1080p as well. Also, for RM games you only ever need 30fps. 60 is overkill.

those are the final mp4s. The uncompressed ones out of OBS are recorded using Shadowplay @ 80Mbit/s and are roughly 10x larger o3o (but this is all for a different set of games entirely)

I'm heavily spoiled by my college's internet

RMN Youtube Channel Talent Search and Discussion

There should also probably be some content rules in place, depending on how this gets done.. else you're dealing with my 25Mbit 1080p60 vids (0.2 BPP or go home) that sit at over 1GB per file

Super Mario Bros. Super Contest

There I got my game "1 level contest" level fixed.
I didn't realize that you have to have it as a .zip file for others to download it.
You should check it out.

Right Click -> Save Link As

though, yeah, it makes it simpler..