25 8 / 2014

24 8 / 2014

caseymalone:

This is amazing. 

1. The dude with the whiskey and cigarette is trying VERY HARD. He wants to be indignant but he wants to be cool! “GRR, I’m mad but look at my Vampire: The Masquerade costume.”

2. “In one fell swoop the social justice warriors have silenced all dissenting voices and ushered in a new era of political correctness!” dude if people were actually silenced you wouldn’t be able to make this video/patreon without significant consequences instead of just me making fun of them.

3. “Anita Sarkeesian got almost $160,000 to producer her YouTube videos with no discernible increase in quality. But Jordan and I? We already make high quality YouTube videos.” my dudes you guys can’t even match video quality and audio levels across two different shots. you’re pointing a webcam at a low angle in a room with no special lighting? come on. 

4. “Or is this a ruse perpetuated by a group of perpetual victims for their own fame, and glory, and financial benefit?” Look if you make a video saying this and don’t realize you sound exactly like the villain from Ghostbusters I don’t know what to tell you.

Anyway, these guys are making a bunch of money off this, which is bogus and insane. The irony is that people furious that Anita Sarkeesian “scammed” money lost no money on her videos, but are going to dump a bunch of cash on this crap. The video series they deserve I guess.

(via Carli Velocci)

Bump. 

23 8 / 2014

This is amazing. 

1. The dude with the whiskey and cigarette is trying VERY HARD. He wants to be indignant but he wants to be cool! “GRR, I’m mad but look at my Vampire: The Masquerade costume.”

2. “In one fell swoop the social justice warriors have silenced all dissenting voices and ushered in a new era of political correctness!” dude if people were actually silenced you wouldn’t be able to make this video/patreon without significant consequences instead of just me making fun of them.

3. “Anita Sarkeesian got almost $160,000 to producer her YouTube videos with no discernible increase in quality. But Jordan and I? We already make high quality YouTube videos.” my dudes you guys can’t even match video quality and audio levels across two different shots. you’re pointing a webcam at a low angle in a room with no special lighting? come on. 

4. “Or is this a ruse perpetuated by a group of perpetual victims for their own fame, and glory, and financial benefit?” Look if you make a video saying this and don’t realize you sound exactly like the villain from Ghostbusters I don’t know what to tell you.

Anyway, these guys are making a bunch of money off this, which is bogus and insane. The irony is that people furious that Anita Sarkeesian “scammed” money lost no money on her videos, but are going to dump a bunch of cash on this crap. The video series they deserve I guess.

(via Carli Velocci)

23 8 / 2014

23 8 / 2014

shegeekshow:

Working on an MMO has been my dream job for a long, long, long time. When I got hired at ArenaNet, I truly believed I had found my home. And for the better part of four years, it’s been exactly that. The developers are my family, and we created something extraordinary together.

The opportunities I’ve been given at this company have floored me. I started as a web designer, became the UI Lead of the Extended Experience team, and then moved into UI for the game itself. I’ve represented our game and our company proudly at conventions, in interviews, and as the host of our awesome developer show, “Points of Interest”. I’ve flown to Shanghai twice to brainstorm UI with our Chinese publisher, Kong Zhong. The list goes on.

What’s next, you may wonder? I have no idea.

To my coworkers: you are crazy talented people. Keep on making incredible things.

To the Guild Wars 2 players: ArenaNet does what it does in the sincere, singular hope of absolutely delighting you. Remember that!

To Mike O’Brien: thank you for a glorious four years, a wonderful game, and a terrific company.

I’ll leave you with what I posted on the Penny Arcade forums on the eve of Guild Wars 2’s launch:

"I’m going to try to get some sleep, because I’m exhausted, and tomorrow is going to be a very long day. There is such a range of emotion I’m experiencing right now, but mostly I just want to say that I hope you guys love it. Love it forever, or love it and then move on to something else, but just love it, and know that three hundred of us melted down our hearts to give it to you. It’s all yours soon."

- Kate

Oh my gosh, Kate is incredible and if you are in this industry you’d be super smart to snatch her up immediately. 

CONGRATULATIONS KATE.