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In Topic: Trump Is The Republican Candidate - Now What?

29 September 2016 - 09:35 AM


so the discussion has come down to the level of which of the two is the worse liar, and who is more corrupt?
I feel sorry for the US already. Time for a 4 year vacation out of the US I guess, until you get better options again.

I mean like it's more like choose the guy who's completely and utterly nuts or choose any of the other three guys who haven't said radically stupid things. What Trump supporters are incapable of seeing is just how stupid Trump is and how much of an impact that stupidity can have at a Presidential level.



Just like Clinton supporters are incapable of seeing is just how corrupt and self serving Clinton is and how much of an impact that corruption can have at a Presidential level.


Trump is an idiot, but it is very funny that liberals can spout off all day how much Trump hurt their feelings but be so oblivious to the fact Clinton doesn't care about them and this whole thing is just a bid to get more power.

In Topic: How valid is freelance experience in good game developing companies?

27 September 2016 - 09:33 AM

If the freelance work was paid then you could put it on your resume.  But even if paid, if the game(s) never got released or if your friends didn't have some kind of registered company then it gets kind of sticky as to whether or not it is 'professional' work to be put on a resume.  Either way that work can go to your portfolio.  To a recent graduate your portfolio is more important anyway.  Companies know that graduates have little to any real world experience so they look to see what kind of work you have done in your portfolio. 


Lots of graduates get jobs in the industry with no previous experience.  So don't worry too much about it.  Just make sure that your portfolio is strong and that your basic skills are sharp.  It can be a multi month process to get a job in the industry so don't fret too much if you don't have something lined up quickly.  Keep applying to other places and use the free time to improve your skills.

In Topic: Hostility in the field

07 September 2016 - 09:32 AM


At my present place of employment, we are not permitted to give any kind of employment references, positive nor negative.

I3ANAL, but couldn't that be construed as a policy that could hurt former employees' careers, and thereby open the company up to lawsuits of a different sort?

I'm not sure I'd want to work for a company that I knew would be unwilling to act as a reference during my next job search. It seems like a career-limiting move to work at a place where the employer will be unwilling to even confirm that you worked there. :P



Dick move I agree.  But isn't like a company has to help you get a job elsewhere.

In Topic: No Man's Sky

30 August 2016 - 02:01 AM

I like it for what it is.  After having to solve everybody's problems at work all day it is nice to uncompress with a Colorado cigarette and just wander around for an hour or so just to see what I can see as I try and get to the center of the galaxy.  Game has been getting some pretty decent mods to overcome some of the blandness.

In Topic: Is the Bay Area affordable for entry level designers?

16 August 2016 - 09:35 AM

San Francisco is ridiculous.  At $50k you are either going to have 2-3-4 roommates and probably still have to use BART to get to work since you won't be close,  Or live in the east bay or Oakland and have a 10-20 minute drive to a BART station and then another 45 minute train ride.  Any studio that would offer $50k would know that is not a very livable wage and it is probably looking to take advantage of people trying to break in.  Driving in the city is horrible and I would only do it if I had no choice.


Is there any reason you want to move to San Francisco?  Midwest has some game studios and the cost of living is much more reasonable.  West coast has droves and droves of people looking to get in the industry and they are already here.  You are going to have to have quite a bit of a nest egg to make the move since it could be months before you even get a job (or ever).  You can probably take a part time job at fast food or something to help with the bills but that is time you can't spend looking for a job or making your portfolio better.