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Member Since 05 Oct 2010
Offline Last Active Jun 12 2014 10:17 PM

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In Topic: Put down the sparkling water or we'll shoot!

01 July 2013 - 12:42 PM

Phantom, are you saying that, if 7 people come up to you and start giving you orders, the first thing you will think of is "Oh, they are undercover cops.". No. You will think "I'm getting robbed. / Potentially raped / Maybe just harassed" The badge is irrelevant, no way for me to know its not fake. 


Probably would have turned out differently if only 1 or 2 of the cops went to check things out. 

I think the fact that the felony charges against the girls were dropped tells you everything you need to know.

In Topic: Moving to Canada

18 June 2013 - 03:01 PM

I emigrated to Canada almost 10 years ago. Lived for about 4 years in Montreal, and now almost 6 in Edmonton. Honestly, as an immigrant I'd stay away from Quebec / Montreal. When I moved to Edmonton, I found the people to be nicer (friendlier) then Montreal, many more job opportunities (not necessarily gaming related though) and higher paying jobs. 


If you can afford it, I'd say go to Vancouver. Its still reasonably warm (doesn't dip much bellow 0), mostly English speaking, so you wouldn't have to worry about your French, though it still helps, and there are lots of game dev companies there. 


Don't come here as a visitor, and try to apply for a job. I'm pretty sure that's illegal, and nobody will hire you without proper documents... 



There are a few proper ways to get here. The quicker way would be to get a work visa, and come here with that. You will need an employer to sponsor you. I'm not sure if you can convert that into a permanent residency though, you may be required to return to Brazil after a few years.


Another way to get here is to apply for immigration. This is what I did, its a fairly lengthy process, I think it took about 3 years until I was able to come to Canada, but then you're a permanent resident, you can stay here as much as you want. After a few years, you can also apply for citizenship, and then you become a permanent Canadian citizen.


I've also heard of people who came here on student visas, as international students, and got their degree. Once they finished their degrees, they were given permanent residency. I don't know much about this, but I do know that schooling for international students is VERY expensive.

In Topic: Bought a PS3. Again...

16 June 2013 - 12:44 AM

Lol, you do realize the controller is wireless right?

In Topic: Game Engine Usage Cost?

17 February 2013 - 08:58 PM

Unity has a free version, why don't you give that a try? For networking, there are many third party solutions including Photon, Smartfox Server and uLink. As an indie, Unity is  by far your best option.

In Topic: I think I'm ready to start....but....where?

01 February 2013 - 07:45 PM

One thing I want to say is, if your goal is to make a game, going the OpenGL is going to waste a ton of time. I mean years, if you want to have anything half decent. If you want to do it as a learning experience, then yeah, definitely go for it, but if you mainly want to actually create a game, then use an engine.