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mikeman

Member Since 10 May 2004
Offline Last Active Oct 19 2014 10:52 AM

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In Topic: Fusion Energy Source Advancement - News Today!

15 October 2014 - 12:58 PM

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In Topic: Fear of replacement

22 September 2014 - 02:46 AM

I feel I can sympathize, not because of problems with my coworkers/bosses(they're pretty cool to me so far), but because I'm new to the industry too, and not out of my 3-month trial period yet; so I'm kinda constantly worrying something I'll do is gonna tip the balance towards the company replacing me; especially since technically I've been hired as a "senior developer", it is kind of a large company(not EA-large), and I'm not sure what exactly is the performance expected from me. But sounds that "guy that has been to nvidia and rockstar" is a royal asshole. Just don't mind him, do your job, it's not a popularity contest.


In Topic: Whats the point in hobby game programming?

18 September 2014 - 02:47 PM

Well, first of all, it's fun.

 

 

Second, you might actually turn it into a game people like.

 

 

Third, it's not exactly true that it is useless as a portfolio piece: I don't have my CS degree yet either(way overdue due to...,well, not attending lectures and exams), but my own game project is probably what helped me land an interview and then the job I have now, at Bohemia Interactive Simulations(still not out of my trial period though, so fingers crossed!). It shows you can do things and it's a talking point in the interview, and that's a good thing.


In Topic: How did you get into the industry?

11 August 2014 - 05:41 AM

I was actually attempting to "get in", so to speak, for several years, without much luck.

 

The last couple of years, another developer funded a small racing game project I had started, and so it became more serious. It will be released hopefully in a couple of months.

 

http://hyperdrive3d.com/

 

In the meantime, it apparently made for a good portfolio piece, so, though a recruiter and after multiple interviews/tests, I landed a job at Bohemia Interactive Simulations.

 

Though, nothing is certain yet, per company policy I'm still under a 3-month trial period(it's still my first month), so, we'll see. :)


In Topic: What games will stand the test of time?

14 May 2014 - 04:33 AM

>>>barely ANYONE reads literature more than 2-300 years old let alone 500 years or older,

 

...What?!

 

I'd think saying "barely anyone" reads things like Illiad or Odyssey or Plato or Shakespeare or Dante's works or the Bible or the Quaran or the Torah or Confucius etc etc is...a bit of an exaggeration, don't you think?


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