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By squigs (Fri Jun 03, 2005 at 03:46:24 AM EST) (all tags)
Seems Criterion don't want to hire me. 


Or maybe they do.  They haven't said anything, and there was no-one in when I called.  There was a very annoying voicemail system though.  I'll ring them again next week.  See what they have to say for themselves.  I really don't like being ignored though.  Couldn't they at least let me down gently with something along the lines of "it's not you, it's me"?

Pah.  Another interview on Monday.  Which means I have another driving trip to Bristol.  Or maybe I should take the train.

Car's cheaper though.  They pay expenses at a standard per-mile rate.  The diesel Peugeot 206 really doesn't cost a lot to run, especially considering this is motorway driving. 

I've really got to get out of this place.  The work was dull.  Now we're between projects.  People seem a little scared to actually start actual work, so we have a pile of feture requests, time estimates, and no actual software development.  Work is now duller than it was. 

I was pointed to A Gamer's Manifesto again.   I'm sure given a bit of effort, we could come up with a better one.  Perhaps ask some girls how they feel about female characters in games rather than assume they don't like the skimpy outfits.

I agree about the crates, but they're not going to go away.  It's one of those easy bits of laziness.  It's a convenient object that's rectangular so has a low poly count, and has many uses, for example, blocking off doorways, steps to higher positions, can semi-logically contain ammo, and they can be used for simple crate pushing puzzles.

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They're a games company by Rogerborg (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Jun 03, 2005 at 04:35:33 AM EST
They probably just assumed that you'd start work straight away, and they'd get round to screwing you over officially later.

Sure, low polygon crates, but why not something a little more original, like bonsai kittens?

These gamer rants are pretty funny.  They either don't buy games, in which case what are they getting so worked up over, or they do buy games, in which case they should shut their little bitchslapped mouths.

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Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.

Is that Criterion the vintage movie label? by Dr H0ffm4n (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Jun 03, 2005 at 06:57:46 AM EST


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