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Anonymous asked: How long until the giant bomb adventure kickstarter gets announced? I will definitely throw my money on that if it features these buzz points. Randomly generated, crafting system, voxels, harvesting for materials, seemless multiplayer, player run servers, and a thin coating of the giant bomb brand. Make it happen Bradford

bwadshoemaker:

Randomly generated, crafting system, voxels: marry fuck kill.

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Interesting.

So the news of Microsoft laying off some 18,000 employees over next 6 months got me thinking, in 2011 it was reported there are ~16,000 video game related employees in Canada (from over 300 companies).

Microsoft is laying off more than all of the entire video game industry staff in Canada.

This is from 2011 but its a great read on the video game industry here:

http://www.techvibes.com/blog/canadas-video-game-industry-in-2011-infographic-2011-10-30

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Anonymous asked: Hey Danny, I remember on your mini-documentary about depression you mentioned that you also suffered from it. Don't answer if it's too personal, but how did you manage to overcome it and look at everything with optimism? Do depressive or pessimistic thoughts still try to poke into your head from time to time?

dannyodwyer:

Absolutely. All the time. It’s not about tricking yourself, or finding a miracle cure. For me it was about understanding the root, and learning to be in control of my emotions a bit more. And for me that started with therapy. Talking really, really helps. Like posting this questions probably did. More than anything I’d encourage people to talk to others. Professionals, friends, family, whoever will listen. Because I found my understanding through dialogue and understanding and I wish nothing less for others. 

Just remember you are not alone, and you never will be. For better or for worse, depressed people are everywhere, and we love you :)

This is so well said. I suffer from bipolar disorder and it’s a struggle everyday but from professional help and wonderful support from those I love my quality of life is really good and I’m doing good. Danny’s words really resonate with me. Much respect.

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July 3

patrickklepek:

I cannot think of today without remembering two people. Though I never would have guessed it, and I’m not sure they ever actually met, I’ll always think of Ryan Davis and my father in the same breath.

When moving long distance, companies calculate by weight, as more weight means more fuel. I’d…

So well written by Patrick like always. #ThanksRyan #MissYouMom

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maxistentialist:

The Sun Times:

Cards Against Humanity is proof that huge, horrible ideas can come out of small places.
But the company behind the wildly popular “party game for horrible people” has outgrown its tiny storefront in Logan Square and has bought a 12,000-square-foot warehouse in Bucktown, Cards co-founder Max Temkin announced on his blog.
The new headquarters at 1915-1923 N. Elston will also serve as a homebase for designers, photographers, artists and fellow game-makers. The company hopes to move in this winter.

Cards is working with Chicago-based von Weise Associates to outfit the old brick and bow-truss warehouse with a blend of co-working staples — communal space, team rooms and conference rooms — and more unusual add-ons like a live-streaming and podcasting studio.
And, of course, some private space.
“We’re always looking at weird stuff on our computers,” he said. “We don’t need to be too public.”
Fifteen people have shared 10 desks at Cards’ current office. At the warehouse, they’ll have 30 desks with the space to expand to 60, Temkin says. The company asks tenants for $100 per desk per month, though Temkin isn’t sure what the fee will be when the writers of cards like “A micropig wearing a tiny raincoat and booties” and “Harry Potter erotica” move to Bucktown.
“The goal is to offer desks as cheaply as possible to people working on cool, independent projects,” he said.
He envisions the new space as a sort of “counterpoint 1871,” referring to the Merchandise Mart’s digital startup hub. Instead of venture capitalists, fluorescent lighting and noise, Temkin says, Cards HQ will be a haven for creative folks, complete with a screenprinting studio, comedy stage and mailing room for Kickstarter projects.
“I don’t want to have investors to come and do a ‘demo day,’” Temkin said. “No one in our space wants or needs that.”


So awesome!

maxistentialist:

The Sun Times:

Cards Against Humanity is proof that huge, horrible ideas can come out of small places.

But the company behind the wildly popular “party game for horrible people” has outgrown its tiny storefront in Logan Square and has bought a 12,000-square-foot warehouse in Bucktown, Cards co-founder Max Temkin announced on his blog.

The new headquarters at 1915-1923 N. Elston will also serve as a homebase for designers, photographers, artists and fellow game-makers. The company hopes to move in this winter.

Cards is working with Chicago-based von Weise Associates to outfit the old brick and bow-truss warehouse with a blend of co-working staples — communal space, team rooms and conference rooms — and more unusual add-ons like a live-streaming and podcasting studio.

And, of course, some private space.

“We’re always looking at weird stuff on our computers,” he said. “We don’t need to be too public.”

Fifteen people have shared 10 desks at Cards’ current office. At the warehouse, they’ll have 30 desks with the space to expand to 60, Temkin says. The company asks tenants for $100 per desk per month, though Temkin isn’t sure what the fee will be when the writers of cards like “A micropig wearing a tiny raincoat and booties” and “Harry Potter erotica” move to Bucktown.

“The goal is to offer desks as cheaply as possible to people working on cool, independent projects,” he said.

He envisions the new space as a sort of “counterpoint 1871,” referring to the Merchandise Mart’s digital startup hub. Instead of venture capitalists, fluorescent lighting and noise, Temkin says, Cards HQ will be a haven for creative folks, complete with a screenprinting studio, comedy stage and mailing room for Kickstarter projects.

“I don’t want to have investors to come and do a ‘demo day,’” Temkin said. “No one in our space wants or needs that.”

So awesome!

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Left a job today that I really like at net results, really hard to do so, I loved that job. I start a new job at Brandt in a week is a great opportunity that I'm really looking forward to. But it's a sad day.

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The Man Who Always Said No

patrickklepek:

I was asked to read a short story as part of the Nerdologues panel at Chicago’s C2E2 event this past Friday. Unfortunately, time was running short and I was forced to do tell the story in about three minutes or so. It wasn’t my best performance, so I wanted to publish the whole story on my blog.

Nerdologues did ask me to come back and tell another story at a future event, and I’d be happy to. It was an interesting writing exercise, and I’m always looking for new opportunities to become more comfortable in front of a crowd.

Thanks to all the Giant Bomb members who showed up and said hi, too!

Anyway, here’s the story: “The Man Who Always Said No”

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Wonderful story by Patrick