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    Beck Shaw
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  1. Two months ago I became a dad for the first time. Mom was amazing and I can't be more proud of her and baby is doing really well. Sleep was hard at first but we're finally getting some kind of routine going and I'm getting maybe 4-6 hours of sleep at night which isn't bad and since I'm working from home it's not really an issue, no danger of me falling asleep at the wheel driving into the office! We've also been in our house for a year now, decorated thoughout and had the garden completely redeveloped so we can spend time in it and our little one with have somewhere to play outside when h
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    Corona Virus

    Our cases are growing 40%+ per week at the moment. We don't have many deaths, less than 20 per day I believe, so right now, the vaccines are definitely helping. Hospitals aren't being overrun. But obviously, the more cases there are the more chance there is of it mutating and it finding a way to make the vaccines less effective. It is really frustrating watching out government plough forward as if nothing is going on. Sure the vaccine is working, but there are a lot of people not getting the vaccine too. I guess with the exponetial growth we're seeing right now some form of herd immunity
  3. Please be good. The trailer was great and really reminded me of the older Battlefield games. I'm looking forward to seeing the gameplay this weekend!
  4. We're currently looking for a Level Designer to work on the next Sniper Elite game. https://careers.rebellion.com/#/job/2A031EDE2B We're looking for someone with some industry experience. Maybe someone looking to move from a junior role at the end of their current project or someone just looking for a new opportunity with similar experience. Give me a shout if you want more info or help applying
  5. Great video. I'm now back to craving another numbered entry into the Half-Life universe. I get so fucking nostalgic over HL1 and the goldsrc days. They were some of my best years of gaming and they'll always hold a special place in my heart. I do wonder if Valve would really wait until VR is widely adopted before releasing a numbered sequel. Would they really want HL3 to be a VR exclusive title? Alyx was great, I loved it, but I still think I'd prefer a traditional Half-Life. But then, Valve has always pushed the envelope with Half-Life, just plug it into my brain already! Anyway, I
  6. I've never really had to do any really hard, long term crunch in my time in the industry so I guess I've been lucky. The worst I've had was where I went to work from 7am-11pm for a week. It was at the end of my very first project in the industry so I was super keen to prove myself I guess. I had to get a complete whitebox done in that week otherwise the DLC level would have been cut (and I assumed my job?). But mostly, others will crunch and you'll feel bad that they are and you aren't. Or there may be bugs in your department and others will be blocked from progressing until it's fixed so
  7. I feel sorry for the devs. They've been crunching for god knows how long. Probably screaming at management saying the game isn't ready for release and then they go ahead and release it anyway causing a bit of a shit storm with tons of bad press and angry fans. No doubt they'll be asked to crunch/work over the Christmas period to get hotfixes and patches out when upper management knew what state the game was in. I know it's a big game with tons of stuff going on and bugs are inevitable in a game of this scale. But they must have known how bad it was on the current generation of consoles an
  8. Ghost of Tsushima - Amazing world to explore, combat was exquisite and the story was actually pretty great in the end. Half-Life: Alyx - Great VR experience, definitely set the bar high. The ending! Titanfall 2 - Didn't play until this year... why did I wait so long?! FFVII: Remake - Was great to explore Midgar again. I enjoyed the combat overall and we'll see about the story in future games. Dead by Daylight - I've gotten bored of all my competitive shooters and this has taken their place. It's a brilliant game and can really get your heart racing when being discovered by
  9. Awesome! Glad you found something man!
  10. Finished this last night. Overall I enjoyed it quite a lot and it really got me craving further Half-Life games. But non-VR ones. Don't get me wrong I loved the VR and seeing the Half-Life universe from my perspective was amazing. I loved exploring and searching for items in VR and shooting is always cooler in VR.
  11. Welp, looks like I'm playing New Vegas again.
  12. I finished the Jeff area a couple of nights ago. I really enjoyed it! Moved into the next area and it's a really interesting setting, I have a ton of fun just exploring and checking out the environment in this game. I think my viewers are going to get sick of hearing me say "Damn this game is beautiful"
  13. I use my Steam Link quite often over LAN too. I notice a tiny bit of latency when playing Fall Guys and some other games can get a bit pixelated when a lots going on on screen but for the most part every game is playable.
  14. It's the black headcrabs man. I hate them. https://www.twitch.tv/beckmech/clip/LachrymoseArborealSalmonTTours I really need to finish this game.
  15. We had a long stint of lunchtime vs games at work last year, like Radu said, it's still as fun as it was back then. Maybe this will give Valve a little kick up the arse to get developing a sequel.
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