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    Beck reacted to mjens in Mapcore Job Census   
    Time for my good news: I joined Activision Blizzard as a Principal Level Designer.
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    Beck reacted to El Moroes in Mapcore Job Census   
    Congratz !!!

    Oh and on my side I'm not at Arkane Lyon anymore but at Build a Rocket Boy as Senior Environment Artist. 
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    Beck reacted to ElectroSheep in Mapcore Job Census   
    Hola,
    Happy to share that I'm now Environment Artist Senior at Blizzard
    https://valentinlevillain.artstation.com/
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    Beck got a reaction from Jim F Kennedy in Mapcore Job Census   
    Earlier in the year I got promoted to Lead Level Designer at Rebellion. 
    My website is down, can we update the link on my name to just point to my twitter? https://twitter.com/Beckmech Cheers! 
     
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    Beck got a reaction from 'RZL in Mapcore Job Census   
    Earlier in the year I got promoted to Lead Level Designer at Rebellion. 
    My website is down, can we update the link on my name to just point to my twitter? https://twitter.com/Beckmech Cheers! 
     
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    Beck got a reaction from blackdog in Mapcore Job Census   
    Earlier in the year I got promoted to Lead Level Designer at Rebellion. 
    My website is down, can we update the link on my name to just point to my twitter? https://twitter.com/Beckmech Cheers! 
     
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    Beck got a reaction from AlexM in What's going on with your life?   
    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 he's older.
    To top it all off I just got promoted to Assistant Lead Level Designer at Rebellion. I would never had imagined I'd get to a leadership role when I joined the industry just under 10 years ago and young me would never have thought I'd even get into the industry!
    Fair to say I'm pretty happy with life at the moment... just wish I had a bit more time for some games ?

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    Beck got a reaction from AlexM in Mapcore Job Census   
    Earlier in the year I got promoted to Lead Level Designer at Rebellion. 
    My website is down, can we update the link on my name to just point to my twitter? https://twitter.com/Beckmech Cheers! 
     
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    Beck got a reaction from Radu in Mapcore Job Census   
    Earlier in the year I got promoted to Lead Level Designer at Rebellion. 
    My website is down, can we update the link on my name to just point to my twitter? https://twitter.com/Beckmech Cheers! 
     
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    Beck reacted to Radu in Mapcore Job Census   
    Hello, I have also switched studios. I now work as ld at Techland where I am ruining @Lizard's diet with my butter biscuits.
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    Beck got a reaction from marks in Mapcore Job Census   
    Got promoted to Assistant Lead Level Designer a couple of months ago at Rebellion!
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    Beck got a reaction from blackdog in Unreal Engine 5   
    So when are we getting our Cloverfield walking simulator?
    Very impressive though!
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    Beck reacted to WD in Ghost of Tsushima   
    I played the ps5 version of this. It's crazy how well it's put together, it's one of the best open world games in my opinion.
    The minimalistic approach for the HUD worked so well. Using a wind mechanic as a guidance system was brilliant. Though they still needed a blinking HUD element to highlight the interaction point when you got close enough. There were only a handful of instances where I didn't get that indicator and took me a few minutes to find the exact place for a button press.
    One of the few open world games where the combat didn't feel like tedious busywork at the end of the game.
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    Beck got a reaction from Zarsky in Sniper Elite 5   
    I think people still enjoy cinematic trailers. I do myself as they're just nice to look at. They're kinda like short movies I guess and help to set the scene for the game. The cinematic trailer we put out introduced a new feature of our called the Axis Invader where players can invade your game as an enemy sniper to try and take you down which has a lot of fans of Sniper Elite excited.
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    Beck got a reaction from kleinluka in Unreal Engine 5   
    Yeah I was talking to one of the level designers at work about this today. I'm finding it harder and harder to find a game I can really stick with and put a lot of hours into. Whereas 10+ years ago there were quite a few games that I would really enjoy and put many hours into.
    Now some of this is probably down to me getting older, having less time to play, my friends not playing as much and my tastes changing. But then I think about Battlefield 2042 and how bad that's been received. Before it came out and all we had were trailers I was pretty hyped for it. I wanted a modern day Battlefield like BF2, BC2 or BF3 but with modern graphics and that's exactly what the trailers looked like. Obviously, that never came to pass and I cancelled my pre-order after playing the beta. But if DICE/EA did release a modern day BF2 I reckon I could really dedicate some time to it.
    Now, I guess we're in the minority since the games industry is pulling in some serious cash. The masses must be loving it but I guess most of the money is going into a small number of franchises (COD, LOL, Pokemon, Mobile games etc).
    I dunno, maybe when we can't progress with graphics any more without a significant jump in graphics power the games will get better and we'll focus on the gameplay instead?
    Old man shouts at cloud!
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    Beck reacted to AlexM in Mapcore Job Census   
    Promoted to senior technical artist a few months ago.
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    Beck reacted to AlexM in Mapcore Job Census   
    I'm not sure if anyone can edit the OP but I just realized I'm listed as freelance. I work for blackbird interactive, currently on hardspace shipbreaker.
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    Beck reacted to PaulH in Mapcore Job Census   
    Spent a few years away from management but it gradually pulled me back in ? I'm now the Lead Level Designer on Fable over at Playground Games!
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    Beck got a reaction from Squad in Battlefield 2042   
    For sure. We lived through the golden age of gaming I feel and it could just me being old and shouting at clouds but I don't feel like modern games suit me well. There aren't many new games I enjoy like I did back in the late 90's to about the early 2010's.
    See, this is where the specialists work. You and 3 mates. You know who your friends are and where they are since you're most likely on Discord with them. Everyone else is an enemy. It doesn't really matter that everyone else is playing the same characters like in other BR and Tarkov-like games.
    Other modes in BF2042 really could do with having classes back and everyone plays a nameless soldier unique to their faction. But I guess that won't bring in the dollars from skin sales. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Man, I really am an old man shouting at clouds
     
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    Beck got a reaction from blackdog in Sniper Elite 5   
    Hard to believe that other thread was 3 years ago!
    Really excited that SE5 is having trailers released now, I love this stage of the project as the public gets to see more and hype starts to build!
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    Beck got a reaction from Radu in Sniper Elite 5   
    Hard to believe that other thread was 3 years ago!
    Really excited that SE5 is having trailers released now, I love this stage of the project as the public gets to see more and hype starts to build!
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    Beck reacted to blackdog in Sniper Elite 5   
    I completely missed the announcement of this title, and found out only because of some deal on one of the many retailers(!).
    I completely forgot posted something ages ago but the sequel probably deserves its own topic.
     
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    Beck reacted to blackdog in Black Mesa Source   
    [grunt voice bark] “Let’s gooo”
    2h+ of material
     
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    Beck reacted to blackdog in Black Mesa Source   
  25. ahaha
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