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    Zarsky reacted to kleinluka in Watch Dogs Legion   
    If anyone is curious, I finally added some of my work on WDL to my ArtStation
    https://www.artstation.com/dluka 
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    Zarsky reacted to Buddy in Europa   
    Wow this thread is so old already! We're all heading towards death at an alarming rate. 😩
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    Zarsky reacted to blackdog in Alan Wake   
    Gravedig because this came through 
     
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    Zarsky reacted to blackdog in PlayStation 5 Reveal   
    Cross promotion
     
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    Zarsky reacted to Lizard in Work from Home Discussion   
    It's a rollercoaster for me... Some days I can wake up super early and work for 8 hours straight without getting distracted and some days its 12 hours of constant struggle to keep my hands on the editor...
    My brain is kinda hard wired to learn while at home so some days I'm constantly trying to find something interesting to watch/listen while working. Then hour later I realise I paid zero attention to it...
    It's also tiring to think in this way - "Ok If I wake up at 8am I will be done at 4pm" but then something happens and I need to leave the house for hour or so and my work time expands and I get anxious that even tho I wake up early to do my job I will be done with it late in the evening...
    Some people work in late hours and have free time in the morning. I tried that but getting messages, meetings and supporting people with information while you should have fun and rest is not really that fun for me.
    I think the entire HO situation looks a bit different if you work in smaller/ indie company where you don't necessarily need support from leads/ game designers/ producers and you can manage your schedule more freely. 
    Also having a small flat took a big toll on me. Studio apartment - you sleep in front of your pc, you wake up in front of your pc, you eat near your pc, you have fun in front of it ... Some days I would wake up, do my job for 8 hours and then... switch to my PC and work on csgo map for another 8 hours. Everything in a single room in the same place... Really killed my productivity at some point.
    I love that I don't need to spend an hour a day in traffic and in some cases just leave my apartment and do whatever but it comes with a price. 
    Overall, I still prefer to work from home but it would be cool to get back into office for some time to meet coworkers etc.
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    Zarsky reacted to General Vivi in Work from Home Discussion   
    After making the jump to indie life from AAA, there is no way I could ever go back to working in an office. I do miss people and the organic conversations that would occur, but the ability to make my own hours and live where I want has been amazing so far. I REALLY don't miss office politics... I have a feeling those people will be weeded out quicker now, since they have to actually produce work. 
    I was in a discussion a couple of months ago where I asked a few company leads if they were worried about retention. Since people might be less likely to stick around if there are high levels of BS at a studio. Why stress when you can just switch jobs without moving. We'll have to see how that pans out I guess. 
    Have any of you gents felt that? Or are you more laser focused now than you were before? Maybe less distractions? More? I know my dog is happy to have me at home all day XD. 
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    Zarsky reacted to ┌HP┘ in Work from Home Discussion   
    This whole situation reminded me of one of my favorite quotes: "Everything in moderation... including moderation."
    More than half year into WFH, and the thought of going back to the office isn't exactly a pleasant one for me. Time is life's greatest currency, my time is more valuable to me than anything else in life, including money. Office life comes with a lot of negative things too, commute, spending money on lunch and coffee, a lot of distractions, a lot of meetings, office politics, etc. I just don't think a creative industry lends itself very well to the 9 to 5 formula. After a while it just starts to feel like a regular job and all the trappings of that formula starts to creep into your day to day life.
    I'm loving WFH, before this I would only see my own son for a couple of hours or less per day! I mean, just the thought of going back to that makes me sad, I'd see my family a little bit before leaving in the morning, then return home around 7pm, have dinner and play with him a little bit and by 8:30pm he needs to be in bed.
    At home, I can control my own hours, which requires a lot of discipline and work ethic, eating nutritious meals, going outside, exercise daily, taking breaks is just as important as working hard. It's been a rocky ride for me, I think June/July was the worst part for me, I wasn't delivery much in terms of productivity at work which made me feel guilty and really affected my well being, maybe I let the pendulum swing too much the other way and I lost momentum. Whatever happened, I found that 3/4 hours of pure focused work is often all you need before getting diminished returns, specially in long term.
    So going back to that quote, I think as life slowly returns back to normal, I think we can find a middle ground because I have to admit I really miss my colleagues, I miss brainstorming ideas in organic and natural ways. Maybe we as an industry can learn to balance home / work life a little bit better. Maybe the team meets on monday morning for a weekly sync then go back to our home offices to do work. Maybe we do Friday afternoon playtests back at the office. Maybe we end the week with a beer while discussing the outcome of the playtest. Maybe departments can schedule a get together at a park or esplanade and discuss their progress. Maybe... just fucking maybe work life doesn't need to be fucking boring anymore.
     
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    Zarsky got a reaction from PaulH in 007 by IOI   
    I had forgotten how silly things got in the pierce brosnan films. The submarine car was pretty cool, but even that was pushed too far with the underwater battle. Happy that they decided to reboot the series after things went too wild.
    Regarding car chases, I'd be happy to play a chase akin Uncharted 4.....that's the bar.
    Come to think of it, uncharted 4 with more advanced stealth mechanics would probably fit a modern Bond game pretty well!
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    Zarsky reacted to Radu in Europa   
    Must have missed that trailer, but early 2021 sounds promising! Good to hear you also got some extra hands to help with it. 

     
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    Zarsky reacted to ┌HP┘ in Europa   
    yo! It's going well albeit a bit slow since it's a part-time venture, I've got a tiny team of guys helping out here and there particularly player locomotion and programming.
    I am not interested in being one of those indies that posts GIF's every day to gather a following, I find social media very distracting so I'd rather spend my time working on this, then when it's done, it's done.... I'll probably hit the socials a bit harder once it's close to release.
    That said, we're working to get something released for early 2021, a fully playable slice of the game. I'll share some more as soon as I can.
    Btw, a little while ago, I released another small teaser, you can check it out here:
     
    But here's something just for mapcore!
     
     

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    Zarsky reacted to blackdog in 007 by IOI   
    It's always been very wacky, but they definitely started to put too much emphasis on the gadgets and have one for every situation*, rather than a few mindful ones... it's the same arc the Batman films went on, basically, and that's why I got to like the Daniel Craig version the most** (along Roger Moore that was what I watched growing up).
    While looking up all those videos for the post I also re-watched the chase in Rome from Spectre and they did have a pun in regard to car gadgets, as basically all gadgets were non-functional.
    I haven't played Uncharted 4 yet but I saw the video and on that base alone I agree.
     
    * I guess it makes it easy on the writers too!
    **but I didn't like Skyfall and they threw the story right into the shitter with Spectre
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    Zarsky got a reaction from leplubodeslapin in 007 by IOI   
    I had forgotten how silly things got in the pierce brosnan films. The submarine car was pretty cool, but even that was pushed too far with the underwater battle. Happy that they decided to reboot the series after things went too wild.
    Regarding car chases, I'd be happy to play a chase akin Uncharted 4.....that's the bar.
    Come to think of it, uncharted 4 with more advanced stealth mechanics would probably fit a modern Bond game pretty well!
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    Zarsky got a reaction from leplubodeslapin in 007 by IOI   
    Yes, the creators of Hitman are switching agents for the next mission:
    https://007.ioi.dk/
     
    Details are spares, but judging for their previous work of very agent heavy games.....this could be something special!
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    Zarsky got a reaction from blackdog in 007 by IOI   
    I had forgotten how silly things got in the pierce brosnan films. The submarine car was pretty cool, but even that was pushed too far with the underwater battle. Happy that they decided to reboot the series after things went too wild.
    Regarding car chases, I'd be happy to play a chase akin Uncharted 4.....that's the bar.
    Come to think of it, uncharted 4 with more advanced stealth mechanics would probably fit a modern Bond game pretty well!
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    Zarsky reacted to Radu in What are you playing now?   
    Anyone heard of this? Lmao might play it
     
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    Zarsky reacted to blackdog in Cyberpunk 2077   
    You are all breathtaking
     
     
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    Zarsky got a reaction from DMU222 in 007 by IOI   
    Yes, the creators of Hitman are switching agents for the next mission:
    https://007.ioi.dk/
     
    Details are spares, but judging for their previous work of very agent heavy games.....this could be something special!
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    Zarsky reacted to FMPONE in Europa   
    Some guy named Helder Pinto is making a very cool looking game,
    Looks like a day 1 purchase IMHO.
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    Zarsky reacted to blackdog in 007 by IOI   
    My concern would be a game that is too much of a Hitman clone and leaning too much on gadgets. Bond is actually not that subtle, and the films have gone up in pacing more and more over time... I'd want to be able to somewhat parkour, slide, hand-to-hand combat.
    I rather not have a driving section if it's terrible because of tech/time/budget (I'm thinking of the horrible Bourne game), but it's undeniable that a big part of the 007 brand/allure is cars... think of the amount of gadgets they pack in those Bond-cars. And then there are always epic car chases in each Bond film... you remember Carmack talking about a 70-30 proportion when marketing Rage? I wouldn't say in Bond films the split is that high, but at least a 15%? Plus boat chases, jetpacks, on-ski chases, parkour, underwater shootouts (way before COD Ghosts did it)...
    I mean are we joking
     
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    Zarsky reacted to ┌HP┘ in 007 by IOI   
    I'm glad a European company is making this, and not a US or Canadian studio. I just know they'd plaster the game with modern bullshit and forget that video games shine best when they're made for escapism.
    Last few years IOI have been killing it, and working with a new IP will be refreshing for those guys, and Bond is the perfect fit
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    Zarsky reacted to PaulH in 007 by IOI   
    Surely if anyone can finally make another good bond game (after Goldeneye) it's these guys with this engine. If they stick to the subterfuge and the hiding-in-plain-sight of the Hitman series, but with bond's gadgets, it could be class. I just hope they don't feel the need to put in an awkward driving section.
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    Zarsky got a reaction from Squad in 007 by IOI   
    Yes, the creators of Hitman are switching agents for the next mission:
    https://007.ioi.dk/
     
    Details are spares, but judging for their previous work of very agent heavy games.....this could be something special!
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    Zarsky got a reaction from El Moroes in 007 by IOI   
    Yes, the creators of Hitman are switching agents for the next mission:
    https://007.ioi.dk/
     
    Details are spares, but judging for their previous work of very agent heavy games.....this could be something special!
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    Zarsky reacted to blackdog in Cyberpunk 2077   
    Final trailer, I guess
     
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    Zarsky got a reaction from blackdog in 007 by IOI   
    Yes, the creators of Hitman are switching agents for the next mission:
    https://007.ioi.dk/
     
    Details are spares, but judging for their previous work of very agent heavy games.....this could be something special!
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