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Speaking of boomer shooters, Graven team posted a dev blog about their mapmaking process. If you didn’t know, they do the brushwork in Trenchbroom and then import in UE4

https://store.steampowered.com/newshub/app/1371690/view/2905347823300141067
 

they also went about a bit if this on a recent Quake podcast episode

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-ygyju-efb146

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Cool stuff from one of the level designers who worked on Black Mesa, starts off a little basic but gets pretty interesting.

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This popped up, not sure if on my twitter or yt feed, nonetheless interesting... good timing since I played it only two months ago.

What I like is that this is an affirmation for what I was doing last time I was trying to map for CSGO: being uninspired for a grand vision for a map, I started creating small map chunks of little area that seemed interesting, and that started to put together like LEGO.

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In the video it is spoken about the exploatation and the insecurity of the jobs in the gaming industry. As an outsider i tend to belive it, but something tells me that it is not entirely true. The video offers some examples on this subject. So it is true that those things exist in the gaming industry? 

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On 1/22/2021 at 10:38 PM, Serialmapper said:

In the video it is spoken about the exploatation and the insecurity of the jobs in the gaming industry. As an outsider i tend to belive it, but something tells me that it is not entirely true. The video offers some examples on this subject. So it is true that those things exist in the gaming industry? 

Some things are not isolated just to the games industry and can be found in other fields as well. There's jobs were people have it a lot worse, not that it's an excuse to overlook these kind of things when they happen. But as someone who has only been working in this industry for 2 years, I have to say that I've had a pretty smooth time so far. Last summer, when Ubisoft was making the headlines about mismanagement in some studios, I felt pretty disconnected from the entire situation because I hadn't experienced that in my studio. Generally, I've never found a more friendly bunch of people all gathered in one place. Hopefully, this will still be true going into the future.

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Translating the story:

He is a specialist in Krav Maga, personal defense and public safety. (the guy to the left). He is telling the story of how he was in a car with his wife driving it. Two random guys driving a BMW insulted him, his wife and zigzagged in front of them in an attempt to really provoke he and his wife. At a certain moment both guys stepped out of their car and approached his car in an attempt to start a fight with his wife and/or himself. He stepped out and using his arm extended fowards tried to persuade both guys to go away.

At that point there was a crowd watching the whole drama happening in the middle of the street. That guy made the conscious decision to walk backwards to the sidewalk. He did that because he knew that a fight in the middle of the street would mean more opportunities for him to be caugh off guard or from behind. One of the aggressors took the initiative and tried to punch him. He easily blocked it and knocked down the guy. The other guy kept insulting, provoking, but was not brave enough to fight.

Later on a woman showed up and started to insult his wife that was still in the car. Another woman came out of nowhere and began to yell that the street fight was an act of racism, that the white guy was beating down two black guys. She started to yell, insult and provoke him. He tried to intimidate the woman in an attempt to make her stop but instead she began an assault, beating him with her purse.

He could have attacked her in self defense, hold her arm or something, but he choose to ran away. The furious woman pursued him and they both ran like a cat and a mouse, in circles, around his own car with his wife in there. His reasoning for not touching the woman was this "Had I touched her in some aggressive form, somebody from the crowd could have had missinterpreted the whole situation and it could have spun out of control. I was consciously protecting the crowd, myself and my wife by not giving any chances for somebody to step in, wrongly beliving that it was racism or that I was a crazy guy beating a woman in the middle of the street. Imagine the scenario of a fight that would involve more people from the crowd and could potentially get worse with weapons and people, that were not aware of the situation, getting hurt?".

Later he found out that both guys were known troublemakers and that they had just left prison months before the inciddent. Judging by their behavior and even their smell, he's pretty sure that both guys were high.

He has a channel and a school dedicated to teach self defense but I think that the most important lesson that he teaches is not how to fight, but how to think before doing anything stupid.

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On 5/17/2021 at 4:48 AM, 0kelvin said:

. At a certain moment both guys stepped out of their car and approached his car in an attempt to start a fight with his wife and/or himself. He stepped out and using his arm extended fowards tried to persuade both guys to go away.

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