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People News Chris Avellone grows a pair and fights back against being cancelled

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by DarkUnderlord, Jun 26, 2021.

  1. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Codex 2012 MCA Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2
    It is a repetition that always occurs. Something starts small, there is a lot of passion and some good ideas. Good ideas turn into great ideas. Then they smell the money.

    Suddenly everything must be expanded. You need structures. There are not enough people. So they hire new people from where they can get them. People who've made their career in making good things shitty (*cough* Oracle).
     
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  2. Krice Arcane Developer

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    It does, that's why it's so true. However, before game industry became really large it was practically invented from nothing by smart people who had to work against limited tech etc. Back then you had to be actually good to create games. These days most of game development is "design" and there are like couple of guys who put it together, mostly using existing engines anyway. This makes it possible to almost anyone to be a game "designer" or "writer" without any real skills or creativity which we certainly see in modern games.

    To return to the subject, I think we need some kind of rules for "chess club" developers like Avellone. Stay away from SJW women and get a vietnamese or ukrainian wife and marry her like a gentleman.
     
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  3. Vladimuar Learned

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    This thread is pure fun. The photo of Hunter S. Thompson delivers. The photo of THE MAN in the thread of utter cuckness. Postclownmodernism.
     
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  4. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    I'm just wondering what crazy twist we'll discover next.
     
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  5. Harthwain Cipher

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    This is half-true. Yes, there are big companies who push out uninspired crap and small developers who push out literal shovelware and vaporware, but there are also examples of creators who can work around technical limitations, lack of big money and small staff and create something interesting and unique. Like I said before - such people aren't all gone, they are just less noticeable due to the flood of less noteworthy games. At this point it comes down to being able to separate the wheat from the chaff.

    I will bite. What makes Avellone specifically a prestigious figure, one that's worth emulating?
     
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  6. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    chris meeting james 1 year earlier and playing dnd
     
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  7. TF Educated

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    edit: <rant>
     
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  8. koyota Novice

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    There`s a bunch of documents that have been added to this in the past few days(everything past the 6/16 docs)

    Did the guy who paid money for these docs say what they are?
     
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  9. Maculo Arcane

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    More than just irrelevant, it’s a plain bad idea.

    Beyond those small statutory details, there are also differences in application of a statute (State Supreme Court weighs in and sets a precedent) or public policy towards interpretation of ambiguities (textualists vs. legislative intent). Yet another layer is the local judges and jury pool, which an out of state attorney generally wouldn’t know.

    The risk of making a misleading or inaccurate statement exceeds the benefit, but then again this is Twitter.
     
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  10. Maculo Arcane

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    When I have a free moment, I will check again. there were four documents last I checked, such as a filing worksheet and summons. Maybe we will see the official response!

    edit: guys, help me come up with an excuse to use on my wife, while I find these documents.
     
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    I think he had to pay for each one, so let it be.
     
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  12. Maculo Arcane

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    I just had to pay for the pages I downloaded. I did see the titles to the other documents though (summons, etc.).

    Edit: There have been some updates on Unicourt, although no responsive filings from the defendants….yet. Both defendants are still shown as unrepresented.

    A hearing has been set for 9/28/21. Otherwise, there was a Minute Order and a challenge to judicial officer. Since I am on my phone, I cannot properly download to view.
     
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  13. Tramboi Prophet Patron

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    Easy. Avellone got you drunk and you lost all of your free will.
     
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    I thought it was mostly laughter at how a porn failure could raise the bar for Riot. Even from the collage stills you can tell that was some of the most boring, basic cam shit, that I was surprised it wasn't taken with a GoPro. If they had dressed up as zombies it might have been an improvement and explained much. The best description of that was "And that is how NPCs fuck."

    Production efforts in the 90s was great, but now seen to have really gone to shit in much the same way as the game industry's churn, so that it seems like the set was rented on a $20 microtransaction (social media whore included!)
     
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    He's a dude, only women are allowed to use that excuse apparently.
     
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  16. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Indeed.

    I think most of us were only interested in said porn for the lulz factor, and showing the utter hypocrisy of one of the people bitching about Chris. It isn't exactly anything high class.

    Besides it wasn't a Codexer who recognised her at first, I merely passed on information received. I sadly don't have a photographic memory for porn actresses.
     
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  17. mondblut Arcane

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    Did you just presume xir gender?
     
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  18. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    And I'd do it again.

    I'll probably get cancelled now.
     
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  19. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    He's been married for years and it should be noted that everything Chris has been accused of doing happened years before the marriage. That he got married and stopped pestering other women with his drunken behavior did not matter.

    I posted the judge's info earlier in the thread, he's not a prog activist. The hard part (after the iffy part of beating an anti-slapp) will be convincing a jury, since he requested a jury trial.

    Going by the medium posts, nope.
     
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  20. passerby Augur

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    I'm not from kwanzania, but doesn't it mean that in order to win, he will have to convice every single one of them that Karissa was unquestionably malicious, random hoes included ?
    If yes, then like what the fuck is wrong with him, how out of touch with reality you can be ?
     
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  21. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    Yes. His high-priced lawyers believed this was less risky than a bench trial.
     
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  22. passerby Augur

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    I don't know how politicised, indoctrinated, or spineless judges in kwanzania are. I doubt it's the case, but if it indeed is less risky, than this whole lawsuit is not worth it imo.
    It won't uncancel his career and everyone in private life that doesn't stand by him already, is not worth having close anyway. Just imagine how much another #meetoo hoes a failed lawsuit will encourage.

    As mentioned here multiple times, the time to act was when a threat of lawsuit could stop the bullshit on its tracks, it would be on her to asses the risks and she would have nothing to gain by putting herself on trail.
     
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  23. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    The intent is probably that it gets settled long before a jury verdict is required.
     
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  24. Saark Arcane Patron

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    You have to keep in mind that MCA seems like a dude with his heart at the right place, whose too naive for his own good and believes in due process, common courtesy and that people are inherently good. Its about the principle and not about getting anything of actual value out of this. I think anyone who has watched these situations unfold over the past few years knows that it won't suddenly make developers think of him as employable again, or that we will see another RPG with him as the lead. But if it helps him sleep better at night, he deserves the victory even if it is a hollow one that cost him more money than it made him.

    I doubt that even now he feels any animosity towards those girls. If given the chance he'd probably settle for a public recanting of the initial statements and an apology over taking those cunts for everything theyre worth. He simply doesn't strike me as the vindictive type. He's too pure and too good for the place that this shitstain of a planet has turned into.
     
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  25. Maculo Arcane

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    Consider that many cases settle for the simple reason that trials are expensive, particularly jury trials. Jury trials have voir dire, jury instructions, deliberations, etc. that drag the process out and increase the cost.

    I would argue that Avellone’s choice of a jury trial is just a tactic to pressure the defendants into settling the case. Also, if the defendants can’t pay their attorneys for an extended jury trial, I generally don’t see non-attorneys surviving through the discovery process.
     
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