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Obsidian General Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by Duraframe300, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    "me, subversive designer". :lol: What a pompous cocksucker.
     
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  2. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    itt people who don't recognize self-deprecatory irony
     
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  3. pomenitul Savant

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    When the hate boner devolves into ischemic priapism.
     
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  4. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Just go and kill yourself already! Fucking annoying cunt.
     
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  5. wahrk Educated

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    This doesn’t read like Sawyer is being serious about actually designing this way, if anything he’s mocking this kind of approach.
     
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  6. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    Of course, it is. And this is what then?

    Deep understanding of your customers?

    Still butthurt, shitbrain? Still ranting in every thread about things you have no clue about and failing to understand even basic human communication?
     
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  7. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    It's a comically exaggerated scene. Sawyer suggests that black be associated with good and the imaginary gamer is so SHOCKED by the originality of it that he shits his pants and his head explodes. He is, if anything, making fun of his own penchant for subversion.

    The man said last year that he'd failed with POE and was out of touch with what gamers wanted, and now you think he's bragging about how awesome his ideas are? That makes no sense.
     
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  8. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    Subversion? Or a logical conclusion?
     
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  9. Bester ⚰️☠️⚱️ Patron Vatnik

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    [​IMG]

    *Ooooh someone quoted me, maybe a conversation about Sawyer or subversion in fantasy is coming up...*

    *Click*

    [​IMG]

    Oh... another non-post. Thanks for wasting my time.
     
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  10. PlanHex Arcane Patron

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  11. NPC451 Literate

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    Literal autism.
     
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  12. KVVRR Educated

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    obsidian, designing their new game: you have to choose between these two morally grey choices
    me, a GAMER: ok but what if I just fucking kill everyone in the vicinity because I'm getting bored to tears with this writing

    honestly though it's a good thing that they're still trying to make that option available even in their more recent games, always liked how I can just walk up to what the writer thought it would be the "big dick in campus" and shoot his legs off because he looked at me funny
     
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  13. Ol' Willy Scholar

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    I like subversive design. Planescape, Codex favourite, is the epitome of subversive design. Lawful Good characters are merciless killers, whore who is a virgin, literal skull who is the most lively character in the game, guy talking about freedom non-stop while being a slave, immortal MC who dies all the time, etc.
     
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  14. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    I am curious if there is an ending for killing everyone in outer farts.
     
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  15. Daidre Augur

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    In the light of ongoing shitstorm in the game industry around The Last of Us 2 and sophisticated art of "subverting expectation" I'd rather take Sawyer's words at face value as a vapid attempt to express solidarity with his kinda colleagues in profession and actual critique toward toxic gamers with a growing tendency for the gross overreaction.

    I'd take it as a joke from any other person, but Sawyer's psyche seems... californicated enough to be serious, under the thin veneer of his joke.
     
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  16. Wunderbar Arcane

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    there it is!
    That wasn't some self-deprecating joke, Sawyer was passively aggressively poking at Avellone!
     
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  17. Flou Savant

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    Sounds to me like Obsidian will have more of those smaller "passion projects" coming up. It's not just Grounded and Sawyer's game. Feargus wants to keeps his staff from burning out with big RPGs and have them do something else once in a while.
     
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  18. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Sawyer is the storebrand imitation version of Avellone.
    Sad!
     
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  19. Horvatii Educated

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    I just read The New Annotated HP Lovecraft FOREWORD by Leslie Klinger and it was more entertaining and interesting than EVERYTHING Sawyer has worked on combined.

    Polidori's "Vampyre", 1819, has the first vamp horror """subversion""" - the vamp is a cutie, a gentleman vampire.
     
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  20. KVVRR Educated

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    as far as I recall besides the ship calling you a psycho after the first planet nobody reacts too much to it besides shooting you on sight after you've tried to kill them. There are endings describing what happens if you kill companions/leadership but afaik the game still treats it like there are people around when it should all be a ghost town. could be wrong though.
     
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  21. 2house2fly Erudite

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  22. Yosharian Cipher

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    Black isn't associated with evil for racial reasons, it's because as a species we've always been afraid of the dark since it contains dangers that we cannot see

    If anything if you make the connection that 'Black moon' is related to 'Black person' you're kind of the racist
     
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  23. HoboForEternity sunset tequila Patron

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    bruh.

    i am a fucking prophet
     
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  24. Sailor Woedica Cipher The Real Fangirl

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    Obsidian has a new writer!
     
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  25. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    Wait Michael Chu is back at Obsidian? What? Or is that just contract work?

    OG Obsidian Crew right there.
     
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