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Vapourware System Shock 3 by OtherSide Entertainment - taken over by Tencent!

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by LESS T_T, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. RobotSquirrel Educated

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    what I'm saying is that all signs point to him not being the reason for that. Rather its more likely his wife that caused that because she was into conspiracy theories due to her Xfiles addiction. But even then I think someone at Ion Storm hit gold accidentally with what did end up in the game. Based on what we know its likely Sheldon who was responsible for most of Deus Ex's future prediction because Sheldon has gone on record stating most of his research freaked him out.
     
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  2. Nifft Batuff Arbiter

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    Hari Sheldon?
     
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  3. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Codex 2014
    Sheldon Pacott did most of writings in DX.

    (Looking at his updated Linkedin profile. He was not just Design Director, also Lead Narrative Designer on System Shock 3. For a short time at the early state of course.)
     
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  4. TheSentinel Arcane

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    Pacotti.
     
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  5. infidel StarInfidel Developer

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    It wasn't just a skin, they've removed the skeletons back in the day: https://www.engadget.com/2007-07-10-china-removes-skeletons-from-world-of-warcraft.html
    The catch is I've read John Staats book about WoW development recently and he outright stated that it was all a sham - later they've found out that their Chinese competitors just bribed the censors and Blizzard honestly removed skeletons and made some other unspecified adjustments. TBH, if a western company considers a China release, they will pre-remove all the potentially offensive shit before the release so you would never know. This is what regularly happens in Hollywood with all the blockbuster releases.

    And there was, of course, this thing with Ubisoft recently: https://gadgets.ndtv.com/games/news/rainbow-six-siege-censorship-china-sex-gambling-ubisoft-1942952
     
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  6. Semiurge Learned

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    Let that be a reminder that ability to inflict pain is not the only measure of power, control over (loadz of) money is another.
     
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