WilliamHenry's forum posts

#1 Posted by WilliamHenry (1254 posts) -

@owen99: If you want to see written content on this site, I recommend the community spotlight on Saturdays. There are a bunch of good pieces there every week.

@teddie said:
@thatpinguino said:

I think it is freaking depressing that someone who traveled the fucking globe doing freelance work and surfing couches never found a real stable job. Like say what you want about meritocracy and hard work, but Cara Ellison was one of the fucking hardest-workingest people in the game industry and it never clicked for her.

Welcome to the creative industry. It's not a guarantee she'll be successful in another area of writing at all. There might be more stable jobs to apply for when she's not limiting herself to one area, though.

Maybe I'm just extra depressed about it because I feel like I've heard Dan exclaim the virtues of hard work (and its rewards) in this industry every few weeks, while female writers doing good work are dropping out of the industry like crazy.

Also I feel like I'm not doing enough personally to support people like Cara and it hurts. Like how can I expect people to support me one day when people like her are so much more devoted to the hustle than I am? How do we fix this problem? Or are we just going to lose critical game writing jobs because people would rather watch a live stream?

Dan was lucky enough to land his first job when games writing jobs still existed. His hard work definitely helped, but his a big part of his success is due to being around at the right time.

The same thing can be said for any creative industry. They are all constantly evolving and if you aren't evolving with it, you're going to get passed by.

#2 Posted by WilliamHenry (1254 posts) -

I never watch the live stuff due to work and not having an easy way to watch it on my TV. I watch through Internet Explorer on my Xbox One since it can play HTML5 video.

#3 Edited by WilliamHenry (1254 posts) -

Remedy is in a weird position. They're a one game at a time studio, so it takes them a long time to make a game. If Quantum Break is a hit, I can easily see Microsoft quickly green lighting a sequel. That would put Alan Wake 2 off indefinitely. If QB isn't a hit, they are in a tough spot of having two under performing games in a row and another developer might not want to take a chance on Alan Wake 2. I love Remedy and hope that everything works out for them. I would absolutely love Alan Wake 2.

#4 Posted by WilliamHenry (1254 posts) -

This could have been huge. If I were Showtime I'd find whatever money he needs.

If they couldn't come to an agreement on budget/money issues after 16 months of discussions, then one or both sides were unwilling to compromise. Showtime had to have given Lynch a budget estimate when they first agreed to the series. So maybe Lynch's scripts exceeded that and Showtime said "no, we already gave you a budget, now work with it."? There was also the reports of Lynch wanting more of the DVD/Streaming money. I'd say both sides are probably at fault here, but who knows really. Like you said though, Showtime would get a lot of goodwill towards their network/brand if they now gave in and let Lynch have his budget. That said, it could set an awful precedent for future shows they, and other networks, make.

#5 Edited by WilliamHenry (1254 posts) -

@sarnecki said:

How come no wrestler has ever had a "my finisher is to steal the other guys finisher" gimmick? Or even a "random mystery finisher" where it changes every match, from the tombstone to mr socko. I was watching some Dean Ambrose matches and I adore the guy, but the butterfly DDT is not a great finisher. The random thing would fit his lunatic gimmick really well and get excellent pops.

There's been guys who have stolen the finisher of the person they are feuding with, but I'm not sure if someone's entire gimmick was stealing other finishers. I'd love to see it too, but can't help but feel that it kind of breaks wrestling. If anyone can do anyone's finisher whenever they want, finishers kind of lose what makes them special.

#6 Posted by WilliamHenry (1254 posts) -

Certain first person games give me motion sickness. I only really got into video games over the last 5 or so years, so its hard to tell if this is something that would always happen or only a recent thing. Gone Home caused it if I played for too long. Jazz Punk did it to me within 5 minutes. There was nothing I could do to play that game, which was a bummer.

#7 Edited by WilliamHenry (1254 posts) -

I've had it with re-masters and re-releases. Give me something new. I would love for my new console to be something more than a Netflix machine.

#8 Posted by WilliamHenry (1254 posts) -
#9 Posted by WilliamHenry (1254 posts) -

@flstyle said:

@amp_1986 said:

I could see them doing Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan since there were rumors that Sheamus is coming back as a top heel. I could also see them throwing him into the battle royal since as of right now the only person in that match I could see winning is Ryback so adding Sheamus would at least put another possible winner in the match.

What if Bryan ends up in the IC title match only to be taken out by Sheamus (who's not in the match), starting off their feud the next night on RAW while someone else wins the IC title?

The only problem with that, besides me not wanting to watch Sheamus at all, is that Sheamus has to win whatever his come back feud is. I don't think Bryan losing his next feud and being pushed down the card further is a great idea.

#10 Posted by WilliamHenry (1254 posts) -

@sammo21 said:

@ahab88: its possible they could add something like that in the future. I agree that I wish it were easier to do stuff like that outside of just getting clans together for stuff in individual games.

@teddie Thanks for that. I always forget that Jeff has a Tumblr...because I hate going on Tumblr, so I never do.

Why the Tumblr hate? Its the same as any other social media site. If you only follow users who post stuff you like, then you never see any of the stuff you don't like.