Commented 3 years ago2019-11-21 18:56:48 UTC in poll: Video Games November 2019 Comment #102436
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Commented 5 years ago2017-08-04 06:46:07 UTC in journal: #8848 Comment #42432
Give us a shout when it's ready for beta! :)
Commented 5 years ago2017-06-21 09:09:20 UTC in journal: #8823 Comment #67869
+1 for UE4 - loads of learning resources, loads of power, great tools.
Commented 5 years ago2017-06-19 13:31:11 UTC in journal: #8822 Comment #51101
Sorry to hear man, these things are tough to deal with.

On the bright side, this is a good (albeit tough) opportunity to re-think where you want to end up career-wise. Your struggles show that the field might not have been something you would've enjoyed working in after all. Adjusting your course in life now might save you from years of unfulfilling work in the long term.

If you're considering a career in gamedev and need help/feedback on your CV or portfolio, give me a shout.
Commented 5 years ago2017-06-13 12:41:57 UTC in journal: #8816 Comment #67851
I'd move with the intention to work while you study - I'd suggest moving early and getting a job over the summer before uni starts in September/October. You can certainly support yourself while in part-time work (20-30hrs/wk) while in university in the UK, unless you're someplace really expensive (London etc.), but then again finding better work is far easier in large cities. As others have said, it doesn't matter how expensive a place is if they pay more proportionately.

If you're gonna do games, just find other amateur devs wherever you are locally and start on your own projects. Approach it as you would mapping or modding, try to collaborate on small things to get your bearings initially. Always favour smaller/more boring projects that you can ship instead of huge daunting things that have a high chance of never getting completed.

Uni alone doesn't land you anything these days, and even the best courses can be out-of-date due to how fast the industry moves technically. You basically need to have made games before you can land any kind of decent industry job these days. University can only facilitate/support that at best, maybe throw in some networking opportunities, but it's still down to your work at the end of the day. On the bright side, game dev tools have never been as good/accessible as they are now, what with Unity/Unreal etc. Prime time to go for it! [/rant]
Commented 6 years ago2016-03-30 18:41:35 UTC in journal: #1 Comment #32905
Commented 8 years ago2015-03-16 22:24:52 UTC in journal: #8521 Comment #50465
Thanks guys!

Tetsu0: Finally got into games development after several long & tedious years in web/regular software development. Actually looking forward to work in the morning is a refreshing change. :)

AJ: Got the exact same feeling. Been there in fact (Archie, Botond, Livewire) - great times were had! One of my good friends from uni turned out to have grown up with Spag, we all ended up having a total TWHL/IRC nostalgiafest at that friend's wedding last year - it was awesome. Small world.
Commented 9 years ago2013-12-09 09:43:55 UTC in journal: #8300 Comment #45865
Stojke's rants have some validity to them - you shouldn't upgrade to 8 and expect the same functionality/layout as in 7, even if they've decided to mess with signature pieces of the OS.

That said, I've used 8 before and apart from the performance enhancements there's nothing I'd consider a serious enough layout/design improvement to warrant any sort of praise. Bigger doesn't mean better, and the amount of wasted space in some of these pics is hilarious.

And of course, Archie should have pirated his Adobe products.
.. like any other professional who makes a living off of using them every day would.

Man up, Archie.
Commented 9 years ago2013-12-02 08:46:25 UTC in journal: #8294 Comment #50445
Awesome, will do!

Any ideas for games, guys? Would we have enough old maps for any of the multiplayer Source games? Are we doing another retro tournament, or should we just go for any community maps?
Commented 9 years ago2013-12-01 21:40:06 UTC in journal: #8294 Comment #50444
@Archie: Hahah, good times! It would absolutely kick ass if you & Urbs were available for commentary and general piss-taking.
Commented 9 years ago2013-11-21 10:25:49 UTC in journal: #8288 Comment #58917
Commented 9 years ago2013-10-26 13:45:28 UTC in news: Competition results have gone live! Comment #100225
Hahah, Scotch knows it!
Commented 9 years ago2013-10-26 13:38:08 UTC in journal: #8275 Comment #61103
Commented 9 years ago2013-10-24 09:29:13 UTC in journal: #8274 Comment #45825
Rimrook wins
Commented 9 years ago2013-10-22 12:55:25 UTC in vault item: de_barren Comment #20344
Commented 9 years ago2013-10-21 15:17:52 UTC in journal: #8272 Comment #48340
Awesome fathering as always!
Commented 9 years ago2013-10-21 12:56:52 UTC in journal: #8271 Comment #50951
Aw man that sucks, the exact same thing happened to mine a few years ago. Ruined my LAN night.
Commented 9 years ago2013-10-07 11:51:22 UTC in journal: #8260 Comment #65830
Have a good one!
Commented 9 years ago2013-10-07 11:50:14 UTC in journal: #8263 Comment #60067
Hahah love the security cam! Welcome back
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Commented 9 years ago2013-09-26 20:41:38 UTC in vault item: Cs_Canbunk Comment #19891
"I would kill everyone in the onliners to be able to play this map..."
Commented 9 years ago2013-09-26 20:39:17 UTC in journal: #8257 Comment #40314
Absolutely jealous. Beautifully constructed, nice work!
Commented 9 years ago2013-09-26 20:36:26 UTC in journal: #8256 Comment #49522
Have a good one!

Commented 9 years ago2013-09-24 10:08:08 UTC in journal: #8254 Comment #50918
D'aws, shame I missed it. Looks like you guys had a blast!
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Commented 9 years ago2013-09-05 18:04:23 UTC in journal: #8239 Comment #67164
mp_startmoney 166000
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Commented 9 years ago2013-07-10 09:02:05 UTC in journal: #8198 Comment #42166
Well there's a journal you don't see every day.
Commented 9 years ago2013-06-26 12:50:21 UTC in news: MotM & New Tutorials Comment #100196
Oh wow, it's been over a year already? Time flies.
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Commented 9 years ago2013-06-26 12:23:39 UTC in journal: #8191 Comment #62520
.. because logic.

On a serious note, sorry to hear. It's always hard to get over the "it's not you" kind of break-ups.
Commented 9 years ago2013-06-03 23:44:01 UTC in journal: #8173 Comment #62503
Commented 9 years ago2013-04-30 17:01:33 UTC in journal: #8157 Comment #46980
Nice! Did you enjoy the beeches?

I've met up with SpaG, Taylor, Archie & Livewire on different occasions IRL.
Commented 10 years ago2013-03-17 17:53:58 UTC in journal: #1672 Comment #50206
User posted image
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Commented 10 years ago2013-02-19 20:01:04 UTC in journal: #8114 Comment #60047
I love how you guys complain about this and the other recent changes without having written anyone in Valve about it. They screw up so rarely compared to other publishers/devs - the least you can do is be constructive and provide some feedback. Rally others and let Valve know you're all pissed instead of bitching about it amongst yourselves in these book club meetings.
Commented 10 years ago2013-02-09 10:45:57 UTC in journal: Journal #8107 Comment #50134
Good read! I like how you link to the relevant implementations as you explain your thoughts behind them.

Thanks for the shoutout, would deffo read more.

rufee: C#
Commented 10 years ago2013-01-31 20:40:53 UTC in journal: #8103 Comment #50890
"SAAS Pays for tuition fees for all scottish students at scottish universities"
*all EU students

Anyway, sorry to hear. Definitely get out there & comfort her.
Commented 10 years ago2013-01-28 16:52:49 UTC in journal: #8101 Comment #58208
Every new wave of immigrants seem to get the same shitty treatment in the lower layers of the UK society.

Pakistanis had it bad in the 80s, racism and everything. The Polish were the next scapegoat for every job lost due to binge drinking, etc. Now it's Romania/Bulgaria.

There's tons of locals on welfare looking for someone to blame, which means bullshit articles like that sell.
Commented 10 years ago2012-12-22 12:09:51 UTC in journal: #8062 Comment #50871
"but i've heard Dundee's night life is amazing"

Been working/studying there for over 3 yrs now, it's got plenty of standard student-oriented venues, etc., but nothing truly amazing or comparable to say Edinburgh. I guess it's good for a town of its size, but that's about it.

The universities are great though, and Dundee Uni degrees have a bit of prestige to them as well.
Commented 10 years ago2012-12-15 09:45:41 UTC in journal: #8055 Comment #62472
Sorry to hear man, condolences.
Commented 10 years ago2012-12-13 20:04:25 UTC in journal: #8051 Comment #34811
Got 5 with no-one to give them to.
Commented 10 years ago2012-12-12 20:58:24 UTC in journal: #8050 Comment #50866
Edinburgh's a sweet city, good luck getting in!
Commented 10 years ago2012-12-04 16:10:26 UTC in journal: #8042 Comment #59925
My first posts here were mostly an incoherent garbled mess laced with broken english, plus my sentences tended to span paragraphs, making for some really confusing reading - sadly, some habits just refuse to die.
Commented 10 years ago2012-11-30 16:25:11 UTC in journal: #8042 Comment #59924
Holy shit time flies. Linky for those unaware of the ancient drama surrounding Jimmi.

Welcome back.
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Commented 10 years ago2012-09-02 07:55:20 UTC in journal: #7959 Comment #40192
Late by ~5 hrs, missed this journal, and made a redundant forum thread. :D

Anywho, this is awesome news.
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-07 19:24:37 UTC in journal: #7927 Comment #58094
Woop, just bought it. Thanks for the heads-up!