Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Apr 2013 23:07 UTC
Games "As mentioned earlier, many developers understand the principles behind modular level design, but we hope to offer insights gained from our extensive exploration of this topic. To do this, we'll go over the various benefits and drawbacks we've found over the years, with an emphasis on how to get the most out of the workflow." A glimpse of just how complex one of the best games of this generation really is.
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by Jondice on Thu 25th Apr 2013 23:54 UTC
Jondice
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2006-09-20

I've submitted stories before that have never seen the light of day to OSNews, which dealt with games and had much more to do with programming or operating systems than this article. I do love Skyrim though... still, I feel a little insulted as a long time reader of this site.

Edited 2013-04-25 23:55 UTC

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RE: what
by Kochise on Fri 26th Apr 2013 06:45 in reply to "what"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

I've also submitted OS centered articles that never surfaced to the broad audience, it doesn't make me sad though. OSnews' editorial line is not ours, live with it.

Kochise

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RE: what
by HangLoose on Fri 26th Apr 2013 08:00 in reply to "what"
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RE: what
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 26th Apr 2013 09:01 in reply to "what"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

In the past four years, you have submitted two stories one on 4 April 2013 and one on 27 February 2012. The 2012 one I do not remember - but looking at the date, this was when all my time was consumed by my actual job (OSNews is a hobby), so most likely someone else deleted it before I even saw it.

The 2013 one was Kickstarter spam, and you know it. It links to a random MMORPG on Kickstarter asking for donations, and has nothing to do with operating systems, as you claim here and in said submission. You randomly added the word "OS" in there, even though the Kickstarter project itself makes zero mention of it.

I'm sure said currently vapourware MMORPG is interesting, but no more so than the millions of other games out there. Skyrim, on the other hand, is one of the most successful games of all time, and this talk contains a lot of interesting technical information about how the Bethesda team built the vast, open world of Skyrim. Comparing a random Kickstarter project to this, and then act insulted is incredibly unfair.

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RE[2]: what
by WereCatf on Fri 26th Apr 2013 09:27 in reply to "RE: what"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Speaking of submissions: does one's own "Submissions" - page only show submissions that've been accepted instead of both accepted and not-accepted ones?

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RE[2]: what
by Jondice on Fri 26th Apr 2013 14:25 in reply to "RE: what"
Jondice Member since:
2006-09-20

Still has more to do with operating systems and UIs than than Skyrim by a long shot. It is also a "random MMO" by Mark Jacobs that raised ~600K in the first day. Clearly a lot of people that actually have some money to put down believe in this type of game.

http://camelotunchained.com/en/making-a-game-out-of-the-web/

Anyway, this actually has other tie-ins with Skyrim. Andrew Meggs, the lead engineer, used to work on Skyrim. Also, this game has vikings in it ;) .

I may have overreacted because I didn't like your lack of feedback, and I much prefer to have these conversations via the tried and true system of email. This site is great on the whole, but I felt I didn't want to waste both of our time in the future writing something up for submission if I don't even get a line of feedback on it. Perhaps you get too many submissions to reply to every rejection; fair enough, if so. Just good to know about that.

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RE: what
by fran on Fri 26th Apr 2013 19:45 in reply to "what"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

I've submitted stories before that have never seen the light of day to OSNews, which dealt with games and had much more to do with programming or operating systems than this article. I do love Skyrim though... still, I feel a little insulted as a long time reader of this site.


Maybe gaming titles in news article will draw more page views and more add revenue.
If Osnews can broaden it's news categories maybe the site can grow, even have some full time writers on payroll.
But so many are struggling and going paywalled it is not even funny. No wonder Thom can only do it part time.

My fear is with the new redesigned site theme coming up (said to be a very elegant and simple) we might forget about categories. It might be too "busy" and not feng shui.

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RE: what
by Soulbender on Sat 27th Apr 2013 03:12 in reply to "what"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I've submitted stories before that have never seen the light of day to OSNews,


maybe they weren't about Skyrim...

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RE: what
by vivainio on Sat 27th Apr 2013 18:33 in reply to "what"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

I agree. This submission was like a dagger through the heart, and left me literally crying out loud. Such insolence, such arrogance.

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RE[2]: what
by Jondice on Sat 27th Apr 2013 20:06 in reply to "RE: what"
Jondice Member since:
2006-09-20

I admit I was out of line when I made the comment and a bit out of character; it was a little more over the top than I meant it to be. So, moving on ...

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