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Amazon hires John Smedley to lead new San Diego studio

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by TheBTron, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. TheBTron

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    He sounds like a stable individual:

    "On July 22, 2015, after threatening a member of the hacker group Lizard Squad on Twitter,[6] Smedley stepped down from his position as president and CEO of Daybreak Games Company."



    No wonder the community loves to make fun of him. Apparently I missed that piece of drama.

    I would have paid good money to watch the Clash of the Geeks happen, UFC style.
     
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    He's fine, he was given an exit date way before this.
     
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    By fine, you mean he ruins everything he touches, is the target of cyber-hate groups because nobody likes him, is the joke of the gaming communuty, and brings nothing to any game he's employed to assist in, while also having no viable skills from a real university or self-taught coding ability, and threatened someone on twitter after the court system had already handled the case?

    Yeah, he's fine alright. A fine example of who not to hire if you want to make a profit.

    I'm curious how he isn't the fry cook at my local McDonalds. It's certainly not because of talents, performance, or education. In fact, I would hire the fry cook at my local McDonalds over him, because at least they know how to produce something that generates a profit, and while toxic for you, at least tastes good every time.
     
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    He was a really good programmer before moving into management Yeah he pretty much kills any game he touches through terrible decisions.

    Nothing wrong with working at Mcdonalds though it seems to be typical socialist hypocrisy moment.
     
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    #rememberstarwars #lizardsquadarepussies
     
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    Is he the one that made the decision to change SWG from making your own build, to the stupidity that came after when everyone quit from the "combat revamp?"
     
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    Like most "news" you only caught a glimpse of what was going on. As I remember the things surrounding that incident, it was the end of a long harassment by hackers against Smed/SOE (Including if I remember right a terrorist threat on a plane he was taking I think to some conference/convention).

    Smed is no Saint but has also been a good voice for MMO games for well over a decade. You can be butthurt about one game or another but often his job was to be the mouth piece when the problems might have come from some faceless drone you never met.
     
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    Well there used to be an SOE. Now there isn't one. So there's that.
     

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