He lists himself as "Game Designer (Ret.)", but he has been writing up a storm on his not-blog, http://thetipofthesphere.com/
Good luck to Jaime on whatever he does moving forward.
He was the design lead on Halo 2 and Gameplay Designer for Halo 3. He did a good presentation at GDC, Design in Detail: Changing the Time Between Shots for the Sniper Rifle from 0.5 to 0.7 Seconds for Halo 3.
Originally Posted by nerbo
I sorta hope he'll go working to 343i, they need some Halo gameplay experts :)
I hope to god he goes to 343, the man's a genius.
13 years working on this stuff, you get to work with and meet a lot of cool people. I wish I could have gotten a photo when Ken Levine gave me a man hug.
Originally Posted by Pylon_Trooper
Element, you know a lot of FPS heavyweights!
Next time you see him, tell him that with all due respect the bloom mechanic is one of the worst alterations made to the Halo formula, ever.
Originally Posted by element
Sage is one funny dude. I see him at the bar a lot. His beard is most impressive in person.
When he appears on the Bungie podcasts he seems like a funny chap though, shame as a consumer I don't give him credit for humour, or his hoarse voice.
So long Jamie, hope you resurface soon, I'll be interested in any project you're associated with by default.
That was YEARS ago.
Originally Posted by Kimosabae
I like Jamie, but his leaving won't have anywhere near the impact Alex Seropian's departure did, IMO. That physics engine he took with him was a large part of what made the original game so incredible and that element of the series hasn't been the same since.
He put in a visual representation of a mechanic that has been in the Halo games since the beginning. To some Halo fans this is tantamount to him releasing a sex tape he made with their mothers.
Originally Posted by opticalmace
What did he do?
That's not entirely accurate, but to hear the reaction of some fans you'd think he removed grenades or the ability to jump.
After Reach MP, we all trust in Franky.
Originally Posted by Heretic
Breaks my heart...
In Frankie I Trust!
Why would Jamie leave? A high profile resignation like this is usually not a good sign.
Some people get tired of doing a job after a while. Surprise, they resign/leave.
Originally Posted by Cerrius
Why would Jamie leave?
I doubt there's some mass exodus of Bungie people because of the ATVI deal.