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element
(02-08-2011, 10:45 PM)
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Was reading that Designer Jaime Griesemer has left Bungie.

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.
Striker
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(02-08-2011, 10:47 PM)
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Perhaps he moves onto 343 like some other former Bungie employees have.
TheOddOne
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(02-08-2011, 10:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Striker

Perhaps he moves onto 343 like some other former Bungie employees have.

Frankie: *laughs*
bluemax
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(02-08-2011, 11:43 PM)
Maybe he got sick of remaking Marathon every 2 years.
Kuran
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(02-08-2011, 11:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by bluemax

Maybe he got sick of remaking Marathon every 2 years.

Halo isn't Marathon though.. vastly different beasts.

I'd love a new Marathon!
Tiduz
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(02-08-2011, 11:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by bluemax

Maybe he got sick of remaking Marathon every 2 years.

ICECOLD
notworksafe
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(02-08-2011, 11:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by bluemax

Maybe he got sick of remaking Marathon every 2 years.

Fuck I wish that was the case
Monocle
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(02-08-2011, 11:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by bluemax

Maybe he got sick of remaking Marathon every 2 years.

Unsubtle troll is unsubtle.
Stabby McSter
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(02-08-2011, 11:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by bluemax

Maybe he got sick of remaking Marathon every 2 years.

someone hasn't played halo!
godhandiscen
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(02-08-2011, 11:49 PM)
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Interesting. His posts on game design are pretty cool.
nerbo
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(02-08-2011, 11:50 PM)
...who?
StuBurns
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(02-08-2011, 11:50 PM)
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The flood is vaguely Marathon-ish, lucky they ditched that shit for their last stab at it.
Maxrunner
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(02-08-2011, 11:50 PM)
So it took how many sequels?i lost the number
Mr. Enigma
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(02-08-2011, 11:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by nerbo

...who?

.
[Nintex]
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(02-08-2011, 11:51 PM)
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That seems like an interesting blog, I'll dive into those articles he wrote tommorow.
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(02-08-2011, 11:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by bluemax

Maybe he got sick of remaking Marathon every 2 years.

If only it was Marathon, this would be true...

I rather have Pathways into Darkness every two years.
Kapura
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(02-08-2011, 11:55 PM)
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Best of luck to him.
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(02-08-2011, 11:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Maxrunner

So it took how many sequels?i lost the number

Bungie aren't making Halo games any more though, they're working on a new IP.
element
(02-08-2011, 11:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by nerbo

...who?

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.

Kritz
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(02-08-2011, 11:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheSeks

[spoiler]I rather have Pathways into Darkness every two years.[spoiler]

Well, thankfully Pathways had a spiritual successor.

Marathon!

:D
szaromir
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(02-08-2011, 11:59 PM)
Damn, I love Halo. (pic from the blog)
I sorta hope he'll go working to 343i, they need some Halo gameplay experts :)
Kuran
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Originally Posted by Kritz

Well, thankfully Pathways had a spiritual successor.

Marathon!

:D

I always felt that Shadow Tower: Abyss was the true spiritual successor to Pathways into Darkness. Check it out on Youtube.
TheSeks
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(02-09-2011, 12:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kritz

Well, thankfully Pathways had a spiritual successor.

Marathon!

:D

Too bad Marathon is terrible in comparison!

:D!

(In before Marathon defenders)
Atomski
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(02-09-2011, 12:00 AM)
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Probably got a bad taste of Activision. Jumped ship early.
Arnie
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(02-09-2011, 12:02 AM)
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Maybe he got tired of all his hard work being undone by Sage "the beard" Merrill. In his GDC presentation one year he described the intricate processes of changing something so seemingly insignificant as a rate of fire by .2 of a second, yet in strides Sage Merrill to remove a fixed firing rate altogether.

I hope to god he goes to 343, the man's a genius.
element
(02-09-2011, 12:05 AM)
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Sage is one funny dude. I see him at the bar a lot. His beard is most impressive in person.
Alex Connolly
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(02-09-2011, 12:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by element

Sage is one funny dude. I see him at the bar a lot. His beard is most impressive in person.

Element, you know a lot of FPS heavyweights!
element
(02-09-2011, 12:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pylon_Trooper

Element, you know a lot of FPS heavyweights!

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.
Alex Connolly
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(02-09-2011, 12:12 AM)
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I'm envious of such a hug.
Arnie
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(02-09-2011, 12:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by element

Sage is one funny dude. I see him at the bar a lot. His beard is most impressive in person.

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.

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.
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(02-09-2011, 12:16 AM)
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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 you see Sage again, tell him to stop trying to shoehorn Shadowrun into other FPS.
Heretic
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(02-09-2011, 12:22 AM)
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Sage singlehandedly killed Halo for me =(

And i LOVED Halo...


*cries*
opticalmace
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(02-09-2011, 12:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Heretic

Sage singlehandedly killed Halo for me =(

And i LOVED Halo...


*cries*

What did he do?
GhaleonEB
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(02-09-2011, 12:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by opticalmace

What did he do?

Merged Shadowrun into Halo.
Blast Processing
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(02-09-2011, 12:54 AM)
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Man this thread got real inside Halo baseball real quick.
Heretic
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(02-09-2011, 12:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by GhaleonEB

Merged Shadowrun into Halo.

Breaks my heart...

In Frankie I Trust!
Kimosabae
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(02-09-2011, 01:06 AM)
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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.
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(02-09-2011, 01:11 AM)
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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.

That was YEARS ago.
Kimosabae
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(02-09-2011, 01:13 AM)
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Yeah. Almost a decade since the first game. What's your point?
Oozer3993
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(02-09-2011, 01:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by opticalmace

What did he do?

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.

That's not entirely accurate, but to hear the reaction of some fans you'd think he removed grenades or the ability to jump.
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(02-09-2011, 01:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Heretic

Breaks my heart...

In Frankie I Trust!

After Reach MP, we all trust in Franky.
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(02-09-2011, 01:21 AM)
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Hopefully he's going to 343, that would be excellent.
Hey You
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(02-09-2011, 01:22 AM)
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Man alot of positions are appearing on Bungies Job Page. Either alot of people are leaving or they need alot of new staff.

Is their new universe really that bad? :S
Goldmund
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(02-09-2011, 01:50 AM)
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His blog entries are absolutely fantastic. He could turn them into a book on game design, eventually.
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(02-09-2011, 01:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hey You

Man alot of positions are appearing on Bungies Job Page. Either alot of people are leaving or they need alot of new staff.

Is their new universe really that bad? :S

They have a ton of staff, just senior members moving on.
Cerrius
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(02-09-2011, 01:57 AM)
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Is there some sort of inner turmoil at Bungie or something?

Why would Jamie leave? A high profile resignation like this is usually not a good sign.
RdN
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(02-09-2011, 01:59 AM)
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+1 wanting him to go to 343.

Frankie, make it happen !
TheSeks
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(02-09-2011, 02:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cerrius

Why would Jamie leave?

Some people get tired of doing a job after a while. Surprise, they resign/leave.

I doubt there's some mass exodus of Bungie people because of the ATVI deal.
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(02-09-2011, 02:32 AM)
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He's the "30 seconds of fun" guy.
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(02-09-2011, 02:37 AM)
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go to 343 to work with the superior team

Team Frankie !

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