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AHA-Lambda
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(05-15-2013, 02:58 PM)
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http://www.vg247.com/2013/05/15/the-...le-beginnings/

http://www.vg247.com/2013/05/16/the-...l-and-control/

http://www.vg247.com/2013/05/17/the-...y-money-money/

We're getting talked about a lot lately aren't we?

GAF is a lot of things, but it never provokes an indifferent reaction. Some love it, some hate it. It’s a nightmare source of leaks, one publisher PR manager told me when I mentioned this piece. One fellow journalist described it as a ‘pit,’ and a developer from a major studio said there’s only one thing worse – their official forums.

Ok I bet that's Bioware :p
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ElectricKaibutsu
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(05-15-2013, 03:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by AHA-Lambda

http://www.vg247.com/2013/05/15/the-...le-beginnings/

I actually know very little of GAF's origins. I'll read this with gusto.
MikeE21286
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(05-15-2013, 03:01 PM)
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Oooohhh, this should be good
APZonerunner
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(05-15-2013, 03:01 PM)
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I did this. Be gentle.
BY2K
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(05-15-2013, 03:01 PM)
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VG247 is doing this too?

Nice!
The_Monk
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(05-15-2013, 03:01 PM)
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Please focus on positive things/GAFfers.

Argh, It's not going to happen...

Save it for later, thanks for posting fellow GAFfer.
Volotaire
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(05-15-2013, 03:02 PM)
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Cool.
ViewtifulJC
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(05-15-2013, 03:02 PM)
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If there's one thing GAF loves more than Sony/Nintendo, is when outside sources talk about us

IdreamofHIME
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(05-15-2013, 03:02 PM)
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If they hate us, that just means they're trying to hide how much they love us.
reptilescorpio
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(05-15-2013, 03:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by APZonerunner

I did this. Be gentle.

Pachter will be pissed you are cutting in on him!
APZonerunner
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(05-15-2013, 03:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

VG247 is doing this too?

Nice!

To be honest - Evilore can corroborate this - this had been on the cards for a long time, well before GTTV/EDGE got on with it. He and I first spoke about it the day after E3 2012 at the GAF E3 meet-up meal - some other GAFers were there and may remember the conversation! It just took months and months to get round to it, with me killer busy and him off on his Europe trip.
Gooster
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(05-15-2013, 03:04 PM)
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Guessing this is what EL was talking about?

Originally Posted by EviLore

There's also an in-depth multi-part feature about to drop from a popular site.

Courage
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(05-15-2013, 03:04 PM)
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One fellow journalist described it as a ‘pit,’

hmm
Celine
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(05-15-2013, 03:06 PM)
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GAF-> Internet -> GAF
Trigger
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(05-15-2013, 03:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by AHA-Lambda

GAF is a lot of things, but it never provokes an indifferent reaction. Some love it, some hate it. It’s a nightmare source of leaks, one publisher PR manager told me when I mentioned this piece. One fellow journalist described it as a ‘pit,’ and a developer from a major studio said there’s only one thing worse – their official forums.

Kotaku writer? :p
Volotaire
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(05-15-2013, 03:06 PM)
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A part 2 as well, nice.
NeoGIF
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(05-15-2013, 03:08 PM)
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Ok, this is a must read.
Hot Coldman
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(05-15-2013, 03:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by ViewtifulJC

If there's one thing GAF loves more than Sony/Nintendo, is when outside sources talk about us

[IMG]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3gyh8TqKl1qbxb4oo1_500.gif[/MG]

you know you love it
Burt
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(05-15-2013, 03:08 PM)
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Dance Central? Really, brah?
wrowa
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(05-15-2013, 03:09 PM)
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When's that GTTV episode supposed to be coming out again?
DoctorWho
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We’re at, like 64 cores, 160 gigabytes of RAM and this fast, cloud-based array. It’s still not enough to keep the site up 100% of the time, but we are one of the largest vBulletin sites out there and there are unique challenges along with that.”

But can GAF run Crysis?

Great read.
APZonerunner
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(05-15-2013, 03:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Volotaire

A part 2 as well, nice.

It's 3 parts. To give a rough idea of what to expect - Part One is about building GAF, part two is about developer relations and things like that - Dyack, ME3 story leak/law threats, moderation issues etc, and part three is about money, turning GAF full-time/pro and how outside sources have tried to buy GAF for some pretty princely sums in the past.
Lakitu
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(05-15-2013, 03:10 PM)
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So apparently, open and honest opinions among a variety of passionate gamers = a pit (except for the blatant trolls)? The fuck?
Marleyman
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(05-15-2013, 03:10 PM)
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Very cool; didn't know about the beginnings of this site.
ScOULaris
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(05-15-2013, 03:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Burt

Dance Central? Really, brah?

The owner of the pre-eminent gaming discussion forum on the Internet is... a casual gamer?

Broken Joystick
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(05-15-2013, 03:11 PM)
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Been a lurker for years and only joined up the other week, so getting to know a little bit about Gaf history was nice. Lovely read.
dave is ok
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(05-15-2013, 03:11 PM)
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0 comments.

Amir0x's reputation is unscathed for now.
adversesolutions
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(05-15-2013, 03:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by APZonerunner

It's 3 parts. To give a rough idea of what to expect - Part One is about building GAF, part two is about developer relations and things like that - Dyack, ME3 story leak/law threats, moderation issues etc, and part three is about money, turning GAF full-time/pro and how outside sources have tried to buy GAF for some pretty princely sums in the past.

Hope there's a part four with details on the GAF gold secret society.
Hot Coldman
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(05-15-2013, 03:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Burt

Dance Central? Really, brah?

Dance Central is a good game, you shaddup.
Volotaire
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(05-15-2013, 03:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by dave is ok

0 comments.

Amir0x's reputation is unscathed for now.

Spoke too soon!|
Number45
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(05-15-2013, 03:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by APZonerunner

I did this. Be gentle.

Reads fine to me. An interesting read thanks, looking forward to the next story tomorrow.
Blablurn
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(05-15-2013, 03:13 PM)
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Will give it a read later! Thanks for the heads up
Arabian Mage
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(05-15-2013, 03:15 PM)
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What's with the internet's obsession with GAF lately?
Forkball
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(05-15-2013, 03:15 PM)
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GAF isn't a pit.

It's a ladder.
Vexxan
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(05-15-2013, 03:15 PM)
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A good read, looking forward to part 2.
JaseC
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(05-15-2013, 03:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by APZonerunner

It's 3 parts. To give a rough idea of what to expect - Part One is about building GAF, part two is about developer relations and things like that - Dyack, ME3 story leak/law threats, moderation issues etc, and part three is about money, turning GAF full-time/pro and how outside sources have tried to buy GAF for some pretty princely sums in the past.

Nice. Looking forward to it.
Volotaire
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(05-15-2013, 03:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by APZonerunner

It's 3 parts. To give a rough idea of what to expect - Part One is about building GAF, part two is about developer relations and things like that - Dyack, ME3 story leak/law threats, moderation issues etc, and part three is about money, turning GAF full-time/pro and how outside sources have tried to buy GAF for some pretty princely sums in the past.

Thanks for this, very interesting insight!
ptuck874
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(05-15-2013, 03:17 PM)
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good read guy...
DaBoss
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(05-15-2013, 03:19 PM)
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That was an interesting read.
GoddyofAus
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(05-15-2013, 03:22 PM)
A "Pit" aye? Well I guess that's better than being Silicon Knights.
dave is ok
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Originally Posted by Volotaire

Spoke too soon!|



Long live Amir0x
ElectricKaibutsu
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(05-15-2013, 03:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by DoctorWho

But can GAF run Crysis?

Great read.

I actually found what he said before that more interesting:

There were problems, but we’re running on ridiculously powerful hardware right now – I even upgraded again after the Sony conference stuff. We’re at, like 64 cores, 160 gigabytes of RAM and this fast, cloud-based array.

Preparing for E3, I guess!
iNvid02
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(05-15-2013, 03:24 PM)
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we get 3 parts?!

living the high life
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digoutyoursoul
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(05-15-2013, 03:25 PM)
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I enjoy Vg247 a lot, it's a good site however the ironic thing is if you read the comment sections and forum posts it's getting close to N4G, game trailers level
MikeE21286
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(05-15-2013, 03:27 PM)
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GAF pulled in $2000 back in '04, huh.

Imagine what it could pull in now in the age of Kickstarter :0
GQman2121
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(05-15-2013, 03:27 PM)
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These pieces reek of jealousy. There's a reason why people--and the industry at large--come and post here in the numbers that they do, and not to your site(s).

Originally Posted by Forkball

GAF isn't a pit.

It's a ladder.

Coming out if an endless pit.
iNvid02
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(05-15-2013, 03:27 PM)
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gaf has moved up 3 places on the BBR, we're at #27 now

this article must be rewritten in full
Johnny M
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(05-15-2013, 03:29 PM)
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"we’re running on ridiculously powerful hardware right now – I even upgraded again after the Sony conference stuff. We’re at, like 64 cores, 160 gigabytes of RAM and this fast, cloud-based array."

Hoolyyy shiitt, it's like a ps6!
see5harp
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(05-15-2013, 03:29 PM)

Originally Posted by Forkball

GAF isn't a pit.

It's a ladder.

Nice.
dsvoid
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(05-15-2013, 03:30 PM)
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Great read! Makes me want to pick up the Dance Central games some time.

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