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nbnt
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(04-28-2014, 08:58 AM)
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http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-knowland/13/698/b92

Via Superannuation.

Edit: As a side note, he worked on TLoU and apparently wasn't working on U4.
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mastrbiggy
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(04-28-2014, 08:59 AM)
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inb4 duckman
potam
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(04-28-2014, 08:59 AM)
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I haven't been following this too closely, but what the fuck is up at ND? Has there been any explanation about all these departures?
AusRoachman
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(04-28-2014, 08:59 AM)
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another one bites the dust
DieH@rd
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(04-28-2014, 08:59 AM)
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Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(04-28-2014, 08:59 AM)
Another position to fill in the next season of The Tester

Quirah
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(04-28-2014, 08:59 AM)
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whats happening
jabuseika
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(04-28-2014, 08:59 AM)
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Was even is Uncharted 4 anymore.
fvng
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(04-28-2014, 08:59 AM)
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What the hell is happening over there? Is the staff there uncharted out?
L~A
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(04-28-2014, 09:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by potam

I haven't been following this too closely, but what the fuck is up at ND? Has there been any explanation about all these departures?

It's all Iwata's fault.

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Honestly, I'm surprised to see many people leaving. Not following too closely either, but it doesn't look like a case of "happens all the time, but media focus on ND makes it more visible".
TalentBurke
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(04-28-2014, 09:00 AM)
I ignored the first two but now I think I'll start paying attention. This is crazy.
OdysseusVA
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(04-28-2014, 09:00 AM)
Drunkmaannnnnnnnnn!!
Tan
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(04-28-2014, 09:00 AM)
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Everyone's bored with uncharted I guess
Horseticuffs
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(04-28-2014, 09:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by mastrbiggy

inb4 duckman

?
KoopaTheCasual
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(04-28-2014, 09:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by jabuseika

Was even is Uncharted 4 anymore.

It's going to be a text-based adventure distributed through boxes of Cheerios.
VanWinkle
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(04-28-2014, 09:01 AM)
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Ugh all these lead people leaving. It's so frustrating.
Omzz
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(04-28-2014, 09:01 AM)
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........

no words
BigDug13
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(04-28-2014, 09:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by fvng

What the hell is happening over there? Is the staff there uncharted out?

That's what I'm wondering. I personally was disappointed to hear about Uncharted 4 when the studio has proven itself to be able to make success stories out of new IP's and has the creative talent to not need to be bogged down with one IP.

Being turned into sequel factories is why Bungie and IW had issues.
coolasj19
Why are you reading my tag instead of the title of my post?
(04-28-2014, 09:02 AM)
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Ugh. Begin the doom and gloom and wtf Naughty Dog and concern trolling and legitimate trolling and legitimate concern.

Originally Posted by BigDug13

That's what I'm wondering. I personally was disappointed to hear about Uncharted 4 when the studio has proven itself to be able to make success stories out of new IP's and has the creative talent to not need to be bogged down with one IP.
Being turned into sequel factories is why Bungie and IW had issues.

Didn't you post almost this exact same post earlier today?

ND is made up of a lot of individual people. I don't know why you think nobody at Naughty Dog wants to work on Uncharted. There's obviously a number of people there with a passion for the franchise. There could be people leaving because they want to work on new IP, or because they wanted to work on TLoU 2, and it's just as possible there are people staying because they want to work on Uncharted. Maybe the same people leaving are for better opportunities. And besides didn't this exact same thing happen before at the end of the PS2 Era?
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Quirah
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(04-28-2014, 09:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tan

Everyone's bored with uncharted I guess

He was working on The Last of Us as LinkedIn says.
brandonh83
(04-28-2014, 09:02 AM)
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Anticipating the "Naughty Dog leaves Naughty Dog" thread.
ShogunDarius
(04-28-2014, 09:02 AM)
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Uncharted departures?
Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(04-28-2014, 09:02 AM)
Here's some of his work

http://www.zbrushcentral.com/showthr...=1#post1027594

Suzzopher
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(04-28-2014, 09:03 AM)
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There are now more threads about people leaving Naughty Dog than employees left at Naughty Dog.
foamdino
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(04-28-2014, 09:04 AM)
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Could be simply boredom/time to move on.

People do tend to re-evaluate their position when others in the organisation move on.
Amon37
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(04-28-2014, 09:04 AM)

Originally Posted by brandonh83

Anticipating the "Naughty Dog leaves Naughty Dog" thread.

Yo dawg.jpg
CureVylash
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(04-28-2014, 09:04 AM)
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Why is ND bleeding talent like this?
Persona7
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(04-28-2014, 09:04 AM)
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How many is this now?
Kevin
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(04-28-2014, 09:04 AM)
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With all these departures I'm beginning to think the new Uncharted game will turn out like this...

http://youtu.be/BkvRgmjncME
ZoddGutts
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(04-28-2014, 09:04 AM)
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It never ends, does it?
Gorillaz
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(04-28-2014, 09:05 AM)
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Might as well get this out now


"naughty dog is ded OMG duckman YOU MONSTER"
Inorigo
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(04-28-2014, 09:05 AM)
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Druckmaaaaaaaaann!!
wapplew
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(04-28-2014, 09:05 AM)
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I think he is the one who created Clicker for TLOU.
Dragonborn
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(04-28-2014, 09:05 AM)
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Could it be poaching? I'd think ND would be prime target for that. Or maybe there are some big internal disputes
davepoobond
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(04-28-2014, 09:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Persona7

How many is this now?

The last one.
Oersted
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(04-28-2014, 09:05 AM)
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Isn't this pretty normal? I always had the feeling that american devs are getting laid off pretty fast.

Originally Posted by mastrbiggy

inb4 duckman

I will never get this. Some kind of defense mechanism?
Radec
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(04-28-2014, 09:06 AM)
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Naughty Dog is the new Infinity Ward
Bollocks
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(04-28-2014, 09:06 AM)
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I don't care as long as Crash joins Naughty Dog.
Mihael Mello Keehl
(04-28-2014, 09:06 AM)
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Damn thats messed up
Fox Mulder
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(04-28-2014, 09:06 AM)
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It's a new gen and they're working on a port of last of us and another uncharted. Sounds like a great time to look at better opportunities.
Shadownet
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(04-28-2014, 09:06 AM)
I think I'm going on suicidal watch now... What the heck is going on at ND??
Gorillaz
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(04-28-2014, 09:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bollocks

I don't care as long as Crash joins Naughty Dog.

Crash bandicoot left Naughty Dog before it was cool to leave Naughty Dog
rhfb
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(04-28-2014, 09:07 AM)
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Whelp, all hope lost for anything ND will put out now. What was the poison? Sony telling them to make Uncharted 4?
amstradcpc
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(04-28-2014, 09:07 AM)
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Well, this is now worrying. The disbandment starts affecting technical people...
Sendou
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(04-28-2014, 09:07 AM)

Originally Posted by Wario64

Here's some of his work

http://www.zbrushcentral.com/showthr...=1#post1027594

No wonder they got rid of him. That beard and hair looks horrible. No doubt it took some other artist ages to fix.
GrimlÝck
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(04-28-2014, 09:07 AM)
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lol wtf
CriterionDog
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(04-28-2014, 09:07 AM)
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Oh my god. What is going on there?
edit: Hoping that he left because of a better job opportunity and not something bad going on at NaughtyDog...
Doomshroom
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(04-28-2014, 09:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Here's some of his work

http://www.zbrushcentral.com/showthr...=1#post1027594

He cant do hair :P
PsihoPerihelion
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(04-28-2014, 09:07 AM)
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Mess with the Druckmann, turn into a deadman #respect #wordofthestreet

Originally Posted by OdysseusVA

Drunkmaannnnnnnnnn!!

Persona7
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(04-28-2014, 09:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Oersted

Isn't this pretty normal? I always had the feeling that american devs are getting laid off pretty fast.



I will never get this. Some kind of defense mechanism?

It is normal for top talent to leave the studio practically all at once?

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