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Old 06-28-2013, 03:00 PM   #1
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Game Developer Tweets about $70k Sportscar


The Examiner has posted an article suggesting that the problem with the gaming industry is that developers make too much, after the girlfriend of a prominent F2P developer tweeted that she had damaged his $70,000+ Lotus Evora.

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The girlfriend of a fairly prominent game developer (who shall both remain nameless for the sake of privacy) recently tweeted that she was having a bad day because she ran over the curb while driving his $70,000 sports car around the city. The tweet has since been deleted but statements like this make one start to wonder if game developers and consequently publishers really should be making enough money to afford $70,000 sports cars to begin with.
Brings to mind how a $60 game like Gears of War: Judgement launched with $70 in Day1 DLC.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:11 PM   #2
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So... that article is bullshit. Most people don't make enough to afford a 70,000 dollar car.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:12 PM   #3
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Because someone who is a successful college graduate shouldn't be able to afford a $70K car? We don't know that he has paid for it or how he lives the rest of his life. He could be one of those car guys who has a shitty apartment to afford his car.

Edit: Also, we only know he is "prominent" and don't know the game he works on. I'd expect the lead designer of League of Legends to be disgustingly rich because they took big risks that paid off huge with one of the best games ever made. He should be able to afford a ridiculously expensive car. . though I'd never spend my money that way.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:16 PM   #4
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If we pay for it, it's their money to distribute...
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:20 PM   #5
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A $70k car is more likely proof of poor financial decisions than high income.

I knew not one but two fools who made about $40k/year and bought $40-50k corvettes, then bought cheaper second cars because they couldn't afford to drive the vettes on a daily basis.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:34 PM   #6
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Yeah, I don't get the point here. So the guy can or can't afford a Lotus. So what. Should developers drive crappy cars so we can get cheaper games? I really don't understand the connection. If you don't want to pay $60 for a game it is very easy. You wait a few months after it is released before buying it. I didn't pay $60 for a single game last generation. You have to sacrifice the day-1 gratification but you really should have multiple hobbies in your life. Makes for a healthier mind and pocket book. Amazon always has games at $40 like 3-4 months after release.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:35 PM   #7
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Impossible! Nonsense! Ridiculous!

Everyone knows piracy has been destroying the entertainment industry for the last 30 years. No one has money for things like stuff.

Fact: 76% of all hobos are currently employed game developers and music execs.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:17 PM   #8
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Obviously this story is fake. Game developers don't have girlfriends...

Excuse me while I waddle over get more Dew and Cheetos.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:24 PM   #9
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This guy is 100% clown shoes. If he's sold himself as an authority on the game industry, his credibility is hopefully now in the toilet. In other new, since Stephen King is wealthy man, all writers have more money than god.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:30 PM   #10
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Why did he let a woman drive an expensive car?

And now that THAT'S outta the way, we should know who the developer is and just not buy their games for a bit.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:41 PM   #11
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In other new, since Stephen King is wealthy man, all writers have more money than god.
And not once has he whined and bitched about all those used copies of The Stand cutting into his income and how bookstores that sell used books should give him a cut.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:44 PM   #12
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Remember Jason Hall's motorcycle? Good times, good times.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:45 PM   #13
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As capitalism has resulted in haves and have nots. REALLY big gaps now. The haves need larger and larger margins to define success. Every Blizzard employee that writes production code makes over 100k. They drive whatever they want. Why? Because Blizzard doesn't care about 150k/yr, they care about what they can get. They get good developers. They pay them their pittance of under 1/4 mil and call it a day. Ironically, the writer doesn't realize that a payscale that allows a 70k car was established in the 90s. Wait till he does actual research on where capitalism has taken these companies. This is a non-story.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:29 PM   #14
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I would argue that capitalism has raised the financial standards and quality of life across the board. Now, CRONY capitalism is another story altogether. So what if he drives a 70k car? Haters gonna hate.
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Remember Jason Hall's motorcycle? Good times, good times.
Or John Carmack's Ferrari
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You're not paying your fair share!

You don't need that much money!

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It's true... All the top end game developers driving GODDAMN RED FERRARIS! John Carmack, Cliff Blezynski, etc.
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Remember Jason Hall's motorcycle? Good times, good times.
The Chrome superbike! And where is Jason Hall now? Bike sold and he is reduced to doing Youtube videos with D-List gaming icons.
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You don't need that much money!

The IRS would like to talk with you...if you're a conservative!
Greed is when you covet someone else's belongings. The entire meaning is bass ackwards.
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