old man of the sea
From: Waynesboro, PA
Ask Eric Young about the project he sank a couple of years into which tanked.
Yeah, ask me. Why is it I always get the impression that people think I actually wanted to make GIC and EYSA? I like hex based turn based games on paper damn it. I don't like realtime tactical games. I got paid to make those games, it wasn't something I just woke up and decided to make my life work out of them. Same goes for all of Close Combat. Define tanked. There where lots of tanks in GIC and EYSA. A whole lot of tanks. Panzer IV's, Panthers, Shermans, Marders, Cromwells, heck we had lots of tanks. GI Combat met sales projections (barely) and so did EYSA. Did they get good reviews? Yes and no. Will there be any more of them. Maybe, but not with me at the helm. I'm into training cops how to shoot dogs, bad guys, and how not to shoot dogs and people they should not shoot.
Oleg hates CC CoI but I've never even heard of him or seen his reviews before so if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it does it make a sound? He keeps going on about it not being a new game. Hmmmm, no sh*te!
I could tell you secrets about the map designs in Close Combat that would make you roll on the floor. F Tom, church youth camps, so much more. Close Combat after CC2 was a joke to me. Or a really bad joke played on me, I'm not sure which is true.
The only game I have enjoyed working on in the last 10 years is the game I am working on now, and you won't need a computer to play it. You will need lots of room, and lots of time.
While I am at it, what is Croatia? I am a dumb Native American. Is it part of Dalmatia? If so I hate their dogs. Those black spots and urinary tract problems are a pain in the @$$.
Man, have I mentioned that it is really nice to be out of the computer games biz? Selling stuff to the government is a way so much better life. Harder to do but better. Sarge! Time to b*tch about my war profiteering! Only I really don't have anything to do with military sales.
Oh, while I am at it, do you all know any good doctors in my area of PA. I have a boil on my @$$ and need to get it checked. I think I will name it Oleg until it is removed.
Disclaimer: I get no money from the sales of CC CoI. I doubt if I am even in the credits, why should I be, I didn't work on it. And if I did work on the first version, I had nothing to do with what shipped in the second version, and had no ownership in that version, so I deserve no credit. (see Sarge, I'm a man, not a worm like you).
I could really care less if anyone ever sells another computer game anywhere in the world. But reviewers who go on and on in forums about their opinions is just plain cheap self promotion. Print your opinion where you make money doing it and get the heck on with your life. Write another review, make more money, be happy, D@mn it!
Oh and more about tanks. I like tanks. I like cardboard counters with tanks printed on them. I like pictures of tanks. I like riding on tanks. I like looking at them at the proving grounds.
Things I like, dogs, I have three now. Cats, three of those too. Kids, four of them. Cars, one GM, One Mazda, One VW Vanagon. Houses, I just bought one. Fish, we got four.
Pagan gods, got six of them and ready to add more. Mead, got lots in storage, like 15 gallons bottled and 15 gallons getting ready to bottle. Spring, it is almost here.
Things I don't like, hmmm, people, unless they are for dinner. Turnips, I just don't get them. Hmmm, this list is harder.
Now, for something completely different!
My 19 year old daughter just moved in with me after her mother tossed her out of the house because she could not get child support for her anymore. I am so darn happy she moved in. It is a joy to have her back in my day to day life. The third dog I mentioned is one she picked out. A wonderful animal named Shadow.
On to more stuff.
Did you now that the American 1st Army has 50 billion dollars to spend on anything it wants?
Did you know my son Abner just came down stairs to tell me he loves me?
Did you know that in 10 years the sea will rise 3 feet?
Did you know that no one I know in the real world even cares about computer games.
Did you know that I do not have one darn game installed on the machine I am using to post here?
Did you know that I tossed my television out the front door four days ago? It worked fine, I was just tired of it and the mind numbing influence it had on my children.
Did you know, that if you wasted this much time reading this post you are a loser?
"Point me to a 'civilised' part of the General Forum and I'll steer way clear of it." - Soddball
Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun, but I never have been able to make out the numbers.