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I have very little sympathy for one who just doesn't seem to understand why what he did was wrong. Even his apology has the hallmark non-apology line: "I'm sorry you're so upset by what I said."

Maybe in a week he might actually be sorry.
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Wow... talk about shooting yourself in the foot!
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Guy's out of the company by now. And it gets better by the minute...












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This I don't get. Why are they having repercussions for this now that the moron has essentially been fired?
post #74 of 162
Not only that, but did you see his official resignation speech?

http://kotaku.com/indie-dev-resigns-after-saying-hed-kill-gabe-newell-1648943100
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This I don't get. Why are they having repercussions for this now that the moron has essentially been fired?

Probably because he was previously tied to the game? It is s shame that one guy making a comment has possibly screwed over the entire team that produced the game.
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post #76 of 162
Not having the game on Steam and Humble means a HUGE hit to profits, meaning the people who made it will likely not even make a profit. Which means the people working on it will have to find another means of income. Not only that, but he basically destroyed the whole companies reputation. I'm surprised he was even able to SELL his shares of the company.
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This I don't get. Why are they having repercussions for this now that the moron has essentially been fired?

I'm still reading their tweets. Maybe there were other distributors caught as collateral damage/danger close in all that twiter rage... headscratch.gif

BTW, he sold his part in the company to his partner/s, so strictly being fired, no. But I don't think it was done willingly...
    
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Probably because he was previously tied to the game? It is s shame that one guy making a comment has possibly screwed over the entire team that produced the game.

That shouldn't matter though, the guy gets no profits from it and has been forced to resign. He will likely never work in the industry again and any employer with access to google will most likely not hire him either, regardless of the industry. That guy has to change his name and start from scratch if he's to get anywhere in life now.
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I'm still reading their tweets. Maybe there were other distributors caught as collateral damage/danger close in all that twiter rage... headscratch.gif

BTW, he sold his part in the company to his partner/s, so strictly being fired, no. But I don't think it was done willingly...

I dunno man, unless I'm missing something this seems a tad bit unfair to the other people. You don't blame Germany for Hitler's crazy policies...
Edited by DIYDeath - 10/21/14 at 2:27pm
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That shouldn't matter though, the guy gets no profits from it and has been forced to resign. He will likely never work in the industry again and any employer with access to google will most likely not hire him either, regardless of the industry. That guy has to change his name and start from scratch if he's to get anywhere in life now.

I agree, but seeing how this is so fresh in people's minds, the fact that he is not part of the company any longer has little bearing. I think as time goes on and people can clearly identify that he no longer has any ties to the company, then maybe they will give them another shot.
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That shouldn't matter though, the guy gets no profits from it and has been forced to resign. He will likely never work in the industry again and any employer with access to google will most likely not hire him either, regardless of the industry. That guy has to change his name and start from scratch if he's to get anywhere in life now.

Regardless, when you act as the face of the company your actions have consequences beyond only affecting yourself. Something that should have been understood long before speaking on behalf of a group of individuals.
    
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