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+ - Crunch Time. How did this became the norm?->

Submitted by LostMonk
LostMonk writes: Kotaku gaming blog tell the story of the horrible working habit which has somehow become the status quo in the video Games industry... The Crunch Time. Endless hours over weeks and nights and weekends of overtime, usually unpaid, to meet the release deadline.

And how this kind of shortsighted, ultimately self-damaging behavior has become the norm in the industry and "weekends and long hours required" is now part of the job description.

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Comment: Re:we want gameplay, not "imperfections in the ski (Score 2) 87

Those are NOT the people to rant about!
When you see a movie you thought was boring do you rant about the camera manufacturer?
These guys are developing a very cool technology, it’s awesome. What game designers are doing with their games’ story-telling and plot lines is a very different discussion.

Comment: Disproportional view of a country (Score 2) 356

To be fair, this kind of publicity creates hugely disproportional view of a country.
I see this all the time on local news sites in Israel. Since 2012, rape case from India get a front page mention -- and absolutely no other kind of news from India! For the past 2 years the average reader, who has no business in India and knows nothing about it, is learning a single fact about a place that holds ~16% of all people -- women are getting raped there.
Will this documentary help in the long run? who can tell (not me).

Comment: Speaking as an Israeli atheist... (Score 1) 431

by LostMonk (#46418601) Attached to: Jewish School Removes Evolution Questions From Exams
There is no creationism in government public schools in Israel (hasidic schools are a different matter). Biblical stories are taught in bible studies and nowhere else.
However... In 18 years of basic and high school (in my day at school ... 20+ years ago) I did not hear a whisper of evolutionary biology as well. All I know about it is self taught.

Comment: This is why TV news is toxic (Score 2) 166

by LostMonk (#46274241) Attached to: Why Improbable Things Really Aren't
At any given time there are floods, fires, murders and any possible crime happening somewhere in the world. People, however are designed to react to what's happening in their community -- in their immediate environment.
Having every horror happening, nationwide, shoved down your throat 24X7 is equivalent to poisoning yourself.

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