Hadjimurad
Hadjimurad
Aug 12
2

It mentions a ton of votes though (millions), so my best guess would be that investors are a majority of regular people, hence more affected by disproportioned salaries than by gaining a few more bucks from their investment.

Aug 12
24

I’ve seen this time and time again. New exec comes, the first thing they do is “restructure” because the old way was simply not working. Read more

Aug 12
4

In 2014, Satya Nadella ordered 18,000 people to be laid off. Mostly from Nokia (which kind of made sense, but as opposed to re-purposing them or changing their role, they got laid off). So let’s say the average was $100,000 a year. That’s 1.8 billion dollars in a year. Following year, Nadella made $18.3mil, that’s 183 Read more

Aug 12
50

Spot on. I’ve seen this time and time again. New exec comes, the first thing they do is “restructure” because the old way was simply not working. Midst the chaos, knowledge is lost, layoffs (“making the company lean), any dip is then explained by workers “adjusting to their new roles” which weren’t an issue before. Read more

Aug 12
38

I wonder how the total salaries of the workers that got laid off compares to the salary+bonuses of the execs that made the order. Read more

Aug 12
174

While recognising the need to retain top executives”

This isn’t a need. It’s the biggest lie in the corporate universe, in fact.

The difference between a “top executive” and “other executives” is literally a lottery pull. The vast majority of them are staggeringly incompetent or ineffectual people that just ride Read more

Aug 11
3

Sony has both PS+ (Games with Gold except Sony did it about 3 years before Microsoft) and PlayStation Now (GamePass except Sony started it also 3 years sooner than Microsoft) which, just like Xbox, supports PC streaming unless I’m missing something Sony has effectively the same offerings. Read more

Aug 11
9

I’m not necessarily saying they need to just drop it forever, but after Reach MS should have let it hibernate for a while, drop Chief completely, cultivate a bunch of new ideas, take pitches from other teams, and really try and reinvent what Halo could be going forward instead of just trying to recreate what Bungie Read more

Aug 11
15

Halo is Microsoft's flagship franchise. There is absolutely no way they would have let Halo just dissapear. I'm not happy with what Halo 4 and 5 were, but just letting a huge franchise like Halo go away is stupid

Aug 11
7

Sony delayed all of their major launches by at least a couple months this year, and thats for games that only had to spend the last 2 months of their development cycle in Covid. They absolutely slipped timelines because of this. My guess is that Ratchet and Clank was probably originally lined up to be a launch title Read more

Aug 11
11

I think yes and I also think no. It’s undeniable that the pandemic has impacted practically every industry negatively, but I do think Halo Infinite’s development has been suffering from other internal factors. Regardless, I’ve never been so happy to see a game delayed.

Aug 11
26

Listen, I don’t want to come off as an asshole here. There’s no doubt in my mind that there are a ton of wonderful, immensely talented people at 343and I wish them nothing but the absolute best...but there’s no real nice way of saying this, so I’ll just say it...

343 was a mistake and MS should have let Halo go after Read more

Aug 11
8

Sony hasn’t stopped delivering games so I’m thinking they’re on schedule. Xbox has had a mostly dry season that started 2 years before COVID-19. Read more

Aug 11
15

also, the creative director left midway through. Besides COVID, I guess things weren’t great for 343, seeing this was the launch game of the new Xbox.

Aug 11
34

They’re not.  Both of them should have count their losses and just pushed their consoles back until 2021.  Because if the second wave of Corona is just as bad as the first, well no one is going to be worried about video games.

Aug 11
26

Well, Covid and the overwhelmingly negative response to the graphics in the gameplay demo. From statements that came out of 343i after the showing I think they were under the impression people would be far more impressed than they actually were.

Aug 9
16

ah the POP-IN, i forgot to even mention it. it’s BAD. Like, on the in-game benchmarking thing it’s comically bad, entire sections of buildings popping in late, then their shadows even later after that. Read more

Aug 8
2

There were myths of a creature that drank the blood of livestock (particularly goats and chickens) going back to the 70's, but it was never really given an appearance. A researcher noticed the similarities between the appearance of the Chupacabra and SIL, plus how the timing of the first sighting coincided with the Read more

Aug 8
2

Didn't this movie actually led to more chupacabra sightings?

Aug 7
53

From the few articles I bothered to read, he’s the kind of guy who cheats on his wife multiple times and films children in a public restroom. It doesn’t sound like the persona and the man himself are all that different.