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Brendan Drain
Director of indie game development studio Lead Developer on / / Reporter for
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Brendan Drain 10h
😢 So glad the cat was OK! Worst that ever happened to me when I had cats was we heard this weird crinkly breathing noise and found our cat with her head inside a crisp packet unable to get out. Always rip open crisp packets before binning them!
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Brendan Drain 10h
Replying to @jeremy_peel
In one sense, these kinds of asynchronous multiplayer features are amazing. But it makes me wonder what will become of the game years from now for those going back, it'll be a fundamentally lonelier experience.
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Brendan Drain 23h
Hell yeah! It's our boyo Travis \o/
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Brendan Drain Nov 13
something you might be interested in?
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Brendan Drain Nov 13
Replying to @datamagpie @Bolster
If you do this, it's extremely important to make your data at least as accessible as the story a journalist would make out of it. Infographics, charts, a narrative etc. People will ignore accurate data they can't understand in favour of an inaccurate headline they can.
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Brendan Drain Nov 12
Replying to @Kajatta
Who does that even leave? Krillin?
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Brendan Drain Nov 12
Replying to @FAYNIndy @RixxJavix
Yes, but with UX designed for 2019 rather than 1920 :P
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Brendan Drain Nov 12
Replying to @RixxJavix
I suggested to CCP a while ago that we get the ability to drag any item from the universal search results into a pinned icon on the screen. A person you message a lot, your home station, jita 4-4, whatever it is you need to access frequently.
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Brendan Drain Nov 11
Replying to @origamikid
I don't even care that it's for a car, that's an amazing advert.
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Brendan Drain Nov 11
Google knew this info day 1 and didn't step in to clarify for some time as people argued about it. They were vague intentionally to sell founders editions, and it'll bite them in the ass.
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Brendan Drain Nov 11
Replying to @MassivelyOP
"Scam rates fall as people get wise to scams."
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Brendan Drain Nov 11
Honestly, the number of people who still have the wrong end of the stick on Stadia's sub is shocking. They clearly haven't done enough to inform people. Can't wait for launch day when all those people realise they have to buy the games.
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Brendan Drain Nov 11
Replying to @martinpi
Having a producer do this for me showed the types of task I chronically under-estimate the scope of. This is used to calculate the Brendan Quotient of a task :D
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Brendan Drain Nov 11
Replying to @martinpi
Drill down into each task as granularly as possible, and you'll start seeing all the little tasks that add up. Estimate times for each task, then as you complete them check how far off the estimate was. Most devs never go back to the scene of the crime!
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Brendan Drain Nov 10
Replying to @draginol @cliffski
None of the major sites pay news writers using an engagement model as far as I am aware, and game news doesn't seem particularly homogenous. Not sure I'm seeing the issue here, and I say that as both a member of the gaming press and an indie dev who can't get media coverage.
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Brendan Drain Nov 10
Replying to @GreyAlien
Misleading information, unfortunately. That's just the guides section at the very bottom of the front page on RPS, the main news coverage still includes indies. Also imagine it's mainly there for SEO purposes as guide articles are highly googled and those games are hot right now.
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Brendan Drain Nov 10
Replying to @draginol @cliffski
Nope, they overwhelmingly use flat fees for freelance writers (including remote) and salaries for permanent writers.
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Brendan Drain Nov 10
Replying to @MaxSingularity
Yeah, you can get that shut down for impersonation. I've had a few over the years.
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Brendan Drain Nov 10
Replying to @alexandrabjarg
Probably looking for documents that could be used for identity theft.
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Brendan Drain Nov 8
Replying to @EveOnline
Looks like around 2005 in this shot. I would love to get those coloured neocom icons back.
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