2501 I could potentially have a very high tolerance for (assuming competent) self indulgence in media, now that I think about it, it took me a long time to realize there was anyone out there who didn’t think Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots wasn’t a sublime experience (at least, it certainly was for me, at 19 (maybe 20?) years of age).
goonbag Yeah… I wasn’t biting my tongue myself exactly, more just assuming the folks here are more or less on the same page with that already. It is on my mind a lot, even more so for the past few weeks since I believe it when he says he worked 120 workweeks, and judging from other things he’s been talking about it’s been grueling mind numbing garbage work, mostly consisting of babysitting an extremely fussy and non-cooperating computer program and staring at progress bars and praying the program will work as intended. I’ve never been a workaholic by any means and I’ve never been saddled with expectations from several thousands of people to produce anything, but I have done at least somewhat similar independent creative work that necessitated finishing the job with a lot of lonely, deeply frustrating, synapse frying bullshit on a fickle computer program, and slamming into hard limitations or obscure bugs unknowingly that can stifle or prevent the rate of progress, or even worse, undo work with no way to retrieve it at what seems like the drop of a hat. So I have been hyped but also simultaneously horrified.
At any rate, yes, I also hope he is going to change things for the better. The guy should take the rest of the damn year off, never mind two weeks.