- Oct 25, 2017
Really bummed about Natalie leaving but best wishes to her on her next role. It is also a huge bummer that both women are leaving the site, even though Danielle at vice.
it got played at every _:33 minute mark during Savepoint
yeah, that's definitely one of the things that makes Natalie leaving a big bummer
Yeah, not a fan of that homepage at all. It's also dropping me into my "local VICE" every time.
For some reason I feel like that article will come up the next time they are critical of a popular game.Vice Media Gets $250 Million in Debt Funding From George Soros, Other Investors
I hope that Soros money has some tagged for Vice Gaming, please
Me either until I went back and watched a bunch of Save Point I missed.
I think you can only access the chapter stuff from the desktop version which is pretty annoying since I mostly watch Twitch from the PS4 app.Me either until I went back and watched a bunch of Save Point I missed.
I think part of it is Cado and the crew being very on point with their stream setup and keeping Twitch updated, because the functionality has apparently existed for around a year but I've never seen anyone else use it.
Ugh, don't remind me. At least we'll always have the Polygon show!
THERE WILL BE NO NEW THREAD! WAYPOINT FOREVER.
I don't know that a multiple episode analysis podcast about a 24 year-old British television adaptation of a 206 year-old novel necessarily screams "VICE".So I was thinking about this yesterday - doesn't the fact that Waypoint is now just a part of Vice as a whole, does it really matter if they did Be Good and Rewatch It? It diverging from what their main focus is should have no affect as it would just fall under Vice and not necessarily Waypoint or Vice Gaming right? It could just show up on the front page or wherever as a podcast about a movie or whatever. If anything, it would expand the audience, not limit it.
It sounds to me like the podcast remains as is, we maaaaaybe see a bit more writing from them all since BG&RI is gone, and beyond that they can also make use of some Motherboard writers. Maybe that goes the other way too - if something they write is more Tech focused, it could be over there instead of Games, I guess?I don't know that a multiple episode analysis podcast about a 24 year-old British television adaptation of a 206 year-old novel necessarily screams "VICE".
I still don't have much of a grasp of what this change means. Does it mean we stop seeing articles from Walker, Zacny et al.? Does it mean they start writing about more than just games? Does it mean folks who would normally write about food for VICE start weighing in on crunch at Rockstar? Does it start to mean who shows up on the podcast is way more of a toss-up? Having a hard time gathering a tangible grasp of this change aside from just the name and URL.
It all depends on the job description. He might be doing alot of the same work within the "Waypoint" umbrella, but he's working beside two-ish other umbrellas.
I dunno what kind of shift in responsibilities the new title entails, but he always felt overqualified to be at GB. He's overqualified for anything short of running his own show with full authorial and editorial control imo. If the Vice thing ever didn't work out I would love to hope the Waypoint community would be able to float a Patreon based business surrounding the core crew, and it would give them more license to do the weird shit their fans love like the P&P podcast, and running random streams. I dunno, I've felt like they've already spent the last few years juggling the type of content they've wanted to produce vs. the profit based expectations of their Vice overlords and it has lead to them being forced to drop a lot of fan favorite stuff. Like honestly I'm still not over the loss of regular streams. There are not enough collaborative game streaming creators out there.
This is exactly what this seems like to me. It feels like the beginning of the end. I’m guessing the rest will slowly leave.Ooofff, after listening to that last podcast... yeah, this has been a more significant change than I think most of us realized. Like, I've been through 2 big corporate "restructurings" that ended up being far bigger than anyone who worked there anticipated. And the way everyone was talking felt a LOT like that. Leadership will tell you things like, "Yes, we have to make significant changes to move forward, but YOUR division is doing well and is fundamental to where we're going. EVERYONE here still has a job! Just... you can't hire anyone new for a while, not till things settle. No, not even if people who are spooked by all the layoffs in other divisions start to look elsewhere. And we're going to reassign a couple of your people to fit with our new allignment. It's not a big deal, just streamlining."
Basically, Danielle being reassigned (mostly) away from Waypoint and Austin being (basically) demoted... and now Natalie leaving (another big IF= if she's not replaced), implies that Vice Games is a pretty big change from Waypoint. Doesn't mean that everyone left can't still carry on those Waypoint ideals and create something awesome that succeeds, especially with all the new resources from Motherboard et al. But it's concerning.
I doubt it . Both patrick and rob have pretty nice jobs where they can work from home with a steady salary. Danielle seems to have recently started this new job and Cado just seems really happy to be working there generally.
I mean, it might not be by choice