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A secret global conspiracy of game developers that control society?
August 11th 2001, 13:38 CEST by Tommy

I am not sure if this deserves its own topic (<i>it does - mr0n the phantom ed</i>) but as a common lurker I didn't feel I could just drop it carte blanche into whatever topic thread was currently underway.

A friend told me about this site: <a href="http://www.gameilluminati.com">http://www.gameilluminati.com</a>

That is apparently a members only bulletin board.  You cannot access it without a password.  Apparently it is 'invitation only' for industry people.  Beyond the password members enter a holy grail of mature discussions and non- flaming objective discussions about the merits of games, as debated by an elite few.

Interestingly enough, this board is registered to a one George Broussard, he of 3D Realms fame.

Unfortunately, I myself work for a Publisher and am hence patently evil, so will no doubt never get to feast on the intellectual riches within (it's for developers who have shipped titles only). I would be interested to know if loyal PlanetCrappers from the development side have been exposed to the joys of www.gameilluminati.com and if so, if perhaps they could 'illuminate' us on the merits of this site?

Is this a joyous site, protecting true captains of the industry and allowing them a safe haven for discourse?

Or is this a dangerous and subversive, insidious form of elitism that harms us all? Could www.gameilluminati.com spell the end of our honorable PlanetCrap (<i>No! Never! - mr0n the phantom ed</i>)?  Will we see gamesbiz professionals flee in search of greener, safer pastures yonder?

Please Comment and discuss.  Me, I'm just fascinated and nosey.
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#32220 by CheesyPoof
2008-12-09 18:07:22
The problem with the JJ pride fund is two fold, 1) you're running it, 2) you're being a jackass so it had no hope of succeeding. If someone like Caryn ran it in earnest, or Jamie, I'm sure we could cobble together $30 or so.

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#32221 by Jamie
2008-12-09 18:13:21
jamie@jmadigan.net http://www.jmadigan.net
I'm heartened to see that Caryn and I are the only trustworthy people on the site. I've obviously got more wiggle room for being a jerk than I thought. I should make use of it.

blog | photoblog | PlanetCrap Flickr group

"It was a little hard to tell how bad I was bleeding on account of the salsa" -- Jibble
#32222 by CheesyPoof
2008-12-09 18:24:24
I put you on there because I didn't think that Caryn reads this thread and that you're the most trustworthy of The Thread readers, but I don't know if that's saying a lot.  I'd trust Jeremy, but I dunno if he should be running his own pride fund.

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#32223 by Anonymous
2008-12-09 18:55:17
32222! Fuck, this thread got out of hand a long time ago!

BTW, welcome back assemblerer.  Where you been man?

More like, why did you bother coming back, am I right?

2005 TOTY 10000 badge winner and proud carrier.
#32224 by Ergo
2008-12-09 19:06:39
It's true, Anon. We'd all be happy if neither you nor assomblergor ever came back.

"Oh,  I don't believe in hypothetical situations, Mr. Donaghy. That's like lying to your brain." --Kenneth
#32225 by bishop
2008-12-09 19:31:42
http://www.darkintel.org/00FF00/
Hey, I like assemblerer. It's not like he's anaqnanquaneurnaurer.
#32226 by Anonymous
2008-12-09 21:29:35
But imagine you would have to make the choice, assemblerer or your dog - one has to die, which one would it be?

2005 TOTY 10000 badge winner and proud carrier.
#32227 by Shadarr
2008-12-09 21:34:36
shadarr@gmail.com http://digital-luddite.com
I don't see what the problem of JJ administering his own Human Fund is.  At the end of the day he gets the money and can spend it on blow if he wants to.

Witnesses in the house heard Jones say "why did you pee on me Pooh Bear?" A few moments later, the witness heard the son say "Mama you done stabbed me."
#32228 by Jibble
2008-12-09 22:07:42
Did I mention that the JJ's Pride Fund operates with a mere 30% operational cost*? Pretty good, right?

*I'm kidding. Not only will JJ get all the donations, I'm actually going to bump it up enough to cover the PayPal fee hit from money coming my way and going out to him so he gets the full amount donated.

I want to go to there.

Blog. 190 lbs.  10 to go.
#32229 by CheesyPoof
2008-12-09 22:12:42
I'm giving myself a TOTY for this.

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#32230 by Jibble
2008-12-09 22:20:38
It's a late entry, but it should certainly be in the running.

I want to go to there.

Blog. 190 lbs.  10 to go.
#32231 by assemblerer
2008-12-09 22:54:28
http://uglycode.com
#32217 by OwenButler
BTW, welcome back assemblerer.  Where you been man?

Why, thanks for the welcome. So...

[blog]
I've moved to Prague in March, survived a month without the mighty Internet, fell in love, got a date, got a stable relationship that's been going on for over a month, sent an angry email to boss, got a raise, got 2 LCDs for every developer in the company; the company fired most developers after a failed eshop that was being built on SharePoint (1 pageload took at least 5 seconds) and I'm still here, because I'm a damned PHP developer and I have to take care of myriads of PHP 4 classes that don't form a well-designed object-oriented application at all. But it pays the bills and I don't need to do overtimes at all.

My time was consumed mostly by my relationship, and also several games that I've started buying since I discovered that... well... actually, I haven't discovered anything, I'm just an impulse shopper, and Steam loves that.

I've also promised myself not to win the "most annoying" troll award this year, but since I'm still bi-polar, I make no promises.
[/blog]

#32226 by Anonymous
But imagine you would have to make the choice, assemblerer or your dog - one has to die, which one would it be?

Notice: Undefined variable: dog in A:\webroot\anon.php on line 1

#32232 by assemblerer
2008-12-09 22:55:26
http://uglycode.com
tl;dr version: I'm OK. I'm busy. I don't plan to spend here too much time. Glad to see you guys.

So, what have I missed?

#32233 by eggbert
2008-12-09 22:57:39
http://www.stuffresearch.com
assemblerer (#32231):
survived a month without the mighty Internet, fell in love, got a date, got a stable relationship

You put that in an interesting order...
#32234 by assemblerer
2008-12-09 23:07:48
http://uglycode.com
#32233 by eggbert

You put that in an interesting order...

Turned out that my lady was stalking me on last.fm a while before we talked. Falling in love had to come after I got an ADSL, because, well, she's from 6th most dangerous US city. Needless to say, I'm quite thankful for free video calls.

#32235 by Jibble
2008-12-09 23:19:33
GIF.

I want to go to there.

Blog. 190 lbs.  10 to go.
#32236 by bishop
2008-12-09 23:22:23
http://www.darkintel.org/00FF00/
I don't have a dog, assemblerer wins by default.
#32237 by assemblerer
2008-12-09 23:24:55
http://uglycode.com
I'm not sure why I'm doing this.

#32238 by Jibble
2008-12-09 23:27:23
That may be the first time in this history of PlanetCrap that GIF actually worked.

I want to go to there.

Blog. 190 lbs.  10 to go.
#32239 by jjohnsen
2008-12-09 23:31:46
http://www.johnsenclan.com
She looks like Vics wife on the Shield.

#32240 by TreeFrog
2008-12-09 23:31:58
You just exploited a manic depressive. How does that make you feel?

Moat.
#32241 by TreeFrog
2008-12-09 23:33:45
assemblerer - I'll forgive your extremely questionable music taste since Everything But The Girl - Single (Photek remix).mp3 is in there.

Moat.
#32242 by TreeFrog
2008-12-09 23:34:47
Red_Dwarf-Theme.mp3? Oh, we cool.

Moat.
#32243 by TreeFrog
2008-12-09 23:34:56
TRIPLEX

Moat.
#32244 by CheesyPoof
2008-12-09 23:35:03
Thinking...

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#32245 by CheesyPoof
2008-12-09 23:35:51
Whoops.

I never knew assembler left, but maybe the other half of his bi-polar disorder is gaggle.

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#32246 by anaqer
2008-12-09 23:36:27
#32238 by Jibble
That may be the first time in this history of PlanetCrap that GIF actually worked.

Not qui... oh, thanks for reminding to take that down.

If we can hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate!
#32247 by m0nty
2008-12-09 23:47:36
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
It is a sad day when two ex-GSI employees are the most trustworthy on PlanetCrap.
#32248 by Jamie
2008-12-10 00:15:26
jamie@jmadigan.net http://www.jmadigan.net
What Jeremy doesn't know is that Gator is now installed on his computer.

blog | photoblog | PlanetCrap Flickr group

"It was a little hard to tell how bad I was bleeding on account of the salsa" -- Jibble
#32249 by Ergo
2008-12-10 00:20:51
So, let me get this straight. You haven't actually physically met her yet? This is just an internet thing?

"Oh,  I don't believe in hypothetical situations, Mr. Donaghy. That's like lying to your brain." --Kenneth
#32250 by assemblerer
2008-12-10 00:27:46
http://uglycode.com
Yes, sadly, even after talking hundreds of hours, it's still just "an internet thing". That's why I'm spending (relative) shitloads of money to visit her in March. If all will be fine, she'll move in, to Prague, in April.

#32251 by bishop
2008-12-10 00:43:19
http://www.darkintel.org/00FF00/
Hooray!
#32252 by TreeFrog
2008-12-10 00:53:24
Good luck, mate. I did something not entirely dissimilar, and we've been married for 3 years now.

Moat.
#32253 by jjohnsen
2008-12-10 01:08:50
http://www.johnsenclan.com
Talk of moving in before you've met face to face.  Truly the internet is a wonderful and scary thing.

#32254 by OwenButler
2008-12-10 01:16:39
http://blog.owenbutler.org/
Yeah good luck with that dude.  It sounds a little risky, so be careful yeah?

#32255 by Shadarr
2008-12-10 01:21:41
shadarr@gmail.com http://digital-luddite.com
Bah, I have woman with two kids moving in tomorrow who I met a month ago.

Granted, it's because she's getting evicted and I have a half-empty house.

Witnesses in the house heard Jones say "why did you pee on me Pooh Bear?" A few moments later, the witness heard the son say "Mama you done stabbed me."
#32256 by TreeFrog
2008-12-10 01:57:46
Shadarr (#32255):
Bah, I have woman with two kids moving in tomorrow who I met a month ago.

Granted, it's because she's getting evicted and I have a half-empty house.

Sounds like a horror movie plot. The kids are going to look identical and accuse you of things you didn't do.

Moat.
#32257 by Shadarr
2008-12-10 02:03:30
shadarr@gmail.com http://digital-luddite.com
If the chick looked like Sarah Michelle Geller I'd be worried.

Witnesses in the house heard Jones say "why did you pee on me Pooh Bear?" A few moments later, the witness heard the son say "Mama you done stabbed me."
#32258 by TreeFrog
2008-12-10 02:24:03
No, I could totally live with that. Even if I did prefer Willow to Buffy.

If she got evicted for mortgage-nonpayment reasons rather than eating-the-neighbours'-still-beating-hearts reasons you should be fine.

Moat.
#32259 by Shadarr
2008-12-10 02:25:16
shadarr@gmail.com http://digital-luddite.com
Really?  I go the other way on that one.

Witnesses in the house heard Jones say "why did you pee on me Pooh Bear?" A few moments later, the witness heard the son say "Mama you done stabbed me."
#32260 by lwf
2008-12-10 02:51:40
Speaking of crazy internet harpies, whatever happened to Ds?

Handsome like a coat hanger. Wii.
#32261 by Ergo
2008-12-10 05:02:19
#32250 by assemblerer

Yes, sadly, even after talking hundreds of hours, it's still just "an internet thing". That's why I'm spending (relative) shitloads of money to visit her in March. If all will be fine, she'll move in, to Prague, in April.

Where does she live?

"Oh,  I don't believe in hypothetical situations, Mr. Donaghy. That's like lying to your brain." --Kenneth
#32262 by Ergo
2008-12-10 05:02:51
And Prague's a pretty awesome city, btw.

"Oh,  I don't believe in hypothetical situations, Mr. Donaghy. That's like lying to your brain." --Kenneth
#32263 by assemblerer
2008-12-10 07:58:06
http://uglycode.com
Ergo-

Thanks, Prague is nice, it's now one of the more expensive European cities, and doesn't really feel like a paradise [permanent home], but it's nice and comfy. I got all I need.

My girl lives in Birmingham, AL... and luckily, she doesn't have southern accent unless she's very tired. (No offense, southerners, it's just something I'd have a hard time getting used to.)

BTW, Shadarr, I hope you're stocked up on duct tape. They won't be able to shout OR eat your beating heart with them on!

Anyway, thanks for the support, everyone!

#32264 by Shadarr
2008-12-10 10:11:38
shadarr@gmail.com http://digital-luddite.com
#32263 by assemblerer

BTW, Shadarr, I hope you're stocked up on duct tape.

I watch Dexter, I'm good.

Witnesses in the house heard Jones say "why did you pee on me Pooh Bear?" A few moments later, the witness heard the son say "Mama you done stabbed me."
#32265 by gaggle
2008-12-10 10:58:14
#32245 by CheesyPoof
I never knew assembler left, but maybe the other half of his bi-polar disorder is gaggle.

I'm nobodies other half. I'm a real boy!

"Common sense; it is so rare, it is a god damn superpower."
#32266 by gaggle
2008-12-10 10:59:51
nobody's? Fuck, nevermind, back to talking about Willow.

"Common sense; it is so rare, it is a god damn superpower."
#32267 by TreeFrog
2008-12-10 12:32:35
assemblerer (#32263):
My girl lives in Birmingham, AL

Are you shitting me? We're both involved with women from Birmingham we met over the internet? Are you my spirit brother or something?

Moat.
#32268 by TreeFrog
2008-12-10 12:38:22
gaggle (#32266):
Fuck, nevermind, back to talking about Willow.

If Alyson Hannigan ever actually spoke to me, I would dissolve into a puddle. Same goes for what's-her-name off House.

Moat.
#32269 by bishop
2008-12-10 13:31:22
http://www.darkintel.org/00FF00/
You're both involved with the same woman from birmingham.
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