In case anyone missed it this busy holiday/con-filled weekend, this is an interview with Steve Jaros, Creative Director at Volition, about his thoughts on critiques and criticisms of the Saints Row series.
He speaks for himself, but his views reflect those of our company (anyone that attended GaymerX’s Designing Inclusive Games panel will recognize the position). And it’s something that many people at Volition, not just Steve, believe strongly in and are actively working on improving.
We’ve made mistakes in the past, we’re trying to do better, but we’ve still got a lot of room for improvement. Critiques like Anita’s are an important part of our continued improvement because “it’s fair to be called out on your shit.”
I also think it’s really neat that they chose Kinzie as the co-op character for Gat out of hell. I’d like to have seen her as the headliner, but Gat is the only SR character with any kind of brand awareness level. Since the boss is customisable, it’s hard for Volition to market the game with the boss at the forefront so Gat, as longest serving member of the Saints, is the de factor go-to protagonist, but the fact they specifically chose Kinzie over the “sexy badass” Shaundi (not to dismiess her as a character, just saying that she’s the more “Hollywood” of the female characters and arguably “easier” to market to the lowest common denominator) not as a support character but as an equal co-op character, just just an R2-D2 stand-in who hacks computers and uses gadgets to solve puzzles is pretty awesome.
Pokedex Entry: Mewssingno., the Future-Devouring Pokemon.
Mewssingno. is the only Pokemon with complete omniscience. It knows where you live. It knows who you love. It knows you still pee your bed at night. And it knows you tried to cheat to get infinite Rare Candies and Masterballs.
Larger view here: http://starvingstudents.deviantart.com/art/Mewssingno-472862222
Reason #12492 why Mark Waid is awesome.
Not to mention there are plenty of examples of DC heroes whose personal lives don’t suck.
Just putting that out there in case this comes off as kicking off a Marvel/DC flame war.
Bought one month after launch, our PS3 died suddenly today of massive internal failure, during an episode of Pokemon XY. Because it has survived so so long, we don’t feel empty. We were so fortunate it lasted so long. It’s statistically ridiculous. But I personally came to terms with the moment long ago, and was ready for it.
Despite appearances, our PS2 still functions. No parent should have to bury their child.
Asked by yoyonaki
most artist are just tumblr artist i usually delete credits and say what i want because when it comes down to it sure it’s your art there shouldn’t be a rift in tide over deleting it any who i appriciate your art never the less
here’s the thing:
you wrote “playboy” because well that’s what you felt like and wrote “playboy”
But my problem is that I dont want people to get confused with two different text post (which one is actually the original title while the other one is just a random word you came up with looking at my art).
Also its incredibly rude to delete credits and most artists aren’t JUST tumblr artists, they are tons of professional artists/illustrators/or an art student, who makes art and they make an income out of their freelance art.
So please be respectful to illustrators.
I’m gonna say this as nicely as I can, because there is no such thing as “just a Tumblr artist.” They are artists. Anyone who makes art is an artist, and you don’t scrape their signature off paintings and you don’t remove credit, online.
If you didn’t make the art:
Give the artist credit, leave the credit. Their name is all they have, when they share their art with the world, and the art leads back to the creator.
It’s like posting the music of your favorite song, and conveniently the lyrics just drop from hearing.
We want to hear the artist sing, I don’t care if you just like the tune and don’t care for the lyrics. Leave the credit so we can find the artist whose art we enjoyed.
read my post more clearly before you go off on your tumblr essay about how this and that goes obviously i could care less about your music refreemce to make yourself seem hip your not hip stay humble i know alot more of whats going on ringht now then you can imagine your on tumblr you are an artist… TUMBLR + ARTIST = TUMBLR ARTIST as soon as you post anything on here it’s tumblrs don’t write wrote you don’t know.
I’m not concerned with “sounding hip.” I literally post comics, art I make, literature refs, dorky jokes, and history, etc. I wear glasses and comic book tee shirts every day, sometimes with paint stains on them. Sometimes I run a brush through my hair. I don’t care if I look or sound hip. I sound like me, and that is all. I simply see what you’ve done exactly as I expressed it - you clipped the art, it lost an aspect of its quality and what makes it enjoyable. It is like cutting off the last portion of a painting, wherein there is a signature. It’s like taking the meaning out of a song.
The art by Tumblr artists does not belong to Tumblr. The artists retain ownership. Posting the work online allows Tumblr the license for distribution, in the form of reblogs. That is literally in the posting guidelines, which is one of the reasons I chose to publish my work on Tumblr.
Uploading work online does not validate a creator as an artist - the fact that they create art validates them as artists. There is no such thing as “just a Tumblr artist.”
The license allows for users to alter the comments on content; the artist asked that you retained her comment for credit and context, thereby indicating that she didn’t appreciate the work taken out of context and would like credit for her effort and creation. Wherein the comment is part of the art posted. Art galleries even publish an artist’s statement in support or explanation of their work - this is something that is standard in publishing and circulating the work of artists. She simply asked that you not remove her comment, and you defended your removal with “you’re just a Tumblr artist” - and I disagree with that opinion. There is no such thing as “just” a Tumblr artist. Posting their work on Tumblr does not in any way diminish their efforts or achievements, or right to their work, which is what your comment implies.
As you have requested that I “stay humble” - I humbly request that you reconsider your position. Courtesy to artists costs nothing, deviates from no respectable social norm, their comments don’t take up any more room on your blog than their work does, and consideration for the creator can only endear you to the artist and the members who would like to know the source of the work and what they have to say about it, when they post it.
You may feel defensive and angry, at the moment, but my original statement is simply - we like the artists, we want to support them, we want to hear what they have to say about their art especially when it’s relevant to a particular piece/post and leads back to their blog, so we can see more of the work and others that pertain to it, without having to trace its origin.
That may not be hip, but it’s considerate, and courtesy will never go out of style.
Have a good day.
Whether you’re celebrating the end of a lazy Labor Day or just want to unwind after a stressful Monday, there’s likely no better way to end your day than by watching this two-hours movie about Tom Hiddleston’s fan-favorite villain Loki, assembled from the Thor, Thor 2 and Avengers movies.
The movie you all screamed for.