Whether or not this blog entry is the whole truth or credible remains to be seen. Supposedly written by a former Senior Environment Artist on Red Dead Redemption at Rockstar Games, he explains “Life at Rockstar Games.”
This doesn't surprise me. I've worked closely with Rockstar before and have never been impressed with the way they operate. Especially their PR people --whoo that was a nightmare.
I too have experienced the 'PR' for Rockstar, the were royal A**holes.
what a bullshit website, how about a link to a original blog, I don't want to read someone's bullshit comments on the matter.
An "Undead Nightmare"? :-p I've heard working at Rockstar NY is cool. I dunno bout SD
Now get back to work and don't come out of your office until the sequel to Red Dead is finished!
"Ex-Rockstar San Diego employee blogs about poor working conditions" Rumor status: Hopefully
I won't have prejudgments while this remains a rumour, I'm just wondering why they don't leave seeing as they make some of the best games, I'm sure they could find work quite easily.
The guy mentions that. He talked about how people thought that working conditions weren't really better than anywhere else and that being able to just say that you worked for Rockstar made it worth it. It's almost sad to read this article.
Its sad but its getting to the point where the gaming industry needs labor unions similar to film before it spirals out of control. There are plenty of great studios to work for, the problem is it's usually not the well know ones.
Rockstar should get a award for the worst developer of the year. I like GTA and all there ohter games but this is no the price worth.
There have been similar stories to this about rockstar in the past. It's no bloody wonder their games take years to come out!
@galgor soo true!
This needs to be investigated further. On one hand I don't want to buy and support a studio that, allegedly, treats their employees like garbage but on the other hand I don't want to their hard work go unpaid. It's a nasty situation to be a part of. I think it's time the gaming industry should have a comity that supervise the delicate relationship between publishers and developers.
Who cares Rockstar is a king in this business
No, that's Kojima Productions and Insomniac. Naughty Dog maybe too.
Dude, it's about the people that make the games you enjoy. How would you like it if it was you there? Stop acting like a chid and try to stand for the people who work their A S S off so you can enjoy your favorite pass time.
Egotistical inhuman corporate trash.
Quit complaining, send Rockstar North an email asking where the hell is GTA V.
You know that might actually work but at the cost of souls.
I don't care. I want GTA V! I'm replaying GTA IV just to a fix. I could replay III, VC or SA but they look like ass now and I just cannot do it.
Oh dear :(
It's sad to see that this might be the cost of competition. This isn't the first time that we have seen these kinds of charges levied against a high profile development studio. Some of the treatment that I have heard about borders on sweatshop mentality. I wouldn't be surprised to see the games industry unionize in the next few years...if ONLY to keep the industry humane.
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