Over on Gamasutra's job boards, an ad recently popped up that has become a topic of debate over the course of the past couple days.
Irrational Games, best known for excellent games like System Shock 2 and BioShock, is looking for a new design manager. Included are several requirements:
"Six-plus years as a game designer." Ok, they're looking for someone with good experience. "Four-plus years of experience managing direct reports." Alright then. "Shipped a minimum of three games from pre-production through ship." Good, good.
"Credit on at least one game with an 85+ average Metacritic review score." Wait what?