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Layoff hits Obsidian?


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#61
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I'm Anthony Davis posting on the Codex.

Problem solved.

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No, I'm Anthony Davis!

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No, that's me! Sorry for creating this confusion.

Edited by Lexx, 05 December 2011 - 01:15 AM.


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From Obsidian's animator Andre Nguyen's twitter

Fellow Obsidianites who were laid off today...I was lucky, but I've been on the other end of that. Your talents will take you far! #keepgoin


http://www.linkedin.com/in/jsereno

After returning to the U.S. in the Fall, I resumed my position at Obsidian Entertainment to work on THQ's upcoming South Park RPG.

However, recent lay-offs have set my eyes on the horizon, looking for the next top-tier studio where I can share the wealth of my experience, feed my creativity, and hone my skills.

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I worked at Obsidian from 2009 to 2012 as a World Builder and Level Designer. My professional experience includes:

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-Fallout New Vegas: Honest Hearts
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Edited by funcroc, 14 March 2012 - 03:07 AM.


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Oh, not again :/

123 -> 119 so far on LinkedIn.

Does that mean they finished some of the work on South Park? Did something bad happen to PNC? :(

Edited by Flouride, 14 March 2012 - 02:56 AM.


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:(

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Damn. :(

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NWN2 and F:NV lead programmer Frank Kowalkowski got laid off

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Lots of problem solving.

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January 2003 October 2003 (10 months)
Implemented and also designed gameplay systems for Dark Alliance 2. Stepped in to handle lead management duties when the lead programmer suffered a physical injury prior to finalization.


Edited by funcroc, 14 March 2012 - 03:17 AM.


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NWN2 and F:NV lead programmer Frank Kowalkowski got laid off


NO

:(

Always sad to see Interplay Vets go. Even if he only worked on DAII. :(

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That's another reason why I really wouldn't want to work in the industry. Seems like you have to become a kind of job nomad in order to stay alive, going from one firm to the next.

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Project North Carolina lead producer Jason Fader also got laid off

So long, Obsidian. It was a great 3.5 years. I'll miss everyone :-(



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Project North Carolina lead producer Jason Fader also got laid off

So long, Obsidian. It was a great 3.5 years. I'll miss everyone :-(


:(:( :(:( :(:( :(:( :(

Jason was a cool dude

Edited by C2B, 14 March 2012 - 03:35 AM.


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Lead programmer and Lead producer from PNC laid off, that doesn't sound good :(
It's a shame that gaming industry just doesn't work as well as it could, I imagine it's really stressful to never know when you might get laid off due to publisher/pick a reason here.

Edited by Flouride, 14 March 2012 - 04:04 AM.


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Guess they will need a kickstarter.

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So damn sad to read stuff like this.

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CTG programmer Michael Bosley's Google+ post

Obsidian laid off a bunch of folks today. I'm still there, but it's sad (and part of the biz) to see so many good folks let go. :(


Edited by funcroc, 14 March 2012 - 05:30 AM.


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According to a tip we received North Carolina was canceled and it was a next-gen project.

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So Sawyer's curse strikes again :(
Makes me wonder which publisher ****** them over this time.

Edited by Flouride, 14 March 2012 - 05:43 AM.





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