Jump to content
  • Sign Up
mkreku

Chris Avellone leaves Obsidian

Recommended Posts

 

Ahh, humor is such an excellent way of coping with this news. Meanwhile I've been getting drunk and listening to Enya.

I've been getting drunk as well, but I'm afraid I have a better taste in music.

 

You obviously don't get it; this ain't about joy its about self torment.

  • Like 3

I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

village_idiot.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stick figure cartoons. He's going to become a Mushashi Miyamoto-like recluse and master the art form.

Implying he has not yet mastered it already... blasphemer!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chris Avellone has resolved to learn kung fu to track down the criminal that killed his partner.

What you actually mean he will be researching the nature of the criminals so he can come back and fight crime in a black suit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

one possibility not yet considered: chris genuine believes that he is going to hogwarts.

 

as a writer o' crpgs, chris must necessarily have a rather loose grip on reality. perhaps he finally let go.  for years his psyche has stood at the gaping maw o' a metaphorical chipper-shredder, white-knuckled hands grasping the rusted steel feed chute and inexorably failing. at last, his arms, tired beyond reasonable endurance, shudder, spasm and fail.   a brief smirk o' bitter relief paints his features 'fore his demons finally have their way, sending chris' sanity headfirst into the angry metal mouth where what were left o' his tortured mind gets turned into tiny splinters o' memory and the dust o' half-forgotten dreams.  

 

HA! Good Fun!

I fookin' love the image this conjures in my mind!

 

Anyway, could it be that Obsidian and inXile are doing the employee version of a game of wife swapping?  You know, Fargo gets to bed Chris for a night and Fergus gets to bed one of their guys?  Or they are like swapping people like they do with baseball cards or OMIGOD CHRIS AVELLONE IS A POKEMON!!!!!   It all makes sense now!   They must've had too many Avellonachus and decided to swap one!!!!   You all heard it here first!


"That rabbit's dynamite!" - King Arthur, Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail

"Space is big, really big." - Douglas Adams

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"That rabbit's dynamite!" - King Arthur, Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail

"Space is big, really big." - Douglas Adams

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And he might also be leaving, hmmm.... surely can't be a coincidence.


L I E S T R O N G
L I V E W R O N G

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MCA barely mentions his work on Pillars and quickly moves on, while he talks at length, and, dare I say, lovingly, about Wasteland 2 and TToN.  Hmm... 

2l9hy6d.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MCA is leaving to compete on Masterchef, if victorious he will demand to be called Master Chef Avellone.

 

 

MCA barely mentions his work on Pillars and quickly moves on, while he talks at length, and, dare I say, lovingly, about Wasteland 2 and TToN.  Hmm... 

2l9hy6d.jpg

I noticed that as well. I'll admit to not liking PoE as much as I hoped, but it seems odd.


"Take your child murderin' god and shove his him up his own ass."-Volorun

 

"...the vote of a black redhead disabled homosexual transsexual Jew should probably be worth the same as at least a hundred white heterosexual Christians."-Rostere

 

"i can think of many women i would gladly sleep with, but not a single one that i would want as a girlfriend/wife... neither real nor fictional."-teknoman2

 

"I'm all for killing dogs in film." - algroth

 

"Iselmyr is the one who did GOMAD... Aloth is lactose intolerant" -ShadySands

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

MCA barely mentions his work on Pillars and quickly moves on, while he talks at length, and, dare I say, lovingly, about Wasteland 2 and TToN.  Hmm... 

2l9hy6d.jpg

 

I noticed the following:

 

 

PCI: You’ve spoke a bit about crowd funding, would you ever consider heading up a Kickstarter?

CA: I’m going to hold off on answering that for now.

 

Completely reading into things obviously, nothing to back it up, but what if he is planning his own Kickstarter project?


"That rabbit's dynamite!" - King Arthur, Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail

"Space is big, really big." - Douglas Adams

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

 

PCI: You’ve spoke a bit about crowd funding, would you ever consider heading up a Kickstarter?

CA: I’m going to hold off on answering that for now.

 

Completely reading into things obviously, nothing to back it up, but what if he is planning his own Kickstarter project?

 

Yeah, he very much tiptoed around that question.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

 

 

PCI: You’ve spoke a bit about crowd funding, would you ever consider heading up a Kickstarter?

CA: I’m going to hold off on answering that for now.

 

Completely reading into things obviously, nothing to back it up, but what if he is planning his own Kickstarter project?

 

Yeah, he very much tiptoed around that question.

 

 

Could it be the fabled IE games spiritual successor take 3 (4?)?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

 

PCI: You’ve spoke a bit about crowd funding, would you ever consider heading up a Kickstarter?

CA: I’m going to hold off on answering that for now.

 

 

Completely reading into things obviously, nothing to back it up, but what if he is planning his own Kickstarter project?

Yeah, he very much tiptoed around that question.

 

Could it be the fabled IE games spiritual successor take 3 (4?)?

More than likely it will be his high school RPG.

  • Like 1

"Take your child murderin' god and shove his him up his own ass."-Volorun

 

"...the vote of a black redhead disabled homosexual transsexual Jew should probably be worth the same as at least a hundred white heterosexual Christians."-Rostere

 

"i can think of many women i would gladly sleep with, but not a single one that i would want as a girlfriend/wife... neither real nor fictional."-teknoman2

 

"I'm all for killing dogs in film." - algroth

 

"Iselmyr is the one who did GOMAD... Aloth is lactose intolerant" -ShadySands

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For the people worried about the PoE novella: he mentions in the full audio version that he's finished his work on it a few weeks ago.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

MCA barely mentions his work on Pillars and quickly moves on, while he talks at length, and, dare I say, lovingly, about Wasteland 2 and TToN.  Hmm... 

2l9hy6d.jpg

 

I noticed the following:

 

 

PCI: You’ve spoke a bit about crowd funding, would you ever consider heading up a Kickstarter?

CA: I’m going to hold off on answering that for now.

 

Completely reading into things obviously, nothing to back it up, but what if he is planning his own Kickstarter project?

 

There is a recent interview with Fargo where he talks about Van Buren IP InXile got and how Avellone had great ideas about it when talking to him.

So my guess is that after TToN is out, Avellone is going to make a KS pitch for a Van Buren KS or "The real Fallout 3" :)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

 

 

PCI: You’ve spoke a bit about crowd funding, would you ever consider heading up a Kickstarter?

CA: I’m going to hold off on answering that for now.

 

Completely reading into things obviously, nothing to back it up, but what if he is planning his own Kickstarter project?

Yeah, he very much tiptoed around that question.
 

Could it be the fabled IE games spiritual successor take 3 (4?)?

More than likely it will be his high school RPG.

 

what makes u think it will be arrpeegee

 

WTNTO7H.jpg


The ending of the words is ALMSIVI.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MCA is finally free to make his high school romance simulator.

 


This post is not to be enjoyed, discussed, or referenced on company time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is quite unfortunate for Obsidian, but I'm sure they will survive. And chris will land on a great job as well.

 

Speculating about this leads to nowhere, but since its quite fun, i'll throw my 2 cents. :p Any number of reasons could be the cause for his departure.

 

1. Maybe he had some kind of disagreement with the oweners about the direction of company.

2. Maybe he was getting tired of cancelled projects and cut work, but then again Avellone is an industry veteran, I'm sure he has gotten used the cuts and cancelation already.

3. Maybe he was unhappy about not being in a project lead position for a very long time.

4. Any number of personal reasons

5. Simply wanting a change. Its not that uncommon.

6. Getting a job offer you could not refuse. Being the creative director in obsidian is a freaking cool job, its not the only dream job for a guy like CHA.

 

And so forth.

 

I doubt however its about Sawyer or any other Obsidian employee though. Both guys are just too professional to act like bunch of little girls who couldn't settle their creative differences. And please that cut limerick stuff is just stupid. Who even cares about it being removed. A big storm in a tiny glass.

Edited by Carados

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^Not available in the whatever world country I live in :sadface

 

And I like that song too

 

Talk about an aptly named band

Edited by ShadySands

Free games updated 3/6/19

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone here worked at one place for 12 years?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

 

MCA barely mentions his work on Pillars and quickly moves on, while he talks at length, and, dare I say, lovingly, about Wasteland 2 and TToN. Hmm...

2l9hy6d.jpg

I noticed the following:

 

 

PCI: You’ve spoke a bit about crowd funding, would you ever consider heading up a Kickstarter?

CA: I’m going to hold off on answering that for now.

Completely reading into things obviously, nothing to back it up, but what if he is planning his own Kickstarter project?

There is a recent interview with Fargo where he talks about Van Buren IP InXile got and how Avellone had great ideas about it when talking to him.

So my guess is that after TToN is out, Avellone is going to make a KS pitch for a Van Buren KS or "The real Fallout 3" :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MCA is finally free to make his high school romance simulator.

 

 

 

Avellone is going to help write that Tsundere-Chan simulator game that keeps popping up in my Youtube recommended list.

  • Like 1

"The Courier was the worst of all of them. The worst by far. When he died the first time, he must have met the devil, and then killed him."

 

 

Is your mom hot? It may explain why guys were following her ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...