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Another Sega Employee Speaks Up?

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by TSSZNews, Jan 14, 2009.

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  1. OSM

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    He was at McDonald's actually. He loves the fries.

    Could have been on break. Also, he is NOT part of Sonic Team. He is closely affiliated, he's not an actual member.
     
  2. Kurosan

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    Good point, I was just thinking about that. At McDo's? Good enough for me.

    Anyways, I asked Koji who asked her boss to contact the guy that used to work at their studio as soon as he gets online, seeing as he was a designer for Sonic Chronicles and they're friends. Sorry if I seem obsessed with that whole MIDI ordeal, but it's pretty much the only solid thing we can look into at the moment.
     
  3. TSSZNews

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    If he's on the west coast though...Mickey D's doesn't serve fries in most places until 10.30a, if not 11a local time.
     
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    Are we really clutching at straws already? Come on, guys.

    Like I said—if the guy is interested in proving his story as legit, he'll come on here and talk to the staff privately through AIM, email, or otherwise. Don't worry about trying to prove or disprove his legitimacy—we'll do that for you.
     
  5. GeneHF

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    Perhaps they don't trust us after your little social experiment. :)
     
  6. OSM

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    I would gladly ask for his personal credentials if his supposed position with SEGA wasn't at risk. Even if Tweaker claims to be completely truthful with not revealing this guy's identity, I'm not on anyone's side about this. I just don't want to see this explode into the same situation like Mr. Andec's.

    That's all.

    The guy gave us a tip on the next possible Sonic game. Nothing to wet your pants over yet because nothing was even officially announced.

    Just archive, wait, then proceed to slam this guy for his trolling if he turns out to be bullshit.
     
  7. Tweaker

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    Right, and that's totally fair. Here's the ticket, though—you don't have anything to lose if you were to reveal this guy's identity, while he has his job to lose. Conversely, if he were to reveal his identity to the Sonic Retro staff, we have our credibility to lose—if we were to selfishly reveal his identity to the masses, we'd have the weight on our shoulders knowing that we not only lost an employee his job for our own selfish gain, but that we've proven to the public that we're not trustworthy. That is a very, very bad stain to have on your record, believe me, and provides quite a bit of incentive to come to us rather than you.

    Personally, I think it's worth it to stop the back-and-forth bullshit about whether or not this guy is legit. Plus, it's always nice to know that people in the game industry can trust you, isn't it? I think it works out for all parties involved. :)
     
  8. OSM

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    I agree. I'll stop the back and forthing and drop this matter for now. Until something else pops up, I'm done posting in this thread.
     
  9. TSSZNews

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    It's really tough either way. When the Andac story ran, I told Blaze to cite everything...every little detail, because I knew that was the only way to give the story credibility and legitimacy. But shortly after the story was published, the "you ruined someone's career" police came along and accused us of putting his livelihood in jeopardy. That may or may not be the case—and as far as I have been made aware, Andac still has his job—but the truth is...he left a pretty bad and pretty *public* paper trail. If we chose to not publish his name, the same lot who claimed he lost his job because of it would likely scoff off at the resulting story, demand proof, and demand names.

    You're damned if you do, and you're damned if you don't.

    In the context of this news...if Wentos is legit, he's going a damn fine job of keeping his identity secret via pseudonyms and not being tracked via an IP. I personally don't want to publish his name if he comes forward privately and establishes a working relationship with anybody—it would be nice to have a "Deep Throat" of sorts. By the same token, if he stumbles and he's found out publicly...I dunno how I'd handle that, to be honest.
     
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  11. OSM

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    Last post in this thread from me:

    He confirmed the deal on that blog post. It was legit for the past Sonic Team who worked on 06 and titles before it, but Unleashed's team was comprised of completely new members fresh out of college who love Sonic.

    In short, it doesn't apply to Sonic Team anymore. SEGA recently adjusted the policies between them and Sonic Team because it FINALLY occurred to them "BAD SONIC=BAD SEGA" in the general public's eye. After several years of bullshitting, they're finally letting up on it.

    SEGA will not be slowing Sonic down anytime soon, which is why they will be using the Sonic Story book series, Riders, etc. to earn a quick buck and a positive image.
     
  12. Sik

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    TL;DR (topic, not article :))

    No matter how many times I reread that article, I still don't get it. What was the point of this guy? It looks like some random chit-chat to me without aiming at anything at all =|
     
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    wait they're using my idea of splitting sonic into dev groups where one makes shit and the other makes gold... lol nice, gg sega.
     
  14. Sonic Warrior TJ

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    Who else remembers how when Sonic Unleashed was announced some site said something about Tails and Knuckles being playable as optional characters?
     
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    Oooh oooh, I do I do. Then it was toned back to "they'll be playable in mini games" and then it was toned back to "only Tails"

    And thus, the tornado defense game was born.

    Who here also remembers the sega rep who could barely contain his shit eating grin proclaiming "we can't say anything... yet!" when asked if there would be classic stages remade in Sonic Unleashed?
     
  16. The Pulse

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    I'm afraid to ask but....what do you mean by 'social experiment...?'
     
  17. Old drama involving Tweaker pretending to step down as an administrator and TSSZ News.
     
  18. TSSZNews

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    I also think that if this were total bunk, a lot of folks over at X-Cult would be laughing their asses off right now.

    Last I checked...they weren't. Right now it's just the usual suspects...NeoGAF and 4chan.
     
  19. Overlord

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    Honestly? I believe this. 4chan is just the kind of place you'd put this on for this exact reason of being believed and not believed - by the time he can be confirmed, it should be public knowledge anyway.


    And his postings confirm a positive future for Sonic, which is always good.
     
  20. OSM

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    They probably aren't even aware of the matter yet.

    EDIT: Oops there's Overlord. Won't be long now.
     
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