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September 07, 2007


Brett Douville

Or they could say, "No wonder they named it Schizoid". :)

Max Battcher

I love when it happens that you wonder "Whoever wrote this code was a genius... it makes today's code so easy to write. I should figure out who this was and buy them a beer..." and in that case it is a pleasant surprise to find the beer you owe is to yourself a few a months ago...



What I usually do is scrub the logs and frame an intern.

This is why it's so important to retain admin privs on the revision control server.


Yeah, several scenarios up there:

"Who in hell wrote this piece of shit?" -> was you moron, endless ashame...

"This is so well done, is great!" -> was you smartypants, infinite happyness

"This is so well done, it works perfectly, but code is undocumented and I don't get that tricky part..." -> was you genius, "I'm getting old?" "Beer is finally attacking my brain??" "Inspiration is everywhere but here and now!"


Yes. All the time, which is why I always remind our guys to program for the next guy who doesn't know the code -- because that next guy will PROBABLY be themselves, six or nine months down the road.

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Jamie's Bragging Rights

  • Spider-Man 2
    The best superhero games of all time Game Informer
    Top five games of all time Yahtzee Croshaw
    Top five superhero games of all time MSNBC
    Top 100 PS2 games of all time Official Playstation 2 Magazine
    1001 Games You Must Play Before You Die Nomination for Excellence in Gameplay Engineering Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
  • Schizoid
    Penny Arcade PAX 10 Award
    Nominated for XBLA Best Original Game
    Nominated for XBLA Best Co-Op Game