I'm a student in London studying video game design, development and some history... and some other stuff, on one of those courses that gets slagged off by everyone for being too unfocused... so yea, hate me :'(

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JohnnyMaverik Oct 8 2012, 11:13pm replied:

If it was weekly video updates I'd be with you, but a few screenshots aren't going to reduce development to a crawl, not even close.

+2 votes   media: Weekly update 2
JohnnyMaverik May 24 2012, 9:31am says:

These shots all look amazing.

+1 vote   media: Air 3
JohnnyMaverik May 19 2012, 3:21pm says:

PHILLIP!!!!!!!!! The Nolan North of mods. On a serious note though it looks awesome. Some nice animation work there.

+2 votes   media: Soulless: Episode One Trailer
JohnnyMaverik May 17 2012, 8:08am says:

It's looking nice. Good job.

+1 vote   media: Main Menu Progress
JohnnyMaverik Feb 26 2012, 9:43am says:

Great update.

+2 votes   article: Recruits Video Log 6 - AI
JohnnyMaverik Dec 5 2011, 6:52am replied:

I respectfully disagree. The maps don't look empty to me, just uncluttered. I think too often source modders in particular fill their maps up with tons of props and you end up constantly being in situations where you walk into a corridor or a room and think "oooO, lots of stuff, I wonder what I have to do here?" and it quickly becomes apparent you just have to walk through it, trying not to clip on all the physics objects as you go.

Minimalism in itself can be a very striking visual element. It's all about the mood you want an area to covay, and what you want the area to be used for, from both a gameplay and story perspective.

Maybe they could add some striking features that can build some more detail, but I'm not entirely convinced on that front on the basis of what this trailer alone shows, and if you mean cluttering them up, that's not necessarily a good idea IMO.

+2 votes   media: Lost Squad Gameplay Trailer 1
JohnnyMaverik Aug 29 2011, 6:28am says:

How not finished would you say it was? It looks really good, kind of mount & blade meets Civ meets Stalker, but not massively polished. Is this Alpha footage?

+1 vote   article: New Trailer
JohnnyMaverik Aug 22 2011, 11:48pm says:

I begrudgingly did it and "637 people like this"?

That video isn't coming out any time soon is it -_-

Of course if you release a video of awesome alpha footage, send it to some big game sites along with some info on the game and it's progress, like RPS, PCG, GiantBomb etc... you might have more people aware of the game and therefore more people willing to like it on Facebook.

Holding back initial gameplay footage from fans when you don't actually have that many fans because nobodies actually seen any gameplay footage yet and only people who follow source mods are likely to know who the hell you are and what the hell this is, seems a little silly.

Feel free to disagree, but imo this is a perfectly legitimate if consistently annoying marketing technique being used at completely the wrong time.

+3 votes   article: Contagion Alpha Footage and our promise!
JohnnyMaverik Aug 17 2011, 11:11pm says:

What about Mod support? Also a good single player campaign. Also not being bugged to crap for months on the pc rendering it practically unplayable despite dedicated server support alla Black Ops.

Colour me Cynical -_-

+14 votes   article: Modern Warfare 3 to have Dedicated Servers
JohnnyMaverik Jun 4 2011, 12:02pm says:

I'd love to do some testing for you. That hallway up the top is really eye catching, nice work.

+2 votes   article: A peek into the design phase...
JohnnyMaverik May 30 2011, 12:28am says:

It's easier to get good, even great artists to create the assets you'll need than it would be for an artist to get great (and they'd need to be great) programmers to put the kinds of AI and world systems that you're talking about into place. So if you really can do what you say you can do the artists will come.

I'll be honest, I have my doubts, what you're talking about is massive, but I'm looking forward to you hopefully proving me wrong.

+1 vote   article: Quests? QUESTS!?!?
JohnnyMaverik Apr 25 2011, 8:43pm says:

Very nice work.

+2 votes   media: Rebel Stimpack
JohnnyMaverik Apr 7 2011, 4:20am says:

This looks awesome, I'd say don't stop but use in moderation. Just keep ones that work really well. The melon is most definitely one of them.

+2 votes   article: An Open Window: PLD +66
JohnnyMaverik Mar 18 2011, 8:38pm says:

Exciting work, it's looking great and you guy are obviously being very intelligent as far as your design goes.

+1 vote   article: inMomentum - Weekly Video Update: Colors and Lights
JohnnyMaverik Mar 18 2011, 7:35pm says:

Looks pretty good, I agree to an extent with sgccode9's comment about the text. I could read it but it wasn't exactly easy on the eye. Only other thing I would say is that custom some sfx would be cool but that's just me being very nit-picky, there's nothing wrong with using the default HL2 sfx.

+1 vote   article: "Labwork" Vid
JohnnyMaverik Mar 14 2011, 2:52pm says:

Looks great.

+2 votes   media: Replicator Fly
JohnnyMaverik Feb 20 2011, 8:20pm replied:

I am? O.o

Well thanks... btw, I accidentally deleted your friend request, and I have to admit, I can't work out how to send one myself, so if you want to re-send I'll be sure to accept this time.

+2 votes   member: JohnnyMaverik
JohnnyMaverik Jan 21 2011, 10:25pm says:

Looking great as always.

+1 vote   article: Overgrowth Art Video #3 (new timelapse + monoliths)
JohnnyMaverik Jan 15 2011, 5:01pm says:

Is it a lady? O.o

+4 votes   media: Kalasha Skin WIP
JohnnyMaverik Jan 9 2011, 12:15pm says:

The floor texture could be a lot better, as said by Mr. Walrus already, it just doesn't quite fit, and isn't a particularly nice texture to start with.

The curved glass also looks a little weird, it took me a while to work out what it was but I'm guna give you the benefit of the doubt and say it's probably just an optical illusion of sorts that doesn't really come into play when it's in motion.

Other than that it looks fine IMO, nothing stunning but there's a lot of custom content there by the looks of it and it all fits together quite nicely, you've used the space well and it doesn't look too cluttered or too sparse. Nice stuff.

+2 votes   media: Dissolution Ingame
JohnnyMaverik Dec 19 2010, 5:03am says:


+1 vote   media: Texture Quality
JohnnyMaverik Dec 5 2010, 3:46am says:

I like the idea but at the same time... I'm not entirely sure it's legal. Have you had any contact with Valve concerning this?

+1 vote   mod: Half Life - The Uprising
JohnnyMaverik Dec 2 2010, 1:24am says:

The arsenal looks awesome and I'm liking the way they're looking in game now, great work.

+1 vote   article: Off Limits - weapon cleanup
JohnnyMaverik Nov 24 2010, 2:47pm says:

Looking great.

+1 vote   media: Baron's Castle - work in progress
JohnnyMaverik Nov 13 2010, 11:43am says:

Really interesting. Thanks for posting it :)

+4 votes   article: Our talk at Fantastic Fest
JohnnyMaverik Oct 12 2010, 11:56pm says:

Pretty cool* Damn the 5 minutes limit on editing -_-

+2 votes   article: NVIDIA Partnership & Prelude in 3D
JohnnyMaverik Sep 19 2010, 8:05am says:

I don't see how anybody could complain about the release of a tech demo. Although I don't doubt some people would manage to find a reason to do so...

+2 votes   article: Back!
JohnnyMaverik Sep 9 2010, 11:17pm replied:

Is he... oh my O.o


+2 votes   member: Radiatoryang
JohnnyMaverik Sep 1 2010, 10:06pm says:

Will this be coming to steam?

+1 vote   article: Adam's Venture
JohnnyMaverik Aug 26 2010, 5:39pm says:

Looking good...

+1 vote   media: The Glove (WIP)
JohnnyMaverik Aug 22 2010, 9:11am replied:

Why pay for MW2 when you have Insurgency? Seriously people, chill out until the game is... well, actually fking out.

I'm personally not 100% convinced but at the same time think it looks pretty promising and I'll leave it at that.

+2 votes   article: Rising of a Trailer
JohnnyMaverik Aug 9 2010, 7:59am says:

Awesome, but Friday the 13th? So brave...

+2 votes   article: Release Date
JohnnyMaverik Aug 2 2010, 11:22pm says:

Brilliant work there...

+2 votes   media: Light Guard - Low Poly with baked Nmaps
JohnnyMaverik Jul 29 2010, 11:34am says:

I lol'd.

"I want kids... so I dont have to find beta testers..."

Then I lol'd harder.

+4 votes   media: Schofty-Schoft
JohnnyMaverik Jul 26 2010, 11:59am says:

It's looking gorgeous, but what's up with the August the 7th release date? Is that true?

Also you might want to change "scheduled to be released in early 2010"

+2 votes   media: In-game Screenshots
JohnnyMaverik Jul 22 2010, 8:10pm says:

I was somebody on the fence (never played the original) but after reading this, those reviews, and watching that trailer I'm definitely guna give this a go.

You never know, it might even wean me off Insurgency... although that'd be a tall order.

+1 vote   article: Server Builds, Game Reviews, and a Trailer!
JohnnyMaverik Jul 21 2010, 11:59am says:

An enjoyable read and a great sounding concept, looking forward to playing this...

+1 vote   article: A Modder's Journey
JohnnyMaverik Jul 14 2010, 5:11am replied:

Site hasn't been updated since 2009, this page the same, and the developer hasn't logged on since then either...

+1 vote   game: Sonic Zero: Remastered
JohnnyMaverik Jul 14 2010, 3:15am says:

That is absolutely incredible work...

+1 vote   media: School Project
JohnnyMaverik Jul 13 2010, 10:18pm says:

I'm sure other people have found fixes, so I hope somebody helps you out. Also good luck on finding a job...

+2 votes   article: Summer
JohnnyMaverik Jul 13 2010, 11:19am says:

Yea the concept is gorgeous and I actually quite enjoyed playing this. My only major complaint is with the camera which is really choppy and hard to manage with both 360 and mouse & keyboard controls. Three fairly minor complaints were that the camera clipped through objects sometimes which is extremely minor and didn't really bother me, and the final boss confused me, I kept targeting and shooting it's head and it wouldn't die, then I worked out I could shoot the hands so I thought I'd have to blow them off first, shot him 5 times (3 times in one hand, 2 times in another on the same side) and he went down completely, which I found very confusing. Finally re-spawning where you actually died would also be nice, rather than a little way back.

All in all though this looks extremely exiting, lovely maps, runs well, great concept, enjoyable gameplay camera issues aside and a great atmosphere (music was really fitting but not over-riding, just a nice compliment to the gameplay & vistas).

+1 vote   download: Mirage PC
JohnnyMaverik Jul 2 2010, 11:15pm says:

This looks really cool, I'll certainly give the demo a go.

+1 vote   game: Ayla
JohnnyMaverik Jun 23 2010, 12:36am says:

When ever I log on all the servers are either empty, or might as well be empty... are people playing this or am I just missing peak time?

+3 votes   article: ORION Beta 1.2 - Community Videos & Developer Playtest Reminder
JohnnyMaverik May 21 2010, 5:30am says:

Oh man... that's not some, that's a bloody horde. Looks like it'd be fun though :P

+3 votes   media: some enemies...
JohnnyMaverik May 19 2010, 1:08am says:

> Sci-fi Comedy/serious toned game

Not sure about that description. I know I'm splitting hairs but that just sounds like a serious game with some (hopefully) humerious moments. Comedy/serioys toned just doesn't really make sense.

Other than that it looks pretty interesting.

+2 votes   article: May Update
JohnnyMaverik Apr 12 2010, 9:53pm replied:

True, as long as it doesn't break gameplay in any way, if it looks better it is better. Obviously for a game like insurgency maybe not because realism is kind of part of the aim, but Orion is a sci-fi multiplayer shooter with dinosaurs... why focus on realism?

+1 vote   media: Beta 1.2 #2
JohnnyMaverik Mar 11 2010, 1:03am says:

Lovely texture work on the model...

+2 votes   media: Brick Replacement 6
JohnnyMaverik Mar 4 2010, 2:55pm says:

Lol, good answer...

+1 vote   media: CTF_SHADOW 03
JohnnyMaverik Jan 29 2010, 4:18pm says:

Beautiful... so exited about this title. Hope you get your finished trailer done soonish so I can plug you guys in the GamesRadar forums.

+1 vote   article: Encore!'s Theme Song for Dream Build Play
JohnnyMaverik Dec 29 2009, 3:59am says:

I agree about Sneaky's comment on the skybox, although it does look pretty good already, and thats really all I have to say. Very interested to see where this project ends up, certainly looks and sounds promising.

+1 vote   article: Skydhomme is now moving
JohnnyMaverik Dec 27 2009, 2:02am says:

That does look more than just a little neat. However your guna have to build one hell of a game before I replace Gordon Freeman with it.

Good job though.

0 votes   download: SHIFT [1920x1200]
JohnnyMaverik Sep 16 2010, 2:38pm replied:

Not Stargate

+1 vote   mod: open Outcast
JohnnyMaverik Sep 16 2010, 2:36pm says:

That is a really nice tree...

+1 vote   media: Roccy Laboratories Boxshot
JohnnyMaverik Sep 14 2010, 10:40am says:

This will be the best Halo game on pc since CE.

+1 vote   game: Halo: Olympus (Cancelled)
JohnnyMaverik Sep 9 2010, 11:04pm says:

The first chapter was cool, found the final map a bit fiddly and frustrating simply because I kept falling off or dropping the eye. Chapter two was cool too, the don't touch the floor map was well designed, although it took me a while to work out you had to go downstairs, the fire map and final map took me about a minute each though, compared to the 10 minutes that the other two took. The fire map was a good idea, it was just way, way too easy, then the final map wasn't challenging at all, although it did look gorgeous I must say.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with chapter 3.

0 votes   mod: Memories Only Chapter 1-2
JohnnyMaverik Sep 8 2010, 10:33am says:

Looks nice. Very moody... is it guna get a box release then?

+5 votes   media: Box art
JohnnyMaverik Sep 6 2010, 4:32pm says:

Loving those screens, so exited about this game...

+1 vote   game: E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy
JohnnyMaverik Sep 6 2010, 1:13pm says:

It's looking great.

+1 vote   media: Caherdon (Ocean)
JohnnyMaverik Sep 4 2010, 10:33pm buried:


Why are we hailing Gabe Newell? O.o

-5 votes   article: Duke Nukem Forever is Back!
JohnnyMaverik Sep 2 2010, 2:17am says:

Looking good, I'd say the areas look a little sparse, I mean what you have is fine, but they could do with some stuff there, like a couple of combine computers (I presume it's meant to be a combine place) in the first map and for the second IDK, but something. Still, like I said it's certainly looking promising...

+2 votes   mod: Combine Insurrection
JohnnyMaverik Sep 2 2010, 2:14am replied:

To be fair if you don't ask you don't get... not that I'm saying you should have given it to him, in fact I'll go on record and say it was a good (if entirely obvious) decision not to.

+3 votes   mod: Stargate: Legacy Beta2
JohnnyMaverik Sep 1 2010, 10:01pm replied:

"So you just said what you just said for nothing."

No I said it because I personally found it too hard to play, mostly cuz I didn't get what I needed to do, apparently it's because I'm an incompetent idiot but that's fine, still makes my complaint valid since incompetent idiots play games too and therefore are part of the demographic.

+4 votes   mod: Escape The Room
JohnnyMaverik Sep 1 2010, 9:57pm says:

Awesome, looking forward to playing it...

+2 votes   article: Bloom is getting updated!
JohnnyMaverik Aug 31 2010, 11:40am says:

If you guys manage to get it near that it'll be stunning.

+1 vote   media: Business Park Sketch
JohnnyMaverik Aug 31 2010, 9:59am replied:

Don't rub it in -_-

+4 votes   mod: Escape The Room
JohnnyMaverik Aug 30 2010, 9:33pm says:

Sounds good, enjoyed both Nestlings and Post Script so definitely tracking this.

Also yay for voice acting ^_^

+1 vote   mod: Sheltered
JohnnyMaverik Aug 27 2010, 12:46am says:

Nice model but fking awesome texture work, well done.

+1 vote   media: Flashlight
JohnnyMaverik Aug 26 2010, 8:13am says:

Cool, tracking.

+1 vote   mod: tedium
JohnnyMaverik Aug 25 2010, 1:17pm replied:

I loved it up until that point then though, so I can't wait for a fix... *puppy eyes*

Obviously just to confirm I know a fix is something that can't just pulled out of thin air, but please don't let it be an "if" it gets fixed, but a when... other than that take your time... I can wait *sits in the corner and twiddles thumbs*

0 votes   mod: Korsakovia
JohnnyMaverik Aug 24 2010, 4:09pm says:

Wow, nice work.

+1 vote   media: Unreleased Technology / Footage (2005-2007)
JohnnyMaverik Aug 23 2010, 12:58pm replied:

I have the same problem, I checked some youtube vids and no it isn't.

+1 vote   mod: Research and Development
JohnnyMaverik Aug 23 2010, 12:25pm says:

I have a massive problem with mr. whirly, can't get out at all... E does nothing.

+1 vote   mod: Research and Development
JohnnyMaverik Aug 23 2010, 8:57am says:


Keeps crashing in the hospital level for me in the room that is originally full of electricity but you go back to and can enter after he burns his hands, doesn't seem to be in the same place every time though.

0 votes   mod: Korsakovia
JohnnyMaverik Aug 23 2010, 7:54am says:


+6 votes   mod: Sity
JohnnyMaverik Aug 23 2010, 4:40am says:

Is this still coming?

+1 vote   mod: 7 Tasks
JohnnyMaverik Aug 23 2010, 4:36am replied:

That ok, we understand, and 12 votes isn't much so I'm sure it'll be bumped up as more people play it and especially when it's available for DL here 2.

+2 votes   mod: Nightmare House 2
JohnnyMaverik Aug 23 2010, 4:34am says:

I didn't really get it, got stuck on a the first map for half an hour, didn't get what I was meant to do, stopped playing.

+3 votes   mod: Escape The Room
JohnnyMaverik Jan 12 2010, 12:43pm replied:

"Erika is going to be the most sophisticated and aspiring main character in all the history of main female video game characters."

Lol, steady on there son. April Ryan from The Longest Journey, Zoey From Dreamfall, Alyx from HL2? Yea thats all I got -_-

To be honest if sophistication is a word that can be attributed to her then she'll be one of the most sophisticated and aspiring main characters in all the history of main video game characters full stop.

Good luck with this, concept is awesome and all the screens and vids are very promising. I'll be sure to plug you guys when ever the oppertunity arrises...

+1 vote   game: Encore!
JohnnyMaverik Jan 9 2010, 5:52pm says:

Absolutely loved this up until a point, and then the difficulty just ramped up too far. Managed to struggle through to the boss on normal, but had to change to easy to get past it. I think you just threw a bit too much in, and the quirky mind-f**k I was in love with at the beggining was mostly gone by the middle, only to be left with sets of rooms with increasingly insane numbers of enemies inhabiting them, not that there weren't any good parts past the half way point, it just wasn't all good like it had been up until then.

Still, overall I found it a good experiance.

+3 votes   mod: The Great Forever Tomorrow
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