One on the way?! I didnt know that! Have you any name or known of gender? Oh and your a cat person too ;W; I dont see many cat owners. Oh Oh! I have a question. do you find working for gaming industry fun or rewqarding?
Working in the games industry is definitely fun and rewarding. Sometimes it's a job and it gets tedious, like any other, but more often then not it's great.
We've had one ultrasound where the tech *thought* he could tell the gender. He *thought* it might be a boy. But it could still go the other way. If it's a girl, we're naming her Naomi. We still can't settle on a name for the boy.
Oh think of something classy @w@ Like Oliver (Oli~) Or Charles XD But bah! Hmm,You guys should make a list of your top 5 favorite names for boys, then compare and settle XD Ya never know., But Hey, You guys already had one, i am sure this is nothing new. Oh Oh! Is Kaya excited?
Hmm... been a while. Um... I remember being all freaked out and edgy just because it was a new thing and I had no idea what all I was getting into. But everyone was super nice to me and very friendly. I was also VERY busy when I first started because I was too scared to sit and do nothing. lol.... So the second I finished something I went to higher-up artists asking for more crap to do.
I got so much filler work that never got used. lol.
I'm pretty introverted and tend to stick to my own little bubble, but the guys here were extreamly nice It's also possibly note-worthy that I was the first female production person here... ever. We have an office manager that comes in for 3 hours a day to help with human resource stuff, and she's female. But that's it.
One of the designers joked with me not to long ago about how when I first started, his office was in direct line-of-sight of my cubicle (meaning, I could see his monitor from where I was sitting) and when the other designers would send him the raunchy joke images that they send to each other DAILY, he'd get all freaked out and paranoid that I'd get offended.
You definitely can't go into this industry without a loose sense of humor, because no one holds back. It's like working in a frat house.
I've witnessed some funny-as-hell pranks pulled here.
Sony rarely contracts out individuals to do out-of-house work. We do make outside contracts for smaller specific tasks. Our studio outsources our pre-rendered cinematics to a smaller 3rd party company. It's all about who's sample is good enough, plus who bids a reasonable price. All budget stuff.
But not individuals.
Theres a studio in Eugene Oregon called BuzzMonkey and they do mostly outsourced contract work for other studios. We contracted them to do our cinematics for Dark Mirror. I know a couple old classmates who work there now.
Nope. No one ever really works from home. Everything is all on our network and of course there is the whole secrecy cooperate stuff that makes higher ups edgy about letting people take sensitive materials home.
lol - yeah, barely. There's 2 game studios in Eugene Oregon. I know a couple people working out there. Only the one studio in Bend. I think there may be a studio in Portland... but I don't specifically know of any.
Meeehhh... It's better then the midwest, but not nearly as good as Seattle. Central Oregon is on the eastern side of the cascade mountains, so we get very little rain. I'm in Bend which is the closest thing to civilization that central Oregon has. Everywhere else sucks. And even Bend only just got a Best Buy 3 years ago.
Restaurant selection is crap - basically just fast food and some chains.
No culture anything. No museums, no zoos, no decent theater, etc. You have to go to Portland or Eugene to get anything decent and those are both at least 3-hour drives over the mountain passes.
Central Oregon is nice for people who are really into outdoor stuff. Hiking, Skiing - that sort of thing. I even hear that's some cool cave diving stuff you can do (The area was made by Volcanos, so there's caves all over the place).
Bend Oregon is also one of the few cities in the United States that has a volcano within the city limits.