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I pretty much feel that the title of this post won't shock many, if any. Hello Games have been silent on Twitter since the release of NMS, until about an hour ago when a Tweet was sent out, 'No Ma…
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[helper] 3m, 3w agoPosted 3 months, 3 weeks ago
I pretty much feel that the title of this post won't shock many, if any.

Hello Games have been silent on Twitter since the release of NMS, until about an hour ago when a Tweet was sent out, 'No Man's Sky Was a Mistake'

Their Twitter account has now been set to private, showing no Tweets at all.

I'll chuck in Push Square's article to allow it to make more sense...

"It's Friday afternoon and the weekend party is kicking off early for Hello Games, the developer behind the divisive No Man's Sky. Mere minutes ago, the studio's Twitter account posted a tweet saying, "No Man's Sky was a mistake." The tweet has since been deleted, and the account is currently set to private.

Now, the question is: was Hello Games' account hacked, or was this the work of a disgruntled employee? The game launched on PlayStation 4 back in August, and the English outfit has practically gone into hiding ever since. There was a rumour not too long ago that the developer was upset with the way that things had turned out, but there's no telling whether the whispers actually had any anchor in reality."
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On a serious note I just hope the guy doesn't do any harm to himself... It's a videogame ffs.. he hasn't committed genocide.
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batezy_1984
moneysavingkitten
Error440
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ScarboroughKID
Confirmed to be Sean Murray
"Hello Games studio head Sean Murray tweeted this morning that the studio’s space exploration game No Man’s Sky was “a mistake.” The tweet was later deleted and the studio’s account set to private. No further tweets or explanation has been forthcoming.
Reached for comment Friday morning, a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean said that he sent the tweet.
“The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down,” he wrote in the email. “We have not been coping well.”
Murray hasn’t responded to follow up emails and his formerly active personal Twitter account hasn’t been used since Aug. 18.
The Hello Games tweet comes as the game continues to receive vitriolic comments from players.
On Steam, No Man’s Sky has an overwhelmingly negative user response. Ahead of launch, the game was touted as a sprawling, procedurally generated adventure through the galaxy; players have found the finished product to be less than what they were expecting, with mixed reviews and an especially vocal player base calling out Hello Games for No Man’s Sky’s "false promises."
I'm confused about this. The second tweet blames not using 2FA on Linked In, which I think you can tweet from? Sounded more like someone had got hold of his account that way.
a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean
- seems to be key. How is that proof? Also that appears no where in there article you have linked to.
I feel so bad for him. His mental health must be in tatters by now. I think the whole internet gets it. Some people didn't like the game, many people felt misled.
Whether it was good or bad I think people are underestimating how much effort, risk and hard work it takes to make a game. No one deserves this, even if their games sucks.
Its not the state of the game that led to this but the size of the lies, peter molyneux should employ the guy to write his press releases. I think thats the real point, people dont like being taken for a ride, they felt like prats for being misled so obviously he had to pay for their embarrassment for allowing themselves to be so naive.
I get that, but the end of the day it's just a game. He's a developer not a PR person and their communication skills often aren't great. Perhaps his crime was over sharing, but I'm guessing he did that out of real enthusiasm not a messed up desire to make money.
He's had 3 months of nothing but constant hate from what must feel like the entire internet. If I was in his shoes I would have lost the plot about two months ago. Does he really deserve that over a game? What if we were all judged by our lamest achievements.
I just think the size of the reaction is not proportional to the crime. Can we not save that for bankers and warmongers?
I agree with you however £50 is a lot of money for a lot of people

If £50 is a lot of money for you then don't spend it on a video game... #priorities

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Confirmed to be Sean Murray

"Hello Games studio head Sean Murray tweeted this morning that the studio’s space exploration game No Man’s Sky was “a mistake.” The tweet was later deleted and the studio’s account set to private. No further tweets or explanation has been forthcoming.

Reached for comment Friday morning, a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean said that he sent the tweet.

“The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down,” he wrote in the email. “We have not been coping well.”

Murray hasn’t responded to follow up emails and his formerly active personal Twitter account hasn’t been used since Aug. 18.


The Hello Games tweet comes as the game continues to receive vitriolic comments from players.

On Steam, No Man’s Sky has an overwhelmingly negative user response. Ahead of launch, the game was touted as a sprawling, procedurally generated adventure through the galaxy; players have found the finished product to be less than what they were expecting, with mixed reviews and an especially vocal player base calling out Hello Games for No Man’s Sky’s "false promises."

Edited By: ScarboroughKID on Oct 28, 2016 15:03
1 Like #3
I found a galaxy on launch day that was already explored by someone else. I tweeted them and asked if this was meant to happen... surprise surprise they didn't reply. What a mistake buying it was. I played it for about 6 hours over the course of a week and haven't played it since.
3 Likes #4
So are they actually working on implementing the features or not?

Sony refused my refund which I requested after only 4 hours of play on the basis the game was broken, glitchy and mis-sold on features that were not there. they said it would be repaired and they would add these features at a later date.

every planet I went to had the same creatures, with tiny variations, same plants, same rock formations, same outposts, seem aliens selling the same stuff, same beacons.

https://i.imgflip.com/1d4vg6.jpg
Also imagine being Sean Murray they guy will never be able to show his face ever again as everything he ever does will be linked back to the years of lies he spewed to sell this game.



Edited By: haritori on Oct 28, 2016 15:41
2 Likes #5
haritori
...Also imagine being Sean Murray they guy will never be able to show his face ever again as everything he ever does will be linked back to the years of lies he spewed to sell this game.

He's working on covering his face... permanently:

[ http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/advertising-standards-launches-investigation-into-no-man-s-sky-2519523?p=28850046 ]
2 Likes #6
Give it a few months and it will all settle down, they should have released the game at at £20 price point.
#7
Never should have bought this when it was released. Should have waited a while...
7 Likes #8
On a serious note I just hope the guy doesn't do any harm to himself... It's a videogame ffs.. he hasn't committed genocide.
1 Like #9
thecoolguy
Give it a few months and it will all settle down, they should have released the game at at £20 price point.
...and put it into Steam Early Access, not call it a finished game.

Edited By: SUMMONER on Oct 28, 2016 17:54: ..
#10
http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2016/10/28/that-mysterious-deleted-no-mans-sky-tweet-wasnt-a-hack/#37c6cd7335ef

So far it's a disgruntled employee, Sean Murray (I guess those two are the same) and now they've been hacked apparently.

I thought they'd make more effort to improve the game but I guess given the player base is diminished to pretty much nothing and they've destroyed their name so much people aren't going to buy DLC or come back to the game.

John
#11
Johnmcl7
http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2016/10/28/that-mysterious-deleted-no-mans-sky-tweet-wasnt-a-hack/#37c6cd7335ef
So far it's a disgruntled employee, Sean Murray (I guess those two are the same) and now they've been hacked apparently.
I thought they'd make more effort to improve the game but I guess given the player base is diminished to pretty much nothing and they've destroyed their name so much people aren't going to buy DLC or come back to the game.
John

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#12
haritori
So are they actually working on implementing the features or not?

Sony refused my refund which I requested after only 4 hours of play on the basis the game was broken, glitchy and mis-sold on features that were not there. they said it would be repaired and they would add these features at a later date.

every planet I went to had the same creatures, with tiny variations, same plants, same rock formations, same outposts, seem aliens selling the same stuff, same beacons....

Have you played since 23 September 2016 (PC & PS4 Patch 1.09)?

[ http://www.no-mans-sky.com/log/ ]
1 Like #13
Oh dear:

http://i.imgur.com/f0njtBf.png
#14
Despite the hype I've managed to hold off buy this yet,thinking I'll buy it when it's down to £15
banned#15
They might as well say "Don't trust us."
#16
fanpages
haritori
So are they actually working on implementing the features or not?
Sony refused my refund which I requested after only 4 hours of play on the basis the game was broken, glitchy and mis-sold on features that were not there. they said it would be repaired and they would add these features at a later date.
every planet I went to had the same creatures, with tiny variations, same plants, same rock formations, same outposts, seem aliens selling the same stuff, same beacons....
Have you played since 23 September 2016 (PC & PS4 Patch 1.09)?
[ http://www.no-mans-sky.com/log/ ]

Nope, I cut my loses,
#17
Flodd
On a serious note I just hope the guy doesn't do any harm to himself... It's a videogame ffs.. he hasn't committed genocide.


Tell that to the public, the man was a fool, he should have known it would all come back to bite him on the bum.
#18
ScarboroughKID
Confirmed to be Sean Murray
"Hello Games studio head Sean Murray tweeted this morning that the studio’s space exploration game No Man’s Sky was “a mistake.” The tweet was later deleted and the studio’s account set to private. No further tweets or explanation has been forthcoming.
Reached for comment Friday morning, a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean said that he sent the tweet.
“The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down,” he wrote in the email. “We have not been coping well.”
Murray hasn’t responded to follow up emails and his formerly active personal Twitter account hasn’t been used since Aug. 18.
The Hello Games tweet comes as the game continues to receive vitriolic comments from players.
On Steam, No Man’s Sky has an overwhelmingly negative user response. Ahead of launch, the game was touted as a sprawling, procedurally generated adventure through the galaxy; players have found the finished product to be less than what they were expecting, with mixed reviews and an especially vocal player base calling out Hello Games for No Man’s Sky’s "false promises."

I'm confused about this. The second tweet blames not using 2FA on Linked In, which I think you can tweet from? Sounded more like someone had got hold of his account that way.

a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean

- seems to be key. How is that proof? Also that appears no where in there article you have linked to.

I feel so bad for him. His mental health must be in tatters by now. I think the whole internet gets it. Some people didn't like the game, many people felt misled.

Whether it was good or bad I think people are underestimating how much effort, risk and hard work it takes to make a game. No one deserves this, even if their games sucks.
#19
The account was hacked.
#20
moneysavingkitten
ScarboroughKID
Confirmed to be Sean Murray
"Hello Games studio head Sean Murray tweeted this morning that the studio’s space exploration game No Man’s Sky was “a mistake.” The tweet was later deleted and the studio’s account set to private. No further tweets or explanation has been forthcoming.
Reached for comment Friday morning, a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean said that he sent the tweet.
“The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down,” he wrote in the email. “We have not been coping well.”
Murray hasn’t responded to follow up emails and his formerly active personal Twitter account hasn’t been used since Aug. 18.
The Hello Games tweet comes as the game continues to receive vitriolic comments from players.
On Steam, No Man’s Sky has an overwhelmingly negative user response. Ahead of launch, the game was touted as a sprawling, procedurally generated adventure through the galaxy; players have found the finished product to be less than what they were expecting, with mixed reviews and an especially vocal player base calling out Hello Games for No Man’s Sky’s "false promises."
I'm confused about this. The second tweet blames not using 2FA on Linked In, which I think you can tweet from? Sounded more like someone had got hold of his account that way.
a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean
- seems to be key. How is that proof? Also that appears no where in there article you have linked to.
I feel so bad for him. His mental health must be in tatters by now. I think the whole internet gets it. Some people didn't like the game, many people felt misled.
Whether it was good or bad I think people are underestimating how much effort, risk and hard work it takes to make a game. No one deserves this, even if their games sucks.


Its not the state of the game that led to this but the size of the lies, peter molyneux should employ the guy to write his press releases. I think thats the real point, people dont like being taken for a ride, they felt like prats for being misled so obviously he had to pay for their embarrassment for allowing themselves to be so naive.
3 Likes #21
Error440
moneysavingkitten
ScarboroughKID
Confirmed to be Sean Murray
"Hello Games studio head Sean Murray tweeted this morning that the studio’s space exploration game No Man’s Sky was “a mistake.” The tweet was later deleted and the studio’s account set to private. No further tweets or explanation has been forthcoming.
Reached for comment Friday morning, a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean said that he sent the tweet.
“The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down,” he wrote in the email. “We have not been coping well.”
Murray hasn’t responded to follow up emails and his formerly active personal Twitter account hasn’t been used since Aug. 18.
The Hello Games tweet comes as the game continues to receive vitriolic comments from players.
On Steam, No Man’s Sky has an overwhelmingly negative user response. Ahead of launch, the game was touted as a sprawling, procedurally generated adventure through the galaxy; players have found the finished product to be less than what they were expecting, with mixed reviews and an especially vocal player base calling out Hello Games for No Man’s Sky’s "false promises."
I'm confused about this. The second tweet blames not using 2FA on Linked In, which I think you can tweet from? Sounded more like someone had got hold of his account that way.
a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean
- seems to be key. How is that proof? Also that appears no where in there article you have linked to.
I feel so bad for him. His mental health must be in tatters by now. I think the whole internet gets it. Some people didn't like the game, many people felt misled.
Whether it was good or bad I think people are underestimating how much effort, risk and hard work it takes to make a game. No one deserves this, even if their games sucks.
Its not the state of the game that led to this but the size of the lies, peter molyneux should employ the guy to write his press releases. I think thats the real point, people dont like being taken for a ride, they felt like prats for being misled so obviously he had to pay for their embarrassment for allowing themselves to be so naive.

I get that, but the end of the day it's just a game. He's a developer not a PR person and their communication skills often aren't great. Perhaps his crime was over sharing, but I'm guessing he did that out of real enthusiasm not a messed up desire to make money.

He's had 3 months of nothing but constant hate from what must feel like the entire internet. If I was in his shoes I would have lost the plot about two months ago. Does he really deserve that over a game? What if we were all judged by our lamest achievements.

I just think the size of the reaction is not proportional to the crime. Can we not save that for bankers and warmongers?
#22
moneysavingkitten
Error440
moneysavingkitten
ScarboroughKID
Confirmed to be Sean Murray
"Hello Games studio head Sean Murray tweeted this morning that the studio’s space exploration game No Man’s Sky was “a mistake.” The tweet was later deleted and the studio’s account set to private. No further tweets or explanation has been forthcoming.
Reached for comment Friday morning, a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean said that he sent the tweet.
“The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down,” he wrote in the email. “We have not been coping well.”
Murray hasn’t responded to follow up emails and his formerly active personal Twitter account hasn’t been used since Aug. 18.
The Hello Games tweet comes as the game continues to receive vitriolic comments from players.
On Steam, No Man’s Sky has an overwhelmingly negative user response. Ahead of launch, the game was touted as a sprawling, procedurally generated adventure through the galaxy; players have found the finished product to be less than what they were expecting, with mixed reviews and an especially vocal player base calling out Hello Games for No Man’s Sky’s "false promises."
I'm confused about this. The second tweet blames not using 2FA on Linked In, which I think you can tweet from? Sounded more like someone had got hold of his account that way.
a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean
- seems to be key. How is that proof? Also that appears no where in there article you have linked to.
I feel so bad for him. His mental health must be in tatters by now. I think the whole internet gets it. Some people didn't like the game, many people felt misled.
Whether it was good or bad I think people are underestimating how much effort, risk and hard work it takes to make a game. No one deserves this, even if their games sucks.
Its not the state of the game that led to this but the size of the lies, peter molyneux should employ the guy to write his press releases. I think thats the real point, people dont like being taken for a ride, they felt like prats for being misled so obviously he had to pay for their embarrassment for allowing themselves to be so naive.

I get that, but the end of the day it's just a game. He's a developer not a PR person and their communication skills often aren't great. Perhaps his crime was over sharing, but I'm guessing he did that out of real enthusiasm not a messed up desire to make money.

He's had 3 months of nothing but constant hate from what must feel like the entire internet. If I was in his shoes I would have lost the plot about two months ago. Does he really deserve that over a game? What if we were all judged by our lamest achievements.

I just think the size of the reaction is not proportional to the crime. Can we not save that for bankers and warmongers?


I agree with you however £50 is a lot of money for a lot of people
6 Likes #23
batezy_1984
moneysavingkitten
Error440
moneysavingkitten
ScarboroughKID
Confirmed to be Sean Murray
"Hello Games studio head Sean Murray tweeted this morning that the studio’s space exploration game No Man’s Sky was “a mistake.” The tweet was later deleted and the studio’s account set to private. No further tweets or explanation has been forthcoming.
Reached for comment Friday morning, a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean said that he sent the tweet.
“The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down,” he wrote in the email. “We have not been coping well.”
Murray hasn’t responded to follow up emails and his formerly active personal Twitter account hasn’t been used since Aug. 18.
The Hello Games tweet comes as the game continues to receive vitriolic comments from players.
On Steam, No Man’s Sky has an overwhelmingly negative user response. Ahead of launch, the game was touted as a sprawling, procedurally generated adventure through the galaxy; players have found the finished product to be less than what they were expecting, with mixed reviews and an especially vocal player base calling out Hello Games for No Man’s Sky’s "false promises."
I'm confused about this. The second tweet blames not using 2FA on Linked In, which I think you can tweet from? Sounded more like someone had got hold of his account that way.
a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean
- seems to be key. How is that proof? Also that appears no where in there article you have linked to.
I feel so bad for him. His mental health must be in tatters by now. I think the whole internet gets it. Some people didn't like the game, many people felt misled.
Whether it was good or bad I think people are underestimating how much effort, risk and hard work it takes to make a game. No one deserves this, even if their games sucks.
Its not the state of the game that led to this but the size of the lies, peter molyneux should employ the guy to write his press releases. I think thats the real point, people dont like being taken for a ride, they felt like prats for being misled so obviously he had to pay for their embarrassment for allowing themselves to be so naive.
I get that, but the end of the day it's just a game. He's a developer not a PR person and their communication skills often aren't great. Perhaps his crime was over sharing, but I'm guessing he did that out of real enthusiasm not a messed up desire to make money.
He's had 3 months of nothing but constant hate from what must feel like the entire internet. If I was in his shoes I would have lost the plot about two months ago. Does he really deserve that over a game? What if we were all judged by our lamest achievements.
I just think the size of the reaction is not proportional to the crime. Can we not save that for bankers and warmongers?
I agree with you however £50 is a lot of money for a lot of people

If £50 is a lot of money for you then don't spend it on a video game... #priorities
1 Like #24
Error440
Flodd
On a serious note I just hope the guy doesn't do any harm to himself... It's a videogame ffs.. he hasn't committed genocide.

Tell that to the public, the man was a fool, he should have known it would all come back to bite him on the bum.

Good god man, I hope you never go and see the neverending story...
3 Likes #25
Flodd
batezy_1984
moneysavingkitten
Error440
moneysavingkitten
ScarboroughKID
Confirmed to be Sean Murray
"Hello Games studio head Sean Murray tweeted this morning that the studio’s space exploration game No Man’s Sky was “a mistake.” The tweet was later deleted and the studio’s account set to private. No further tweets or explanation has been forthcoming.
Reached for comment Friday morning, a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean said that he sent the tweet.
“The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down,” he wrote in the email. “We have not been coping well.”
Murray hasn’t responded to follow up emails and his formerly active personal Twitter account hasn’t been used since Aug. 18.
The Hello Games tweet comes as the game continues to receive vitriolic comments from players.
On Steam, No Man’s Sky has an overwhelmingly negative user response. Ahead of launch, the game was touted as a sprawling, procedurally generated adventure through the galaxy; players have found the finished product to be less than what they were expecting, with mixed reviews and an especially vocal player base calling out Hello Games for No Man’s Sky’s "false promises."
I'm confused about this. The second tweet blames not using 2FA on Linked In, which I think you can tweet from? Sounded more like someone had got hold of his account that way.
a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean
- seems to be key. How is that proof? Also that appears no where in there article you have linked to.
I feel so bad for him. His mental health must be in tatters by now. I think the whole internet gets it. Some people didn't like the game, many people felt misled.
Whether it was good or bad I think people are underestimating how much effort, risk and hard work it takes to make a game. No one deserves this, even if their games sucks.
Its not the state of the game that led to this but the size of the lies, peter molyneux should employ the guy to write his press releases. I think thats the real point, people dont like being taken for a ride, they felt like prats for being misled so obviously he had to pay for their embarrassment for allowing themselves to be so naive.
I get that, but the end of the day it's just a game. He's a developer not a PR person and their communication skills often aren't great. Perhaps his crime was over sharing, but I'm guessing he did that out of real enthusiasm not a messed up desire to make money.
He's had 3 months of nothing but constant hate from what must feel like the entire internet. If I was in his shoes I would have lost the plot about two months ago. Does he really deserve that over a game? What if we were all judged by our lamest achievements.
I just think the size of the reaction is not proportional to the crime. Can we not save that for bankers and warmongers?
I agree with you however £50 is a lot of money for a lot of people
If £50 is a lot of money for you then don't spend it on a video game... #priorities

Or wait 24 hours for a review and initial impressions. From what I've read issues arose days before the release didn't they?

Perspective.
1 Like #26
Flodd
Error440
Flodd
On a serious note I just hope the guy doesn't do any harm to himself... It's a videogame ffs.. he hasn't committed genocide.

Tell that to the public, the man was a fool, he should have known it would all come back to bite him on the bum.

Good god man, I hope you never go and see the neverending story...


​That ended badly, so much for neverending, the child actor committed suicide eventually. It's only a game, nobody should take it to heart.
1 Like #27
Flodd
On a serious note I just hope the guy doesn't do any harm to himself... It's a videogame ffs.. he hasn't committed genocide.
Error440
Tell that to the public, the man was a fool, he should have known it would all come back to bite him on the bum.
Flodd
Good god man, I hope you never go and see the neverending story...

Spoiler: It does end.
#28
fanpages
Flodd
On a serious note I just hope the guy doesn't do any harm to himself... It's a videogame ffs.. he hasn't committed genocide.
Error440
Tell that to the public, the man was a fool, he should have known it would all come back to bite him on the bum.
Flodd
Good god man, I hope you never go and see the neverending story...
Spoiler: It does end.

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Flodd
batezy_1984
moneysavingkitten
Error440
moneysavingkitten
ScarboroughKID
Confirmed to be Sean Murray
"Hello Games studio head Sean Murray tweeted this morning that the studio’s space exploration game No Man’s Sky was “a mistake.” The tweet was later deleted and the studio’s account set to private. No further tweets or explanation has been forthcoming.
Reached for comment Friday morning, a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean said that he sent the tweet.
“The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down,” he wrote in the email. “We have not been coping well.”
Murray hasn’t responded to follow up emails and his formerly active personal Twitter account hasn’t been used since Aug. 18.
The Hello Games tweet comes as the game continues to receive vitriolic comments from players.
On Steam, No Man’s Sky has an overwhelmingly negative user response. Ahead of launch, the game was touted as a sprawling, procedurally generated adventure through the galaxy; players have found the finished product to be less than what they were expecting, with mixed reviews and an especially vocal player base calling out Hello Games for No Man’s Sky’s "false promises."
I'm confused about this. The second tweet blames not using 2FA on Linked In, which I think you can tweet from? Sounded more like someone had got hold of his account that way.
a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean
- seems to be key. How is that proof? Also that appears no where in there article you have linked to.
I feel so bad for him. His mental health must be in tatters by now. I think the whole internet gets it. Some people didn't like the game, many people felt misled.
Whether it was good or bad I think people are underestimating how much effort, risk and hard work it takes to make a game. No one deserves this, even if their games sucks.
Its not the state of the game that led to this but the size of the lies, peter molyneux should employ the guy to write his press releases. I think thats the real point, people dont like being taken for a ride, they felt like prats for being misled so obviously he had to pay for their embarrassment for allowing themselves to be so naive.
I get that, but the end of the day it's just a game. He's a developer not a PR person and their communication skills often aren't great. Perhaps his crime was over sharing, but I'm guessing he did that out of real enthusiasm not a messed up desire to make money.
He's had 3 months of nothing but constant hate from what must feel like the entire internet. If I was in his shoes I would have lost the plot about two months ago. Does he really deserve that over a game? What if we were all judged by our lamest achievements.
I just think the size of the reaction is not proportional to the crime. Can we not save that for bankers and warmongers?
I agree with you however £50 is a lot of money for a lot of people
If £50 is a lot of money for you then don't spend it on a video game... #priorities
Or wait 24 hours for a review and initial impressions. From what I've read issues arose days before the release didn't they?
Perspective.

I'm no expert TBH, I flogged mine on a couple of days after release just because I can't handle games that require me to 'craft' anything...
#29
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
Flodd
batezy_1984
moneysavingkitten
Error440
moneysavingkitten
ScarboroughKID
Confirmed to be Sean Murray
"Hello Games studio head Sean Murray tweeted this morning that the studio’s space exploration game No Man’s Sky was “a mistake.” The tweet was later deleted and the studio’s account set to private. No further tweets or explanation has been forthcoming.
Reached for comment Friday morning, a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean said that he sent the tweet.
“The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down,” he wrote in the email. “We have not been coping well.”
Murray hasn’t responded to follow up emails and his formerly active personal Twitter account hasn’t been used since Aug. 18.
The Hello Games tweet comes as the game continues to receive vitriolic comments from players.
On Steam, No Man’s Sky has an overwhelmingly negative user response. Ahead of launch, the game was touted as a sprawling, procedurally generated adventure through the galaxy; players have found the finished product to be less than what they were expecting, with mixed reviews and an especially vocal player base calling out Hello Games for No Man’s Sky’s "false promises."
I'm confused about this. The second tweet blames not using 2FA on Linked In, which I think you can tweet from? Sounded more like someone had got hold of his account that way.
a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean
- seems to be key. How is that proof? Also that appears no where in there article you have linked to.
I feel so bad for him. His mental health must be in tatters by now. I think the whole internet gets it. Some people didn't like the game, many people felt misled.
Whether it was good or bad I think people are underestimating how much effort, risk and hard work it takes to make a game. No one deserves this, even if their games sucks.
Its not the state of the game that led to this but the size of the lies, peter molyneux should employ the guy to write his press releases. I think thats the real point, people dont like being taken for a ride, they felt like prats for being misled so obviously he had to pay for their embarrassment for allowing themselves to be so naive.
I get that, but the end of the day it's just a game. He's a developer not a PR person and their communication skills often aren't great. Perhaps his crime was over sharing, but I'm guessing he did that out of real enthusiasm not a messed up desire to make money.
He's had 3 months of nothing but constant hate from what must feel like the entire internet. If I was in his shoes I would have lost the plot about two months ago. Does he really deserve that over a game? What if we were all judged by our lamest achievements.
I just think the size of the reaction is not proportional to the crime. Can we not save that for bankers and warmongers?
I agree with you however £50 is a lot of money for a lot of people
If £50 is a lot of money for you then don't spend it on a video game... #priorities
Or wait 24 hours for a review and initial impressions. From what I've read issues arose days before the release didn't they?
Perspective.

Well Eurogamer gave it a recommended. so by that the reviews were recommending it? although not sure who you blame there.
#30
Flodd
batezy_1984
moneysavingkitten
Error440
moneysavingkitten
ScarboroughKID
Confirmed to be Sean Murray
"Hello Games studio head Sean Murray tweeted this morning that the studio’s space exploration game No Man’s Sky was “a mistake.” The tweet was later deleted and the studio’s account set to private. No further tweets or explanation has been forthcoming.
Reached for comment Friday morning, a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean said that he sent the tweet.
“The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down,” he wrote in the email. “We have not been coping well.”
Murray hasn’t responded to follow up emails and his formerly active personal Twitter account hasn’t been used since Aug. 18.
The Hello Games tweet comes as the game continues to receive vitriolic comments from players.
On Steam, No Man’s Sky has an overwhelmingly negative user response. Ahead of launch, the game was touted as a sprawling, procedurally generated adventure through the galaxy; players have found the finished product to be less than what they were expecting, with mixed reviews and an especially vocal player base calling out Hello Games for No Man’s Sky’s "false promises."
I'm confused about this. The second tweet blames not using 2FA on Linked In, which I think you can tweet from? Sounded more like someone had got hold of his account that way.
a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean
- seems to be key. How is that proof? Also that appears no where in there article you have linked to.
I feel so bad for him. His mental health must be in tatters by now. I think the whole internet gets it. Some people didn't like the game, many people felt misled.
Whether it was good or bad I think people are underestimating how much effort, risk and hard work it takes to make a game. No one deserves this, even if their games sucks.
Its not the state of the game that led to this but the size of the lies, peter molyneux should employ the guy to write his press releases. I think thats the real point, people dont like being taken for a ride, they felt like prats for being misled so obviously he had to pay for their embarrassment for allowing themselves to be so naive.
I get that, but the end of the day it's just a game. He's a developer not a PR person and their communication skills often aren't great. Perhaps his crime was over sharing, but I'm guessing he did that out of real enthusiasm not a messed up desire to make money.
He's had 3 months of nothing but constant hate from what must feel like the entire internet. If I was in his shoes I would have lost the plot about two months ago. Does he really deserve that over a game? What if we were all judged by our lamest achievements.
I just think the size of the reaction is not proportional to the crime. Can we not save that for bankers and warmongers?
I agree with you however £50 is a lot of money for a lot of people

If £50 is a lot of money for you then don't spend it on a video game... #priorities


I've got the money u pleb it's 'a lot of money for a lot of people' ...
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Flodd
If £50 is a lot of money for you then don't spend it on a video game... #priorities
batezy_1984
I've got the money u pleb it's 'a lot of money for a lot of people' ...

Commoner, or otherwise, some people could tell that the game was not going to meet expectations from the start, & so did not buy it, too.
#32
I'm glad I got my release day copy for £27. 2 days later I sold it to Game for £38.
#33
stuarthanley
I'm glad I got my release day copy for £27. 2 days later I sold it to Game for £38.

Do you still have your PlayStation 4?

[ http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/no-man-s-sky-pc-ps4-2234442?p=25436801 ]
stuarthanley
It is the only reason I haven't sold my PS4 yet. It's the deal breaker - if its good, I'll keep it. If not then its goodbye.
#34
fanpages
stuarthanley
I'm glad I got my release day copy for £27. 2 days later I sold it to Game for £38.
Do you still have your PlayStation 4?
[ http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/no-man-s-sky-pc-ps4-2234442?p=25436801 ]
stuarthanley
It is the only reason I haven't sold my PS4 yet. It's the deal breaker - if its good, I'll keep it. If not then its goodbye.
Nope. Sold the PS4 a few days later.
#35
stuarthanley
Nope. Sold the PS4 a few days later.

Oh, OK. I was wondering if you would consider going back to "No Man's Sky" [PS4] if it was patched to provide the game-play/features you were interested in prior to release.
#36
fanpages
stuarthanley
Nope. Sold the PS4 a few days later.
Oh, OK. I was wondering if you would consider going back to "No Man's Sky" [PS4] if it was patched to provide the game-play/features you were interested in prior to release.
No. As I pointed out in the other thread, NMS was the only reason I was holding on to the PS4. I think they'd have to go completely back to the drawing board with it for it to be the game it was supposed to be.
2 Likes #37
batezy_1984
Flodd
batezy_1984
moneysavingkitten
Error440
moneysavingkitten
ScarboroughKID
Confirmed to be Sean Murray
"Hello Games studio head Sean Murray tweeted this morning that the studio’s space exploration game No Man’s Sky was “a mistake.” The tweet was later deleted and the studio’s account set to private. No further tweets or explanation has been forthcoming.
Reached for comment Friday morning, a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean said that he sent the tweet.
“The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down,” he wrote in the email. “We have not been coping well.”
Murray hasn’t responded to follow up emails and his formerly active personal Twitter account hasn’t been used since Aug. 18.
The Hello Games tweet comes as the game continues to receive vitriolic comments from players.
On Steam, No Man’s Sky has an overwhelmingly negative user response. Ahead of launch, the game was touted as a sprawling, procedurally generated adventure through the galaxy; players have found the finished product to be less than what they were expecting, with mixed reviews and an especially vocal player base calling out Hello Games for No Man’s Sky’s "false promises."
I'm confused about this. The second tweet blames not using 2FA on Linked In, which I think you can tweet from? Sounded more like someone had got hold of his account that way.
a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean
- seems to be key. How is that proof? Also that appears no where in there article you have linked to.
I feel so bad for him. His mental health must be in tatters by now. I think the whole internet gets it. Some people didn't like the game, many people felt misled.
Whether it was good or bad I think people are underestimating how much effort, risk and hard work it takes to make a game. No one deserves this, even if their games sucks.
Its not the state of the game that led to this but the size of the lies, peter molyneux should employ the guy to write his press releases. I think thats the real point, people dont like being taken for a ride, they felt like prats for being misled so obviously he had to pay for their embarrassment for allowing themselves to be so naive.
I get that, but the end of the day it's just a game. He's a developer not a PR person and their communication skills often aren't great. Perhaps his crime was over sharing, but I'm guessing he did that out of real enthusiasm not a messed up desire to make money.
He's had 3 months of nothing but constant hate from what must feel like the entire internet. If I was in his shoes I would have lost the plot about two months ago. Does he really deserve that over a game? What if we were all judged by our lamest achievements.
I just think the size of the reaction is not proportional to the crime. Can we not save that for bankers and warmongers?
I agree with you however £50 is a lot of money for a lot of people
If £50 is a lot of money for you then don't spend it on a video game... #priorities
I've got the money u pleb it's 'a lot of money for a lot of people' ...

Then a 'lot of people' need to have a good long look at themselves...

If it's a choice between a videogame or a school uniform or putting food on the table or paying the heating/lighting... Then I'll give you a hint... You shouldn't have to think about it for very long.
#38
batezy_1984
moneysavingkitten
Error440
moneysavingkitten
ScarboroughKID
Confirmed to be Sean Murray
"Hello Games studio head Sean Murray tweeted this morning that the studio’s space exploration game No Man’s Sky was “a mistake.” The tweet was later deleted and the studio’s account set to private. No further tweets or explanation has been forthcoming.
Reached for comment Friday morning, a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean said that he sent the tweet.
“The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down,” he wrote in the email. “We have not been coping well.”
Murray hasn’t responded to follow up emails and his formerly active personal Twitter account hasn’t been used since Aug. 18.
The Hello Games tweet comes as the game continues to receive vitriolic comments from players.
On Steam, No Man’s Sky has an overwhelmingly negative user response. Ahead of launch, the game was touted as a sprawling, procedurally generated adventure through the galaxy; players have found the finished product to be less than what they were expecting, with mixed reviews and an especially vocal player base calling out Hello Games for No Man’s Sky’s "false promises."
I'm confused about this. The second tweet blames not using 2FA on Linked In, which I think you can tweet from? Sounded more like someone had got hold of his account that way.
a person responding to Murray’s email account and identifying himself Sean
- seems to be key. How is that proof? Also that appears no where in there article you have linked to.
I feel so bad for him. His mental health must be in tatters by now. I think the whole internet gets it. Some people didn't like the game, many people felt misled.
Whether it was good or bad I think people are underestimating how much effort, risk and hard work it takes to make a game. No one deserves this, even if their games sucks.
Its not the state of the game that led to this but the size of the lies, peter molyneux should employ the guy to write his press releases. I think thats the real point, people dont like being taken for a ride, they felt like prats for being misled so obviously he had to pay for their embarrassment for allowing themselves to be so naive.
I get that, but the end of the day it's just a game. He's a developer not a PR person and their communication skills often aren't great. Perhaps his crime was over sharing, but I'm guessing he did that out of real enthusiasm not a messed up desire to make money.
He's had 3 months of nothing but constant hate from what must feel like the entire internet. If I was in his shoes I would have lost the plot about two months ago. Does he really deserve that over a game? What if we were all judged by our lamest achievements.
I just think the size of the reaction is not proportional to the crime. Can we not save that for bankers and warmongers?
I agree with you however £50 is a lot of money for a lot of people


It is, and if its a big investment i don't understand why people rush out and buy things on day 1. Just wait two or three weeks and see whats what. You see this all the time. Can people not have a modicum of patience.
#39
It's a great shame but I always wonder what kind of pressures they were under,

1. To release the game
2. To ensure it sells, and sells well.

I recently came away from a job where it was becoming so single minded in vision that customer wishes and needs where being put aside in pursuit of pure profits.

What I'm trying to say is that they could have had board directors and shareholders breathing down their necks to get the game out quicker than they wanted to, to see quicker returns.

Also what marketing doesn't exaggerate the truth about a product.

We are seeing it more and more with titles unfinished, seemingly untested, released under gimmicks and clever marketing for Joe public to lap up. Mafia 3 being the latest example. More and more we are seeing games not being sent out for review, so are buying blind.

I think NMS needed a lot longer for something of that scope and size, that is all.

It's a great shame what has happened but I'm not looking to have them defending themselves in the Hague.
#40
They got flooded and half their code lost anyway I heard.

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