Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:54 AM
I thought the Suda51 bashing was overdone. Hard to believe that some guys lower down totem pole don't like their boss/think his ego is too big, esp in a creative industry. I mean, that never happens anywhere else, does it?
Also comparing a Japanese company's 'Christmas' gift (or possibly a similarly timed Oseibo gift) to a US company's Christmas gift isn't apples to apples. Traditionally, Japanese employees get a New Years cash gift that can be quite sizable (ie, a month or two of pay). In Japan, New Years is their Christmas by US standards. As nice as Wombat's cookware might be, I doubt it is 2-months-of-salary level of nice.
And if an US developer had a game tank as hard as Shadows of the Damned, I would imagine most of the staff would be quite joyous if they got hotel soap for Christmas instead the far more likely layoff notice.