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SKYRIM and Fallout 3 Conceptual Artist Adam Adamowicz Has Passed.

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  1. TheMailMan78

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    Yesterday the creative mind behind SKYRIM and Fallout 3, Adam Adamowicz fell in his battle with cancer. Mr. Adamowicz was the lead artist behind the entire artistic concept of the two modern day gaming masterpieces Fallout 3 and SKYRIM, giving those worlds life and personality. Everything from coin operated fallout shelters to dragons atop snowy peaks was first visualized and created in the mind of Adam Adamowicz.

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    In a quote from Vault Diary he stated, "Visualizing all of the aspects of a make believe world is quite an educational experience. On any given day I could be simultaneously learning about multiple topics, from motorcycle engines to 50’s fashion design. It’s kind of like writing and filming a National Geographic documentary film for an actual sci-fi world. For this job, I think the more you read on a wide variety of subjects, the better equipped you are to create depth and realism, especially for a fantasy setting. The fantastic that’s grounded in real world elements and then elaborated and exaggerated upon, seem to work the best, and create a solid jumping off point. This often creates fertile ground for generating additional story elements that can influence costumes, machines, and even motives for the various personalities inhabiting a made up world.

    Seeing Syd Mead lecture in SF was an incredibly profound lesson on design. During the Q&A I asked him how far he went on a design to make it technically believable. His advice was ‘to design with the story in mind and stay consistent with it’. Hence I learned that the Sulacco from Aliens is essentially a massive gun in space with a big nuclear reactor at one end which beautifully fits the theme of space marines exploring a planet infested with deadly hostile aliens. That answer freed me obsessing over minutiae that diverges story-wise, and focus on the broad strokes that propel the story. The addition of ensuing consistent minutiae would give it richness."

    The industry and the world has truly lost a great visionary and no matter what the next Fallout or Oblivion game will be, it will be a little less wonderful because of it.

    Source: Awesome Robo Vault Diary
     
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    He will be missed! Great artist.
     
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    rip^^^
     
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    RIP Adam Adamowicz
     
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    Very unfortunate. He looked fairly young. I really wish that they would approve marijuana for cancer treatment. In most very limited trials it has proven highly effective
     
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    Well they have in some states but afaik it is mainly only accepted that it can help with chemotherapy side effects at this point. But there is limited evidence that THC can actually prevent or hamper tumor growth itself. Needs more study which the DEA loves to prevent. :mad:

    RIP Adam. Way too young.
     
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    I can't say it any better, so I'm just quoting it.

    RIP
     
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    Rip :(
     
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    Rip :/
     
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    Damn, so many people die of cancer. It's seriously not funny. :(
     
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    was he polish?
     
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    No he was American. Maybe descent. I don't know.
     
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    You forgot an s up there, TMM.

    Plenty of Polish names in America. Especially in my home town of Chicago, for the record, where the population of Poles is second only to Warsaw.

    Sure seems that way. And yeah it's even "less funny" when they are so damn young.
     
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    you old was he? looks under 35.
     
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    I belive I read somewhere he was 43. Could be wrong.
     
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    His art was magnificent. He will be missed. R.I.P.
     
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    His work is awesome. R.I.P.
     
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    Actually, there's more evidence that you think. Like this Harvard study that not only proves that it halts the growth of tumors, but actually reduced their size by 75%.

    If you simply google it, you can find all sorts of studies that have been done that have shown that marijuana is, in fact, a VERY viable treatment for cancer. The main reason that the pharmaceutical companies have lobbied against it is because it's a wild plant. They can't patent it, hence, they can't make a huge profit off of it. So they'd MUCH rather, sell you those nasty chemo drugs, then the other drugs you need to counteract some of the side effects and so on. It's all about money, it really has nothing to do with the health benefit for the people.
     
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    Very sad but at least he left his mark in the world.... RIP
     
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    An incredible talent. The gaming community has lost a true visionary.
     
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    I spent hours crawling around the wilderness in Fallout 3. at least he will be free from arrow in the knee jokes....
     
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    Yes I admit to not actually reading as much on this as I should but I have seen plenty of posts and discussions on this on other forums and in various related subreddits and it seems the fact is that more study is needed to determine if and to what degree it's truly a viable preventative and inhibitive measure across the board as well as how to best utilize it for this purpose in actual treatment.

    In the meantime, I'll just cross my fingers and hope all those bong hits I do every day are actually doing something positive for my long term health. :roll:
     
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    I doubt that. G-d has proven himself to be an epic troll. Ten to one Adamowicz makes it to the gates of heaven and St Peter is in a coin operated fallout shelter.
     
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    And Jesus is there with a bow and arrow.
     
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    :roll:

    Yeah, they need to do some real in depth testing on it.
    As a matter of fact, the University of Jamaica invented the drug Canasol for glaucoma treatment. This medicine is derived from the cannabis plant, however, it has had all of the psychoactive agents removed so the patients do not get high, and best of all --NO SIDE EFFECTS! However, it's illegal in the US because it's made from the marijuana plant.

    But yet, they allow drugs to be made from the coca plant. The coca plant is the plant cocaine is made from. If you've ever been to the eye doctor and they've numbed your eye with drops; those drops are made from the coca plant.

    Quite the double standard if you ask me.
     

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