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Posted by Ralphie (Member # 1565) on :
What the flarking schnit?!

First Ion Storm, and now Troika? I legally buy the copies of the games I play. I wait for the prices to drop from $50 to $30, but I still purchase them and put money into the coffers of the gaming industry. How do we keep the PC gaming companies we love from going under?

I know the talent will be rehired, but with each dispersion a little something inside of me dies.

God speed, Troika! [Cry]

[ February 25, 2005, 03:33 AM: Message edited by: Ralphie ]
Posted by A Rat Named Dog (Member # 699) on :
Yeah, that really sucked. Those were good guys who had a lot of trouble landing the Big Overfunded Project that often gets up-and-coming developers their official Big Break. Here's to hoping the original troika can land something new and get it all going again.
Posted by Intelligence3 (Member # 6944) on :
Yeah, I was afraid that was going to happen. [Frown]
Posted by TheTick (Member # 2883) on :
Man, that sucks. [Frown]
Posted by twinky (Member # 693) on :
Posted by The Pixiest (Member # 1863) on :
Computer game companies go under ALL the time.. soon all we'll be left with is EA and Blizzard.
Posted by Amka (Member # 690) on :
That is like saying restaurants go under all the time, soon all that will be left is Mcdonalds and Pizza Hut.

It isn't true because new gaming companies get started all the time too.
Posted by scottneb (Member # 676) on :
*realizes how many EA and Blizzard games he loves*

I'm feeding it! [Angst]

...but I wouldn't be caught dead without Madden, Warcraft or Starcraft.

[ February 25, 2005, 11:44 AM: Message edited by: scottneb ]
Posted by IdemosthenesI (Member # 862) on :
I know it seems like Blizzard is a huge powerhouse, but they really don't make very many games. They come out with one every couple of years. I think a more realistic situation would be nobody but EA and UbiSoft (which will be a wholly owned subsidiary of EA,) and all movies, sports, and other media will have exclusive licences. Sega will come out with another Virtua Fighter game every six years, but other than that, the only sound you will ever here upon starting up a new game will be "Challenge Everything," which is ironic, considering how cliche and repetetive most of EA's titles seem to be (except Burnout 3. I love Burnout 3!)
Posted by Kasie H (Member # 2120) on :
*is wildly addicted to the Sims*
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
Then you're part of the problem. [Wink]
Posted by BannaOj (Member # 3206) on :
Argh, I'm misreading everything today. Dobies have scarred me permanently.

What did I go into this thread expecting to find?
"Hey - Gays Employed by Flaming Companies"

No I don't have a link, that's what I thought the thread title actually said!

The other thread title I've misread this morning... "California in Everything"

Posted by TheTick (Member # 2883) on :
Well, Ralphie will thank you for not posting that as a Dobie.
Posted by Lady Jane (Member # 7249) on :
I read THAT as "Well, Ralphie, thank you for not posting that as a dobie." and thought, It's kind of unfair to suppose that Ralphie would be the one to post it, although, yes, that makes sense.
Posted by TheTick (Member # 2883) on :
Hey, leave the verbs out of your own posts all you want, but leave mine alone! [Wink]
Posted by Lady Jane (Member # 7249) on :

It's spreading!

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