• @reddig33
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    1628 months ago

    If you want, creative independence, then don’t merge with a mega corporation.

    • roguetrick
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      8 months ago

      The original was released by EA over 20 years ago. It’s not like its something they bought up.

    • Jaysyn
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      158 months ago

      You said this so much more diplomatically than I was going to.

    • Dangdoggo
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      88 months ago

      EA was hardly a mega corp when they published the first game though. Where is Taylor Swift when you need her?

      • TWeaK
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        158 months ago

        What? EA has been a mega corp in the game industry since forever.

        • @[email protected]
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          168 months ago

          This prompted me to look into their history, and yeah, looks like they were basically a super-group formed out of employees from names like Apple and Atari and were big right out of the gate.

          • TWeaK
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            68 months ago

            I was mainly just thinking how EA Sports games have been a thing for as long as I can remember. Even when video games was a small industry, they were still a big fish.

      • @km3k
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        108 months ago

        The EA has been a gaming mega corp for at least 30 years.

  • roguetrick
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    8 months ago

    Ah they nailed him with a noncompete for that public domain IP. Crafty.

    • @[email protected]
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      148 months ago

      For what it’s worth, you can’t use public domain to make a copy of someone else’s take on that public domain character. It’s like how Winnie the Pooh is public domain but you can’t make a Winnie the Pooh with a red shirt and no pants since thats clearly Disney’s version which isn’t public domain.

  • @[email protected]
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    218 months ago

    I enjoyed Madness Returns but the main problem was that some of the chapters just dragged so much. If they’d cut it down they could have made a really really good budget game and nothing of value would have been lost. It’s a 14 hour game with 6 hours of content.

  • @[email protected]
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    198 months ago

    “Also, there’s a tv series in production.”

    Yeah, right. I’ll believe it when I see it.

    • @BroBot9000
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      148 months ago

      I’d rather have the property say dead than reviving it into another fucking show that is put out just to cash in on some nostalgia only to be cancelled after the first season.

  • @dohpaz42
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    198 months ago

    Well hopefully American McGee will make a come back with some other great video game series. There are plenty of ideas out there outside of Alice in Wonderland. Though that was a great game! I hope he doesn’t give up quite yet.

    • @TheQuietCroc
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      38 months ago

      Didn’t he announce his retirement back in April?

  • @TurnItOff_OnAgain
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    108 months ago

    I replay madness returns every year or so. Such a fun platformer.

    • @PunnyName
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      58 months ago

      I keep trying to play it, but the levels are so fucking long. I just want the story now.

    • SamXavia
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      48 months ago

      It’s one of the games that I’ve been meaning to play on my backlog. It does suck that it’s not going to have a sequel.

  • SamXavia
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    48 months ago

    That sucks, I would have loved to see Asylum come to the surface. Sadly as it’s been so many years I don’t think it’s going to get around to much that it’s no longer happening or was happening in the first place.