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Raven Software layoffs

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 15:02:53

RambOrc

<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ravenforums.com/showthread.php?t=19942">http://www.ravenforums.com/showthread.php?t=19942</a><!-- m --> This is why selling Raven to Activision was a bad idea - first they are forced to make a bunch of crappy games, then they are losing their jobs. Then again, half the people who worked on the truly exceptional games like Heretic and Hexen already left the company around/after Hexen II's release and most of the rest followed in the next five years or so.
Mon, 12 Oct 2009 16:26:45

Firebrand

I guess this shows which companies are reflecting effects of the current economic situation... too bad to hear that...
Mon, 12 Oct 2009 17:35:52

RambOrc

Nah it's just typical Activision shit, it's a company run by suits caring only about money and they buy up all the exceptional game studios then ruin them.
Mon, 12 Oct 2009 18:07:47

Dancso

Oh god, indeed. Fucking Electronic Arts... they are EVERYWHERE! I'm sick of it. 99/100 of the games they "make" suck monkeynuts. We're doomed! <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc10.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( --> (that's quite a pun)
Mon, 12 Oct 2009 19:20:15

UltimateCarl

Bah, that sucks to hear. I'm really enjoying the new Wolfenstein, too!
Tue, 13 Oct 2009 21:25:05

Firebrand

Too bad that activision has that effect on companies... but what I can't understand is if they can't see how many studios have gone down to themselves, and if they do, why the hell they keep doing the same things again and again! <!-- s#-o --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/eusa_doh.gif" alt="#-o" title="d'oh!" /><!-- s#-o --> As for EA, yep, their games suck a lot, I remember wanting to play army of two and dumping the game after the first mission... it REALLY sucked...
Wed, 14 Oct 2009 08:10:14

RambOrc

This is how our economy works, Activision is just doing the same with game developers as others with the stock market.
Thu, 15 Oct 2009 04:28:37

Valherran

Yeah this equals EA buying out Westwood and ruining the C&C series... That sucks that those games are probably not going to have sequels, or at least not any good ones...sometimes I wish I was one of those people who can just walk in there, show how it's done, and expect results in a year...
Thu, 15 Oct 2009 08:30:28

RambOrc

C&C was crap from the beginning. <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc4.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P -->
Fri, 16 Oct 2009 14:05:52

Dancso

[quote="RambOrc":15cmub42]C&C was crap from the beginning. <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc4.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> *** WARNING *** Flame war alert! <!-- s:-# --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/eusa_silenced.gif" alt=":-#" title="Silenced" /><!-- s:-# --> Just kidding. I have never played any of them ever. I might be missing out on a lot but I'm not into RTS games too much.
Sat, 17 Oct 2009 22:59:34

Necromancer

I already posted a thread here 'bout Raven's next game, Singularity which will be released early next year. They haven't revealed anything about what they plan to do after that.
Sat, 17 Oct 2009 23:02:07

RambOrc

It doesn't really matter what it will be, given that the majority of the people working on Heretic and Hexen are not at the company any more.
Mon, 19 Oct 2009 01:47:11

Necromancer

Unfortunately it doesn't seem like Raven really cares about either of those games anymore. <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc10.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( -->
Wed, 06 Jan 2010 00:41:32

The Ultimate DooMer

Creativity is stifled, homogenisation is encouraged. That's just the way big business works...like with music and films etc. if you want to make original innovative works purely out of passion for w/e activity it is, the underground is the place for you. There's no money in creative media anymore, only generic corporate dross for the sheep to lap up. [quote="Firebrand":1q5yqkhw]Too bad that activision has that effect on companies... but what I can't understand is if they can't see how many studios have gone down to themselves, and if they do, why the hell they keep doing the same things again and again! <!-- s#-o --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/eusa_doh.gif" alt="#-o" title="d'oh!" /><!-- s#-o --> Money is always the luring factor...you'd think game devs would see what would happen if they accepted a buyout, but nope the $$$ signs always blind them to the future and they end up like the rest. [quote="RambOrc":1q5yqkhw]Nah it's just typical Activision shit, it's a company run by suits caring only about money and they buy up all the exceptional game studios then ruin them. Which is quite illogical really...I mean why buy up all the game dev talent if you're not going to use it to make anything other than the usual crap that doesn't require any? Unless ofc it's the desire to control gaming as a whole...just like with film and music...y'know, human nature. (edit: should look at dates before posting really, but there doesn't seem to be many newer threads)

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