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Old 10-23-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
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(Spinoff Thread) What Gaming Companies do you miss?

As The Borg have assimilated smaller companies I wonder...who do you miss?

Personally I miss:

Westwood
Ion Storm
Black Isle

I think they did good things and produced products where you could see the love of the game.

Who do you miss?
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DAVILEX

They were a small Dutch company that made some pretty good games. They got turned over for something big...I dunno...
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:30 PM   #3
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:51 PM   #4
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Westwood - for their Command and conquer series. Sweet and simple game play.

IDsoftware - after Quake1, the comapny lost direction and have not put out a good game since.

Blizzard - I really miss the dungeon crawls that made the Diablo series famous.

And most of all, drum roll please,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Valve software - Sometime between Opposing Force, blue-shift, and HL2, the company lost direction.

At one time all of those game companies made a product for the money, and for the fun of it. But the desire for profits wedged out the "fun" part. And now its all about the money.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:37 PM   #5
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E.A. Games a.k.a. Electronic Arts, in the good 'ol days

Ubisoft fucked up too...

Damn, too much to name...
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:44 PM   #6
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DICE (Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment)…. They made some of the best rally games… and then EA sucked them up after Battlefield: 1942… now all they do is create installments of the Battlefield series. Such talent… wasted.

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Old 10-23-2008, 11:52 PM   #7
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Looking glass studios, the creators of the first two thiefs... and some other games.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:18 AM   #8
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Black Isle.

And Apogee, but I dunno, maybe they're still around? I just remember Hocus Pocus and stuff.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:43 AM   #9
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Bungie: Before the Halo fiasco. I miss the good ol' days of Marathon and Myst.
Black Isle: Like others have said.
Relic: I'd like to see a Homeworld 3.
Volition: A true follow up to Red Faction would be nice. Red Faction 2 and 3 we're big let downs.
Ritual: I still want my SiN Episode 2...
Squaresoft: Before the Square Enix bullshittery.


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Westwood - for their Command and conquer series. Sweet and simple game play.
I'm probably the only person that liked Westwood for Earth & Beyond, the sci-fi spacecraft MMO.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:56 AM   #10
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Midway, in the days of MK1-4, NBA Jam, Killer Instinct, and most of all, NFL Blitz.

Shiny, makers of Earthworm Jim.
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:01 AM   #11
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:12 AM   #12
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Oooohhhh, another good one.
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Interplay/Black Isle/Troika.
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DICE (Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment)…. They made some of the best rally games… and then EA sucked them up after Battlefield: 1942… now all they do is create installments of the Battlefield series.
Seriously now? Have you not heard of Mirror's Edge?

DICE said that they didn't want to be a one trick pony, so they expanded to Mirror's Edge. I think they're going in the right direction.

As for companies I miss... hmm... Ubisoft, Natsume, and Rare (although I played the Demo of Viva Pinata and they are definitely making a comeback).
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