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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 8:05PM (Unverified) said

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No graphic? I'm so confused right now.
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 8:06PM TRTX said

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Summary:

Keep - Sequels.
Lose - Innovation.

Gotchya.
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 8:08PM Neebs said

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Industry policy.
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 8:09PM Rokatoro said

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Look at activisions recent track record, its what they do best
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 8:09PM (Unverified) said

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Seriously. A better title would be "Blizzavision loses; keeps Crash, Spyro and Ice Age."
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 8:22PM aristokrat said

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Yet they are seemingly ditching the sequel to the best movie-to-game adaptation yet? More proof that while Activision may like making games, they don't like making good games. And what's up with cancelling the other sequel, the 50 Cent game, which is sure to make a ton of bank no matter how good it is?
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 8:08PM (Unverified) said

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Brutal Legend!? *SAAAAAADFAAAAACE*
Ice Age vs. Brutal Legend. Clearly they've got some good heads on their shoulders.
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 8:10PM Rokatoro said

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Why are they kepping all there dead franchises, No bodys cared about crash or spyro since the late 90's
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 8:15PM Colonel Falafel said

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For some reason, people still buy Crash and Spyro games, despite their mediocrity as of late
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 8:23PM Saria the Cat said

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And they were so good then... :( It's been depressing seeing my favorites get mauled with every new installment.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2008 12:09AM Korova Pamplona said

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Even though every mutual fund keeps banging it in people's heads, they dont seem to get that

PAST PERFORMANCE DOES NOT INDICATE FUTURE RESULTS.

I am aggrieved that Brutal Legend is not declared safe, hopefully somebody with more balls and less debt will pick it up. C'mon EA, you seem to be doing human things nowadays.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2008 9:46AM erh said

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Crash and Spyro built the Playstation brand, I think it's sad to see how low those series have gone. The demise of Crash and Spyro underscores the gradual demise of the platformer genre.
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 8:14PM Colonel Falafel said

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Guys, do not panic. It is okay. Double Fine Productions are their own company, they'll be able to get a new publisher.

I don't know why a publisher would give up the chance to publish a Tim Schafer game, it's a guaranteed hit (at least with reviewers and teh hardcore)
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 9:05PM Neebs said

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Soup thatoneguy?

It's STRatoSTRafe from GameFAQs. Odc64, you know. Last.fm too.
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 9:12PM Colonel Falafel said

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w00t.

Never knew you were Neebs, man.
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 9:45PM Neebs said

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Always been. I think I've been posting here longer than OUR THE NGG.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2008 11:43AM Dralzz said

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What the hell are they going to do next, drop Warcraft?
After losing Brutal Legend and Ghostbusters, it seems likely.
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 8:22PM Saria the Cat said

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Hey, the original Crash Bandicoot and Spyro were AWESOME. When I tried playing the recent crap, though, I was dismayed, so I understand people's dislike of the franchise. But I wish they would try the originals because they are seriously awesome still (I recently replayed Spyro).
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 10:33PM SoCoolCurt said

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Crash Bandicoot and Spyro where hands down my favorite franchises on PS1. i can still pick them up and play through them today.

i bought every game until i bought the first Crash and Spryo games after Naughty Dog and Insomniac sold them, and that's when Crash and Spyro died for me...
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 10:44PM Vidikron said

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Crash and Spyro were good back when their original devs, Naughty Dog and Insomniac respectively, still produced them. It often goes badly when IPs change developers :(
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 8:49PM (Unverified) said

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Not related, necessarily, but "Blactivison" sounds infinitely better than Blizzavision, IMHO.

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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 8:58PM Saria the Cat said

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You just blew my mind.
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 8:49PM skadave said

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I prefer calling them Actard.
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 9:09PM Saria the Cat said

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And this is why I spend way too much of my time reading comments on Joystiq.
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 10:04PM chrisgrant said

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No, you spend too much time here because *you care*

Admit it, Saria ... YOU CARE!
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 10:44PM Saria the Cat said

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@Chris: No one needs to twist my arm to get me to admit that I LOVE JOYSTIQ. Oh, and I care.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2008 8:51AM xGeneral DEATHxDEETH82 said

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*Twists your arm anyway*
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 9:15PM BigD145 said

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All of the _____ Quest games should be released from their licenses and go straight to abandonware.
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 9:19PM The Blank Mage Returns said

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Oh, you bastards! You give me more Tribes, or I swear, I'll burn down the building. You kept Ice Age,over the best FPS the world has ever known, half a dozen extremely promising titles, and God knows what else. Can someone tell me what happens to Vivedi titles like FEAR?
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 9:44PM LuckyEMS said

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Riddick, i love you, you are my soul, i weep tears of joy waiting for your return.

If you get cancelled i will murder and rape every person that works there. Although after a while ill get bored of all the rapeage and get Fernando to rape them for me.
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 9:49PM ForTheHuynh said

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Hopefully they lose the Homeworld license as well, and then Relic would SWOOP IN LIKE VULTURES AND REVIVE THE SERIES.

Everyone would then be happy, Iraq War would end, world peace ensues, 4chan starts being nice, etc.

The world wins.
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 10:55PM (Unverified) said

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How about just calling them "BastardVision" or "ActiBlow"?

Brutal Legend and Ghostbuster (especially when it was getting so much hype) both possibly stricken from the plans?!? I hope Ubisoft, THQ, or even EA at this point, comes along and snatches these up.
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 11:00PM juju187 said

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Omg no 50 cent game what am i gonna do?
o yea not care like before...
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Posted: Jul 29th 2008 12:07AM (Unverified) said

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I WANT SPACE QUEST 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted: Jul 29th 2008 2:28PM (Unverified) said

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me too, man. me too.

i basically grew up to be my hero, roger wilco. room always a total mess, sleep on the job, fumbling and bafoonish, good at making people laugh (at me? LOL), somehow got a gorgeous girl to like me, and, well i havent commanded my own garbage ship yet, but i hope i will someday!
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 11:38PM (Unverified) said

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That isn't how it happened. If you look at the original PS1 boxarts for Crash and Spyro, you'll find their IPs were both owned by Universal Interactive. Who was bought by Vivendi.
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 11:54PM dantebk said

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Wow. That stinks. Anytime someone on a message board complains about EA being a heartless corporation should be linked to this post -- Activision Blizzard are the new champions by far. Keeping Spyro and Crash Bandicoot and dumping Brutal Legend and Ghostbusters? In what universe does that even make sense?
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Posted: Jul 29th 2008 1:16AM Jimmyjames said

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You said it.

At least EA has faith in their own developers.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2008 1:44AM (Unverified) said

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Not to mention all the people that will potentially lose their jobs... :(
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Posted: Jul 28th 2008 11:58PM original fred said

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What kind of retard chose Ice Age?
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Posted: Jul 29th 2008 1:14AM AnthonyGalindo said

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What's going to happen to FEAR? Maybe Warner Bros. can buy the name back and release Project Origin under FEAR 2 as it should be.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2008 2:26AM DarthPaul said

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Hang on!
This is really big news - no Ghostbusters game???
They can't just sneak that out & expect people to forget about it - it looked like it was gonna be a right load of fun!

These companies don't half make some odd decisions.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2008 2:41AM (Unverified) said

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I saw that Crash and Spyro are staying...don't care about anything else!! WOOHOO!! Muah..fatwendy
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Posted: Jul 29th 2008 9:54AM erh said

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It doesn't matter, Crash and Spyro will never be the same as when they were developed by Naughty Dog and Insomniac.

And I fear a similar fate awaits Jak and Sly.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2008 3:50AM (Unverified) said

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No more brutal legend or ghostbusters? =(
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Posted: Jul 29th 2008 9:16AM (Unverified) said

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ok, wtf. Sierra takes the time to get EVERYONE from the Ghostbusters franchise on board to give their voices and likeness for the video game (including Bill Murray who was against any kind of 3rd sequel or any other tie-in to the Ghostbuster universe) and then it gets canned for this shite? (shite meaning crash, spyro, and ice age. prototype is intriguing)
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Posted: Jul 29th 2008 10:52AM Dralthi said

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The games aren't getting canned. They just aren't going to be published by Blizzavision.

I'm sure EA or Ubisoft will jump in and pick up some of those IP's.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2008 10:51AM Dralthi said

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Crash Bandicoot, Ice Age, and Spyro???? Are they serious? Those franchises are so old and stale.

How could they drop Brutal Legend? Why are Tim Schafer's genius ideas always treated like a red-headed step-child?

First Psychonauts got screwed from Majesco's poor marketing and now Brutal Legend gets burned by Blizzavision.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2008 1:08PM jumpshot said

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It must have been opposites day when they were making these decisions...

Brutal Legend and Ghostbusters(which will really be the third movie) being dropped and Ice Age is kept? Whaaaaa?
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Posted: Jul 29th 2008 1:48PM RudeboyJefe said

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"We're currently looking into the fate of Sierra's other publishing arrangements: Tim Schafer's Brütal Legend (oh, Brütal Legend, we're so sorry!), Ghostbusters: The Video Game, WET, and Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena."

I read that as joystiq is looking into the status on those games, not that that they have been dropped. Blizzard Activision, whatever you wanna call them, may have just announced the games they did and haven't commented on the others. I hope they are working on more games then just those 3 or 4.
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