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Posted: Aug 27th 2010 6:18PM (Unverified) said

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Will miss knowing that the Top Secret project is around.

Posted: Aug 27th 2010 6:22PM DevilSei said

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Hallelujah! Every game I tried to play from them was a pain in the ass in at least one way or another. I'm just surprised it took so long!


Whose betting the secret project never really existed, and was just a bluff to build up interest in them?

Posted: Aug 27th 2010 6:29PM alucard3000 said

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For those interested in the future of 9Dragons at Gamers First:
http://forums.gamersfirst.com/index.php?showtopic=78308

Posted: Aug 27th 2010 6:31PM Jeremy G said

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While it was obvious that Acclaim was having problems lately, this seems very sudden, especially after it seems try were being "saved" by Playdom. Best wishes on a fast job search to their employees.

To those saying "Yay, I'm glad they're gone!": How would you like to walk onto work one day and find that the doors were closed, and without warning you no longer have a job to support your family. Saying that you're glad Acclaim went under is pretty much saying "F-You" to all of their employees, whom I garuntee you have never met, nor have any personal relationship with. They're people just like you and me, and they deserve more respect than a middle finger in their face just because you don't like their employer. Think before you post.

/rant off

Posted: Aug 27th 2010 6:52PM (Unverified) said

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AFAIK, they're not letting anyone (else) go with this, just getting rid of the games they were hosting.

I see they're sticking with Kogamu...
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Posted: Aug 28th 2010 3:26AM Fakeassname said

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yeah, this really is bad news for all their employees.

I never did play an acclaim mmo game myself, but it's still sad to see this happen. Playdom probably just bought them to enhance their portfolio so EA or Blizzact gobbles them up for more money than they are worth.

seriously a douche maneuver on the part of playdom.
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Posted: Aug 27th 2010 6:52PM Higurashi said

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Makes sense I guess. A few weeks ago I set up an account to try out 2Moons, but I was not able to connect to the servers. It kept rejecting my username and password and I was never able to log on. I guess this is why.

Posted: Aug 28th 2010 1:52AM Dianoga4 said

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Actually 2Moons is still around. Gamehi.com is where it's at now and it's allowing account transfers from Acclaim to them so no one has to lose their 2moon account or characters. 2Moons is called Dekaron there.

Here's the account transfer link....
http://dekaron.gamehi.com/app/account/account_signup_ac.aspx
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Posted: Aug 27th 2010 6:53PM BubleFett said

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This should teach other publishers and developers not to put Large Banner Ads on the top of the game while people are playing.

Posted: Aug 27th 2010 7:19PM Vlo said

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Goodbye sweet sweet Spellborn T_T I wonder why Gamerfirst chose to publish 9Dragons, Spellborn is much better than 9D.

Posted: Sep 5th 2010 12:52PM whateveryousay said

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Simple, 9Dragons was probably cheaper to buy and already has a decent amount of fans that are sure to follow it to G1. Spellborn has its fans, sure, but few and far between. Plus it has had a choppy history from day one, making it too risky of an investment for any publisher at this point.
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Posted: Aug 27th 2010 7:19PM (Unverified) said

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The only Acclaim game I played was Bots, and I enjoyed it greatly. It got a little grind heavy at the end, but if you had a full group you would always get two or three loot items if you could defeat the boss.

Posted: Aug 27th 2010 7:26PM (Unverified) said

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Yeah, thank goodness all those people who have to look for new jobs now. GG.....

Posted: Aug 27th 2010 11:38PM Jade Effect said

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On the bright side, those people get to move on to bigger and better things.

Or is Acclaim such a wonderful company with lots of potential to be working for?
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Posted: Aug 27th 2010 9:21PM Tizmah said

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This is great news. I'm glad to see something change at Acclaim since they were stuck in a rut. Yes, it's a shame people lost their jobs. But they will find new ones and move on to the next chapter in life which is hopefully bigger and better things. They can take what they learned here and use it to improve and build upon.

Posted: Aug 27th 2010 9:24PM timthel0rd said

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Glad Acclaim is gone is not the same as glad that their employees are now without jobs.

It's not the same.

Don't try and make it the same.

Posted: Aug 27th 2010 9:51PM ChaosInc said

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Um, who do you think helped make those games? Although not the same, they are closely related.
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Posted: Aug 27th 2010 10:04PM timthel0rd said

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Closely related, yes, but not the same thing. Like I said, just because I'm glad that the blight on the gaming industry is gone, does not mean that I am glad those people now have no way to support their family. Sure, they were the people making the games, and perhaps I'm glad a few of them *are no longer making games*, but this does not mean I want them and their families to live in poverty.

The consequences of this are both good and bad, there's no denying it (the bad part, anyway, some people might not be happy with them closing at all, but that's their problem). I don't try to make out as though people losing jobs is good, that's why I said that. Clear?

Posted: Aug 28th 2010 2:41AM (Unverified) said

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Bottom line is that Acclaim was a crappy company that made crappy games. As for the jobs argument; people change jobs all the time, the average person has 10.8 jobs from age 18 to age 42. This company was p. bad, the talent will survive but hopefully the crap stays in the sewers.

Source "http://www.bls.gov/news.release/nlsoy.nr0.htm"
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Posted: Aug 28th 2010 3:40AM Graill440 said

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@hoiles22

Only had one job, and i retired at 40. I'm not average!! Woohoo!!


Sigh...i wonder if i have a dew left in the fridge?
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