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Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 9:06AM Dunraven said

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After making all the right moves Trion ends up pulling a major screw up. They should stay far far away from anyone attached to that toxic company.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 9:15AM Equillian said

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@Dunraven

Indeed
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 9:18AM Yellowdancer said

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@Dunraven

Our company has a Euro president and he's just there for the French to yell at....I see.nothing in this move. He probably just has good contacts that can open door to new markets.
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 9:26AM Dril said

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Two companies I don't give a damn about, to be honest.

Whatever floats their boat.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 12:37PM Utakata said

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@Dril

...and you commented about this because?
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Posted: Jun 5th 2011 2:21AM Darkjoy said

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@Utakata

Because he can?
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 10:03AM (Unverified) said

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So the VP of a failing company moves to another failing company to make them better at failing. OK.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 10:10AM cic said

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Trion is failing? Sorry, no.
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 11:33AM JuliusSeizure said

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@Puremallace

The current Atari is not even remotely the original one. The modern one is actually a rebranded Infogrames, who bought up the hollow shell of the original Atari )consisting of basically nothing but the name at that point) because the name still managed to be more popular than the one they already had.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 1:33PM NeverDeath said

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@cic

Yeah really. Trion's first MMO is retaining more of its player base at this point post-launch than any other MMO that's come before it, with the exception of WoW. Their dev team makes good decisions and is taking care of business, and the game had one of the most successful launches in MMO history in regard not only to the way the launch was handled itself but also the state of quality the game launched in. It's not a perfect game, no game is or there would be one game called "The Perfect Game" and we'd all be playing it, capisci?

RIFT is a great game. I am still interested to see if TERA differentiates itself from the rest of the Asian MMO-gone NA port crowd, but if TERA doesn't work out for me I'm not even that concerned anymore, because I've got RIFT which seemingly came out of nowhere, and which my wife, my friends and I thoroughly all thoroughly enjoy. Like them or not, Trion is going to be a major force in the MMO market for a long time to come, unless they make some huge mistakes along the way - something which thus far they have not only avoided doing, but have done the polar opposite of.
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 10:11AM dudes said

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Abandon Atari!

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 10:35AM ErikC said

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Man, that is like the worst picture ever.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 12:43PM Utakata said

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@ErikC

Admittedly...it does give him a pimp-everyone's-ass Bobby Kotick presence that's not very flattering in the least.
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 10:35AM SnarlingWolf said

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When was the last time Atari didn't destroy a game or cause failure. This should work out well for Trion. Good to see they make such solid decisions.

He also worked at Acclaim. Ya there's another great example of the modern game industry.... oh wait.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 11:36AM JuliusSeizure said

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@SnarlingWolf

And when was the last time Sega produced anything worthwhile for that matter, right?
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 2:16PM (Unverified) said

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@JuliusSeizure wtf are you talking about? Sonic is the best series ever!

(upvote this comment for irony)
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 11:38AM hami83 said

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Yes, it was ONE person that destroyed all those previous games and companies..... /sarcasm.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 1:02PM Lenn said

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Massively must be insanely proud to have so many industry insiders visit their comments section.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 2:05PM ImperialPanda said

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@Lenn

Someone send John an email so he can come and write a comment.
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 2:31PM (Unverified) said

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Infogrames was at the heart of the french shift away from french names after they were accused by many Americans of deserting the USA during our time of need and war, so Infogrames bought the Atari name to avoid the 'Freedom Fries' syndrome.

Atari at the time was nothing more than a name with some unauthorized T-shirts floating around the net.

So to be honest Trion hired an Infogrames refuge from a french firm.... no idea if he is good or bad, but any company that would change names due to political reasons is to be suspect.

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