1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

News Activision shuts down King's Quest fan project

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 2 Mar 2010.

  1. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

    Joined:
    14 May 2004
    Posts:
    717
    Likes Received:
    0
    wow..activision-blizzard... W.T.F.!
     
  2. netsirk

    netsirk New Member

    Joined:
    2 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
  3. skunkmunkey

    skunkmunkey Member

    Joined:
    15 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    521
    Likes Received:
    13
    reminds me of those damn women on building sites who have on all the safety gear which never gets used and tell you to put on your safety glasses in case water gets in your eyes.... bullys and masterbators the lot of em....
     
  4. ssj12

    ssj12 Member

    Joined:
    12 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    687
    Likes Received:
    1
    Activision is seriously asking for zero support from the PC and overall game community. I think I will cancel my pre-order for StarCraft II. Nice job Activision.
     
  5. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

    Joined:
    7 Jan 2006
    Posts:
    1,296
    Likes Received:
    15
    that's another company on my don't buy list. well done, activision
     
  6. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

    Joined:
    20 Aug 2009
    Posts:
    5,712
    Likes Received:
    211
    I never heard of the game before but wholeheartedly support them, 8 years of unpaid community fan work flushed away just when they were gearing up for release, wow, just wow.
    Activision are so heartless, I kinda doubt I'll buy anything from activision if they keep this snide practice up, they have to at least give them a break or I am definately boycotting them for life.
    I skipped mw2 because of no dedicated servers and absolutely I have bc2 pre-ordered ;)
    I enjoy all types of games so would have liked to have tried it out at least.
    I signed the petition and made a small donation, hope it helps.
     
  7. Thatguy119

    Thatguy119 Member

    Joined:
    17 Nov 2008
    Posts:
    707
    Likes Received:
    8
    I compleatly aggree that Activision have gone crazy today and are seriously going downhill overall, but how many people are seriously not going to buy a good game just because it was made by Activision. I cant say I wont, but congrats to anybody with enough moral integrity to say yes.
     
  8. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

    Joined:
    25 Oct 2009
    Posts:
    1,694
    Likes Received:
    110
    unfortunately to those who do have the morals to boycott Activision, they will put down the lost sales to piracy.
     
  9. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

    Joined:
    7 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    596
    Likes Received:
    5
    Activision = Major Tool

    I feel really bad for all those that put their free time into this effort to get shut down like that.
     
  10. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

    Joined:
    27 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    1,132
    Likes Received:
    45
    i don't get it. why? did they give any decent reason? because it's not like they don't really care if it continues or not; they went as far as a 'cease and go-lie-down-and-die' letter.

    or maybe the lawyers were just bored? a lot of strange stuff happens when people are bored.
     
  11. somidiot

    somidiot Member

    Joined:
    18 Aug 2009
    Posts:
    115
    Likes Received:
    1
    if anybody at Activision was intelligent at all they'd hire these guys and release the game with their name on it. stupid, stupid move. Irritating fans of the series and attempting to destroy it's future at the same time.
     
  12. somidiot

    somidiot Member

    Joined:
    18 Aug 2009
    Posts:
    115
    Likes Received:
    1
    one more thing: why can't they abide by the agreement they purchased? sounds like an underhanded thing to do IMHO.
     
  13. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

    Joined:
    5 Sep 2006
    Posts:
    1,045
    Likes Received:
    26
    Just change the name to something else and release anyway. Rename King's Quest to Royal Escapade, change the hair colour of the characters and add a notice that any resemblance is purely coincidental.
     
  14. scrumble

    scrumble New Member

    Joined:
    18 Jan 2004
    Posts:
    135
    Likes Received:
    0
    Breach of contract? Sierra agreed to issue the licence, but then are bought by Activision. When Activision purchased Sierra, they will have also purchased all agreements and contracts issued by Sierra, unless Sierra itself has been closed down and no longer exists as a company.

    But as Javerh said, just change the details. If the body of the game is new, and only the names and storyline relate to Kings Quest, then simply change the names.
     
  15. Cabe6403

    Cabe6403 Supreme Commander

    Joined:
    3 Apr 2007
    Posts:
    1,205
    Likes Received:
    43
    Activision have got a little too big for their boots I think. Smaller companies run by people who value the game industry and the community like sierra are willing to give these licences because they, themselves, likely enjoy the franchise being extended by the fans like this.
    A company the size of Activision will be run by men in suits who's only interest is business.
     
  16. Cruelinios

    Cruelinios EvE Addict

    Joined:
    21 Jan 2002
    Posts:
    1,118
    Likes Received:
    12
    Activision are turning in to a bunch of twats, it's a free non-commercial project and closing something down after 8 years of work makes me feel sick, I feel for those developers.

    Rename it, re-brand it and release it!
     
  17. dire_wolf

    dire_wolf Last Of The Dovakhiin

    Joined:
    24 Jul 2002
    Posts:
    2,433
    Likes Received:
    21
    From TSL Email;

    As you may already know, a fan-based campaign to help save TSL has already started. While it's not guaranteed to have any impact on Activision, we do know that it did make a difference in the past with Vivendi.


    We encourage you to visit the links below for further information:

    Online Petition:
    http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/savetsl/

    Facebook Group:
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=382202612795&ref=mf

    MySpace Page:
    http://www.myspace.com/savetsl

    Form Letter for Contacting Activision:
    http://www.tsl-game.com/forum/index.php?topic=8406.0


    Thanks again to everyone that has supported us in the past and continue to do so today
     
  18. Nickel

    Nickel New Member

    Joined:
    19 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Right, that's it. Activision has made the list. As long as a game bears their name I'm not touching it, I'll make sure my friends know...
     
  19. kornedbeefy

    kornedbeefy New Member

    Joined:
    1 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Its past time these big corps die and get out of gaming. They do nothing but create suits who do nothing but suck up the profits for their FAT CAT lifestyle instead of reinvesting in better games like ID did in its early days. Instead we are bombarded with sequels.
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page