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Which would you have preferred?

(what actually happened) Ion Storm is formed and guzzles money from Edios, leaving none to rescue Looking Glass, which goes bankrupt
7 (63.6%)
Ion Storm not formed, no Deus Ex, Looking Glass survives
4 (36.4%)

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Voting closed: November 24, 2006, 03:33:19 pm

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Offline Mr. Vega

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A purely pointless hypothetical question
And before anyone says, I do not blame John Romero for killing LGS. Not entirely.
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Offline CP5670

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Re: A purely pointless hypothetical question
First option without a doubt. As good as LGS's games were, Deus Ex owns all.

 

Offline Davros

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Re: A purely pointless hypothetical question
lgs ?
looking glass systems ?

thought he worked for ion storm ?

 

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Re: A purely pointless hypothetical question
Looking Glass was never part of Eidos.  It was acquired by EA before it was shut down.  Romero had nothing to do with LGS.  I thought at the time Romero went from id, to Ion Storm, not austin, but the other Ion Storm studio that brought us Anachronox. 

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Re: A purely pointless hypothetical question
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Looking Glass was never part of Eidos.

Looking Glass Studios went out of business on May 24, 2000 during a financial crisis related to their publisher at the time, Eidos Interactive.

Sources:

http://pc.ign.com/articles/079/079981p1.html

http://ttlg.com/articles/lgsclosing.asp

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Romero had nothing to do with LGS.  I thought at the time Romero went from id, to Ion Storm, not austin, but the other Ion Storm studio that brought us Anachronox.

I second that, John Romero funded Ion Storm (Dallas), however Deus Ex was developed by Ion Storm (Austin).

Deus Ex was developed by Ion Storm and Published by Eidos, he means that Eidos was left out of funds because they invest most of their money in Deus Ex, and so they couldn't save LGS.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2006, 02:15:45 am by Shadow0000 »

 

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Re: A purely pointless hypothetical question
I suppose developers would put that down as an "occupational hazard"

 

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Re: A purely pointless hypothetical question
looking glass lives on in Irrational, whom made system shock two.
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