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What did Derek Smart do
After Violition went to another publisher, Interplay sold the rights of the Freespace Universe to Derek Smart (thats from the pcgameplay with an article about the rise and fall of space simming, they also say that they fear that Freespace will go downhill with Derek Smart on the helm). But what did he do? I have heard nothing of eff ess fhree, or FS2 Unknown Threat/ Silent Death for that matter.

 

Offline Falcon

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His games sux.

Derek doesn't own the rights anyways.

 

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Re: What did Derek Smart do
After Violition went to another publisher, Interplay sold the rights of the Freespace Universe to Derek Smart (thats from the pcgameplay with an article about the rise and fall of space simming, they also say that they fear that Freespace will go downhill with Derek Smart on the helm). But what did he do? I have heard nothing of eff ess fhree, or FS2 Unknown Threat/ Silent Death for that matter.

Interplay didn't sell the rights, Derek Smart couldn't afford them in any case.

 

Offline Snail

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Derek Smart claimed he was going to buy the rights, and make the third installment in the FreeSpace series. Some of the forumites were horrified by this as most of his games are infamously crap (Battlecruiser 3000AD). Eventually Derek Smart came down here himself (his account is DSmart [3000AD]) and started swearing at everyone. On another board he threatened to close down all the currently active mods for FreeSpace. His vision of FS --- 3 was a completely new engine that would be completely different from the first two FreeSpace games, further adding to the dismay of the community. He went around being over ambitious, just like how his other games had been, over ambitious, released prematurely, and crap. Luckily he disappeared some time ago.

All supporters of Derek Smrat, will die on this forum. (misspelling intentional)

 

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No, they won't.

I don't like Derek Smart, I'll freely admit that, but I'm certainly not going to take it out on people who like his games. I've never played one of his games so it would be arrogant of me to assume things.

Basically, he wanted the license, he couldn't afford it and Interplay would never have sold it to him anyway because Volition had a first refusal clause on their contract. It's a common story, and wouldn't be very interesting if we hadn't been the ones he was throwing insults at.

 

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...Eventually Derek Smart came down here himself (his account is DSmart [3000AD]) and started swearing at everyone. On another board he threatened to close down all the currently active mods for FreeSpace...
... Do we have those threads so I can read them and ROTF&LMBO?  ;7

 

Offline IPAndrews

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Re: What did Derek Smart do
Derek Smart fears Coke.
Be warned: This site's admins stole 100s of hours of my work. They will do it to you.

 
 

Offline CP5670

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Re: What did Derek Smart do
The thread from the original 2004 incident is in the HLP Classics section. Something briefly came up again last year, although I don't think he came over here again.

 

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Derek Smart fears Coke.
:confused:

It's something to do with him attacking a vending machine or something??
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Offline IPAndrews

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Re: What did Derek Smart do
His fight or flight instinct kicked in. You may think it was brave of Derek to face his fears and choose the fight option, but once he realised the vending machine was no push over (it was too heavy) he ran away like a girl.
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Re: What did Derek Smart do
IIRC, he was at the Take2 offices and after a disagreement about the launch of his game, he assaulted a coke machine in the lobby.
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e·go
–noun, plural e·gos.
1.   the “I” or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought.
2.   Psychoanalysis. the part of the psychic apparatus that experiences and reacts to the outside world and thus mediates between the primitive drives of the id and the demands of the social and physical environment.
3.   egotism; conceit; self-importance: Her ego becomes more unbearable each day.
4.   self-esteem or self-image; feelings: Your criticism wounded his ego.
5.   (often initial capital letter) Philosophy.
a.   the enduring and conscious element that knows experience.
b.   Scholasticism. the complete person comprising both body and soul.
6.   Ethnology. a person who serves as the central reference point in the study of organizational and kinship relationships.
7.   Derek Smart.
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Offline Snail

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No, they won't.

You may not like it, but if someone goes and posts something like, "Derek Smart's going to produce FS3. Hooray," on the forum that person's going to be flamed to hell and back, NO amount of crying, magic, spellcasting, running outside naked and yelling or coming to my house with +2 Armor of God and +6 whupass, is going to change that.

 

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Re: What did Derek Smart do
No, they won't.

You may not like it, but if someone goes and posts something like, "Derek Smart's going to produce FS3. Hooray," on the forum that person's going to be flamed to hell and back, NO amount of crying, magic, spellcasting, running outside naked and yelling or coming to my house with +2 Armor of God and +6 whupass, is going to change that.
True, true.
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Offline Snail

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Karajorma.
Napalm.

 

Offline Harbinger of DOOM

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Re: What did Derek Smart do
aldo_14's memorable "The ego has landed" still makes me laugh my ass off.
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Offline Snail

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:lol:

Me too. (I've read that thing many times)

 

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No, they won't.

You may not like it, but if someone goes and posts something like, "Derek Smart's going to produce FS3. Hooray," on the forum that person's going to be flamed to hell and back, NO amount of crying, magic, spellcasting, running outside naked and yelling or coming to my house with +2 Armor of God and +6 whupass, is going to change that.

If someone came on here and did that, it would be because they were a troll, not because they were a Derek Smart fan.