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TTFN (or how I learned to stop worrying and love Ctrl-C Ctrl-V)
February 4th 2003, 01:32 CET by Squeaky

The company that brought us the Real-Time strategy genre will be no more on Friday January 31st.

Westwood is soon to be closed down. Read up on it here.

As a part of their quarterly earnings report, Electronic Arts announced that it is consolidating its Los Angeles, Irvine, and Las Vegas studios to form a new campus in Los Angeles. The move involves significant layoffs at Westwood's Las Vegas studio, which employed more than 100 people...


All is not lost though. Many of those employees are up for transfers to other areas of EA, with many of them moving to LA. The studio is being consolidated with EA Pacific and Dreamworks Interactive at a new location in Los Angeles.

Discuss.
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#1 by "erfva"
2003-02-04 01:34:41
frist
#2 by Your Friend
2003-02-04 01:35:22
I had first post on this topic like 7 threads ago.

Old news!

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#3 by Shadarr
2003-02-04 01:36:29
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
I remember when Fatbabies posted an indignant letter telling them to stop calling Westwood "EA Las Vegas" because they were just as independent as ever.  Maybe the writer of that email hadn't read the contract.
#4 by Bailey
2003-02-04 01:38:35
This is what we get for having a topic submission bin. Articles that are old hat!

As long as there is a criminal element, I am of it; as long as there is a lower class, I am in it. - Debs
#5 by chris
2003-02-04 01:39:37
cwb@shaithis.com http://www.cerebraldebris.com
Or maybe the voting numbers need to be lowered? Seriously... would it be that big of a problem if more topics showed up on PC?

-chris
#6 by Warren Marshall
2003-02-04 01:41:07
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
I agree.  There aren't that many people who post here anyway ... I wonder what the limit actually is for getting a topic approved (barring any Acts of Morn).

It isn't pretty to think so, but I can't feign interest now.
#7 by bishop
2003-02-04 01:45:54
http://www.darkintel.org/00FF00/
My vote made the difference!
#8 by Xero
2003-02-04 01:52:34
http://novakometa.blogspot.com/
HIJACK
Some updated X-Box news.


Smaller Xbox to Debut at E3
Posted by: Brett C. Jones on Friday , January 31

After much speculation, it has been confirmed that at E3 this May, Microsoft will unveil their smaller-sized Xbox hardware. The size of the new hardware, being referred to as ‘Xbox Lite’ will be very similar to the Playstation 2; in addition to the console losing much of the textured top cover of the console, the Xbox Lite will be capable of being stacked for more convenience and space-saving capabilities. No word yet on whether or not the console will be able to be turned on it’s end (a la PS2).

On top of the new design, Xbox Lite will also lead to the future of the system, as well as Xbox Live. The new hardware will be integrated with Microsoft’s Media2Go portable media storage/transfer accessory. In conjunction with Xbox Live (or even by networking to a PC), Xbox owners will be able to purchase and download full-length movies, music, and quite possibly even games onto their Xbox. This is a step towards broadening the target user of the Xbox from gamers to anyone who wants to be truly multimedia savvy.

FunXbox will have more on the newer, slimmer Xbox and it’s multimedia accessory, Media2Go, as it is made available.
Credit: Spong.com



X-Box losses.

Since the work of John von Neumann, "games" have been a scientific metaphor for a much wider range of human interactions in which the outcomes depend on the interactive strategies of two or more persons, who have opposed or at best mixed motives - Game Theory by Roger McCain
#9 by Shadarr
2003-02-04 01:56:32
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
I care less about XBox than I do about Westwood.
#10 by Your Friend
2003-02-04 01:57:15
Its difficult to believe they've pre-announced the new xbox this soon, especially since they're already having trouble moving inventory.  

Other than warez kiddies who want to get an old XBOX while the mod chips still work, who would buy an XBOX now if they knew XBOX++ is 4 months away?

2000/XP is better than Win9x in every way.
#11 by The_Joker
2003-02-04 01:57:26
http://www.jackinworld.com
cue marketing thread

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#12 by Bailey
2003-02-04 01:58:20
I thought the mod chips didn't work with Xbox Live?

As long as there is a criminal element, I am of it; as long as there is a lower class, I am in it. - Debs
#13 by TheTrunkDr.
2003-02-04 02:00:40
I'm guessing most of the loss is associated with X-box live just starting, I can't believe that over a year later X-box is losing more money. If that is the case MS has to do some serious re-evaluating of their business plan for X-box.

Sure, it might happen in some fantasy land like Canada or Holland, but not in the real world. - Shadarr
#14 by bago
2003-02-04 02:04:30
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
Xero: that link you show regarding xbox losses is misleading. Those are losses for the entire division, including MSN. The Xbox group itself actually showed a small profit in that report.

Get Wet. Do the Raindance.
#15 by LPMiller
2003-02-04 02:06:00
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
Due entirely to Microsoft Office.

I believe I can fly......urk.
#16 by Xero
2003-02-04 02:11:30
http://novakometa.blogspot.com/
Yep it seems to be figures for the entire entertainment division, but the losses have doubled and they get worse with every console sold. Heres the inventory correction article.

Since the work of John von Neumann, "games" have been a scientific metaphor for a much wider range of human interactions in which the outcomes depend on the interactive strategies of two or more persons, who have opposed or at best mixed motives - Game Theory by Roger McCain
#17 by Squeaky
2003-02-04 02:11:58
#8:
Fastest hijack ever?

#18 by Bailey
2003-02-04 02:13:31
I think we had a #3 hijack once.

As long as there is a criminal element, I am of it; as long as there is a lower class, I am in it. - Debs
#19 by Neale
2003-02-04 02:13:35
neale@pimurho.co.uk www.pimurho.co.uk
Only because we discussed it in the pre-existing Westwood thread.

You can't derail this train of idiocy, Shadarr. Not even with a big fat cow of logic on the tracks. - Bailey
#20 by Eric T. Cheng
2003-02-04 02:17:46
erictcheng@hotmail.com
The Battlefield 1942 patch 1.3 is out.

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#21 by Xero
2003-02-04 02:19:40
http://novakometa.blogspot.com/
Yep but it isn't safe, don't install it.

Since the work of John von Neumann, "games" have been a scientific metaphor for a much wider range of human interactions in which the outcomes depend on the interactive strategies of two or more persons, who have opposed or at best mixed motives - Game Theory by Roger McCain
#22 by LPMiller
2003-02-04 02:20:16
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
I hijacked one of monty's topics at the first post.


He's hated America ever since.

I believe I can fly......urk.
#23 by Bailey
2003-02-04 02:26:12
It's strange when we compare the things we take pride in to those of our ancestors.

As long as there is a criminal element, I am of it; as long as there is a lower class, I am in it. - Debs
#24 by LPMiller
2003-02-04 02:36:41
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
My ancestors were in the mob; as long as I'm legal, I'm a vast improvement.

I believe I can fly......urk.
#25 by Xero
2003-02-04 02:56:28
http://novakometa.blogspot.com/
Korean Anime comes of age, have a Wonderful Day.

The site takes a while to load.

l8r

Since the work of John von Neumann, "games" have been a scientific metaphor for a much wider range of human interactions in which the outcomes depend on the interactive strategies of two or more persons, who have opposed or at best mixed motives - Game Theory by Roger McCain
#26 by bago
2003-02-04 03:23:06
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
Ehm, Xero, every story you linked was showing the Home Division losing money, and it includes the XBOX groups as well as MSN and other money losers. After liscensing revenues, the xbox group itself made a small profit.

Get Wet. Do the Raindance.
#27 by "captain on-topic"
2003-02-04 03:26:17
re: #21

um...what do you mean it isn't safe?
#28 by Matthew Gallant
2003-02-04 03:27:51
http://www.truemeaningoflife.com
what do you mean it isn't safe?

He means that if you install it, the police will arrest you and you'll lose all the diamonds. So stop drilling his teeth!

"Is the internet making people less intelligent?"
"You mean like how video cameras cause thrown objects to hit men in the crotch?"
#29 by Creole Ned
2003-02-04 03:43:48
I agree the voting system here needs a-fixin'. In fact, I'd be in favor of having several regulars able to push topics through. We might get interesting topics in before they are irrelevant and get the nonsense ones tossed from the bin quicker that way.

"I don't bemoan the great paste" - LPMiller
#30 by bago
2003-02-04 03:49:26
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
NO BLOOD FOR CHOCOLATE!


This war is all about one arrogant nation’s insatiable appetite for another country's resources.

France is flexing its colonial muscles in the civil war in the Ivory Coast. The Ivory Coast just happens to be the world's largest producers of cocoa, a key ingredient in chocolate, which (surprise, surprise) just happens to be a dietary staple of, you guessed it, the French.

A coincidence? Now who's being naive?


Get Wet. Do the Raindance.
#31 by Eric T. Cheng
2003-02-04 03:49:32
erictcheng@hotmail.com
Yeah! My last one got tossed... Bastards!

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#32 by yotsuya
2003-02-04 03:52:09
Eric-

No it didn't. It exists in spirit.

Allowing the LCD to unduly influence design decisions is what leads to Gladiator winning best picture. -Shadarr
#33 by bago
2003-02-04 03:55:19
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
Ah, existence in the spirits. Much like the worm in the Tequila bottle.

Get Wet. Do the Raindance.
#34 by bago
2003-02-04 03:55:40
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
Btw, wtf does TTFN mean?

Get Wet. Do the Raindance.
#35 by HiredGoons
2003-02-04 03:58:54
I agree the voting system here needs a-fixin'. In fact, I'd be in favor of having several regulars able to push topics through. We might get interesting topics in before they are irrelevant and get the nonsense ones tossed from the bin quicker that way


I nominate Creole Ned.
#36 by LPMiller
2003-02-04 04:02:05
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
Ta Ta For Now.

I believe I can fly......urk.
#37 by Bailey
2003-02-04 04:06:38
Fag.

As long as there is a criminal element, I am of it; as long as there is a lower class, I am in it. - Debs
#38 by LPMiller
2003-02-04 04:07:48
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
Taken; too bad so sad for you.

I believe I can fly......urk.
#39 by Bailey
2003-02-04 04:08:41
Things change. I'm patient.

As long as there is a criminal element, I am of it; as long as there is a lower class, I am in it. - Debs
#40 by LPMiller
2003-02-04 04:15:16
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
I suppose a girl can dream.

I believe I can fly......urk.
#41 by bago
2003-02-04 04:34:21
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
Bailey needs a thick moustache.

Get Wet. Do the Raindance.
#42 by Caryn
2003-02-04 05:34:59
carynlaw@pacbell.net http://www.hellchick.net
LPMiller:

Taken; too bad so sad for you.


If you truly meant it, you would have written it as "2 bad so sad 4 U!"

"I felt that I was inhabiting some kind of interdimensional nexus where the sum total suck from this and all other universes crossed paths." - Terata
#43 by Bailey
2003-02-04 05:36:27
More of a pencil barrio-stache, really.

As long as there is a criminal element, I am of it; as long as there is a lower class, I am in it. - Debs
#44 by Russ
2003-02-04 05:55:09
Those looking for frequent topic submissions need look no further than just about every other forum on the internet.

Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.
#45 by Bailey
2003-02-04 05:55:56
I refuse to look there.

As long as there is a criminal element, I am of it; as long as there is a lower class, I am in it. - Debs
#46 by Creole Ned
2003-02-04 06:09:15
I don't know what you mean by your comment, Russ. I wasn't asking for more topic submissions or even more topics. I just think the procedure for getting topics in could be improved, as this already-discussed topic illustrates.

"I don't bemoan the great paste" - LPMiller
#47 by Squeaky
2003-02-04 06:55:00
worst. topic. ever.

#48 by Russ
2003-02-04 07:08:53
Ned: Wasn't responding to you. In fact I mostly agree with you. Chris in #5 seems to be asking for more topics. Plus, I'm in no way trying to suggest people leave. Just letting them know that alternatives exist. I'm registered on a couple of other forums and browse a few others from time to time, yet I still enjoy this one the most. Part of the charm of Planetcrap is that it has a unique structure that seems to lend itself to a more conversational style. I'd personally rather that it didn't change too much. However, I will agree that the submission bin may need a bit of tweaking. Perhaps we could vote in a few trusted regulars who would have the ability to manage the submission bin a bit but then you run the risk of their authority carrying too much weight and causing a recurring theme in the topics. You do remember the Andy days, right?

Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.
#49 by Eric T. Cheng
2003-02-04 07:24:07
erictcheng@hotmail.com
How did Caryn's Postal 2 submission get voted in so fast? It was voted overnight whereas most submitted topids are in the bin for days...

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#50 by Squeaky
2003-02-04 07:26:30
I don't think Caryn's was voted in. It was pushed in by someone evil... someone that hates us...

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