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Troika fun at Gamespy
Troika fun at Gamespy [ Company -> Editorial ]
Posted by Mr. Teatime Wed 02 Mar 2005, 12:50 PM
News related to Top Story: Troika Games closing down | More info on Company: Troika Games
Everyone's favourite industry suckups, Gamespy, have put up a eulogy to Troika's demise. It's all opinion, as the reporter admits:
I don't know the guys at Troika ... it wasn't a developer I had a lot of contact with, compared to say Epic or anyone in the Texas FPS Scene, which is so incestuous that I can't think of a company that at least one friend hasn't worked for. So, while I'm sorry to hear that the people at Troika lost their jobs, my sadness doesn't really draw from a personal connection.
Maybe you should sever those FPS connections and try supporting developers that need it more.

The article goes on to contradict itself in the standard gamespy way:
I wish the talented employees of Troika, and its founders, who happen to be three of my personal video-game heroes, the best of luck in future endeavors. My hope is that their experience has given them further insight into how to keep the creativity but lose the quality issues. If that's the case, then there's a whole group of talented guys out there just waiting to produce the next killer RPG.
WTF, Chuck? Didn't you just say that you hadn't made an effort to contact the developer and chose instead to hype the next boring FPS? Perhaps Christopher Buecheler assumed people would have forgotten what he had written on page one by the time they got to page two: a reasonable assumption for Gamespy's fans. The fact that the article changes the subject to KOTOR2 on pages three and four backs this theory up.

Whatever. It's gamespy: PR masquerading as bad journalism.
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