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
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.