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3D Realms Purchased By Danish Investor

#31

You can also talk a/b Acquisitions, Mergers, Takeovers of companies that I made a topic a/b here.

Anyways. Let's see what stuff Interceptor brings to the table.

This post has been edited by DustFalcon85: 02 March 2014 - 01:05 PM

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User is offline   Cage 

#32

English news if you prefer

Am I the only one here thinking that this might turn out to be a welcome change? I considered 3dRealms being a pretty much dead company for few years now, so this might spring some life into the dry bones.

But still, this doesn't bring us closer to a new Duke title, though. :blink:

This post has been edited by Cage: 02 March 2014 - 01:05 PM

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User is online   Micky C 

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#33

At least Interceptor seem to be friendly to the community, actually participating on forums and releasing mod tools.
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User is offline   Stabs 

#34

well they could start by releasing a good polished game people actually want to mod

whole thing is baffling, here is an IP sir for making a screenshot of a rooftop
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#35

View PostCage, on 02 March 2014 - 01:05 PM, said:

English news if you prefer

Am I the only one here thinking that this might turn out to be a welcome change? I considered 3dRealms being a pretty much dead company for few years now, so this might spring some life into the dry bones.

But still, this doesn't bring us closer to a new Duke title, though. :blink:


No, I thought it could be a good development. Just on the face of it, "3DR" gains a production arm (OK, it's the other way around, but that's the effect).

I'm thinking that we'll hear something about the new Duke game, I personally doubt that the timing of this and the court case aren't linked in some way.

If nothing comes of that, then Interceptor can happily churn out new games based on old 3DR properties, which I think would be cool.
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  #36

View PostThe Commander, on 02 March 2014 - 12:30 PM, said:

RIP 3D Realms, we will remember you well.

In other news, fuck Interceptor.


Interceptor has been nicer to the community than 3D Realms ever was. What's with the hate?
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View PostYatta, on 02 March 2014 - 01:47 PM, said:

Interceptor has been nicer to the community than 3D Realms ever was. What's with the hate?

All I understand is people here hate the CEO, and I've never really figured out why.
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User is offline   Frederik Schreiber 

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#38

We only have good intentions with the acquisition :blink:
We will send out an official press release tomorrow.

Meanwhile, I would love to hear some feedback from you guys.
What would you like to see from 3D Realms in the future? Both in relation to games, strategy, the forums and the legacy.

EDIT: I made a new thread for this :blink:
http://forums.duke4....s-fan-feedback/

This post has been edited by Frederik Schreiber: 02 March 2014 - 02:29 PM

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  #39

View PostFrederik Schreiber, on 02 March 2014 - 02:14 PM, said:

We only have good intentions with the acquisition :blink:
We will send out an official press release tomorrow.

Meanwhile, I would love to hear some feedback from you guys.
What would you like to see from 3D Realms in the future? Both in relation to games, strategy, the forums and the legacy.

I don't have any feedback, but I do have some advice.

My strongest recommendation would be to remove and distance yourself from George Broussard as much as possible. In my opinion, he leaves behind a tarnished legacy and an even more tarnished reputation.

He never apologized to us for everything he did to hurt the community. After five years, I am still waiting for his apology to the fans and to the former employees of 3D Realms. Do not allow the new 3D Realms to be tarnished by this man's, in my opinion, failed image.

I would like others in the industry to do business with 3D Realms, but I don't see that happening if George Broussard is in any way attached to the new business entity, even as a mere "consultant." If you want the new 3DR to succeed, do this when you are making big decisions for the company:

Ask yourself, "What would George Broussard do?"

Then do the exact opposite of that, and profit.
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View PostFrederik Schreiber, on 02 March 2014 - 02:14 PM, said:

We only have good intentions with the acquisition :blink:
We will send out an official press release tomorrow.

Meanwhile, I would love to hear some feedback from you guys.
What would you like to see from 3D Realms in the future? Both in relation to games, strategy, the forums and the legacy.


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Another Shadow Warrior game, but this time with the older Wang and not so linear levels.

This post has been edited by randir14: 02 March 2014 - 02:28 PM

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View PostFrederik Schreiber, on 02 March 2014 - 02:14 PM, said:

Meanwhile, I would love to hear some feedback from you guys.
What would you like to see from 3D Realms in the future?

Well, I can't resist with my nasty questions: http://forums.duke4.net/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif
In the Danish copyright laws, if you transfer your copyrights and the receiving party has not done anything with it for three years, you have the right to ask for said transfer back, with a six month notice. Considering the referral to the Duke Nukem franchise by Nielson, any plans to send Gearbox a letter like that?

You don't have to answer, time will tell.

Once more All the best.
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View PostJames, on 02 March 2014 - 01:56 PM, said:

All I understand is people here hate the CEO, and I've never really figured out why.


I think Fresch is great and he will do good for the new company.
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View PostYatta, on 02 March 2014 - 01:47 PM, said:

Interceptor has been nicer to the community than 3D Realms ever was. What's with the hate?


I think it has to do with 3DR being a classic name (even if they haven't done anything of note in recent years, it's still like a part of gaming history) and Interceptor's record so far has been less than impressive, with several failed mod projects and one mediocre remake. With this in mind I can understand why for 3DR fans this feels like a slap in the face. I gotta admit I too am shocked.
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#44

I've got a bad feeling about this. *gulp*
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View PostYatta, on 02 March 2014 - 02:32 PM, said:

I think Fresch is great and he will do good for the new company.

It's exactly as Sangman and James have stated, also the fact that he was caught out in a lie where he stated he was a active member in the Duke community since 96 and released mods and maps which all proved to be false so far.

Still trying to work out how some two bit company could have bought 3DR when all they have had to show is a broken game on Steam and screenshots of another failed project.

Want to see the future of 3DR?
Just look at what happened to Westwood Studios after EA bought them out. :blink:

This post has been edited by The Commander: 02 March 2014 - 03:14 PM

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#46

With Miller and Broussard out of the picture I wonder if Gearbox will be willing to allow Interceptor to continue development on their Duke game.
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View PostDanM, on 02 March 2014 - 01:22 PM, said:

well they could start by releasing a good polished game people actually want to mod

You mean, you want them to release a polished game just like their Rise of the Triad remake?
I see.
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View Postrandir14, on 02 March 2014 - 03:15 PM, said:

With Miller and Broussard out of the picture I wonder if Gearbox will be willing to allow Interceptor to continue development on their Duke game.

When I read what you posted, for some reason I read this. I wonder why haha...

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With Miller and Broussard out of the picture I wonder if Gearbox will be willing to buy Interceptor and continue development on their Duke game.

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View PostEngel220, on 02 March 2014 - 12:03 PM, said:

Also, according to Apogee they aren't owned by Interceptor, only 3DR is.

Apogee Ltd is 3dRealms. Apogee LLC is another thing with hell knows what rights to Apogee Ltd's games.
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#50

It's weird to see a brand new dev like Interceptor buy out 3DR, but I'm willing to give them a chance. 3DR have always been stingy with allowing fangames of their IPs, maybe that will now change.
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View PostMr.Deviance, on 02 March 2014 - 03:43 PM, said:

When I read what you posted, for some reason I read this. I wonder why haha...


Well as far as I know Triptych is still working in the Gearbox office, a collaboration between them and Interceptor might be good.

This post has been edited by randir14: 02 March 2014 - 04:59 PM

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#52

Funny, I guess mike, one of the co-owners of coolshop.dk, is one of the men behind this? Anyway, interesting. They have been interested in duke for years now. But what do they actually own now? I know rise of the triad isn't theirs, but other than that. Anything that has any AAA value?
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#53

Well, in any case, good luck to everyone involved. A new IP would be great, but I have faith in Interceptor no matter what they decide to do, really.

Still, Gearbox is the one in control of Duke, so I wouldn't bet on 3DR/INT in that case. Maybe Duke is one of those franchises that's forever tied to the decade and time period it was released in. It happens, and just because it doesn't see a revival means that its dead. That's what ports exist for, and we've all been lucky to have had access to those.

In any event, Tryptich would be the ones that I would have ultimate faith in delivering a new Duke game, since that consists of some of the original [developer] members anyway.
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#54

I wonder if Miller & Broussard will still work at 3DR after all of this?

This post has been edited by Trebor_UK: 03 March 2014 - 01:25 AM

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View PostSangman, on 02 March 2014 - 02:48 PM, said:

I think it has to do with 3DR being a classic name (even if they haven't done anything of note in recent years, it's still like a part of gaming history) and Interceptor's record so far has been less than impressive, with several failed mod projects and one mediocre remake.


That doesn't explain the personal insults Fresch received basically from the moment his name came up in relation to Duke Nukem: Reloaded.

Anyway, it's good to know Earth No More now has a new home, I don't think that Gambitious is working out TBH.
Perhaps Interceptor can team up with Radar Group for a shot of Original Thinking™ and we'll finally witness the dawn of Game Industry 2.0.
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#56

Fresch is an "outsider", and duke4.net sure hates outsiders.
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#57

View PostFrederik Schreiber, on 02 March 2014 - 02:14 PM, said:

We only have good intentions with the acquisition :blink:
We will send out an official press release tomorrow.

Meanwhile, I would love to hear some feedback from you guys.
What would you like to see from 3D Realms in the future? Both in relation to games, strategy, the forums and the legacy.

EDIT: I made a new thread for this :blink:
http://forums.duke4....s-fan-feedback/

HD Re-release/Port of Terminal Velocity, or talking to what remains of Terminal Reality Inc to get the Source Code released.
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User is offline   Kathy 

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View PostX-Vector, on 03 March 2014 - 03:07 AM, said:

Anyway, it's good to know Earth No More now has a new home, I don't think that Gambitious is working out TBH.

Earth No More? We only knew about the idea and some concept art. Surely you weren't excited just by seeing it?
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User is offline   X-Vector 

#59

No, I just occasionally need to vent some sarcasm to prevent my system from overloading.
I thought the line about Radar would give it away.
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User is offline   Steveeeie 

#60

So ... do we call Interceptor, 3D Realms now?

This post has been edited by Steveeeie: 03 March 2014 - 05:13 AM

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