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4-12-2009 @ 5:55PM
I used to work for one of the Sierra studios back when they were part of the conglomerate that owned Blizzard. This was right around the time when Starcraft was released because I remember getting my copy with my employee discount for $10 the day it came out.There was a flurry of assimilation over a few years... CUC International -> Cendant Software -> Havas -> Vivendi...By the time they were done, Sierra Online was destroyed, most of the talent that made their classic adventure games was laid off, most of their studios were closed. It was an awful time in the history of computer games. Mergers and acquisitions are definitely NOT a good thing.I worked at the Dynamix studio in Eugene Oregon. I jumped ship right before the major layoffs began. Dynamix was eventually closed.Read more here under the "black monday" section...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Entertainment...Krickhttp://www.tankadin.com
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