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Title: Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: KatieHal on June 21, 2004, 08:40:18 PM
 From Slashdot.org (http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/06/22/0036245&mode=thread&tid=127&tid=186&tid=206)

from Money.cnn.com (http://money.cnn.com/2004/06/21/technology/vugames/index.htm)

from Vivendi Universal (http://www.vugames.com/news_story.do?storyId=1377)

The Sierra offices of Vivendi Universal are closed, all the employees there (about 350 I think it says) laid off.

Wow. Talk about the real ending of an era.... :-\
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: Louisiana Night on June 21, 2004, 08:46:02 PM
sad...
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: Grundy on June 21, 2004, 09:11:55 PM
Let's see if any of the ex-sierra staff want to work on KQ9!?
Since they would have nothing to do now.   :D

( VU = Evil Empire! )
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: Yonkey on June 21, 2004, 09:19:42 PM
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Still, VU Games lost $250 million in 2003, chiefly due to what president Phil O'Neil referred to as "low-quality products."

Yowza! $250 MIL in losses?  :S
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: InvertedSilence on June 21, 2004, 10:16:53 PM
Of course that's more like $250 bucks to a major corporation like that.
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: racx_00 on June 22, 2004, 04:16:36 AM
Awww LSL8 wont be released now :'(

Just like the new Sam and Max that was supposed to be released :'(
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: KatieHal on June 22, 2004, 06:54:59 AM
If you read through the articles, I believe they are still intending to release LSL8, as they list LSL among the games specifically, I know. So, it might still come out. And they are still going to use the Sierra name, but the offices were Sierra was located are closed.
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: etgadsby on June 22, 2004, 01:52:15 PM
Folks, what's the URL on this, I'd love more details?

In some sad way I think this is a good thing. Under VU Sierra wasn't really the kind of entertainment company that I wanted to buy games from, it was a shadow of itself... if that.

Perhaps it's best to call the dead "dead" and leave it at that... ok enough with being morbid.
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: KatieHal on June 23, 2004, 04:51:27 PM
the URLs are in my first post, Eric :) As for more details the one's in there are the only ones I know of; there may be more news on this floating about the internet.
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: etgadsby on June 23, 2004, 05:56:16 PM
Thanks, I just noticed that...see I'm falling asleep at the wheel :'(.

I'll read them over. Thanks!
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: SadieSunflower on June 27, 2004, 12:53:50 PM
Heres a link to anohther article from Game Daily
http://www.gigex.com/general/article/?id=6956&game_id=&source=00001
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: dew7 on September 11, 2004, 10:29:23 PM
Very sad --- I guess Sierra will no longer exist soon --- so much for the glory days of Sierra in the 1990's

 :'(
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: Jafar on September 12, 2004, 05:51:00 AM
(http://dynamic6.gamespy.com/~kirby/forum/images/smiles/sadkirby.gif)
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: Storm on September 12, 2004, 12:28:42 PM
Very sad --- I guess Sierra will no longer exist soon --- so much for the glory days of Sierra in the 1990's

 :'(

Those days were over long ago, so there's nothing sad about it. Except for all those people loosing their jobs, I guess none of them were too happy :-\
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: The Hero on February 21, 2005, 01:48:17 PM
sierra started to suck after MOE thats what sarted it
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: koko_99_2001 on February 21, 2005, 02:10:22 PM
I'm guessing someone really doesn't like MOE as that's the second time in three posts he's referred to it...
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: Oldbushie on February 21, 2005, 02:11:42 PM
I hate MoE too, along with 500 other forumers. XD
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: koko_99_2001 on February 21, 2005, 02:13:56 PM
I hate it's supposed to be a KQ game...but on it's own, it could be a good game.
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: Jump In Well on February 21, 2005, 02:13:58 PM
kq8 wasn't THAT bad, as long as you forgot everything you knew about king's quest when you played it everything would be just fine :P
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: Oldbushie on February 21, 2005, 02:40:34 PM
At least I was finally able to play it recently without it crashing. :P
Title: Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
Post by: dew7 on February 23, 2005, 09:01:39 AM
Glad to hear that, OldBushie.  It reminded me more of a Doom type game.  It definately was not KQ.  KQ ended with VII.  KQIX could just as easily be KQ VIII+  LOL!!