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Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
« on: June 21, 2004, 08:40:18 PM »
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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.... :-\
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Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2004, 08:46:02 PM »
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Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2004, 09:11:55 PM »
Let's see if any of the ex-sierra staff want to work on KQ9!?
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« Reply #3 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
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2004, 10:16:53 PM »
Of course that's more like $250 bucks to a major corporation like that.

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Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
« Reply #5 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 :'(
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Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
« Reply #6 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.

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Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
« Reply #7 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.
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Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
« Reply #8 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.

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« Reply #9 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!
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Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
« Reply #10 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
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Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
« Reply #11 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

 :'(
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Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
« Reply #13 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 :-\
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Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2005, 01:48:17 PM »
sierra started to suck after MOE thats what sarted it

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Re:Vivendi Closes Last Sierra Offices
« Reply #15 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...
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2005, 02:11:42 PM »
I hate MoE too, along with 500 other forumers. XD
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« Reply #17 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.
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« Reply #18 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
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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2005, 02:40:34 PM »
At least I was finally able to play it recently without it crashing. :P
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