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Who would you like to see Sierra taken over by?

Ken Williams should return as CEO
3 (13.6%)
Vivendi should sell it to The Adventure Company
1 (4.5%)
Vivendi should sell Sierra to Microsoft, where they'll make King's Quest XP which won't be compatible with anything older than 3 months
0 (0%)
What are you, crazy? Vivendi should keep control of Sierra! They're doing a fine job with the company!
1 (4.5%)
Sierra should be sold to AGDI, who are the only people allowed to make fangames
3 (13.6%)
Vivendi can keep Sierra, but they should sell all their adventure properties to the creators of the series
14 (63.6%)

Total Members Voted: 20

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Offline Yonkey

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Who would you like...
« on: February 22, 2004, 06:17:48 PM »
King's Quest IX to King's Quest XP!!  Hahahaha :suffer:

I think I know which one's I'm not voting for, but still haven't decided on which one I will.  ;D

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Re:Who would you like...
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2004, 08:37:58 PM »
I voted for the very last option. I think at this point, having Sierra come back in anything similar to their old days form is impossible, and maybe even no longer viable. Besides, Ken and Roberta are probably happy to retire. ;)

Selling Sierra to the Adventure Company is a quaint idea. But  Sierra has a lot of non-adventure titles now, some of them which sound quite good, and it's unfair to deprive the fans of those series.

I'm not even going to comment on M$. :suffer:

Vivendi, keeping the adventure game rights? Shyeah, right. Like they know what to do with them, given the show they've made so far. :P

AGDI makes great games, but I doubt they're the only ones who can do so. Who knows if they even want to do anything with Sierra properties besides remakes?

So, let Sierra stay where it is, but let the original series creators get their games "back" to use or sell back into production as they see fit.

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Re:Who would you like...
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2004, 08:43:21 PM »
I agree.
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Re:Who would you like...
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2004, 11:18:32 PM »
AGDI makes great games, but I doubt they're the only ones who can do so.

thank you! :P

I agree too on the fact they are holding rights with no meaning whatsoever, because I do find it difficult they could pick up from where they stand, they would have a lot to consider before making that back to what they were.



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Re:Who would you like...
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2004, 11:19:58 PM »
hahaha btw the most hilarious answer is

"Vivendi should sell Sierra to Microsoft, where they'll make King's Quest XP which won't be compatible with anything older than 3 months"

lol wtf KQXP :P


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Re:Who would you like...
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2004, 04:57:37 AM »
Hey, where's MY name in that list?

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Re:Who would you like...
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2004, 07:13:30 AM »
Haha, get a company first ;-)
 
I also voted the last option!  ;D

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Re:Who would you like...
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2004, 09:59:20 AM »
Hey, where's MY name in that list?

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YOU want to be the new Sierra CEO?  ;)
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Re:Who would you like...
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2004, 12:06:56 PM »
ewwwwwwww... cesar, you wh*re :P! cheating on us huh? :P


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Re:Who would you like...
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2004, 12:30:24 PM »
If Ken Williams became CEO, wouldn't Sierra still be under the thumb of Vivendi though? ???

Unless Sierra became an independent company again...
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2004, 02:27:25 PM »
Im not quite sure what -really are the legal bonds there-but one thing I do know, if sierra merged or fusioned with vivendi its exactly cuz they dont have either money strenght or market strenght either way this means they couldnt keep on going on its own, which leads me to think I dont believe sierra going "solo" again ever, in bussiness once this happens it would be 10 times easier for them to just go get a new name and start fresh new, and even so that wouldnt be "sierra" per se.


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Re:Who would you like...
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2004, 03:12:42 PM »
Seems like most of us voted for the last option :).  It's a nice option.  I would love the old adventure series to come back - but I don't care who makes them - giving them back to the original creators would be awesome (Jane Jensen - you hear me?!?!?  We want another GK game!!!! :).

As far as Vivendi/Sierra - I'm looking forward to Half-Life 2.  I'm going to upgrade my system so I can play this puppy! ;).
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Re:Who would you like...
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2004, 09:46:50 PM »
A different spin on the idea of the series creators being able to buy, or otherwise reclaim their intellectual property, how’s about some other group make a bid.  Wasn’t it Ted Turner who bought up half of the Hollywood classics? I want to say  “Citizen Cane” was one of them (my fact checker is out of the office so I’ll lay it down as a “maybe”).  

So here’s what I say… Somebody should get together a group, find a pile of money (it grows on trees) and a lawyer and see if at least if the “King’s Quest” franchise can’t be bought off of Sierra/Vivendi.  After that it could be given back to Roberta in total or simply left in the care of somebody who at least make the games available for retail again or free download ideally after redeveloping them for use with modern systems.

Ideally a fan group or company that would not be hostile to fan work would be best of course!  I have no idea of this kind of thing has been tried and it smacks of “pipe-dream”, but it’s worth kicking around the break-room...

PS: If anybody does have said “pile of money”… I’d be more then willing to help them spend it on “King’s Quest” or anything for the matter. Just cause I’m a stand-up guy like that.
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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2004, 12:05:53 AM »
I have a big pile of honey... ::)
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Re:Who would you like...
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2004, 12:47:59 AM »
There should be the option where Vivendi kill them all, and no one ever hears about Sierra again XB
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