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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Gaming Websites
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2010, 02:51:11 PM »
Yea definitely.  You never know about X-PLAY though.... Adam and Morgan are both definitely gamers... but then again so is Ollivia and the other host of ATTACK OF THE SHOW.... so who knows.

I also found a link to an article over at GameInformer, which is the website portion of GameStop's magazine... so there's a very strong chance it'll be in print at some point.

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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Gaming Websites
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2010, 02:52:18 PM »
I don't know if it'll even faze them, but I just shot an email to Ken and Roberta Williams.  I also sent them a link to your petition, oberonqa.  I know that, since they sold Sierra, they have no rights to it anymore, but I thought they might like to know anyway.
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Gaming Websites
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2010, 02:52:56 PM »
Amen to that!  :)
 
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Gaming Websites
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2010, 02:55:04 PM »
Wouldn't Ken and Roberta have some pull since at least Roberta is an author of the original content of King's Quest?
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« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2010, 02:57:21 PM »
I don't know, mateo.   :(  I sure hope so; their voices might be a little louder than ours, but I really don't know how much they'd be able to do.
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Gaming Websites
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2010, 02:58:12 PM »
I would like to point out the article over at GameInformer does have a screenshot of the game I had not seen previously.... a shot of Graham sitting in what appears to be Charon's boat crossing the River Styx with someone standing in the boat behind him and Charon at the head of the boat steering it.  

I don't recognize this screenshot...
 
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Gaming Websites
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2010, 03:05:14 PM »
Wouldn't Ken and Roberta have some pull since at least Roberta is an author of the original content of King's Quest?

Unfortunately, I don't think so. Believe me, it would be amazing if they did, but I have the feeling they don't.

Also, from what I've been gathering, Ken and Roberta are presently sailing around Japan, and may not have internet access. I prey that they do and that they can do something about this, but I don't know that they can.

I would like to point out the article over at GameInformer does have a screenshot of the game I had not seen previously.... a shot of Graham sitting in what appears to be Charon's boat crossing the River Styx with someone standing in the boat behind him and Charon at the head of the boat steering it. 

I don't recognize this screenshot...

It looks like the screenshot is from one of the earlier builds of the game. From way before the original Cease and Desist.
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Gaming Websites
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2010, 03:20:34 PM »
Well... either Ken Williams has internet access on his boat or there's a poser on the petition now...

Signature #211 is from Ken Williams (email verified) and the signature is from user account KenWilliams864, an account that was registered in March 2010 (today).

I'll see if there's any reference to his support of this petition on his website and if there isn't... I'll probably delete the signature.
 
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Gaming Websites
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2010, 03:24:28 PM »
Don't delete it, there could be other people with the name. I know that there is at least several other people with my name, and my last name (Boston) you would think would be an unlikely name combo but it happens.
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Gaming Websites
« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2010, 03:31:11 PM »
Good point... I've contacted the webmaster of SierraGamer to see if we can shed some light on this).  If it is indeed THE Ken Williams voicing his support, then that can be useful.

If it's just someone who happens to have the same name, then I'll leave it be.
 
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Gaming Websites
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2010, 03:54:30 PM »
I never realized before I read all the comments to those articles how much people hate Activision and how many other people they've screwed over as well... :(

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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Gaming Websites
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2010, 04:11:51 PM »
I have updated the wikipedia page for The Silver Lining to reflect a link to the petition.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silver_Lining_(game)
 
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Gaming Websites
« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2010, 07:02:41 PM »
Well... either Ken Williams has internet access on his boat or there's a poser on the petition now...

Signature #211 is from Ken Williams (email verified) and the signature is from user account KenWilliams864, an account that was registered in March 2010 (today).
Awesome!  Whether or not it's "the" Ken Williams, any signatures we can get are good.  :)
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Gaming Websites
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2010, 07:58:08 PM »
I mentioned the Roberta and Ken in the original thread and someone stated that they were in the chat earlier supporting the team. So is this it for now? Has POS said anything or are they just trying to get their heads together after this stupid turn of events. I guess the last option would be hope Activision at some point sells the Kings Quest IP. Man I was expecting any day release information, and this is what we get instead.

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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Gaming Websites
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2010, 02:48:54 AM »
Just wanted to say that news about the Silver Lining is showing up in blogs in many languages.  Just finished looking at an article on an Italian game blog.  I'll keep word about the petition going.  Also, any word on this being the true Ken Williams yet? 

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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Gaming Websites
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2010, 07:34:50 AM »
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Gaming Websites
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2010, 05:35:43 PM »
I don't know if it will show up but I shot a message of to Wired with the letter. I'm hoping it will get posted but who knows.
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« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2010, 11:27:29 PM »
And it's time for the evening/late night edition of Who is Talking about TSL C&D and the Save The Silver Lining Movement... hosted by the one and only OBERONQA!

Thank you, thank you.  First off, I would like to say GREAT JOB EVERYONE.  The word is spreading and people are gathering.  Current movement Statistics are as follows:

TIME STAMP:  10:30pm PST
ONLINE PETITION SIGNATURES:  910
OFFLINE PETITIONS ACCOUNTED FOR:  14
FACEBOOK GROUP MEMBERS:  178
MYSPACE FOLLOWERS:  7
WEBSITE ARTICLES:  Approximately 90

This after only 2 days of activity!  Great job everyone!

As a side note, I have recently starting prowling through the other fan-developer forums to keep an eye on things.  There appears to be a great deal of concern over at AGDI that they may get caught up in things here.  While I have made a post on their forums assuring them we will not bring them or any other fan-developer into the movement, I would like to ask that we refrain from mentioning other groups successes.  

It's one thing to point out AGDI's impact on the sales of KQ Collection when KQ1VGA and KQ2VGA was released (because that was back in the Vivindi days and is history at this point), but let's not dwell too much on their current doings, or the doings of any of the other fan-developers.
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Gaming Websites
« Reply #38 on: March 03, 2010, 12:46:22 AM »
Did I mention that I posted it on GameBanshee? They don't allow people to mention petitions but I posted a link to the Escapist Magazine article.
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« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2010, 12:53:54 AM »
Did I mention that I posted it on GameBanshee? They don't allow people to mention petitions but I posted a link to the Escapist Magazine article.

I got the Escapist Magazine over on page 1 on the second update.  What is the URL to the GameBanshee article?
 
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