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Five that Fell @ Next Gen

by Dhruin, 2006-07-07 23:13:00
Next Gen has an interesting article titled <a href="" target="_blank">Five that Fell</a>, described as a "tribute to five fallen icons of the videogame industry a  developers and publishers who made their mark, changed the world, then vanished into history". Those covered are Atari Games, Origin Systems, Sierra Online, Black Isle and Looking Glass:<blockquote><em>The story of Looking Glass is the familiar ahead-of-their-time tale. Now we can easily look back and say, hey a  these guys are responsible for most of the best things that have happened in the last decade, so why did they take so long to get recognized? The answer's pretty simple: there was almost always someone cheaper, faster, simpler, or louder. If Ultima Underworld had been free, easy to run, and easy to play, Wolfenstein wouldn't have stood a chance against it. On the other hand, it also wouldn't have been Ultima Underworld. For nearly a decade, Looking Glass pushed so far that nobody could keep up. It's only after they vanished that it became clear what we had all been missing.</em></blockquote>

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