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Re: Atari Buying Cryptic

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:08 pm
by Alexraptor
Alexraptor wrote:I got a bad feeling about this, in recent years Atari have not had too much interest in fully supporting their games, Sid Meier's Pirates!, Deer Hunter series ect.


Looks like my bad feeling was well founded.
Atari in the process of screwing over their launch customers by now offering the Collectors Edition at discount with 60 or 90 days free trial(its not entirely clear which), something that has set the STO forums ablaze with anger and protests.

Re: Atari Buying Cryptic

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:07 pm
by Kevak
Oh wow...well where's my 60 to 90 free days trial?!?!?

Atari is such a $&$* company!

:evil:

Re: Atari Buying Cryptic

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:00 pm
by kayoh
AAARGH!

I spent all that money, and only got a 30 day trial..

Uh, NO. BLARG. Atari, you (BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP)ing pieces of (BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP). Go (BEEP) your (BEEP)ing (BEEP) you (BEEEEEEEP)!!!

..There. I feel better now.

Re: Atari Buying Cryptic

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:14 pm
by pooperscooper
Companies change their deals you get everyday. Grocery stores are a prime example of this. One day you can get a pound of beef for 2.50 and the next its back up to 3.50. If this same 2 month free time had of started 6 months after launch then there would be people that would feel robbed and would complain about it. Same would happen after a year.

Re: Atari Buying Cryptic

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:02 am
by Whiskers
Meh. Most companies do similar things, don't delude yourself into thinking this is a unique situation. It's a way to encourage more players and make money.

Re: Atari Buying Cryptic

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:08 pm
by Kevak
Yeah, but they probably should have given it a bit more thought. I'm over it now, but from the looks of the STO forums most people are not...thats just how trekkies are...finicky and picky :roll:

Re: Atari Buying Cryptic

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:31 am
by EVOXSNES
Whiskers wrote:Meh. Most companies do similar things, don't delude yourself into thinking this is a unique situation. It's a way to encourage more players and make money.


And i say good one them, bout time they started milking and doing whatever it takes to make a Star Trek Game a cash cow

it would be better for all of us

Re: Atari Buying Cryptic

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:48 am
by Whiskers
EVOXSNES wrote:
Whiskers wrote:Meh. Most companies do similar things, don't delude yourself into thinking this is a unique situation. It's a way to encourage more players and make money.


And i say good one them, bout time they started milking and doing whatever it takes to make a Star Trek Game a cash cow

it would be better for all of us


I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not. But yeah, actually. I hadn't thought of that before but it's completely true. Star Trek gaming has never been very successful (really, in the bigger picture.) and Star Trek Online could be the most successful yet. The developer's should do everything they can do get money from it. Otherwise Star Trek gaming will always be a niche market, won't sell very well and will die out completely in a few years.

Re: Atari Buying Cryptic

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:08 am
by Kelbie
Lets not forget Star Trek Excalibur AKA BC2. It will be around in a few years, maybe less.

Re: Atari Buying Cryptic

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:37 am
by Whiskers
Pixy wrote:Lets not forget Star Trek Excalibur AKA BC2. It will be around in a few years, maybe less.


Meh. The project has halted so many times already I'm not sure it'll ever be finished.