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Old 01-24-2007, 10:25 PM   #26
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Liquidating assets, selling any owned I.P.'s to the highest bidder, and using the brand to sell product most likely.

People who don't know about any of this will hear Ritual has a new game and buy it.

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Old 01-24-2007, 10:38 PM   #27
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For ****s sake, another good game franchise down the drain. Instead we get these bloody casual games! Which get boring after the 10 minutes.

edit: I can also see a couple of Ritual's employee's quiting or being fired. So expect to see another company made up by Ex-Ritual Employee's =o Since you know something like this always happens.

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Old 01-25-2007, 12:24 AM   #28
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im still waiting for them to say sin is over!

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Old 01-25-2007, 12:41 AM   #29
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SiN is DEAD, forget about it. This is probably why everyone was quitting, sales were probably enough to get by, but not what was needed to make a part two. So then, I'm betting, the mumbojumbo guys (former ritual people) come by and say 'hey, you're a bit cash strapped, got no current games you're working on to bring in more money, say why not let us old friends buy you out?'
At which point ritual upper dudes probably said 'sure, if the price is right.'
And the rest is history.
Words fail me, seriously. Everyone here waits years for a SiN sequel, instead we get 9 episodes (yay!) which in turn ends up being part of a story that we will never see the end of. Or get multiplayer for.
Heck I'd have rather waited longer and gotten a full game called SiN 2 that actually had a whole story.

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Old 01-25-2007, 02:01 AM   #30
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Well, it's official. Sin Episodes 2 can only exist as a mod... Who's ready?

BTW, this is some of the worst news I've heard in years. I can't believe Ritual is forsaking everything they've done.

Goddamn...

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Old 01-25-2007, 03:04 AM   #31
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hum, that's quite bad, i'm kinda doubting of the future of sin.... the next question i have in mind, is: will they ever give us that damn patch for sin1/wos?
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Old 01-25-2007, 05:35 AM   #32
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SiN is DEAD, forget about it. This is probably why everyone was quitting, sales were probably enough to get by, but not what was needed to make a part two. So then, I'm betting, the mumbojumbo guys (former ritual people) come by and say 'hey, you're a bit cash strapped, got no current games you're working on to bring in more money, say why not let us old friends buy you out?'
At which point ritual upper dudes probably said 'sure, if the price is right.'
And the rest is history.
Words fail me, seriously. Everyone here waits years for a SiN sequel, instead we get 9 episodes (yay!) which in turn ends up being part of a story that we will never see the end of. Or get multiplayer for.
Heck I'd have rather waited longer and gotten a full game called SiN 2 that actually had a whole story.
QFT and /sadpanda

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Old 01-25-2007, 06:01 AM   #33
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R.I.P. Ritual

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Old 01-25-2007, 06:47 AM   #34
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I'm a huge Star Trek fan. Elite Force II attracted me to follow news about Ritual and join this community nearly five years ago. Star Trek is a troubled franchise, we get bad news almost all the time. Shows end or get cancelled, a movie script doesn't go through or a film that got made does poorly at the box office, Activision gets a bug up their ass about having to publish shitty Trek games that nobody plays. We have a saying for situations like this.

"He's dead, Jim. But he's been dead before."

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Old 01-25-2007, 07:40 AM   #35
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So that was it? No more episodes for us, this really suck's Next step, renaming this site as a Mumbo Jumbo Community Hub to argue about how tetris should have done? **** it!
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Old 01-25-2007, 08:30 AM   #36
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Seriously. I would have rather heard news of Ritual disbanding than selling their souls like this. Well, hopefully they make a shitload of money doing this and (re)start Ritual 2...

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Old 01-25-2007, 09:44 AM   #37
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I keep getting flashbacks of Vivendi buying Sierra...
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:46 AM   #38
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Hm. Never had a game I enjoyed destroy a company before.. (If that's what happened here) A new experience.

I still had a certain amount of hope for ep2 to appear sooner or later, but that's pretty much shattered now. All I'm hoping now is that they had a decent amount of multiplayer content done, and that they wrap it up and release it. Preferably as a free game (like FEAR and Enemy Territory) Maybe it'll take on a life of its own. It's not exactly something I expect to happen, but it would be nice.
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:52 AM   #39
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Now that we know this bit of news.... NOW you can panic and whine.

I'm kinda bummed, myself... although chances are some Ritual employees are making another company...
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:05 AM   #40
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Now that we know this bit of news.... NOW you can panic and whine.

I'm kinda bummed, myself... although chances are some Ritual employees are making another company...
Could be, but it doesn't mean Sin ep's to be continued
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:04 PM   #41
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What a waste of a good company. It's ashame that Ritual threw in the towel.

Nice knowing ya Ritual.
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:50 PM   #42
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I guess we better get busy with making our own multi player addon.

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Old 01-25-2007, 03:06 PM   #43
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http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3156717
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Old 01-25-2007, 03:09 PM   #44
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im still waiting for them to say sin is over!
im quoting myself on this one

GAWD DAMN IT!!!! TOLD YOU SO!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, its not real until posted by RITUAL. SIN IS ALIVE!!!!!!

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Old 01-25-2007, 03:43 PM   #45
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That 1 up article links to an interview in
gameindustry. biz that looks to be several
weeks old, although at the time Ken Harward
must have had some idea what he was in for
with the (then) upcoming "merger".
I want to hear what he has to say now.
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Old 01-25-2007, 04:22 PM   #46
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That 1 up article links to an interview in
gameindustry. biz that looks to be several
weeks old, although at the time Ken Harward
must have had some idea what he was in for
with the (then) upcoming "merger".
I want to hear what he has to say now.
are u ok? look at the <------

SiN Episodes Still Coming, Despite Acquisition <----
Studio also eyeing Xbox Live Arcade for future releases.
By Dan Dormer, 01/25/2007 <-------

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Old 01-25-2007, 04:27 PM   #47
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Well, well, well! That un-shattered my before-mentioned shattered small amount of hope

Thanks for the link, frostbite
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Old 01-25-2007, 04:42 PM   #48
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I agree with Curly - this doesn't mean SiN episodes is still alive. The interview was a few weeks old (he says so at the top of the article). Ken wasn't ready to talk about Episode 2, now we know why. Just saying "It's done when it's done" doesn't mean it's being actively worked on.

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Old 01-25-2007, 05:29 PM   #49
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are u ok? look at the <------

SiN Episodes Still Coming, Despite Acquisition <----
Studio also eyeing Xbox Live Arcade for future releases.
By Dan Dormer, 01/25/2007 <-------
Are you ok?
Try reading the actual article on
gameindustry.biz

I said that I wanted to hear what Ken Harward
had to say now!
I don't care what "Dan Dormer" says.
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:01 PM   #50
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SiN Episodes Still Coming, Despite Acquisition <----
Studio also eyeing Xbox Live Arcade for future releases.
By Dan Dormer, 01/25/2007 <-------
That news post is unfortunately the result an overzealous new poster who doesn't actually actually read what he's citing for his headline. As curly pointed out, the gamesindustry.biz article sourced for that headline is just recycling on old interview made weeks before the aquisition news, when Ken Harward initially took over.

The interview with the MumboJumbo CEO pretty much trumps that.

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