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Weisman: MS "Destroyed" FASA Dev Culture

FASA Interactive founder Jordan Weisman says "When Microsoft bought FASA Interactive and incorporated it into Microsoft... the two reasons they bought us was, one, they wanted the catalogue of intellectual properties and, two, they felt that we had developed a really good development culture. And the reality is that, pretty much from the day we moved to Redmond, that development culture was destroyed," according to a new report on GamesIndustry.biz. FASA was acquired in 1999 and closed in 2007, and Weisman says: "I don't think the studio ever really had a chance. It was destroyed right in the beginning." He also describes his efforts at warning MS against destroying Bungie in the same manner, saying, "We were much better able to defend Bungie's culture than we were FASA's culture." Looking forward he repeats his eagerness to work with Piranha Games on the recently revealed MechWarrior revival and just yesterday it was announced his new company Smith & Tinker has raised $29 million USD for development of Pokemon-style games.

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94. Re: MS Aug 28, 2009, 11:15 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I already pointed to several developers that started making the switch then.
Raven started putting out console games with the XBox. Valve released Half-Life for Dreamcast, but it was the sort of port that Jerykk was talking about that is more of an afterthought to make some extra cash than anything else. The kind of port that comes a year or two after the original release. Id farmed out console ports to GearBox for PS2 and Dreamcast. These were also released well after the PC versions. XBox is still the demarcation line for the PC developer migration.
 
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  1. Aug 26, 10:18 Re: Weisman: MS "Destroyed" FASA Dev Culture Bet
  2. Aug 26, 10:26  Re: Weisman: MS The Half Elf
  6. Aug 26, 11:26  Re: Weisman: MS Creston
  7. Aug 26, 11:31   Re: Weisman: MS AdamK47
  8. Aug 26, 12:06    Re: Weisman: MS Prez
  9. Aug 26, 12:08   Re: Weisman: MS Kxmode
  10. Aug 26, 12:12    Re: Weisman: MS Jerykk
  3. Aug 26, 10:31 Re: Weisman: MS "Destroyed" FASA Dev Culture Verno
  4. Aug 26, 10:52  Re: Weisman: MS InBlack
  5. Aug 26, 11:07 Re: Weisman: MS "Destroyed" FASA Dev Culture Z9000
  11. Aug 26, 12:25 Re: Weisman: MS "Destroyed" FASA Dev Culture Hump
  12. Aug 26, 12:31  Re: Weisman: MS Beamer
  13. Aug 26, 12:38   Re: Weisman: MS Creston
  14. Aug 26, 12:47    Re: Weisman: MS Beamer
  15. Aug 26, 12:50     Re: Weisman: MS Creston
  18. Aug 26, 13:18      Re: Weisman: MS Beamer
  20. Aug 26, 13:28       Re: Weisman: MS DG
  22. Aug 26, 13:53        Re: Weisman: MS Beamer
  24. Aug 26, 14:17       Re: Weisman: MS Creston
  25. Aug 26, 14:25        Re: Weisman: MS Beamer
  26. Aug 26, 14:49         Re: Weisman: MS Creston
  27. Aug 26, 15:01          Re: Weisman: MS Kxmode
  35. Aug 26, 22:29      Re: Weisman: MS Cutter
  33. Aug 26, 17:32    Re: Weisman: MS Belzabub
  16. Aug 26, 12:59 Re: Weisman: MS "Destroyed" FASA Dev Culture Z9000
  19. Aug 26, 13:19  Re: Weisman: MS Beamer
  34. Aug 26, 20:21   Re: Weisman: MS Z9000
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  65. Aug 27, 15:31     Re: Weisman: MS Z9000
  66. Aug 27, 15:39      Re: Weisman: MS Beamer
  17. Aug 26, 13:15 Re: Weisman: MS "Destroyed" FASA Dev Culture Verno
  21. Aug 26, 13:30  Re: Weisman: MS Prez
  23. Aug 26, 14:15  Re: Weisman: MS Creston
  36. Aug 26, 23:09  Re: Weisman: MS Jerykk
  28. Aug 26, 15:30 Re: Weisman: MS "Destroyed" FASA Dev Culture dryden555
  29. Aug 26, 15:34  Re: Weisman: MS Creston
  30. Aug 26, 15:53   Re: Weisman: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  31. Aug 26, 17:08   Re: Weisman: MS Beamer
  32. Aug 26, 17:12   Re: Weisman: MS Talisorn
  37. Aug 26, 23:17 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA Culture The PC Warrior
  38. Aug 27, 01:11  Re: MS Jerykk
  39. Aug 27, 03:57   Re: MS InBlack
  40. Aug 27, 05:00   Re: MS StingingVelvet
  42. Aug 27, 09:33   Re: MS Beamer
  44. Aug 27, 10:37    Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  45. Aug 27, 11:06     Re: MS Beamer
  49. Aug 27, 12:36      Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  52. Aug 27, 12:45       Re: MS Beamer
  56. Aug 27, 13:52        Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  41. Aug 27, 08:51 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA Verno
  46. Aug 27, 11:34 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA Verno
  47. Aug 27, 12:17  Re: MS Beamer
  48. Aug 27, 12:23  Re: MS Jerykk
  51. Aug 27, 12:44   Re: MS Beamer
  58. Aug 27, 14:09    Re: MS Masa
  59. Aug 27, 14:15     Re: MS Beamer
  60. Aug 27, 14:23      Re: MS Masa
  61. Aug 27, 14:26       Re: MS Beamer
  50. Aug 27, 12:38 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA Verno
  53. Aug 27, 12:47  Re: MS Beamer
  54. Aug 27, 12:48  Re: MS Jerykk
  55. Aug 27, 13:12 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA Verno
  68. Aug 27, 15:47  Re: MS Jerykk
  57. Aug 27, 13:59 Re: MS Verno
  62. Aug 27, 14:37  Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  90. Aug 28, 10:19  Re: MS MacD
  91. Aug 28, 10:37   Re: MS Beamer
  93. Aug 28, 10:57    Re: MS Beamer
  95. Aug 28, 11:20     Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  106. Aug 28, 12:41    Re: MS MacD
  109. Aug 28, 12:45     Re: MS Beamer
  112. Aug 28, 12:51      Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  63. Aug 27, 14:44 Re: MS Verno
  64. Aug 27, 14:52  Re: MS Beamer
  74. Aug 27, 17:00  Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  76. Aug 27, 17:13   Re: MS Beamer
  77. Aug 27, 17:18    Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  67. Aug 27, 15:43 Re: MS Verno
  69. Aug 27, 15:53  Re: MS Z9000
  70. Aug 27, 16:00 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA StingingVelvet
  72. Aug 27, 16:23  Re: MS Prez
  75. Aug 27, 17:06  Re: MS Beamer
  78. Aug 27, 17:47   Re: MS StingingVelvet
  80. Aug 27, 18:13    Re: MS Beamer
  71. Aug 27, 16:02 Re: MS Verno
  85. Aug 27, 23:55  Re: MS Jerykk
  73. Aug 27, 16:46 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA The PC Warrior
  79. Aug 27, 18:02 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA The PC Warrior
  81. Aug 27, 18:22 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA The PC Warrior
  82. Aug 27, 18:50  Re: MS StingingVelvet
  83. Aug 27, 19:21 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA The PC Warrior
  84. Aug 27, 23:02 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA StingingVelvet
  86. Aug 28, 06:16 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA StingingVelvet
  87. Aug 28, 06:56 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA The PC Warrior
  88. Aug 28, 08:40 Re: MS Verno
  89. Aug 28, 09:30  Re: MS Beamer
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  98. Aug 28, 11:38    Re: MS Beamer
  100. Aug 28, 11:53     Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  105. Aug 28, 12:40  Re: MS Jerykk
  92. Aug 28, 10:45 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA Verno
  96. Aug 28, 11:29 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA Verno
  97. Aug 28, 11:34  Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  99. Aug 28, 11:45   Re: MS Beamer
  101. Aug 28, 11:58    Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  103. Aug 28, 12:21     Re: MS Beamer
  104. Aug 28, 12:35      Re: MS MacD
  107. Aug 28, 12:43       Re: MS Beamer
  108. Aug 28, 12:43      Re: MS Jerykk
  110. Aug 28, 12:47       Re: MS Beamer
  113. Aug 28, 12:52        Re: MS Jerykk
  114. Aug 28, 12:57         Re: MS Beamer
  116. Aug 28, 13:00          Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  118. Aug 28, 13:03           Re: MS Beamer
  121. Aug 28, 13:15            Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  127. Aug 28, 15:29          Re: MS Jerykk
  131. Aug 28, 16:16           Re: MS Beamer
  134. Aug 29, 00:46            Re: MS Jerykk
  137. Aug 29, 12:45             Re: MS Beamer
  140. Aug 29, 17:32              Re: MS Jerykk
  111. Aug 28, 12:48      Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  117. Aug 28, 13:01       Re: MS Beamer
  102. Aug 28, 12:19 Re: MS Verno
  115. Aug 28, 12:59 Re: MS Verno
  119. Aug 28, 13:09  Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  122. Aug 28, 13:22   Re: MS Beamer
  128. Aug 28, 15:43  Re: MS Jerykk
  120. Aug 28, 13:15 Re: MS Verno
  123. Aug 28, 13:28 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA Verno
  124. Aug 28, 13:49  Re: MS Beamer
  125. Aug 28, 15:17  Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  126. Aug 28, 15:28   Re: MS Beamer
  129. Aug 28, 15:47    Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  130. Aug 28, 16:05 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA Verno
  132. Aug 28, 16:22  Re: MS Beamer
  133. Aug 29, 00:03  Re: MS Jerykk
  135. Aug 29, 08:07 Re: MS The PC Warrior
  136. Aug 29, 12:42  Re: MS Beamer
  139. Aug 29, 17:22  Re: MS Jerykk
  138. Aug 29, 15:51 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA StingingVelvet
  141. Aug 30, 00:43 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA The PC Warrior
  142. Aug 30, 01:00  Re: MS Jerykk
  143. Aug 30, 01:13 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA The PC Warrior
  144. Aug 30, 01:24  Re: MS StingingVelvet
  145. Aug 30, 01:33 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA The PC Warrior
  146. Aug 30, 04:17  Re: MS Jerykk
  147. Aug 30, 06:03 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA StingingVelvet
  148. Aug 30, 06:44  Re: MS Kosumo
  149. Aug 30, 11:37 Re: MS The PC Warrior
  150. Aug 30, 16:48  Re: MS StingingVelvet
  151. Aug 30, 17:49  Re: MS Jerykk
  152. Aug 31, 06:39 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA The PC Warrior
  153. Aug 31, 12:14  Re: MS Jerykk
  154. Aug 31, 12:32 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA Verno
  155. Aug 31, 13:29  Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  156. Aug 31, 13:37   Re: MS Verno
  157. Aug 31, 14:17    Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  158. Aug 31, 14:34     Re: MS Beamer
  160. Aug 31, 14:57      Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  162. Aug 31, 15:20      Re: MS Jerykk
  166. Aug 31, 16:17       Re: MS Beamer
  168. Aug 31, 16:28        Re: MS Jerykk
  169. Aug 31, 16:47     Re: MS StingingVelvet
  161. Aug 31, 15:18  Re: MS Jerykk
  159. Aug 31, 14:40 Re: MS Verno
  163. Aug 31, 15:34 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA Verno
  164. Aug 31, 15:54  Re: MS Jerykk
  165. Aug 31, 16:08 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA Verno
  167. Aug 31, 16:23  Re: MS Jerykk
  170. Aug 31, 17:05 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA The PC Warrior
  171. Aug 31, 17:18  Re: MS AnarKane
  172. Aug 31, 18:20   Re: MS Wowbagger_TIP
  173. Aug 31, 21:15  Re: MS StingingVelvet
  174. Aug 31, 23:07  Re: MS Jerykk
  175. Sep 1, 00:47   Re: MS StingingVelvet
  176. Sep 1, 01:13    Re: MS Jerykk
  177. Sep 1, 01:51     Re: MS StingingVelvet
  178. Sep 1, 08:38 Re: MS "Destroyed" FASA Verno


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