Majestic to End

EA's ambitious Majestic game, which embroiled players in a mystery that involved real-world interactions with instant messages, email, faxes, and more, will be shut down sometime in the middle of next year, but not before costing the company between five and seven million dollars. This revelation is found in Can PC gamers handle innovation on CNN Money, a column that examines the idea that while PC gamer's demand innovation they don't necessarily reward it. The article quotes an unrepentant Jeff Brown, vice president of corporate communications for EA, as saying: "Maybe the consumer didn't get it, but in five years, everyone's going to be making games based on this engine. I'm not apologizing for anything!"
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>>>Logan: I read a lot of stuff that people wrote about this game. I read about the mind numbingly slow loading. I read about the huge amounts of spam advertisements. I read about the bad acting. I read about the fact that you could only do a certain amount per day then you were done - whether or not you wanted to keep playing was not an issue. You notice that none of these things have come up? Now it is all about customers not wanting to pay for innovation. Unfortunately, that is the kind of crap that the 'money men' (aka venture capitalists) read and it sticks. I hate it when the gaming industry doesn't learn from its mistakes....
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