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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http://money.cnn.com/2001/12/25/technology/gaming_column/

Chris Morris "replied" to the criticism levied against him by gamers who sent him e-mails. Mr. Morris failed to address any of the pertinent issues brought up by gamers and he continues to treat his audience in a condescending and derogatory manner. In fact, I can see no reason why he would even go to the trouble of publishing this new article to the CNN site. It comes off as an immature, reactionary piece that Mr. Morris threw up in self-defense. In doing so, he has only reaffirmed his image as a hack and a corporate shill.
Furthermore, his piecemeal cutting and pasting of gamers' e-mails is unprofessional and borderline unethical. He chose to only show snippets that furthered his agenda of painting gamers in a bad light.
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