You do know you have, like, bosses now? Who can tell you what to do?Yeah, that may take some getting used to, after having left the corporate world in 1998 and starting here at Blue's in 1999. But of course we've met them before signing and guess what... they're actually nice people. %):D
Anyway, after you've upcoming corporate sodomization you can reinvest your profits into another venture, with which I wish you good luck!LOL. Thanks... I think. :o;P
I would have never sold 3dfiles.com had I known what was going to happen. At the time, I thought everyone was making so much money and buying stuff up, it would be ok. Sure, they had similar sites, but who cared? It was a short ride to realizing were were owned by a typical corporation and a little shorter before we were out of work watching our paper money tumble with the dot com crash and lost our beloved website.Yes, that was a real shame. But those were different times as well. As evidenced by all their acquisitions, IGN's strategy is to expand using sites that increase their coverage in different areas of the 'net, and that only works by keeping those sites alive and improve them. Nobody can look into the future and the 'net is a volatile place, but for the next several years I think this is a viable approach.
We were courted and promised all the same things I am reading about now. Hope it works out, but I hope even more you got a iron clad contract and CASH up front.Yes, I think we've got a good contract (our lawyers were damn expensive enough %)) and we're very well off financially, thank you. We also have employment/contractor contracts for two years, which I think is a good indication of IGN's commitment to this deal.
The stories I could tell... The internet has come back, and to a decent level and hopefully it planes off here and sustains.Right... I think the biz is a lot more stable than 4-5 years ago.
Best of luck Frans, we go way, way back brother and you deserve it. I understand after working for as long and hard as you have wanting to do this. We always hoped, for one reason, to bring 3dfiles to the next level (beyond what 2 guys could do alone) when we sold and I hope it works better for you!Thanks Tim, much appreciated. We're not just hoping but also working hard for the best too.
In the not too distant future you will see 3dgamers host exclusive demo/betas, mark my words, even though they signed a petition saying they wouldn't. They are on the other side of the fence now and the tune will change.I couldn't reply on this yesterday (and seem to have driven Overon to the brink by that ;P) because this was still being discussed. Now it indeed looks like "exclusive" demo releases may happen occasionally on 3D Gamers, 3DG & FP together, or (as before) just on FilePlanet.
guess they'll have to start using DVDs or somethin though cause PCG CDs lately are crap imo, because they just can't fit demos on CDs like they used to