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Gamecock Media Group Formed

Upstart Video Game Publisher to Focus on Small Developers (registration required) announces the launch of Gamecock Media Group, a new publisher formed by Mike Wilson, formerly of id Software, ION Storm, and Gathering of Developers (thanks Paul). One of the tenets of Gamecock will be to allow developers to retain control of their intellectual property. Here's a bit:

Some video-game veterans plan to announce today the formation of a new publisher that they hope will act as the equivalent of an independent film company for small game developers.

The new company, Gamecock Media Group, has some of the same top executives as Gathering of Developers, a publisher that was founded in the late ’90s by several development companies that teamed up, like the first incarnation of United Artists in Hollywood, to gain more control over their business affairs. (It was sold in 1999 to the publisher Take-Two Interactive.)

“We want to bring some fun back to the game business,” said Mike Wilson, Gamecock’s chief executive. “We can make games that look like anything out there for less money.”

Among the titles Gamecock is financing are Hail to the Chimp, a humorous animal fighting game being developed by a new company founded by the developer Alex Seropian, and Insecticide, a futuristic action adventure from Crackpot Entertainment.

The idea is that Gamecock, based in Austin, Tex., will finance games with reasonable budgets, ask developers to share in the risk and outsource distribution to keep its costs low. The company is being financed by a single investor, who has declined to be identified.

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36. LoL Feb 13, 2007, 08:37 cb90246y0924
 
Someone please tell Gamecock to sell joysticks!

"Look mom! It's my new genuine GameCock JoyStick..."

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35. Re: wow. Feb 13, 2007, 00:18 Riley Pizt
 
that's the best name they could come up with?
It was either that or Tasticles. Everything else was taken.


 
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34. No subject Feb 13, 2007, 00:14 Riley Pizt
 
Gamecock Media Group
Great concept. Stupid name.

But, as long as the company has pole dancers at trade shows it will do just fine.

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33. What's in a name? Feb 13, 2007, 00:08 Riker
 
From the GameSpot interview: "So our name is silly because it doesn't really matter." Brilliant.

 
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32. No subject Feb 12, 2007, 20:39 Hawthorne
 
Gamecock. Incorporate Your E-Peen (tm).

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“We want to bring some fun back to the game business,” said Mike Wilson, Gamecock’s chief executive. “We can make games that look like anything out there for less money.”

Those two statements are almost mutually exclusive. Yeah, it's fun to try to make AAA games on a B- budget!

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31. Re: Heh Feb 12, 2007, 18:57 MyRealName
 
Yeah really. So I guess this is Gathering of Developers.. part 2. :-/ This time with much more cock.

 
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30. Re: No subject Feb 12, 2007, 18:45 Jerykk
 
If Gamecock can solidify its position in the market, it'll be tough to beat.

 
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29. No subject Feb 12, 2007, 17:47 nin
 
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28. Re: No subject Feb 12, 2007, 17:42 MMORPGHoD
 
I presently work for Dickhead Productions, do you think this will help me get a job at Gamecock media?

Hmm.. might not be the right fit. A more compatible background would have been to work at Snatch Software. I hear there might even be a merger with Gamecock in the works.
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27. Re: No subject Feb 12, 2007, 17:33 TonyT
 
I presently work for Dickhead Productions, do you think this will help me get a job at Gamecock media? It will help improve my résumé.....I think.

 
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26. Re: No subject Feb 12, 2007, 17:32 nin
 
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25. Re: No subject Feb 12, 2007, 17:28 Zoomboy27
 
Huh huhhuh huhuh huh huh huh huh.....he said "game". Huh huh huhhuh huh....

 
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24. No subject Feb 12, 2007, 16:57 space captain
 
TAAMMMAALLLEEE...

hehe

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23. Re: No subject Feb 12, 2007, 16:45 nin
 
little jerry seinfeld was born to cockfight!"


My favorite episode of that show, ever.



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22. No subject Feb 12, 2007, 16:44 space captain
 
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little jerry seinfeld was born to cockfight!"

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21. Re: Lotsa Homosexuals in the Game Indust Feb 12, 2007, 16:39 MMORPGHoD
 
Hey "Woody", where'd you get your name from? Is that a Gamecock box in your pocket or are you just happy to see us?

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20. Lotsa Homosexuals in the Game Industry Feb 12, 2007, 16:34 Woody
 
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19. No subject Feb 12, 2007, 16:01 jayeffaar
 
I love how Blue somehow managed to refrain from commenting on that one. That must have hurt.


If I had heard about that company somewhere else, I would have naturally assumed that they specialize in teledildonics. What were they thinking?


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18. Re: What's in a name? Feb 12, 2007, 15:45 sir
 
Really looking forward to the cock in this game,

/tweakboymode

 
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17. What's in a name? Feb 12, 2007, 15:02 Kxmode
 
Obviously this name isn't about chickens.

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