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« on: April 20, 2004, 12:02:16 PM »
I've heard the rumors, deduced the possibilities, and scoured Aurora for more details from her SEKRIT source, but I'm curious if anyone has seen solid proof that Interplay's Forums are down because, well, Interplay is about to go *poof*.  Bouncing checks, evictions, and lack of payroll funds are all harbingers...
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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2004, 03:33:09 PM »
Boohoo.  While I like many of their games, I have no respect for those chumps.  Then again, I don't have any memories from their glory days to cloud my vision, so I can understand if other folks are disappointed.
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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2004, 04:10:57 PM »
If indeed Interplay's out of business, I'll be converting PPG into a Wasteland/Neuromancer modding forum. So, go pick up a C64 at the thirft store, everybody...
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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2004, 04:20:29 PM »
Does anyone here use the interplay forums? I think I saw Icelus there once..

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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2004, 04:21:14 PM »
nah, I don't like them very much
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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2004, 04:37:41 PM »
Boohoo.† While I like many of their games, I have no respect for those chumps.† Then again, I don't have any memories from their glory days to cloud my vision, so I can understand if other folks are disappointed.

Mind you, are any of the current PC game publishers worthy of much respect? Microsoft, EIDOS, EA, Atari and Activision certainly aren't (unless we're talking purely of respect for financial acumen, in which case Microsoft and EA most certainly are worthy of much respect) .
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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2004, 04:44:21 PM »
Commodore 64, you say? I have mine ready! Glory days of Interplay? I remember the glory days of Black Isle which is no more. :(
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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2004, 04:49:46 PM »
Boohoo.† While I like many of their games, I have no respect for those chumps.† Then again, I don't have any memories from their glory days to cloud my vision, so I can understand if other folks are disappointed.

Mind you, are any of the current PC game publishers worthy of much respect? Microsoft, EIDOS, EA, Atari and Activision certainly aren't (unless we're talking purely of respect for financial acumen, in which case Microsoft and EA most certainly are worthy of much respect) .

Any companies that we do like?

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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2004, 05:30:05 PM »
I've heard the rumors, deduced the possibilities, and scoured Aurora for more details from her SEKRIT source, but I'm curious if anyone has seen solid proof that Interplay's Forums are down because, well, Interplay is about to go *poof*.† Bouncing checks, evictions, and lack of payroll funds are all harbingers...

They're gone. Finito. Interplay is bankrupt. Forum permanently down. Forevar.

I've spent 2 years at BiS boards and we got sent to Interplay unwillingly. After what? 8 months? Interplay succesfully pissed off the entire community and now they're dead. There were so many incidents at that forum. Incridible. Lord Jim, the maniac self appointed (hacked himself to a Admin, was actually some dirtbag freelancer) admin and totally pissed off everyone. Banning people. Closing parts of the forum.

Bah, i'm in a crap mood now. Wasted 3 years of my life trying to help people with Bg2 on the BiS boards and on Interplay. For what? That's right. Nothing. FU Interplay, may you burn in hell.
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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2004, 05:35:32 PM »
Their main site is functional.
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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2004, 05:41:01 PM »
FU Interplay, may you burn in hell.

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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2004, 06:20:53 PM »
Interplay's stock continues to trade, so they have not filed for bankruptcy.
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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2004, 06:30:43 PM »
Interplay's stock continues to trade, so they have not filed for bankruptcy.
Doesn't it still trade when they file for protection under Article 7 ( or something like this I believe). It is not bankruptcy but close.
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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2004, 06:57:28 PM »
I actually used the Interplay forums quite a bit.  Shodan your presence and others made it an interesting and fun place.  I learned a fair amount there and felt like I got to help a few other folks too.  I can honestly say that Iíll miss that environment.

As a casual user I never saw the politics, just the good environment you folks helped create.  In fact I learned about this forum at the Interplay boards.

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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2004, 07:07:18 PM »
Compared to some of the other BG-related forums available, Interplay wasn't bad at all.  Many of its regulars, however, has split off into a few new forums:

Ashford City - http://ashfordcity.beigetower.org/forum/index.php
WinterWind - http://www.gamertalk.biz/
Mistress' Lair - http://www.mistresslair.net/phpBB2/install/install.php (down, at the moment)
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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2004, 07:11:21 PM »
Bioware's forums are way better  :P
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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2004, 07:36:36 PM »
I think I'll just stick to PPG :)

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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2004, 07:43:17 PM »
*rejoicing sounds in the background* :P
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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2004, 09:12:51 PM »
Suggestion:  Although Interplay stock remains on the market don't buy any  ;)

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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2004, 09:20:20 PM »
Another suggestion: The hell with all stocks and invest in beer instead.
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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2004, 09:50:59 PM »
Interplay's stock continues to trade, so they have not filed for bankruptcy.
Doesn't it still trade when they file for protection under Article 7 ( or something like this I believe). It is not bankruptcy but close.

It IS possible for stock to continue to trade during bankruptcy but the symbol changes. That hasn't happened.

I know way more than I want to (but still not as much as I could) about bankrupcty from covering the death of Commodore 10 years ago.
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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2004, 10:51:37 PM »
All the cool kids hang out at ML.

And some of the losers, too.
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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2004, 12:17:58 AM »
...and looky looky, Interplay's stock symbol has changed.
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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2004, 08:37:14 AM »
FU Interplay, may you burn in hell.

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Re: Interplay forums
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2004, 09:05:00 AM »
So, Interplay is definitely gone FOREVAR, is it? I was wondering why the boards are down.
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