Say it ain't so, Joe - Activision Acquires Red Octane

Straight from my inbox, a press release announcing the acquisition of Red Octane, makers of the Escapist Staff Party Game of Choice, Guitar Hero.

While it's cetainly great that their talent is being recognized, I hope the acquisition doesn't bring with it the problems and slippage that these things tend to. Plus, it's kind of sad to see another Little Guy fall.

Full press release included after the jump.

Original Comment by: Jes

This doesn't seem like such a bad thing. If you look back in time, you'll notice that a good part of the unique, intelligent - and sometimes badly selling - games are published by Activision.

BattleZone 1, Mechwarrior 2 and it's expansions, Dark Reign 1, to name a few...


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