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StarCraft II: WoL Finally Gets Release Date, MechWarrior 4 Re-release Airs

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| In other news that's sure to excite 
| hardcore PC gamers, MechWarrior 4 has 
| finally been re-released by fan community 
| MekTek.net.  MekTek.net received permission 
| to air the out of print game for free some 
| time ago from developers Smith & Tinker, 
| who licensed the MechWarrior rights from 
| Microsoft, but Microsoft had initially 
| stymied the project with legal threats.


Bungie jumps from Microsoft to Activision

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| While Activision Blizzard look set to lose 
| one set of award winning developers in the 
| shape of Infinity Ward following recent 
| troubles, they appear to be gaining another 
| having signed an exclusive 10-year 
| publishing deal with Bungie Studios. 


Bungie severs ties with Microsoft, signs big Activision deal


Let's Hope Bungie's Activision Deal Helps Them Outgrow Halo


Bungie Teams With Activision -- What's Next for Halo?

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| Two of the biggest names in video games, 
| Activision and Bungie, announced an 
| exclusive 10-year development deal last 
| week, stunning Halo fans and leaving 
| Microsoft's golden video game franchise at 
| a crossroads.


Bungie Has 10-Year Plan for Secret New Game Series


Bungie: We Showed Our New Project To Microsoft And Sony


Microsoft booste Brier Dudley

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| Q&A: Bungie chief on Activision deal, 
| Microsoft & Sony bids 


'Halo: Reach' Beta Server Problems Cured, Says Microsoft



Microsoft "destroyed development culture" at FASA - Weisman

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| FASA Interactive founder Jordan Weisman has spoken out about Microsoft's
| acquisition of his highly-regarded studio, saying that the
| corporation "destroyed" its development culture and came close to doing the
| same with Halo developer Bungie.
| "When Microsoft bought FASA Interactive and incorporated it into Microsoft...
| the two reasons they bought us was, one, they wanted the catalogue of
| intellectual properties and, two, they felt that we had developed a really
| good development culture. And the reality is that, pretty much from the day
| we moved to Redmond, that development culture was destroyed," Weisman told
| GamesIndustry.biz.


Game studio founder says Microsoft 'destroyed' its culture

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| In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, the man who founded FASA Interactive
| bashed Microsoft for ultimately killing his video-game studio and nearly
| doing the same to famed "Halo" developer Bungie Studios.
| Jordan Weisman said Microsoft "destroyed" the development culture at FASA
| when the software giant acquired it in 1999. It became part of Microsoft Game
| Studios and developed Windows and Xbox games until Microsoft closed FASA in
| 2007 during cutbacks.


Mechwarrior maker claims Microsoft 'destroyed' studio's culture


FASA's Dev Culture Was "Destroyed" By Microsoft


Mechwarrior Creator Advises Against Selling Rights to Games


Microsoft Destroyed FASA's Development Culture


FASA founder accuses Microsoft

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| Weisman says that Bungie's culture was better defended, and the developer
| says he even wanted the firm left in Chicago; efforts which ultimately
| failed.
| The FASA founder is presently trying to buy several IPs back from Microsoft,
| and is planning a new MechWarrior title with Piranha.


Microsoft 'destroyed' FASA culture, but I defended Bungie, Weisman tells all


MS nearly destroyed FASA and Bungie

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| "I tried to convince them to leave Bungie in Chicago, but not winning that I
| did succeed in getting them to put them in a walled off room, which didn't
| follow any of the other Microsoft stuff. We were much better able to defend
| Bungie's culture than we were FASA's culture."
| Weisman says he is currently involved with the new MechWarrior game, but adds
| that getting a publishing deal for the title may be difficult.

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