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Buy a Piece of Acclaim 328

Posted by samzenpus
from the games-from-the-past dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Kotaku points to the official auction site for Acclaim, the game publisher that was. The Auction includes the building and everything that was in it, including arcade games, boardroom tables, an odd collection of football helmets and 43,000 copies of video games." Our previous story of their bankruptcy.
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Buy a Piece of Acclaim

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  • Servers... (Score:1, Informative)

    by methangel (191461) on Wednesday December 01, 2004 @11:26PM (#10971227)
    Apparently the auction site's servers were auctioned off too since the site is already bombed 10 comments in.
  • If nothing else (Score:4, Informative)

    by Nine Tenths of The W (829559) on Wednesday December 01, 2004 @11:46PM (#10971395)
  • by Fluidic Binary (554336) on Thursday December 02, 2004 @12:17AM (#10971611) Homepage
    I live right near there too, but I don't have the 500 for the deposit, just to buy a mac or something.

    During the Spring semester at my local Uni I saw a talk given by a few guys from acclaim and they acted as if the rumors of their going under were exaggerated.

    I guess not!

    I don't know why they were wasting time and money sending someone to talk to us if they were goind under.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 02, 2004 @01:41AM (#10971976)
    Photos of it all and a list of equipment...
    http://users4.ev1.net/~flsughrue/lis ting.html

    Auction taking place in austin texas. Come on guys, buy some stuff, so I can get all the money they owed me from my last paycheck, vacation time, and employee stock purchase money they took outta my paycheck and deposited for the last few months I worked there.

    Not that I'm bitter.
  • by Fred Or Alive (738779) on Thursday December 02, 2004 @04:56AM (#10972587)
    Would anyone want the source code? I don't know of a single well regarded 1st Party Acclaim game. Most of their good games were devloped by 3rd parties, who probably own the rights to them (stuff like Burnout, Dead or Alive, Mortal Kombat etc.)
  • Most of it (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 02, 2004 @10:19AM (#10974337)
    Yes, we were allowed back in a few weeks ago to claim our belonging and take one last look at the place.

    There have been reports of personal gaming/audio equipment gone missing - already removed and supposedly added to the auction list. Reclaim may depend on being able to produce a receipt.

    And don't even think about turning on that PC to eject the CD you'd been listening to the day before the shit hit the fan...
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 02, 2004 @10:37AM (#10974564)
    Those in the Austin office got our stuff back about 2 weeks ago, 3 months after we were locked out.

    And as far as piracy affecting our sales, don't worry about it. It wasn't the consumers that drove the company in the ground. It was Fischback, Cousens, and Jifrato who killed the company intentionally (see their failed eleventh hour aquisition of assets). They wouldn't let us make the games we wanted and they lost the good licenses we had (see MLB, Burnout, NFL). Every good original game idea we had was shot down before they'd let us start working on it or they brokered a deal to let an outside developer to make it.

    Although Red Star was a great deal of fun for those who enjoyed shooters. Too bad it'll never see the light. It wouldn't of saved the company but it was a great deal of fun.

    Ex-Austin Acclaimer

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