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Another One Bites the Dust

In case you ever wondered why GameMasters (and other Customer Service people) seem so tense. (Oh, yes, OSI and 3DO both got emails that looked a lot like that sounds).

R.I.P to another online gaming pioneer. 10Six had a difficult time in the massively multiplayer arena, falling short of its moniker by two or three orders of magnitude. It’s main problem was that it added skill-advancement and stuff acquisition to the first-person shooter arena, resulting in an insurmountable gap between the hardcore player and the casual user. Hopefully, those who follow those same footsteps will have been paying attention.

Die-hards (both of you) can hold out hope, however. The core team has claimed on their boards that they are going to try to relaunch it again, free from the borg. I don’t know how likely it is to happen, but it is certainly possible.


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