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Old 10-11-2005, 05:14 PM   #21
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TaskMaster - I don't think EA actually swallowed them up, from what I have gathered, they were bought by Sierra, later sold to CUC, and most of the current info points to Vivendi.

They were one of the headline acts in EA's big spread back at an early E3. I remember it well: they had released an attractive Windows screen replacement system, and were in the process of working on yet-another-RTS-clone-like-Warcraft. The former wasn't well publicized, and the latter looked and sounded dull. By the following year, EA had withdrawn support for the game, and absorbed Berkeley Systems' people into its general company, closing them down as a separate entity.
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Old 10-11-2005, 06:01 PM   #22
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Originally posted by Borodin@Nov 10 2005, 06:14 PM
TaskMaster - I don't think EA actually swallowed them up, from what I have gathered, they were bought by Sierra, later sold to CUC, and most of the current info points to Vivendi.

They were one of the headline acts in EA's big spread back at an early E3.* I remember it well: they had released an attractive Windows screen replacement system, and were in the process of working on yet-another-RTS-clone-like-Warcraft.* The former wasn't well publicized, and the latter looked and sounded dull.* By the following year, EA had withdrawn support for the game, and absorbed Berkeley Systems' people into its general company,* closing them down as a separate entity.
Dunno - the information I have comes from the "Daily Ping Page".

All info there points to:

Berkeley-Sierra-(possibly focusmm)
Berkeley-(possibly won.net)-filpside.com-prizecentral-iwin.com-uproar.com-(possibly vivendi)
Berkeley to - CUC (not sure who they are).

No mention of EA anywhere, but then again, I don't know that any of that is accurate.
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Old 11-11-2005, 02:16 AM   #23
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Maybe he's right; my memory could always be failing me in my old age. Or he could be wrong, or the company might have split, with assets going in two directions. Whatever the case, BS is gone, and Sierra, too, is a shell of its former self under completely different management.
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