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Re: Will Wright quits Maxis to start the Stupid Fun Club
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2009, 04:00:57 pm »
Wow.... I most certainly didn't see that coming... Wait, hasn't the Stupid Fun Club been around for a while?

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Re: Will Wright quits Maxis to start the Stupid Fun Club
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2009, 04:07:17 pm »
Yes, but Wright never was fully devoted to it, even though he helped found it.

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Re: Will Wright quits Maxis to start the Stupid Fun Club
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2009, 05:27:02 pm »
It's like teh awesome! 8)


Heh, I hope they manage to get in contact with Grant, if they haven't yet. :)

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Re: Will Wright quits Maxis to start the Stupid Fun Club
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2009, 06:01:51 pm »
When I first saw the title of this thread I thought it was a joke, the name of the organization does seem a little odd. Anyways, I hope that this venture turns out well for Mr. Wright and something good comes out of it, Video Games (and entertainment in general) could benefit greatly from a little creativity.
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Re: Will Wright quits Maxis to start the Stupid Fun Club
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2009, 06:08:38 pm »
And a little less corporate greed. :P

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Re: Will Wright quits Maxis to start the Stupid Fun Club
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2009, 10:37:19 pm »
Did i call this or what?

We'll he's covered humans and aliens, what's left -- robots?

Yep. I have a feeling he is going back to his roots and doing some robots stuff. Or at least Artificial Intelligence stuff.

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Re: Will Wright quits Maxis to start the Stupid Fun Club
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2009, 10:59:06 pm »
I was always under the impression that his roots were cross-country street races...
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Re: Will Wright quits Maxis to start the Stupid Fun Club
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2009, 11:53:56 pm »
Good one, Marty! :D


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Re: Will Wright quits Maxis to start the Stupid Fun Club
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2009, 12:50:48 am »
I was always under the impression that his roots were cross-country street races...

Indeed. But those are a bit illegal. :P

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Re: Will Wright quits Maxis to start the Stupid Fun Club
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2009, 01:33:38 am »
When I first saw the title of this thread I thought it was a joke, the name of the organization does seem a little odd.
Well, in case you didn't notice, WILL WRIGHT IS ODD!
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Re: Will Wright quits Maxis to start the Stupid Fun Club
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2009, 03:41:49 am »
When I first saw the title of this thread I thought it was a joke, the name of the organization does seem a little odd.
Well, in case you didn't notice, WILL WRIGHT IS ODD!

But in the best possible way, if you ask me.  ;D

I can't help but think what could've spurred this move though. It could be completely innocent and Will could genuinely want to do something new or focus on his other projects started within that sphere, or it could be a sssssecret EA-Spore thing.

Considering Will's left SimCity, then invented and left The Sims, and now the same with Spore, it could just be his way, training up disciples to carry the torch when he's gone. But I think a little part of me would be happier if this was just Will's triumphant escape from corporate megalomaniacal overlords.  :P
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Re: Will Wright quits Maxis to start the Stupid Fun Club
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2009, 06:01:55 am »
But I think a little part of me would be happier if this was just Will's triumphant escape from corporate megalomaniacal overlords.  :P

It's been said before, EA is still a major investor in Stupid Fun Club.  We'll still be able to put all the blame on EA when his next project fails to meet the hype it gets. 

But Will doesn't hate the "corporate megalomaniac overlords."  Or at the very least he doesn't want to escape them.  They're the ones who pay him to do R&D for 5 years to develop a single new game. 

Maybe with Stupid Fun Club, he'll be able to work on and release more smaller projects.  Those prototypes they released on the run up to Spore were pretty fun.  If they polished a bunch of them off and packaged them together, I wouldn't mind paying for a set.  They were more of the real "toy" that he was talking about with Spore.  Spore tried to be both and met in the middle, which made both aspects seem lackluster. 

I wonder if he brought anyone from Maxis with him. 

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Re: Will Wright quits Maxis to start the Stupid Fun Club
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2009, 07:41:32 am »
Maybe.

Maxis staff seem to be generally quite on the creative side too, considering how they do things and how their studio looks like. :) Though, don't take my word for it.

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Re: Will Wright quits Maxis to start the Stupid Fun Club
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2009, 08:58:34 am »
I was always under the impression that his roots were cross-country street races...

Indeed. But those are a bit illegal. :P

You'll wish he went back to street racing when Skynet is born in a few years  ;D
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Re: Will Wright quits Maxis to start the Stupid Fun Club
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2009, 09:22:13 am »
When I first saw the title of this thread I thought it was a joke, the name of the organization does seem a little odd.
Well, in case you didn't notice, WILL WRIGHT IS ODD!
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