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Comic for: April 9th, 2009
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Gaming News: "About That..."
Posted: Thursday April 9th, 2009 by

Videogame guru, pioneer, and design legend, Will Wright, is leaving EA to head a cross-media "entertainment think tank" called Stupid Fun Club. But Wright isn't completely severing ties Electronic Arts however, the company will co-own Stupid Fun Club with Will Wright and will have the right of first refusal on any game IP that comes out of the "Club".
Source: Gamasutra [ more info ]

The headlines about this story made my eyes bulge with disbelief. But, once you get past the over-sensationalized attention grab, you find that Will Wright is just moving himself into a position to spread his genius around a bit. I think it's a brilliant move for both him and EA. He gets to play around with new ideas and help develop new talent, without the restrictions or limitations of working in a high pressure dev house. And, EA still gets dibs on any game ideas that come out of SFC. Win/win. Boosh!

Needless to say, I have high expectations from Stupid Fun Club. But, obviously, it's going to be a while before we see anything start to materialize. Unless of course you're particularly fond of robots. Apparently that's what SFC has been doing for the last decade.

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