Merry Christmas

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to take a moment and wish everyone “Merry Christmas”. In exactly seven days, it will be the start of 2009 and there will be a bunch of new games being released and we’ll have another year to convince Activision that TFB needs to make a new Star Control.

I don’t really have any new years resolutions for myself; I usually forget them anyways. If I had to make some for this blog, it would probably be about better proofreading and brainstorming ideas for interesting ways of supporting Star Control and firing up the blog.

Be safe, have fun and never give up on Star Control!

Dear Santa Claus,

I am aware that I am an adult now, but I really need your help with something.  Since April 2006, Toys for Bob has wanted to make a true sequel to Star Control II and they've been collecting thousands of fan mails to show their shady publishers, Activision, how strong the fanbase is today.

Since that time, they've made Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam and Madagascar 2.  Could you do something to remind Activision of their past?  Back in the day, they were independent developers who made games for the Atari 2600 console.  At the time, Atari published all these games without giving any credit to the developers and nobody was rewarded for highly‐successful games.  They published these games without a care in the world.  So, Activision stood up to Atari by becoming the first third‐party publisher.  They started to include the names of developers in the games and manuals.  Because of Activision, these people were able to make their games and become recognized for them.

Now that they're a lot bigger and with their recent merger with Vivendi Universal, forming Activision Blizzard (jokingly referred to as "Actiblizzard"), they need to start listening to their developers and realize that if they continue monopolizing off movie‐licensed games and rushed sequels, companies like EA will beat them with Rock Band, Skate, Rage and Dead Space.

Can you please help us, the loyal Star Control fans, convince Activision to give the gods at TFB a chance to shine in the spotlight with a new Star Control game that is beautifully written and designed?  We need all the help we can get to make this dream a reality.

Go Santa go!

‐ Anthony

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