D3 ANNOUNCES NEW MATT HAZARD GAME – EAT LEAD: THE RETURN OF MATT HAZARD
My Predictions Come True As New Game Revealed;Well, It’s Not an MMO, But It Was Really Soon!
While I may have been wrong about the content of the announcement, I was right about the timing — it came REALLY soon after the merger was announced.
Check it out: http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3170325 This cleverly named video game web site has the “exclusive” announcement about their new game.
SIDEBAR NOTE: Did you know that “exclusives” started with Matt Hazard?
When we were working on Matt Hazard’s spy thriller YOL1317T, there was a lot of excitement around this new game and Marathon had never been riding higher — Matt was poised to dominate again. The night before the announcement, we had all of our releases in envelopes and ready to go.
However, senior executives and development staff threw a major party to celebrate the announce. We rented the airport and raced our Italian-made, $250,000 mini-bikes around the tarmac for hours. We drank. A lot. It was nuts.
In the excitement, I forgot that only one envelope got s tamp before I left for the party. By the time I realized, it was too late, and and only one outlet — MegaVideoGamePlayerz!! Magazine (MVGM) had the news. Marathon Execs were outraged, but I told them it was a “new strategy” I had invented on the fly — an “exclusive.” I had to tell them something!
As it turns out, the mag was so excited, they put the game on the cover. The execs were so impressed, they promoted me from Director to VP. And the industry was so blown away, they’ve been copying me ever since!
Anyway — Matt Hazard is back. I’m really excited to see what they are going to do with this video game hero now but disappointed that I am not going to be involved.
I wonder if the new game title “Eat Lead” is an homage to my last words in the Marathon office, when I told the senior executives who were letting me go to “Eat ****” … it’s possible.
– R. Tokey