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Thursday, August 9, 2001
Game Over for Gathering of Developers?
12:28 PM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

In a report which brings to mind some infamous words by Nietzsche, today at Blue's News it was revealed
that Gathering of Developers (affectionately known as 'GoD') is dead.
According to an unnamed source within the company, Take Two was looking
to incorporate GoD into their New York offices. While a few of the employees
may do so, the majority of the staff are starting a new venture in the multimedia
zine business called Substance TV.

Substance TV is a DVD sent out 10 times a year with
material not necessarily related to gaming. Here's a clip from its site with their vision:

SubstanceTV is a new interactive DVD-based videomagazine for adults that takes a compelling and intelligent look at contemporary culture, and its diverse subcultures, exclusively through digital video.

As part of a generation that grew up in the age of Digital Media, we want to use the innovations of technology to reveal the true essence of modern life- instead of appealing to the shallow and base instincts that have come to personify the era of mass media.

If this sounds like quite a departure from the company that prided itself with calendars
of girls in revealing schoolgirl outfits. Jeff "Smitty" Smith responded
in the Blues forum that this is a vision of their late friend Doug Myers and
they are looking to fulfill his vision of creating something meaningful.

For both Mac and PC gamers, this announcement changes little about the gaming
landscape. Take Two will still be publishing all of their PC games, with
MacSoft picking up the the corresponding Mac versions of titles such as
Duke Nukem Forever and Myth III: The Wolf Age. We wish the Gathering folks the
best in their new endeavors and hope Substance TV proves a sucessful venture.

Bluesnews Report
GoD Games Web Site
Substance TV Web Site

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