Darth Reed

Now that I have a place to put my quasi-technical babble over at MSDN, the space is reserved for me to spew my political bile and enjoy all things sci-fi. Heh.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

OK, that's dumb, GW. You need to re-thunk that.

Games Workshop does more to themselves to insure their permanent obscurity than their competitors ever could.

Games Workshop Forbids Warhammer Fan Films (Slashdot)


GW seems to be reading from the T$R playbook from way back in the day. Not smart.

Microsoft and Bungie have "endured" some of the worst fan films (on YouTube no less) than anything I could imagine involving 40k... because they understand that it propagates the brand by viral entertainment. I think I'll be scarred forever by the Halo Kitty... but I own everything Halo that you could possibly imagine (and some you can't) including the Halo 3 Zune.

Strike out for GW.