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29 July, 2008

Scrabulous... Part 2... I stand corrected... maybe

Location: the internets
Mood: intrigued

I did a little reading online, and found out that actually Hasbro/Mattel did not unilaterally elect to crush the little guy. In fact, they tried to negotiate, and buy out the name from the two brothers who started Scrabulous - offering them an extremely large amount of money ($10 million) dollars. The brothers apparently decided that they should hold out for much more money. That puts us in our present position.

Here is a link to a blog that I read on this subject, which also jumps out to other stories on the topic.

So now, the question is: "Who is the greedy one?"

Is it Hasbro/Mattel? Or is it the brothers who created Scrabulous?

Hm... who really knows? The truth is out there. But if you read a hundred news stories and blogs on the topic, the end conclusion is, "I don't know what the deal is".

And we're probably all better off if it is gone.

2 comments:

  1. The guys who weren't good enough with $10 million are the greedy ones. They knew what they were doing when copying an existing game and to even get $10 million was a great deal.

    I'm bitter because I can CRUSH Ryan when playing Scrabulous, but at home with the Scrabble board? I can barely hang onto my lead by the skin of my teeth.

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  2. i think i'm the only person on the planet who had no interest in playing scrabulous... did my mother drop me on my head when i was a baby?

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