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26th Apr '16 10:01:57 PM DanielCase
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-->'''Bill Gates''': Get fucking recruiting in here, I want fucking recruiting in here right now!

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-->'''Bill Gates''': [[ClusterFBomb Get fucking recruiting in here, I want fucking recruiting in here right now! now]]!
26th Apr '16 9:37:02 PM DanielCase
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** In the early 1990s there was what was codenamed Omega, Microsoft's first attempt at a desktop database. Developers worked on it for a year and a half during which [[TroubledProduction snafus accumulated atop delays, and were further beset by complications, with everybody increasingly getting on each others' nerves]]. Until finally [[http://www.panopticoncentral.net/2012/10/31/my-terrifying-meeting-with-bill-gates/ one meeting]] with the company's ''[[Creator/BillGates capo di tutti capi]]'' led to this exchange:
-->'''Bill Gates''': Get fucking recruiting in here, I want fucking recruiting in here right now!
-->'''Some unfortunate Microserf''': OK, Bill, why do you want recruiting?
-->'''Gates''': Because I want to find out what fuckking colleges we recruited you guys from and tell them not to fucking recruit there any more because they clearly produce fucking idiots!
The project was canceled shortly thereafter, with instructions to throw out all the code and start from scratch. From the ashes rose the phoenix that is today Access.
21st Apr '16 10:03:43 AM Pinokio
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Rage}} RAGE 2]]'' was announced in 2011, planned to be released some time after ''Doom 4'', which was also cancelled. Development stopped in 2013. ''RAGE 2'' was ultimately not released.
21st Apr '16 9:52:33 AM Pinokio
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* A ''Film/DirtyHarry'' game was being developed from 2004-2006 by The Collective, Inc., set for a 2007 release on the PS3 and Xbox 360. The game was to take place between ''Dirty Harry'' and ''Magnum Force'', and was to be included in a five disc movie box set along with all the films. Clint Eastwood expressed interest in continuing the film's story over several video games. [=TimeGate Studios=] was to rebuild the game in a new engine, with help from Monolith Productions, but the game was cancelled in 2008. Sensory Sweep Studios were developing more ''Dirty Harry'' games for PSP, DS, and Xbox, along with a different PS2 game with a Wii port, and a PC port of the PS3/Xbox 360 game, none of which were released.
19th Apr '16 10:54:36 AM Pinokio
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* ''[[VideoGame/DJHero DJ Hero 3D]]'', announced for the 3DS, was not released.



* ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' was going to have a Facebook MMO spinoff, ''Hero World''. It was to be a DJ and club management sim, and was not released.



* ''Half-Life 2: Episode 4: Return to Ravenholm'' was going to be a ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' episode developed by Creator/ArkaneStudios, which ended up not being released.



** ''Half-Life 2: Episode 4: Return to Ravenholm'', developed by Creator/ArkaneStudios, ended up not being released.
16th Apr '16 12:44:12 PM Pinokio
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* Creator/BullfrogProductions was working on several games that were cancelled: ''Creation'', ''Dungeon Keeper 3: War for the Overworld'', ''Genesis: The Hand of God'', ''The Indestructibles'', ''Theme Movie Studio'', ''Theme Resort'', and ''Void Star''.
16th Apr '16 12:34:54 PM Pinokio
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* ''Return to Ravenholm'' by Creator/ArkaneStudios, also known as ''Half-Life 2: Episode 4'', ended up not being released.


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** ''Half-Life 2: Episode 4: Return to Ravenholm'', developed by Creator/ArkaneStudios, ended up not being released.
15th Apr '16 8:14:27 PM Pinokio
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* ''Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar'' was a computer RPG featuring 600 hours of gameplay, to be released around 2013-2014. The game was not been released.


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* ''Ultimate Newcomer'', by Protovision, was going to be an updated version of the {{Retraux}} C64 game ''Newcomer'', for Windows. Since the 2012 release date, the game has not appeared.
14th Apr '16 9:56:48 PM TARINunit9
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** ''Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium'' had to be completely retooled thanks to the fall of Vigil Games after its [[{{Creator/THQ}} parent company]] went bankrupt and was unable to sell the studio. However, the members of the studio have repeatedly tried to calm down the crowd, stating that game ''isn't'' dead yet. The subsequent mess of retoolings lead to [[SpiritualSuccessor a new project]] ''[[VideoGame/Warhammer40000EternalCrusade Eternal Crusade]]'' rising from ''Dark Millennium'''s ashes, which will be going into closed beta in August 2015 thanks to a secure source of funding from founder's packs.

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** ''Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium'' had to be completely retooled thanks to the fall of Vigil Games after its [[{{Creator/THQ}} parent company]] went bankrupt and was unable to sell the studio. However, the members of the studio have repeatedly tried to calm down the crowd, stating that game ''isn't'' dead yet. The subsequent mess of retoolings lead to [[SpiritualSuccessor a new project]] ''[[VideoGame/Warhammer40000EternalCrusade Eternal Crusade]]'' rising from ''Dark Millennium'''s ashes, which will be going went into closed beta alpha in August 2015 thanks to a secure source of funding from founder's packs.
14th Apr '16 11:45:32 AM Prfnoff
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** The developers of ''Res-Q'' soon leaked copies of their otherwise unreleased game.
** A prototype of ''Bill's Tomato Game'' (ported from the UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}}) was later recovered.

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** The developers of ''Res-Q'' soon leaked copies of their otherwise unreleased game.
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game. A prototype of ''Bill's Tomato Game'' (ported Game'', ported from the UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}}) UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} by the same team, was later recovered.
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