The First Crackdown Still Makes Me Scream

Kotaku: “On the occasion of Crackdown 3 releasing just eleven days from today, I revisited the first Crackdown. I loved it in 2007, and it pleases me to report that I still love it today. In this article, I ruminate on my enjoyment of it and philosophize about why it might have failed to become Microsoft’s “GTA Killer.””

bluefox7551845d ago

It wasn't as good, not even close. Seems pretty obvious.

spicelicka1845d ago

When was it ever supposed to be a GTA killer? Sounds like the author just slapped that on there 11 years later.


Looking Back to 2007 and the controlled chaos of Crackdown on Xbox

Darren writes: "Despite much moaning and groaning, Xbox has had some smashing console exclusive games during its four generation lifespan. Crackdown was one such game, released in the early years of the Xbox 360"

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isarai733d ago

Still one of my all time favorite games. It hurt to see what happened to Crackdown 3 😔


Tencent to buy Crackdown and Sackboy developer Sumo in $1.3bn deal

Tencent is set to buy Sumo Group in a deal worth $1.27bn (£919m), the companies have announced.

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Darkborn950d ago

Tencent is really buying up everything. I'm surprised everyone is selling to them like this.

Rebel_Scum950d ago

They want/need capital I guess.

darthv72950d ago

No way they are worth that much. They are a support studio. I guess tencent decided to throw them an insane price that Sumo would be crazy to turn down.

Its like the godfather. "Im going to make you an offer you cant refuse"

UltraNova950d ago

Always the case.

Who owns the rights to Crackdown and Sackboy IPs though?

boing1950d ago

I've heard some time ago, that they created a special unit that has a mission to search for acquirable devs all around the globe.

-Foxtrot950d ago

Going off their business practices they seem like a cancer in this industry

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blacktiger950d ago

chinese currency, no limit in printing, but they are selling in USD

PrinceAli950d ago

Maybe because they're a publisher of games with a history of success loool..?

barom950d ago

Even Microsoft can’t compete with that kind of money.

Zeref950d ago (Edited 950d ago )

Uhm yes they can.. What do you mean?

Zeref950d ago

Money talks, Besides, those developers don't need to worry about income anymore.

enkiduxiv950d ago

I doubt anyone that matters to the actual production of the games is getting a raise. The only thing that has changed is that now they can't buy any Winnie the Poo products for their kids.

senorfartcushion950d ago

Well they’re allowed. America and China are leading the world in toxic capitalism.

n1kki6950d ago

As publicly traded companies it's either they sell and potentially get more, or tencent initiates a hostile takeover and buys at least 51% of the shares. These companies might not even be amicable to the buy out but opt to take it because hostile takeovers are terrible.

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frostypants950d ago (Edited 950d ago )

Yep. A company that built itself by ripping off IP of small, innovative developers and out-marketing them. Tencent is everything wrong not just with gaming but corporate ethics in general, and the assymetric regulatory playing field we for some reason permit from the Chinese government. Egregiously corrupt companies like Tencent should be banned from the US market.

senorfartcushion950d ago

The US market would take Tencent to dinner and have it naked on the bed by midnight if it could. America and China are as bad as each other

Lightning77950d ago

They can take Sumo those devs really aren't that great. Sack boys big adventure scored good however but Crackdown 3 wasn't great. They're 50/50 Sony will find a suitable replacement for Sack boy. MS desperately needs a suitable replacement for crackdown, if it's not already too late in terms of fanfare at this point.

Sumo to me isn't that big of a deal there are better devs out there.

senorfartcushion950d ago

Crackdown 3 was cancelled and remade a few times. Hardly their fault.

darthv72950d ago

This is the same Sumo who made Outrun 2, 2006 Coast to Coast, Sonic Racing Transformed as well as Forza Horizon 2 on the 360. I think they are better than you give them credit for.

Wulfer949d ago

You might want to walk this statement back. Why else do you think this game goes for over $200 now?


ArmorOfGod949d ago