Zombie Game Company Wants Brains (But is free to play!)

I was cooling out in a Best Buy the other day, waiting for a dude to go in the back and find me a copy of TNA iMPACT! when I was startled by a familiar logo.

Acclaim? Run!!!!
I believe I even jumped a bit when I saw this $25 game time card for any of Acclaim's games sitting on a hook surrounded by other, similar cards. It's one thing to know that the Acclaim name has been resurrected into a new company, but it's another to actually see it out there in the real world.

I guess by me snapping that picture and writing this, I'm proviing that the decision to use the same logo as the old Acclaim made good business sense. But, in a way, isn't the new Acclaim just hitching its wagon to the awful games and bad times that people experienced with the old Acclaim, too?

If I buy this card, will I be able to play a new free-to-play MMO version of BMX XXX or something?
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Posted by Jeff

I was cooling out in a Best Buy the other day, waiting for a dude to go in the back and find me a copy of TNA iMPACT! when I was startled by a familiar logo.

Acclaim? Run!!!!
I believe I even jumped a bit when I saw this $25 game time card for any of Acclaim's games sitting on a hook surrounded by other, similar cards. It's one thing to know that the Acclaim name has been resurrected into a new company, but it's another to actually see it out there in the real world.

I guess by me snapping that picture and writing this, I'm proviing that the decision to use the same logo as the old Acclaim made good business sense. But, in a way, isn't the new Acclaim just hitching its wagon to the awful games and bad times that people experienced with the old Acclaim, too?

If I buy this card, will I be able to play a new free-to-play MMO version of BMX XXX or something?
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Posted by Joker

Signing up RIGHT NOW!

Posted by albedos_shadow

Yeah, we sell these at Target, too, and in the 2 years I've worked there, I've never sold even one.

Posted by Lies

A freeplay BMX XXX MMO would blow my mind.

Odd to see Acclaim back in the wild though...

Posted by MattBodega

This is exactly what Carrie Gouskos was talking about! The fact that you recognize the game company is enough, and the rest of the "suckas" out there won't remember Acclaim's long and storied game library. In fact, if the rest of peeps out there just remember Acclaim incorrectly as the "Mortal Kombat dudes", heck, that'll be enough to hook em!...on that BMX XXX MMO!

Posted by EpicSteve

I've never seen a company specific gift card, odd bestbuy would have that

Posted by giyanks22

I've seen these before.

Posted by Tru3_Blu3

Advertisements... *sigh*

Wait, is it?

Posted by GamerGeek360

Wow....that's all i can say.

Posted by Torb

Haha, funny stuff. Open world BMX/skate MMO? I smell moneyz

Posted by LethalKi11ler

hahahaha
I would drop warhammer online for that kind of MMO!!

jk

Posted by hazzard4123

hmmm.. Weird. I remember hearing about those some years back.

A BMX XXX MMO would be so bad it would be awesome

Posted by L

Hmm. Very strange seeing that. :|

Posted by HTTenrai

World of BMX XXX? Oh, the things my mind conjures...

"lvl 50 stripper lft"
"lol n00b evryone is a lvl 50 striper"
"yea but i unloked teh b00b13s!"
"ok inv comin"

Posted by OGCartman

Ahh never seen that
Thats messed =S

Posted by Tiwi

Yes, you will. and that scares me

Posted by Dalai

I have this craving for NBA Jam all of a sudden.

Posted by Hamz

Acclaim still alive in the open world? wow...not a name i have heard or seen in a long time.

Posted by Aaron_G

Weird to see that logo again.

Posted by Usagi

How can you say no to 200 bonus coins?!  hehe

Posted by Linkyshinks

I still remember their output well.

Posted by MattyFTM

Yeah, the new Acclaim is doing free online games, with micro transactions to buy extra things for your game, that'll be what the card is for. I've played a couple of their games, and they weren't great, but they kept me entertained for a short while, and you can't complain at the price - free.

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Posted by Sweep

You lost me after "Zombie Game"...

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Posted by duxup

Reusing the logo makes scene, but yeah you're right on with it being a bad idea to hitch their wagon to the negative side of the legacy.

Posted by Paul

you have a weird thumb.

Posted by HansKaosu

+200 Premium shop coins

Posted by Systech

My father used to know Dave Perry, the mastermind behind Acclaim and I have to say, he knows how to run a business.

Posted by elektrixx

I hope you're not talking mess about Extreme-G. Wipeout 2097 had nothing on XG (the first one at least).

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Posted by PhilSebben

what kind of warp space time continuum did that come out off

Posted by MegaDaffy

I must be a very lucky person, I have no real bad memories of Acclaim.  I enjoyed all 3 Extreme G games (XG1 stunk), Re-volt was good and Aggressive Inline was Awesome!