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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets came in the mail.
I should say that I'm playing the Argonaut developed PS1 games. While Argonaught had a good library of awful games from the past, they wouldn't stay around much longer following The Chamber of Secrets. Just long enough to make sixth generation beauties like Bionicle, I-Ninja, and Malice. Warthog faired less well. They finished Looney Toons: Back in Action, Richard Burns Rally, and console & handheld versions of an Animaniacs game. Following Warthog's development of The Philosopher's Stone, Electronic Arts took on direct development of the Harry Potter games for the PS2.
The first Harry Potter is the most distilled development of any of the Harry Potter games with Griptonite Games, KnowWonder, Warthog, Westlake Interactive, Argonaut Games each developing one of the Philosopher's Stone titles. Development of a Harry Potter game wasn't this scattered again until The Order of the Phoenix, the transitional game from the sixth to the seventh generation. Other than that exception, Electronic Arrts began a general coalescing of Harry Potter development under the umbrella of EA Games. Development stayed there until Electronic Arts transferred development to EA Bright Light, a development company who had only making Monopoly, Hasbro Family Game Night, Zubo, and Trivial Pursuit.
Today is going to be a good day.