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Whodunit (People Edition): Tom Sloper
Post Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:54 pm
Tom Sloper is a long-time veteran of the game industry. He spent a good chunk of his career at Activision. In my interview with him, he talks briefly about the SMS games said company published in the US.

GDRI: The Sega Master System games you produced at Activision say on the front of the box "Distributed by Activision." Did Activision and Sega have a special deal in place (i.e., Sega published, Activision merely distributed)?

TS: Sort of. [Then head of Activision] Bruce Davis met with Nakayama-san and hatched a deal so Activision (Mediagenic) could be the first publisher on all three platform holders' systems at the same time. Until this, Ni****do apparently held a tight rein on its licensed publishers. Publish on our system and our system only, that kinda thing.

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:45 pm
Awesome interview, you're doing great work.
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