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Acclaim is Back!
game: BOTS
posted by: Shawn Rider
publisher: Acclaim`
developer: Acclaim
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date posted: 04:05 PM Thu Mar 2nd, 2006
last revision: 04:05 PM Thu Mar 2nd, 2006

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Click to read.Game publisher Acclaim has risen from the ashes and is making a comeback. So far the publisher has two titles in the works: BOTS and 9 Dragons. BOTS pursues an unorthodox strategy: It is a completely free online multiplayer game. Rather than paying for a subscription, gamers purchase parts to upgrade their BOTS, allowing gamers to only spend as much as they\'d like on the game.

This is an innovative business strategy, spearheaded by Acclaim\'s new owner and CEO, Howard Marks. Marks is the man who helped revive Activision in the 1990s, putting the original third party publisher back on top of the gaming industry. Marks continues to see value in the Acclaim brand, which he acquired in August of 2005.

\"Acclaim Games is passionate about gaming and committed to delivering the best online games available to the world. These games were created to captivate the community and provide a positive and fun multiplayer experience,\" said Marks.

BOTS is the first game to hit the public, and free registration is now open for the beta test period. If you\'re curious about this new style of online gaming, head over to http://www.botsgame.com and check out the beta. The final version of BOTS will release this Spring for PC, and will remain free to play.

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