Formed in 1996, Fox Interactive typically published games based on Fox properties such as Die Hard Trilogy, Aliens Versus Predator, and The Simpsons: Hit & Run. Fox also dabbled in a few original titles, including Monolith's No One Lives Forever series, as well as Argonaut Software's Croc: Legend of the Gobbos. The label has been dormant since 2003.
The move is seen as part of a two-pronged approach to the lucrative gaming industry, with News Corporation's MySpace web portal having recently signed Oberon Media to provide titles for its MySpace Games service.
In the realm of video game journalism, News Corp. purchased IGN/GameSpy in 2005, which has since become a division of Fox Interactive Media--not to be confused with Fox Interactive, or Fox International, or Fox Intergalactic Domination.
I'd really hope Fox Interactive gets back on track.
I admit, most of it's games wasn't worth the trouble, but there have been some real gems in it's history (including one of my all-time favorite games; Aliens versus Predator 2).
While I'm not exactly up-to-date with all the licenses Fox currently owns, I think a new AVP game wouldn't hurt. Ever since the release of Doom 3, I've been fantasizing (not in an awkward-fanboy-way) about an AVP3 game, with new graphics and shadows. AVP2 is one of the scariest games I've played, and combining that game with the Doom 3 (Quake 4) Scare moments, it could become one of the scariest and memorable games (if executed properly) in gaming-history.
So I say, bring it on!
I'm looking forward to Gearbox's Aliens game. But yeah, AVP and AVP2 were great.
Fox can't get shit right. The only thing they get every once on a while is movies, and that's because they just throw money at everything.
Wow, and this is 5 seconds before I realize I watch House which is on Fox.
I present to you House, in 18 words of dialog:
Doctor: "House, we have a strange condition."
House: "Fuck convention"
Doctor: "You saved the day!"
House: "I'm off to do something unethical!"