Monday, October 25, 2004

Some hits, but mostly misses: Newsday considers how '90s video-game giant -- and one-time comics publisher -- Acclaim Entertainment will be remembered. Here's a hint: It won't be fondly:

"Acclaim's obituary will show the cause of death as running out of money. But of the factors that led to Acclaim's Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing Sept. 1 -- wary lenders, litigious shareholders, poor management -- one cause stands out most: It ran out of hits.

"'The games were horrible,' said David Kaplan, 24, a tester for the company and a lifelong game-player from Dix Hills. 'Honestly, they were just terrible. They were insulting.'"