Interplay now without an accountant

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    From The Orange Country register:<blockquote>Interplay Entertainment Corp., an Irvine developer of computer games, is without an accountant, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission on Tuesday.

    Squar, Milner, Reehl & Williamson LLP dumped Interplay in March because it was concerned about Interplay's future. There were no financial disagreements in 2002, 2003 or this year, but Squar said in a letter that it couldn't do its job any longer since most of Interplay's employees had quit or were fired beginning last June.

    By September, Squar said in a letter, no one was left in the accounting department except for the controller.

    Herve Caen, its chief executive, was not available for comment.</blockquote>Basically, despite no financial disagreements, Squar has come to the conclusion, like so many of us, that Interplay is doomed and have thus dropped them. I personally find it highly surprising and somewhat unlikely that the accountants did not have financial troubles with Interplay.

    Link: OC register article (members only)
    Link: initial SEC filing by Interplay
    Link: Amendment as Interplay misstated some info (ehehehe)

    Thanks, Corith
  2. FJO the III

    FJO the III First time out of the vault

    Jan 24, 2005
    Just like rats fleeing from a sinking ship.

    It's only what Interplay deserves for making F:POS.
  3. Frog

    Frog Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 25, 2003
    Die, die, DIE already ! >.<

    Seriously, how long can it take for them to finaly sink ? It turned into grotesque now.
  4. MethidParadox

    MethidParadox Still Mildly Glowing

    Sep 3, 2004
    they flee almost faster than cockroaches...

  5. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    Hey Odin I dont know if your into business, but if and when will Interplay just close its doors and be sold? I cant take these "moanings" much longer 'til I just go "end" it myself...

    The Vault Dweller
  6. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    what? did IneptPlay ever have an accountant? i just thought it was our favorite frenchy that scribbled some random numbers into the books!
  7. Spookyfish

    Spookyfish First time out of the vault

    Jan 10, 2005

    I don't understand though... Why won't they just lie down and die already?
  8. zioburosky13

    zioburosky13 Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 24, 2004
    ~Interplay is falling down, falling down, falling down...~
  9. Corith

    Corith Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 28, 2004
    All joking aside . . .you aren't far from the truth.
  10. Josan

    Josan Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 23, 2003
    I seriously want to know WTF??? is wrong. Was herve the wonderslug dropped on his head repeatedly as a child?

    What is he possibly getting from dragging this out except funneling money back & forth from one corpse to another?

    Corith, any guesses?
  11. jr.

    jr. First time out of the vault

    Jan 3, 2004
    as long as Interplay still exists, even if it's just barely, then Herve can hang on to the delusion that he was right all along.

    it was a good thing to greenlight FO:BoS. it was a good thing to axe Black Isle Studios. every decision he made that doomed Interplay alittle more was good. it was all part of a master plan, and those peons who doubted him were all wrong. who's the big fancy CEO? he is! that means he has to know what he's doing! his detractors are all just clueless hatefull fanatics who don't know how to run a company!

    i think that's what he gets out of it. infact, at this point, is there anything else that could be gotten out of it?
  12. Corith

    Corith Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 28, 2004
    I have more than a guess. I know what his problem is. As "jr." surmised, it is corporate arrogance, plain and simple. He wants to inflate his ego even more by single handedly dragging the company back from the brink. In his mind, he does not believe that his actions resulted in the sorry state Interplay is now in. It was Fargo, a down turn in the economy, slacker employees, disinterested market, the rise of MMORPGs, a failure to cook the books, everything under the sun but him.

    Anybody who met the man would, and did, instantly see through his thin veneer. Herve rivals Michael Eisner and Paul Pressler in his utter contempt for all those NOT above him. We are the marching morons of society who are nothing more than mindless sheep waiting to be told what to buy and how much we will like it once we bought it. A hallmark of '80s corporate executive thinking. Herve would have done well an Enron, Imclone, and Worldcom - same mentality.

    Besides, were else could he go, what else could he do. He is a known crook and swindler with no mind for business. He can't get any investors to open a new company, nor will anybody hire this 3 time loser who bankrupts every company he runs.

    Perhaps there is a petrol station in Lyons he could hide away in . . .
  13. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    Bad idea. I heard Mussolini was shot at a petrol station.
  14. Corith

    Corith Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 28, 2004
    Mussolini was captured as he tried to flee to Switzerland in the closing days of WWII. He was found by Italian partisans at Giulino di Mezzegra, near lake Como on 27th April, 1945. The next day, Walter Audisio took custody of Mussolini and shot him with a French MAS 7.65.

    His body, and those of his mistress, were hung at an Esso gas station in the Piazzale Loreto in Milan the next day.

    I will put away my chalkboard now . . .
  15. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    LOL. so he was hanged at the gas station. :D

    Anyway, it all boils down to a friggin' derelict.
  16. Murdoch

    Murdoch Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 24, 2003
    Funny, I find it obvious and very likely that the accountants did not have financial troubles with Interplay. They were probably the only ones he paid regularly. Not to mention the sad state of American accounting self-governance.
  17. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    They don`t have an acountant for ages now, only now Herve acknowledges the situation?...
  18. Mangler

    Mangler First time out of the vault

    Aug 6, 2004
    Call 1-800-VAN-HELSING when you have undead trouble.

    He'd better pack extra stakes tho, Interplay is one undead mutha that won't die.
  19. Claw

    Claw Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jan 18, 2004
    Sounds great! Now let's find one for Herve!
  20. Ozrat

    Ozrat Antediluvian as Feck

    Apr 2, 2003
    Actually he never acknowledged it, according to the quote in the newspiece.