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Plug pulled on Acclaim post Playdom acquisition 


Acclaim has shut down most of its client-based online games on August 26, and is offering a reimbursement of it's virtual currency Acclaim Coins to customers made in the last 30-days.

The shutdown comes on the heels of a buyout by Playdom in May, which in turn was purchased by Disney for $563 million a couple months later.

Not all games have been shuttered though, its Facebook MMO Kogamu, which was in development prior to the acquisition by Playdom, is still around along with it's music game RockFREE.

Founded in 1987, Acclaim published games like Burnout, Batman Forever, Crazy Taxi, Forsaken, Mortal Kombat I & II, NBA Jam, and Turok before shutting down and having its name purchased in 2005 by former Activision executive Howard Marks for $100,000. David Perry was the company's CCO before he moved on to co-found Gaikai.

Thanks, Gamasutra.

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