>> Friday, September 17, 2010
A Quote by Philips Media HQ: "You have to remember the whole climate for CD-i was so different in America. Not to get on a pedestal, but having gone to school in Europe as a kid (Paris) and having lived in London, I was far more internationally savvy than most in the Philips US organization. While everyone was tyring to jump off the CD-i ship in America, after the first year or two of tough going in the marketplace. the Philips Media Games group, was putting out more titles than every before - titles that featured to really exploit the Cdi as a great games machine, giving a real arcade experience within a certain class of games, such as Dragon's Lair, Space, Who Shot Johnny Rock, Mad Dog McCoy etc. along with the funding we did on Atlantis, trying to crack the real time 3D with the push from PRL:and then the transition to a new team we had in Dorking (new team, new location - nothing to do with the old Dorking).
I would often come to Eindhoven and put on large demonstrations of CDi along with the recently deceased Emiel Petrone (who worked with Jan Timmer in the early days to get CD audio accepted as a format and who later pushed the DVD initiative forward and was until recently working hard on Blu-Ray) Emiel and I would get on stage in the Evulon (the mushroom building) and in semi Hollywood fashion both entertain and demonstrate all of our great software. I was more the straight man - he more of the comedian."