By Alec Meer on April 7th, 2009 at 12:00 pm.
As revealed by an accidental nose at Steam’s folder structure. Could be anyone’s fault really, but giggles are go nonetheless.
childish sniping, HAWX, who is tom clany.
33 Comments »
07/04/2009 at 12:02
07/04/2009 at 12:04
Do developers ship files off to a publisher for the final wrapper/install? Might not be their fault if it’s just a typo in the install shield thingy.
07/04/2009 at 12:07
I wonder if it was Valve or Ubisoft who dropped the ball there. It really could have been either.
07/04/2009 at 12:08
Cease and desist letter to a Mr Tom Clany in 3… 2… 1…
07/04/2009 at 12:12
Gap Gen says:
I’m waiting for the Houdini mod for Trackmania Untied.
07/04/2009 at 12:20
Chris Evans says:
Haha, madness! Wonder whether it was a mistake or if someone did it on purpose…
07/04/2009 at 12:27
I don’t get it?
07/04/2009 at 12:32
Hmm, I think I have seen this before :)
See the error message screenshot, and the comment by “Zetetic Elench”
07/04/2009 at 12:36
PC Monster says:
I wouldn’t worry, I strongly suspect Tom Clancy doesn’t exist. He’s just a marketing by-word for high-tension, near-future, pseudo-realistic, warfare.
I bet even the books are written by committee and simply published under his name.
07/04/2009 at 12:36
Clockwork Harlequin says:
Whoever’s mistake it was, I’m glad to see Steam finally acknowledge that the net is all about the sacrifice of traditionalpl [typmo] language for speed, lol, imho, idkwita.*
*I Don’t Know What I’m Typing About
07/04/2009 at 12:44
Knowing Clancy’s work, he’ll probably blame convert Islamofascists, become launching into a three page description of the keyboard they choose to perpetrate the vile deed.
07/04/2009 at 13:03
I don’t get it either…
07/04/2009 at 13:10
Is it just the typo? Then uh…how does it merit a post?
07/04/2009 at 13:24
and I only got it on my second look, first look I lol’d because there was a tom clancy title in all lowercase on my screen :D
07/04/2009 at 13:27
I guess you have to follow an insightful and interesting interview post with a post about someone making a typo, don’t want people thinking you’re proper journalists.
07/04/2009 at 13:40
Rei Onryou says:
This is why I come to RPS.
07/04/2009 at 13:43
Alec Meer says:
Oh, don’t take the throwaway so seriously gents: the post took as long to write as it did to read.
07/04/2009 at 14:03
Subject 706 says:
Further devaluation of the Clancy brand, hur hur. If such a thing is possible.
07/04/2009 at 14:38
Interesting story that does nothing to illuminate Tom Clancy’s character beyond that which his books provide:
Tom Clancy spoke to American soldiers as part of a program to get them to write about their experiences. Unlike the other authors involved, whose names I’ve since forgotten, he said that the only reason to write was to make money.
07/04/2009 at 14:40
Actually, Tom Clancy has nothing to do with books or video games published in his name anymore. The last few “Clancy” books were actually written by Ubisoft writers, no joke.
07/04/2009 at 14:41
Hi, I are commenting on ur post lol says:
I don’t get it either, could someone explain?
07/04/2009 at 14:48
And because of the way Steam works, it will stay like this for all eternity. Emberassing.
07/04/2009 at 14:55
I think the title typo is a fault on Ubisoft’s side somewhere, something someone should have noticed before release. But maybe it’s intentional branding, to go with Tom Clany’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2: http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/objects/142/14234189.html
or Tom Clany’s EndWar: http://www.bit-tech.net/news/industry/2008/10/16/tom-clany-s-endwar-public-demo-released-today/1
07/04/2009 at 15:12
Hee hee. Funny catch. Provided a few laughs here.
Not sure where exactly blame can be placed – my own non-steam copy spells the folder properly (it even goes full way with typing it down as H.A.W.X, while most places eshew the dots on account to them being a royal pain in the afterburner.
07/04/2009 at 15:16
The missing c was worth a grin, but it’s still not the typo I’ve been hoping for since the start of the game, now had it been “tom clnacy’s hawt”, then I would’ve had a good laugh.
It seems everyone’s avoiding that typo though, with grave urgency too. Perhaps these game journalists, developers, and so on can subconsciously sense that there are people like myself out there just waiting to call “Kinky!” on them the moment they make such a typo.
07/04/2009 at 16:15
PC Monster says:
357SIG: “Actually, Tom Clancy has nothing to do with books or video games published in his name anymore. The last few “Clancy” books were actually written by Ubisoft writers, no joke.”
I KNEW IT!
07/04/2009 at 17:59
Blaxploitation Man says:
Tom “Ku Klux” Klancy deserves this kind of thing.
07/04/2009 at 19:18
When I launched the Endwar (T. C.’s Endwar, of course) autopatcher it immediately served up something proudly emblazoned with the titlebar “TOM CLANCY’S PATCH 1.0.1″
07/04/2009 at 20:40
Pfft, I’d take that post more seriously if the Elench didn’t purposely believe in self-change.
08/04/2009 at 04:46
here’s a good article about tom clancy
i found it sort of interesting anyway…
08/04/2009 at 08:12
a rob amongst many says:
Haha, that’s not how you spell HAWES
08/04/2009 at 19:50
odd parity says:
What I want to know is when Tony Hawk’s CLANXY is coming out.
10/04/2009 at 13:33
JC Denton says:
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