Maximum Respect For Tom Clancy

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.

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  1. Srejv says:

    I lol’d.

  2. DigitalSignalX says:

    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.

  3. jon_hill987 says:

    I wonder if it was Valve or Ubisoft who dropped the ball there. It really could have been either.

  4. Larington says:

    Cease and desist letter to a Mr Tom Clany in 3… 2… 1…
    ;-)

  5. Gap Gen says:

    I’m waiting for the Houdini mod for Trackmania Untied.

  6. Chris Evans says:

    Haha, madness! Wonder whether it was a mistake or if someone did it on purpose…

  7. Sisyfos says:

    I don’t get it?

  8. crumbsucker says:

    Hmm, I think I have seen this before :)

    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2009/03/24/wot-i-think-tom-clancys-hawx/

    See the error message screenshot, and the comment by “Zetetic Elench”

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. phil says:

    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.

  12. TheApologist says:

    I don’t get it either…

  13. Munin says:

    Is it just the typo? Then uh…how does it merit a post?

  14. Rudolfo says:

    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

  15. Morph says:

    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.

  16. Rei Onryou says:

    This is why I come to RPS.

  17. Alec Meer says:

    Oh, don’t take the throwaway so seriously gents: the post took as long to write as it did to read.

  18. Subject 706 says:

    Further devaluation of the Clancy brand, hur hur. If such a thing is possible.

  19. Grandstone says:

    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.

  20. 357SIG says:

    @PC Monster
    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.

  21. Hi, I are commenting on ur post lol says:

    I don’t get it either, could someone explain?

  22. lumpi says:

    And because of the way Steam works, it will stay like this for all eternity. Emberassing.

  23. Andy`` says:

    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

  24. Kompi says:

    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.

  25. Wulf says:

    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.

    A shame.

  26. 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!

  27. Blaxploitation Man says:

    Tom “Ku Klux” Klancy deserves this kind of thing.

  28. Devin says:

    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″

  29. Alex says:

    @ crumbsucker

    Pfft, I’d take that post more seriously if the Elench didn’t purposely believe in self-change.

  30. joe says:

    here’s a good article about tom clancy
    http://www.joe.to/archive/paperback_fighter/
    i found it sort of interesting anyway…

  31. a rob amongst many says:

    Haha, that’s not how you spell HAWES

  32. odd parity says:

    What I want to know is when Tony Hawk’s CLANXY is coming out.

  33. JC Denton says:

    Windows 7?

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