The back issues of Computer Gaming World I've had in my office since 2000 and 2001 got me thinking of this company, back when it was founded as a consortium of Ritual Entertainment (makers of the multi-platform Quake II derivative SiN), Epic Games (makers of One Must Fall: 2097 and later the Unreal series), and 3D Realms (makers of the granddaddy of Quake, Wolfenstein 3D, and the Apogee games Command Keen and Duke Nukem). ETA, 08:00 CST Fri 21 Nov 2008: So did the advent of the Max Payne movie.
It seems that Gathering flourished in the heyday of its constituent companies, but has since gone out not with a bang, but a whimper. Max Payne seems to me to be the only really big hit that it turned out, unless you count the Railroad Tycoon sequels. True?
Disclaimer: I haven't followed Godgames since Romero and Carmack went their separate ways, the one to go make Daikatana, so this might just be one of my "real sunrise" moments.