EA Signs Exclusive Game Deal With Disney

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  1. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    EA is the big bad bogeyman of game development right now. They've been voted the worst company in America two years running, that's a lofty achievement.

    Well, if you hate EA and still love Star Wars despite years of systematic abuse and battering, you might want to sit down and set phasers to freak out.

    [​IMG]The Escapist

    Nooooo!

    While many are already bemoaning the decision, I'd say that the pessimism is a little premature. EA has made its fair share of poor choices, don't get me wrong, but the publisher has a stable of strong developers under its belt, like Dice and Bioware. Battlefront 3 Battlefield: Star Wars? A true KOTOR 3? I think I could be pretty okay with that.

    Whatever the case, I have to say my curiosity is piqued. Here's hoping the franchise can live long and prosper.
     
  2. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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    Now the question is, who'll get the rough deal out of this? EA or Disney?
    Before, the only person who would profit from a Star Wars deal would be George Lucas, but he's done with that now.
     
  3. ComeTurismO

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    HA! LET'S SEE HOW THIS TURNS OUT!
     
  4. Lilith Valentine

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    I was kinda hoping to come in here to see EA bought out by Disney. It would be nice to see them on the receiving end of Disney's beatings.
     
  5. nachoscool

    nachoscool Outer Heaven Janitor Rank Z

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    Imagine Battlefront 3 running in Frostbite 3.
     
  6. Ergo

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    EA is in no position to strong-arm anyone, while Disney's stock soars to new highs, so you tell me who's getting the better end of this deal?

    What befuddles me is that EA has already has an over-reliance on licensed IP, and spending a whack of cash on a license like this is *not* going to help them create their own, which is what they desperately need.
     
  7. stanleyopar2000

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    1313...oh hell....
     
  8. Clarky

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    but on a serious note, let's see what game can actually come of this first, a single player kotor or a new battlefront seems 2 of the most obvious choices now
     
  9. TehSkull

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    Battlefieldfront?
     
  10. Maxternal

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    EA = zombie resurrected Lucas Arts?
     
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    "Set phasers to freak out"? Isn't that more of a Star Trek thing?
     
  12. Guild McCommunist

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    I heard Walt Disney was a Nazi but this literally confirms it.
     
  13. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Star Trek references? In a Star Wars article?

    That sounds most illogical.
     
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    Throwing milk at the bitches!
    Your gonna start a war of astronomical proportions if you keep talking like that.

    (God I'm bad at this pun thing.)
     
  15. Guild McCommunist

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    Throwing milk at the bitches!
    Sounds hard. I'm good.
     
  17. Densetsu

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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    What kind of war would this start, then?
    Is that a reference to that Jodie Foster movie?
     
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  18. spinal_cord

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    So first Disney close down the games devision of LucalArts, meaning there will never be that Monkey Island 5 game that everyone wants, especially with the Monkey Island being the basis of the story behind Pirates of the Caribbean, now the sign a deal with one of the worst game producers of recent years. I am very disappointed in Disney right now.
     
  19. EJames2100

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    A new Battlefront every year ?

    A third for the Knights of the Old Republic series that's terrible ?
     
  20. Ericthegreat

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    Ah shit, EA stole kingdom hearts from SE. (really tho, battlefront?)