lol Disney Shuts down LucasArts

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  1. ShadowSoldier
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    This is for games not movies.

    So will we see any more Star Wars games? Especially the highly anticipated Star Wars 1313?

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  2. jomaper

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    BRING ME STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT 3 YOU PIECE OF S#$T
     
  3. Rizsparky

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    Oh lawd.... was looking forward to 1313, damn it..
     
  4. FAST6191

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    I can not say such a business move was entirely unexpected.

    That said Star Wars games have not been the best and certainly not a pinnacle of gaming like they once were for some time now so it could do some good to be apart.
     
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    Why did they even go through the trouble of buying them?
     
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    Hmm...the latter article was added to the second source: Lucas Rep Says Star Wars 1313 Might Be Saved.

    Perhaps best to add it to the OP? :)

    (not that I care that much...I'm surprised by the news, but lost being a fan of the franchise after episode 1).
     
  7. macmanhigh

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    Gone its all Gone :cry: Damn U Disney....straight to hell :evil:

    Seriously tho that blows chunks man what an Amazing Legacy
     
  8. Skelletonike

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    The Star Wars games I actually enjoyed the most were the GBA Lego ones, I need to play them again someday.


    I wonder what this will imply later on. z.z
     
  9. ShadowSoldier
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    Am I the only one who thinks it's funny people are bitching about this, but let's be honest, it's not like the games were the most fantastic, or even sold that great.
     
  10. Hyro-Sama

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    Siliconera says both games in development at LucasArts have been cancelled.
     
  11. Clarky

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    Shame. Despite them abandoning the point and click market I still have very fond memories of there games
     
  12. ShadowSoldier
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    No, they say "Kotaku says" they're canceled. And Kotaku only says "a reliable source to Kotaku"
     
  13. XDel

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    I just want to see a stop to these silly Clone Wars TV series games, and a revival of the Dark Forces series and I'll be happy. Oh ya, a Star Wars based point and click adventure wouldn't hurt either. ;)
     
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    Say what you will about Kotaku, but they are a reliable source of news (but they do like to put the sensationalist spin on stories for clicks). And in fact if there is no LucasArts, development at LucasArts has been cancelled. I personally don't think this is a bad thing, LucasArts hasn't made anything that great for at least a decade and maybe better studios will start making more Star Wars games. And am I the only one that believes that only Disney can save Star Wars to what Lucas had let it turn in to?

    On an off topic note, are people just not reading my posts!? I post in a thread why it should be locked/moved 2 times on the first page, but only 4 pages later it gets locked for the exact reasons I posted...oh wait, maybe I should use the report button. But anyway /rant
     
  15. Janthran

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    I didn't like any Star Wars game ever anyway.
     
  16. FAST6191

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    In the purely technical sense then yes, however games have changed developers before and this read more like a corporate restructuring than straight closing so the speculation was far from baseless/unwarranted.

    There have been some good ones further back in time and further back than that Lucasarts were a leading light in game development, so were Disney for that matter.
     
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    Sort of agree with you there, but Maniac Mansion? Day of the Tentacle? Monkey Island? Zombies Ate My Neighbours? (to name but a few) Classic games from my childhood/teen years - maybe we'd never have seen the likes again, but still, R.I.P LucasArts, you will be missed! :(
     
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    >Lists games I've never even heard of
    Yep totally gonna miss LucasArts
     
  19. XDel

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    That's a LOT of Star Wars games not to like, dating back to the early 80's.
     
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    Heh, couldn't care less if you're gonna miss em or not bud, but for some those games are household names: while this news may mean nothing to you or the CoD queen OP, it's actually quite sad news for those of us on here who's balls have dropped....;)