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Old Apr 3, 2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Disney Shutting Down LucasArts

Read it and weep:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-57...d-games-model/

Future of Star Wars 1313 and First Assault uncertain...
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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I'd be more inclined to weep if LucasArts had actually made any decent games since the 1990s.
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 05:03 PM   #3
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Can they at least re-release Pod Racer for the PC before they close up for good? Pretty please?

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Old Apr 3, 2013, 05:10 PM   #4
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I'd be more inclined to weep if LucasArts had actually made any decent games since the 1990s.
1313 and First Assault on PS4, Wii U, and next XBox would've been awesome...

Maybe they'll keep at least these going?
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 05:44 PM   #5
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News at Yahoo!

http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged...194516133.html

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"After evaluating our position in the games market, we've decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company's risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games," Disney said in a statement. "As a result of this change, we've had layoffs across the organization. We are incredibly appreciative and proud of the talented teams who have been developing our new titles."
I guess they'll start licensing Star Wars instead. Maybe better games from the other studios? (go Bungie!)
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I loved Grim Fandango.
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 07:32 PM   #7
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I want x-wing remake and tie-fighter remake!!
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I want x-wing remake and tie-fighter remake!!
Not going to happen now, Disney's not about quality, thought you knew that.
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Not going to happen now, Disney's not about quality, thought you knew that.
I already knew that. I still want to voice it.
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I already knew that. I still want to voice it.
Still waiting for an updated Rogue Squadron game on an HD console...

Hopefully Disney would be willing to license it out to someone who would make one.

Imagine Rogue Squadron IV for PS4...
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I loved Grim Fandango.
oldschool lucas arts adventure games ftw - i was pretty fond of maniac mansion and day of the tentacle
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Can they at least re-release Pod Racer for the PC before they close up for good? Pretty please?

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Pod Racer was glorious
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oldschool lucas arts adventure games ftw - i was pretty fond of maniac mansion and day of the tentacle
You know that you can play ANY LucasArts adventure (or sierra, for that matter) now.

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They released the source code for JKO and JKA. If you ever wanted to build your own Star Wars game in the Quake 3 Arena engine, now is your shot.
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They made a lot of good games: Dark Forces, Indiana Jones, Monkey Island. My favorite being Full Throttle. Good Memories.
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It's probably much better to just license out the stuff - more developers will be making games, just hopefully not too many bad games with developers just wanting to cash in.
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Still waiting for an updated Rogue Squadron game on an HD console...

Hopefully Disney would be willing to license it out to someone who would make one.

Imagine Rogue Squadron IV for PS4...
oh yeah.
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it was always about the old school adventure games they made, along with x-wing and tie fighter.

great company that just couldn't crank out the hits like they used to.

Fate of Atlantis is probably one of my all time favourite games. It's too bad they had to come out with Staff of Kings...that game was an absolute travesty.
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it was always about the old school adventure games they made, along with x-wing and tie fighter.

great company that just couldn't crank out the hits like they used to.

Fate of Atlantis is probably one of my all time favourite games. It's too bad they had to come out with Staff of Kings...that game was an absolute travesty.
Atlantis was one of the more difficult games I remember.
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I always wanted a sequel to Grim Fandango. I guess that will never happen.
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This has angered me so much. I always said that Disney would ruin the Star Wars franchise!

We need Battlefront 3! Please!
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This has angered me so much. I always said that Disney would ruin the Star Wars franchise!

We need Battlefront 3! Please!
Why? I've never been overly excited about LucasArts game releases. Hopefully this will mean that other developers will take Star Wars games to a whole new level.
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This has angered me so much. I always said that Disney would ruin the Star Wars franchise!

We need Battlefront 3! Please!
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Why? I've never been overly excited about LucasArts game releases. Hopefully this will mean that other developers will take Star Wars games to a whole new level.
Yes!

I forgot, Battlefront and X-Wing and Tie-Fighter for all the next gen consoles! Especially use of the Wii U touchscreen the the graphics of the PS4!
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Yes!

I forgot, Battlefront and X-Wing and Tie-Fighter for all the next gen consoles! Especially use of the Wii U touchscreen the the graphics of the PS4!
Please none of this WII rubbish.. Just classic gaming with a controller, I don't game instead of going to the gym, I want to do both at different times.

Battlefront, rogue squadron, empire at war, force unleashed, KOTOR.. Think they were all made by lucasarts (some with external studios)
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