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Star Wars 1313
Disney Closes LucasArts
Written Wednesday, April 03, 2013 By Lee Bradley
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Disney is closing LucasArts as a games developer and publisher. Instead the company will now operate solely as a licensee of the Star Wars name to external developers. 

The move will leave hundreds of games developers out of a job.

"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,” reads 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."

LucasArts was acquired by Disney in late 2012, as part of a deal worth $4.05 billion. At the time CEO Robert Iger said, "We're likely to focus more on social and mobile than we are on console," leading to fears that Star Wars 1313, LucasArts’ “mature” oriented title may be scrapped.

Now it seems that not only will we never see Star Wars 1313, we’ll never see an internally-developed title from LucasArts ever again.

LucasArts is responsible for some of the most charished games in the history of the medium, starting with its classic adventure games of the late 80s and early 90s, including Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island. In later years the company focused increasingly on producing Star Wars titles, to varying degrees of success.

This story will no doubt run for some time. In the meantime, best of luck to all those that have lost their jobs.

[via Game Informer]




 
 

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Comment #1 by SpiralGamerpro
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 12:51:50 PM
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FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!
StarStarStar


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Comment #2 by TacticalTodger
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 12:52:00 PM
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Bit late for April fools isn't it?

Seriously why the hell would Disney do this...


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Comment #3 by Riphade 1
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 12:52:00 PM
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Wow indeed. Shame.


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Comment #4 by GreyDirewolf
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 12:52:36 PM
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More proof that Disney will bugger up the whole damn franchise...


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Comment #5 by Fakan
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 12:54:15 PM
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What the hell!?


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Comment #6 by Dark Knight1990
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 12:54:19 PM
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I wish these men & women the best of luck in finding a new job. Their contributions to the gaming industry over the last decade have helped to shape gaming into what it is today. While this is certainly grim news for all affected employees, hopefully this will mean we see some new and fresh ideas come out of the Star Wars franchise.

I will be crossing my fingers and hoping for a true sequel to KotORII.


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Comment #7 by X The Bends X
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 12:54:33 PM
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Wow, that's just too much.


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Comment #8 by Caramel Cardinal
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 12:56:39 PM
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cunt's
there goes a studio that has provided me with some fantastic games over the years


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Comment #9 by RobbieTheKiller
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 12:58:16 PM
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RIP Lucasarts, all the great games you put out (X-Wing, Dark Forces, Battlefront, Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, Sam & Max, Rebal Assault, LOOM and more) will never be forgotten.

May 1982 - April 2013.


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Comment #10 by le Mims
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 12:58:42 PM
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F××k U Disney :/


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Comment #11 by doomsayer123
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 12:59:12 PM
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Fuck Disney and their child molesting giant rodent infested theme parks!


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Comment #12 by MyNameIsWill
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 12:59:50 PM
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But April Fools was two days ago :'(


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Comment #13 by bradengunn
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:00:30 PM
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This deal keeps getting worse and worse. Is it just me or do Disney hate games? No Marvel Studios games have been made since Disney took that over and now Lucasarts is a goner


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Comment #14 by 1000 kittens
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:01:24 PM
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Oh. My. God.


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Comment #15 by Ultras500
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:02:49 PM
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Lucas Arts havent made anything near the quality of their older games in years, may be for the best, remember the good games they made and not Force Unleashed 2


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Comment #16 by Tsukasa117
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:03:54 PM
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Reminds me of that South Park episode we should of just given the IP to China.


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Comment #17 by DarkLord_Caedus
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:04:24 PM
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I have seen Disney do NOTHING positive for Star Wars. A sad ending for a wonderful franchise. I guess money wins out in the end.


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Comment #18 by Cyano Khaar
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:04:29 PM
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'We'd like to thank all of the hard working employee's here at Lucasarts for developing some fantastic games for the past few decades. Now would you kindly pack up your stuff and GTFO, we're making an iPad game and you're too talented to be involved.'

Seems kinda abrupt and not to mention unnecessary. It's also a big middle finger to the employees.


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Comment #20 by TSG Dwaggie
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:07:03 PM
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About time. Lucas Arts haven't done anything decent for years, and have just been rehashing the same old crap time and time again. This is a good thing. These people who have lost their jobs can go on and make games that aren't bound to lucas arts or the star wars franchise.


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Comment #21 by TheMovement81
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:07:10 PM
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Disgusting.


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Comment #22 by artphobia
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:08:09 PM
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Fuck - Well... literally stops writing his resume to Lucasarts.


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Comment #23 by I_Love_Ch33v0s
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:08:24 PM
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https://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/04/03/lucasarts-rep-says-star-wars-1313-might-be-saved.aspx

read


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Comment #24 by Oultranator0731
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:08:50 PM
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Old, this was announced 5 mins ago!! :P

Also, I'm surprised no one has posted the noooooooooooooooooooo website on here!


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Comment #25 by pined5551
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:09:02 PM
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Star Wars 1313 might have actually been a success... good one Disney, really well done..


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Comment #26 by Kailon791
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:09:17 PM
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Damn it Disney!! Was looking forward to 1313 sooo much. Fuck their "Your profit must be *This* high to ride".


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Comment #27 by bearmod
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:10:12 PM
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Disney is going to ruin Star Wars


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Comment #28 by Tarvu
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:10:49 PM
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Lucasarts was dead long before Disney got to it, nerds.


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Comment #29 by davidani
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:11:02 PM
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I just screamed on my monitor


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Comment #30 by Zombiedrd
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:11:24 PM
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This does suck, but it doesn't mean all Star Wars games will suck. Knights of the Old Republic was contracted to Bioware and they were good.

Gotta love shareholders.


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Comment #31 by Lecca69
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:11:38 PM
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The force is obviously not with Disney.


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Comment #32 by Foreseen 360
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:13:15 PM
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Gotta say, South Park all over. That damn Mickey Mouse is an evil bastard. Not only did he screw over the Jonas Brothers, now he's screwing with Star Wars! Not cool at all!


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Comment #33 by tommy50
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:14:44 PM
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it i think i speak for most people when i say disney can fist themselves with a rusty fork


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Comment #34 by Earth Djinn
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:15:37 PM
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God damn it, Disney.


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Comment #35 by Ategev3
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:18:47 PM
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Release the NERD RAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Comment #36 by HoldinOut4aHero
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:24:26 PM
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The possibility of 1313 being saved is the one silver lining in this. My heart goes out to all those folks who lost their jobs today.


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Comment #37 by ResistYourFate
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:25:48 PM
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Not only have you fucked over hundreds of hard workers that brought us the masterpieces of knights of the old republic or monkey island, but you fucked over your fans. Go fuck yourself Disney, goddamnit don't you know that George Lucas is the only one that can fuck up Star Wars? Jeez


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Comment #38 by killerlightning
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:26:06 PM
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As much as I like Disney, this is a bad move on their part to do this. Hopefully they will decide to do Star Wars games on consoles and not some stupid Iphone or Facebook game. I agree with someone who said that Lucas Arts was dead before this. I think people forget that Lucas wanted get rid of Lucas Arts awhile back anyways, so Disney just happened to be the one to pull the plug on it.


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Comment #39 by artphobia
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:26:15 PM
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1313 the new Duke Nukem ... :(


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Comment #40 by IceBlox
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:27:15 PM
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wow, this is ridiculous...


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Comment #41 by Raging Bullgod
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:27:37 PM
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I love how all Parent companies that let a large amount of staff go always say "We really appreciate your hard work and dedication." Really if you did you wouldn't be letting them go.

The translation to the statement that was released should read.

"We are moving Lucasarts to a licensing model so as to get paid no matter how bad the Star Wars game that is released, actually is."


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Comment #42 by The Captain097
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:29:20 PM
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...............................


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Comment #43 by linktriforce007
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:29:30 PM
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Maybe they can do a Kingdom Hearts Star wars version now?


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Comment #44 by ginge88isfun
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:33:09 PM
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Disney ruins everything.


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Comment #45 by monkespit
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:37:24 PM
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Disney does some amazing 1st party stuff especially mobile, the little bit of disney games on android show this, but they are horrible to console. I can't remember a console disney game I cared about since Ducktales on NES. It's a real shame all the renowned console game development studios getting shut down these days.

Hopefully this will spur the revolution needed to change the industry and get developers/publishers growing, creating, and taking chances again with games. Last thing we need is more COD and Skylanders rip-off's (looking at you Disney Infinite).


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Comment #46 by Xtowers
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:37:38 PM
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Be prepared for a slough of awful Star Wars games. Licensing means a lot of loss of control on the games' development.


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Comment #47 by Hagane
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:39:33 PM
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http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/


(Sorry guys, couldn't resist. o_o Shame about 1313 too.)


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Comment #48 by THE DEADLY DOG
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:39:56 PM
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Damn now that stinks.


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Comment #49 by H0p3sfalL
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:42:34 PM
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Hope your happy George......


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Comment #50 by Darth Brently
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:42:37 PM
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Disney sucks dick. I don't know what else to say..


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Comment #51 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:44:32 PM
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@17 apart from commissioning three new films ,right?


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Comment #52 by whodey8600
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:45:17 PM
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When's the last time LucasArts put out a good game anyways? Maybe a top developer will license a Star Wars game that is good. Always hate to hear people lose their jobs but from a gaming perspective I don't think it's a big loss.


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Comment #53 by 1morey
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:47:31 PM
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http://i.imgur.com/jRxJU.gif


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Comment #54 by WIng Zero Pilot
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:51:09 PM
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Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck


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Comment #55 by scott.m
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:56:13 PM
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@20
with your logic, Activision should have died a long time agao as well with their rehahed, copy & paste CoD.

OT. Well there goes hope for KotOR3 & Battlefront 3. Fuck you Disney.


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Comment #56 by BeheldBryan
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:56:23 PM
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"We're likely to focus more on social and mobile than we are on console"

Well..At least now I know what I WON'T be playing.


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Comment #57 by ThePakirow
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:56:34 PM
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i can hear sound of silence playing at the background track of the closing doors


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Comment #58 by Navy Fenson
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:56:55 PM
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What the hell people? Lucasarts was dead for a long time.

Lucasarts is the worst developer of the decade. Always pretending like their product is ground breaking or interesting, when it is based on half a decade old trends (Uncharted, God of War). The last game that was good was KOTOR, but that was shared effort with Bioware. And Monkey Island is in NO WAY comparable to games of the new times. Lucasarts is just chucking out a demented or mediocre game after another.

When Disney finally outsources the license to more people than Bioware and sale bin developers we could actually get something that is better than KOTOR. Remember the RPG Obsidian pitched? Old Lucasarts would have never done that. With Disney we have at least a chance.


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Comment #59 by DeadlySinz86
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:59:21 PM
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I'm sorry people, but Star Wars games suck, it's a fact, there fucking terrible, this was bound to happen sooner or later.


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Comment #60 by gravelandx88
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 01:59:45 PM
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"We're likely to focus more on social and mobile than we are on console"

F*** social and mobile! I want more mature content for console!


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Comment #61 by kgould01
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:00:42 PM
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well there goes any hope for a new indiana jones game.


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Comment #62 by PhoenixTemplar
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:01:44 PM
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@52 - I agree wholeheartedly. Hate to see anyone loose their job, but fuck LucasArts. They've sat on Republic Commando, Battlefront and others while putting out Kinect shit and a sequel to Force Unleashed? Sorry but a business model like that is going to be the death of you.


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Comment #63 by Spanish Assault
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:03:22 PM
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Final nail in the Battlefront 3 game? Maybe they can sell the rights to another developer....like Activision.


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Comment #64 by Richters Shadow
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:03:32 PM
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No doubt this lessens the chance of a Grim Fandango HD release on XBLA...

Seriously though, this sucks. Hope they get new work soon


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Comment #65 by BackerMan
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:04:04 PM
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shame.... i was looking forward to star wars 1313... oh welll.... i heard they prefer pixar studio over lucasarts.


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Comment #66 by glitch12
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:04:07 PM
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I felt thousands shouting in rage through the force,......and i am among them. Seriously disney, your games don't do well, aside from KH, this is a massive mistake. And yes i am aware that KH is mostly done by square enix for those who're going to point it out


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Comment #67 by Total Shinobi
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:04:34 PM
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FUCK YOU DISNEY, FUCK YOU!


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Comment #68 by mjc0961
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:05:52 PM
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@20: Completely agreed. The last time LucasArts made anything worth playing was back in the goddamn 90's. Much like Rage 2's cancellation, nothing of value has been lost here.


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Comment #69 by xxDrAiNxx
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:06:50 PM
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na na na na naaaa I'm Lovin it


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Comment #70 by Suplemental
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:10:32 PM
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Thank fuck for that bye bye Lucas arts ya piece of shite :D


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Comment #71 by I_Love_Ch33v0s
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:13:26 PM
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@68 except for people's jobs.


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Comment #72 by Cormyre
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:14:18 PM
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Dear Disney,
Please go choke on a bag of dicks.

Signed,
Me.


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Comment #73 by surreal_82
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:14:33 PM
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Jesus give it a year or so and all well be stuck with is EA and Activision... Yay


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Comment #74 by RDWatson16
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:15:16 PM
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dang guess no sequel for the force unleashed series which i personally enjoy however as the old saying goes "all good things must come to an end"


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Comment #75 by ShocKz
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:18:43 PM
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So Disney just killed Star Wars?


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Comment #76 by killa86
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:19:29 PM
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As much as 1313 interested me, I was wanting The Force Unleashed 3 the most. As mediocer as the second one was, I was invested in the story and the fact that it ended on a cliffhanger made me want a third. And here I thought Disney would respect the franchise, not kill it.


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Comment #77 by Capt_Ron CFH 01
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:19:52 PM
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Grim Fangdango...good times.
Run you pigeons, it's Robert Frost!


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Comment #78 by FatalDeathSG45
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:20:20 PM
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To all of the terrorist organizations in the world, please bomb Disney's corporate HQ. Thank you.


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Comment #79 by MattCannell91
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:26:23 PM
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Disney you c*nt's, how dare you do this to the gaming developers and the gaming community itself.
This is a major slap in the face and a humongous disappointment.
Feeling especially unhappy myself for Star Wars 1313 which was shaping up to be fantastic.
Damn you Disney, Damn you...


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Comment #80 by DeadlySinz86
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:28:56 PM
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The only people I feel sorry for are all of those that have just lost their jobs, I hope they find work with other more sucessful studios.


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Comment #81 by GeneralGranko
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:31:57 PM
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Remember the days you hoped for First Assault and 1313 to come out? Yeah, me too...

Seriously, LucasArts - R.I.P, will always remember the days when I had fun with Jedi Knight/Dark Forces series as a child.
One more thing... fuck you disney, fuck you, if you do shit stuff like this, then what will happen to new movie trilogy, right? FUCK YOU DISNEY.


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Comment #82 by Rickmassacre
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:32:36 PM
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FUCK DISNEY.

Really looking forward to 1313.


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Comment #83 by Roose91
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:33:14 PM
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Cunts. Never liked Disney.


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Comment #84 by Poisonheadcrab
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:33:57 PM
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You have no idea how long I sat here screaming "NOOOOOO!" at my monitor. This is genuinely disappointing news.


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Comment #85 by Lazy_FAQer
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:36:58 PM
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Like many others on here, I am middle aged and grew up with lots of their games. X-Wing Tie fighter was one of my all time faves & my bro loves Monkey Island.

Thanks to all the talented people at LucasArts for these & much more.

Sad face.


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Comment #86 by Estiem
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:39:48 PM
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Disney doesn't care about humans. They're just excited about adding JarJar to their ranks.


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Comment #87 by Tubby 94
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:41:29 PM
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Fuck yourself Disney........... Fuck yourself. Not only did lucasarts create some great games but they have also been around forever. How can you close a company that is a big part of video game history.


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Comment #88 by Fozki Razormaid
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:41:33 PM
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Darth Vader

made with microtransactions or something
trained by ewan mcgregor
married to Natalie Portman
father of mark hamill














Darth Vader


survived Jar Jar Binks but could not survive Mickey Mouse








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Comment #89 by IamKamakura
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:42:42 PM
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Now I gotta turn my back on Disney.


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Comment #90 by Fayterinho
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:44:09 PM
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Well there goes all my hopes for KotOR3.

Up yours Disney.


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Comment #91 by Shadow Warlock
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:45:30 PM
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There are only three words I need to say about this: FUCK. YOU. DISNEY.


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Comment #92 by Fozki Razormaid
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:46:22 PM
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dam phone . I delete that post but mobile bucks up again

after mark hamill it was going to say
destroyed by Ian mcdermid
brutally killed by mickey mouse


I need a better mobile phone before I post again


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Comment #93 by Rodeo Legend
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:48:31 PM
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This is awful. Disney, you are awful.


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Comment #94 by peace099
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:53:19 PM
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Sucks for all the people who lost jobs, but they haven't made a good game in a long time. Hopefully someone picks up 1313 and some of the current developers get picked up with it.


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Comment #95 by taffaroo97
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:53:57 PM
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FFS Disney carry on making Hannah Montana and leave the big stuff to the big boys.

Battlefront 3 oh dear


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Comment #96 by Lothra
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 02:56:39 PM
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Confirmed via Kotaku that 150 employees have lost their jobs AND Star Wars 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault have both been officially cancelled.


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Comment #97 by SGT H0US3
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:03:04 PM
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Good by Star Wars.


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Comment #98 by cheevo360
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:03:52 PM
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HATE YOU DISNEY!!! Thank for ruined LucasArts and Star Wars franchise!!!


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Comment #99 by metallicorphan
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:04:32 PM
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@90
"Well there goes all my hopes for KotOR3"

for all honesty?,we have probably got better chance now...they say they have closed LucasArts,but they will license out Star wars to external developers

this is probably the best news this year!!...back could be the days of a Knights of the old republic game by Bioware or Obsidian,or Star Wars Battlefront from Pandemic(or someone else,seen as though EA closed Pandemic)

LucasArts announcement a year or two back saying they would be entirely in-house was a very poor decision based on what LucasArts have developed this gen

So,yeah at first i was upset....but it could turn out to be great


I just hope the 150 employees are able to find work....I know Gearbox and Ubisoft are hiring,so hopefully they can be okay


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Comment #100 by Discofrog
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:14:34 PM
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Well this sucks, was looking forward to 1313, hopefully someone picks it up.

Also hope all the people that lost their jobs in this ordeal find another.


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Comment #101 by ricarditto
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:14:57 PM
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Good bye GOTY2014 Star Wars 1313, rest in peace...


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Comment #102 by ICGMU12321
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:16:03 PM
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@99, Didn't Bioware make the KotOR games?


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Comment #103 by LordBern
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:16:22 PM
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That's sad. First for the people who lost their jobs and second because I was really looking forward to next-gen Star Wars games. A lot of people complained about the Force Unleashed series, but I loved them. I guess the only future of Star Wars games will be based on the movies?


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Comment #104 by Scobiwan31
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:16:40 PM
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Seriously guys, let's be rational here and think about what Lucasarts have done on Xbox 360...Star Wars Kinect - shit, Star Wars: Republic Heroes - shit, The Force Unleashed - decent, The Force Unleashed II - shit, cancelled Battlefront III 80% through development, cancelled an Indiana Jones game a few years back and refused to release any games that gamers wanted like KOTOR3. It's been a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away since they did anything remotely noteworthy or that fans have been clamouring for. 1313 looked good but it probably would have turned out an average game. Don't get me wrong, Disney are a big bag of dicks but we really haven't lost anything here!


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Comment #105 by ICGMU12321
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:17:08 PM
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@99, well I completely missed half of your comment. Sorry about that.


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Comment #106 by irishsnow79
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:19:44 PM
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Lucasarts has been a huge part of my gaming life for almost 30 years, the monkey island series has been one of many favourite series ever, I'm not surprised that Disney closed them though, they're all about the dollar signs. Bunch of scumbags the lot of them. Good luck to everyone who's lost their job


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Comment #107 by the bears beard
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:19:59 PM
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No way :( Gutted. My thoughts go out to the people who lost their jobs. Sad as well if we lose 1313.


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Comment #108 by roza
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:21:15 PM
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Well shit.... I knew there was a reason I hated Disney.


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Comment #109 by I ARKLIGHT I
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:22:43 PM
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KOTOR3 would be fucked anyway since Bioware is owned by EA.

Well... I will always remember fondly the countless hours I've put in the first X-Wing Simulator game and its sequel Tie-Fighter. Those were excellent games. Thank you again Lucas Art.

Full Throttle was quite fun also...


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Comment #110 by R0Y4LEwitCHEESE
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:23:43 PM
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Great, whore out the license to no-name studios who will work for the lowest amount of money and produce total garbage. Awesome.


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Comment #111 by TCs Negotiator
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:31:07 PM
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Because they don't have enough money...shame. Leave it to Disney to ruin something good. And here goes the rest of the Star Wars franchise. What were you thinking George Lucas?!


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Comment #112 by Hoebagger
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:32:31 PM
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I've got mixed feelings on this. There hasn't been a great Lucas Arts game in a long time. There have been good ones, but a bunch of mediocre games and a few good ones are not enough anymore.


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Comment #113 by Ganondorfadmiral
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:38:30 PM
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So bye bye Star Wars original games hello cheap movie tie ins


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Comment #114 by Bek151
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:43:10 PM
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I find Disney's lack of faith in lucasarts disturbing. It sucks they are closing some of my favorite games came from lucasarts.


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Comment #115 by heretic555666
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:45:26 PM
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Next is marvel comics!


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Comment #116 by asilent boom
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:48:38 PM
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This could work out for the better. LucasArts has been a mess for a while now and the quality of Star Wars games have plummeted.


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Comment #117 by BasqueNYC
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:49:07 PM
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More jobs lost US just keeps gettin shittier economy wise and as for Disney why buy lucasfilms than shutdown everything? I mean it is common practice when large corporations buy other big ones to shutdown some projects but their cleaning house!!!


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Comment #118 by B3nJam1n89
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:59:30 PM
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Absolutely gutted! Was bringing back memories of Star Wars Bounty Hunter on my ps2 :(

This is pretty indicative of how I feel about this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q81O4wXBlD4


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Comment #119 by Inebriated Jedi
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:07:33 PM
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This is absolutely heartbreaking news.

I grew up on the adventure games that LucasArts released in the 90s, and they are the reason why I still play games to this day. Those games were clever, well written, and full of heart. RIP, LucasArts. I will miss you.


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Comment #120 by XxMayhemxX
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:08:22 PM
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#116 agreed... ppl this doesnt mean the end to Star Wars games or other games/ip's from Lucas Arts. It just means, those ppl(that specific developer) won't be making them. That is actaully good news for gamers/fans, except for the ppl who were layed off.

Disney still owns the games/IP's, and never said anything about shelving games, nor ip/s. So dont get your panties is a bunch. Sheesh.

Like someone else mentioned, this is the best thing to happen to the star Wars games IP, to let some other decent developer get a crack at Star Wars games.


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Comment #121 by Tim 13
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:08:24 PM
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And they'll sell the license to outside developers for more money.

Remove the cost of paying the LucasArts employees, remove the cost of making the games, collect from selling the license, collect from profits made on each copy. Nice.

I see them thinking with their wallets, but what a magnificent dick move. It is incredibly heartless to displace hundreds of developers overnight. I'm sure they'll be able to find work somewhere else, because LucasArts was not small potatoes, and I'm sure having past experience there will mean something to potential employers. Still, good luck to them, thanks for the memories.

I'm actually heading to Disney World in two weeks. First thing I'm going to do when I get there is find Mickey and rocket kick him in the cock.


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Comment #123 by DM HavoX
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:14:29 PM
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It was as if thousands cried out in the force and then fell silent...

Lucas Arts made so many great games ack in he day... All my favorite point and click games...

Damn you Disney!


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Comment #124 by Tim 13
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:14:43 PM
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And after I rocket kick Mickey in the cock, I'm going to 122's house.


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Comment #125 by reaper527
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:17:10 PM
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FTA:

"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,”

someone needs to remind disney that lucasarts made more than just star wars games


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Comment #126 by Epilogue of Euphoria
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:17:39 PM
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This sounds like a move straight out EA's playbook.


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Comment #127 by DarkSideSky
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:18:47 PM
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Fu disney


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Comment #128 by raikuro shirosaki
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:19:52 PM
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geuss we'll never see a worthwhile star wars game ever again


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Comment #129 by Lord Dirt
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:20:52 PM
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Guys calm down and read this:

“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. 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.”



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Comment #130 by BKNaB
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:21:08 PM
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@73 If it comes to that I'm just gonna permanently go back to N64...


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Comment #131 by Ultras500
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:28:22 PM
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To all the people moaning about Disney cashing in and money etc, I think you all need to remember that the games industry is a BUSINESS and therefore will always make games and all gaming decisions based on money, there is not one entertainment franchise which will put fans before money and that is the way it has to be if you want to keep playing games and using this site.

Disney aren't the enemy here (Nobody is moaning at them for their part in the Marvel film franchise), Lucas himself is to blame for poor decisions regarding Lucas Arts games in the past


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Comment #132 by xDEATHDEALERSxx
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:33:12 PM
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@122 Thanks for fucking up the whole forum!!!


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Comment #133 by Vulger Spartan
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:35:12 PM
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There was bound to be some fxcking truly terrible news to come out of this Disney/Star Wars sale. The death of Lucas Arts & The death of SW:1313 just had to be that news didn't?

Tomorrow Disney will announce Star Wars Kinect 2 the top feature will be a song "La Bombad" a cover of Labomba sung by Jar Jar Binks & Cpt. Tarpals...


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Comment #134 by Chewit
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:35:31 PM
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Battlefront 3!


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Comment #135 by Chewit
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:37:02 PM
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i bet their going to release star wars stuff for disney infinite though..............


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Comment #136 by Wolverine674
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:39:30 PM
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While this is a sad day for those losing their jobs, why is everyone so angry that their "beloved" Lucas Arts is no more? Lucas Arts has ruined the Star Wars game license a long time ago. People here keep listing great games they made and most, if not all, were made 10+ years ago. I can't think of a single game on current gen systems that was a commercial and critical success.

Force Unleashed 1 & 2 were disappointing albeit slightly fun.

Star Wars Kinect, well, need I say more?

Old Republic was just WoW with a Star Wars coat of paint. No innovation or pushing boundaries. They wanted to capitalize on Wow's success, but were too afraid or shortsighted to try something new. This had the highest rating of all four here and wasn't it developed primarily by BioWare?

Disney is a company and can't funnel money in ventures that won't recoup their costs and pleasant memories of games past can't keep a company afloat in today's economy. Yes, maybe they are thinking with their wallets by shutting down Lucas Arts, but would you rather they shut it down and never make another Star Wars game or license it out and we can get a broad vision of what other studios can do with the property?

If Disney licenses games out one at a time and a studio pulls an Aliens: Colonial Marines debacle, they don't get to make another one. And if they license it out, think of how many great studios will fight for the chance to make a game. If Bethesda was given the opportunity to make KOTOR 3, would you still complain? If Epic made a TPS following Rebels and Stormtroopers, would that really be a bad thing? If Eidos made a Deus Ex: HR style game in the middle of Coruscant or Rockstar made a sandbox game, albeit toned down a bit.

If they stumble and make licensing mistakes, would the really be any worse off than they are right now?

Everyone was predicting the fall of Star Wars when it was bought by Disney and now they have an amazing writer and director attached to a new Star Wars film.


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Comment #137 by BasqueNYC
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:42:01 PM
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So I heard the new movie that Alec Guinness is gonna be brought back to life by Walt Disneys frozen head....should be good


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Comment #138 by Whiskey Minor
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:46:49 PM
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Why are a 3rd of the comments half way off the page?


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Comment #139 by Ultras500
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:48:07 PM
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@136 Disney buying Star Wars really was the best thing for it, people are upset but will come round eventually


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Comment #140 by GamePlayUK
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:50:32 PM
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Disney you fucking idiots... and I bet the new star wars movies suck dick


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Comment #141 by Beast And The Harlot
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:51:00 PM
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I thought they would have made more Disney games, like we had back in the 90's. That means no Monkey Island 3 remake or any Indiana Jones games. Disney fuck you.


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Comment #142 by Spartanic Ghost
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:57:44 PM
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Fuck this. Fuck Disney. Fuck George Lucas.


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Comment #143 by TheTenthPlague
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 04:58:32 PM
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This is horrible. I truly think I'm going to cry...


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Comment #144 by ModernViking
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 05:02:14 PM
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@132, not my fault their developers HTML code broke due to alot of $$$$.. their fault!!!


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Comment #145 by RollaJedi
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 05:08:31 PM
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What a dick move.

You have to wonder if Georgie boy knew this was in the cards when he signed over the franchise, and if not, what he thinks about this?

I got an idea George! Take some of your newly acquired mega billions and help out your former employees now.


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Comment #146 by HorsemanOfWar16
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 05:28:03 PM
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Fuck you Disney! lol


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Comment #147 by Kivlov
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 05:36:28 PM
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Fucking bunch of kiddy fiddlers.

Star Wars should be the one thing least associated with children's entertainment.

I just hope that if they say they will outsource it to other devs, maybe we could actually get a decent Star Wars game for once.

Still very cunty though.


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Comment #148 by cloelea
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 05:39:23 PM
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why close it down disney when you could've let lucaarts merge with you to still produce games under your company people anticipated for :'(


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Comment #149 by Sanchezz4387
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 05:41:16 PM
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Fuck Disney thats all im saying I hope your star wars venture fails fucking miserably my parents grew up on the originals and I grew up on the re mastered versions....they are now dead and buried anything else is a total joke and embarrassment..get to fuck you whoring scumbags


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Comment #150 by Wolverine674
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 05:46:10 PM
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@139 I agree. I was happy when I heard Star Wars was no longer in Lucas' control and a bit wary of Disney handling it. But, Disney hasn't screwed up Marvel since they bought it, so I have some faith.

@140 Even IF the new movies suck, which we won't know until 2015, will they really be any worse than the Prequels that were made by Lucas?


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Comment #151 by Hurricane Of 87
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 05:55:33 PM
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Poor dudes. I guess all their current work just gets lost in the Disney vault no matter how far along it was. That shit's gotta sting.


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Comment #152 by X monkfish69 X
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 05:59:55 PM
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"LucasArts is responsible for some of the most charished games in the history of the medium, starting with its classic adventure games of the late 80s and early 90s, including Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island."

I'm sure you meant 'cherished' Lee....

:p


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Comment #153 by DROoOPPY360
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 05:59:59 PM
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Wow, just wow. Do they realize how much money they could have made on consoles, especially with next-gen coming out this year. Knew from the start Disney taking star wars wasn't going to be good.


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Comment #154 by Mr Deftino
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 06:06:01 PM
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Bioware buckle-up.


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Comment #155 by Slayinfool
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 06:09:46 PM
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Ha ha


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Comment #156 by Belmont360
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 06:10:16 PM
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damn why is this forum all mess up? i refresh several time to no avail.

Anyways this is sad news. My favorite Star Wars game is Star Wars: Shadow of the Empire for Nintendo 64. Not the most popular game but very good. game is sadly overlooked and under rated due to being released on N64.


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Comment #157 by demonmana
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 06:14:56 PM
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Dear disney,

your the WORST POSSIBLE DEFINITION OF HUMAN BEINGS UNDER POLITICAL FIGURES,

a good chunk of Star Wars fans.


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Comment #158 by Scnew
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 06:16:42 PM
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Lucasarts may as well have been dead already. What was the last great game they put out? The Force Unleashed wasn't bad but remove the franchise and its nothing special. Before that... what, Monkey Island 3?


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Comment #159 by HoliestEd
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 06:23:04 PM
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So is Disney challenging EA for the Worst Company in the World then. They've got my vote!

Feel sorry for everyone who works there. 1313 looked fantastic as well.


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Comment #160 by MILLER 510
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 06:48:53 PM
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Noooooooooooooo! Why Disney, why?!


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Comment #161 by Spud81
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 06:49:06 PM
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Saddening, the games industry I knew and loved is dieing...


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Comment #162 by Restricted-Access
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 06:51:27 PM
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In addition to the great games we have heard about and were expecting... I was "hoping" they might re-release HD updates of "Full Throttle" and "Outlaws." I enjoyed those games on the PC, and was hoping for an XBLA (or GonD) version.

I can't imagine what Disney is thinking!


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Comment #163 by Wintermute1981
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 07:13:47 PM
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Another piece of my childhood just died.


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Comment #164 by head0r Inc
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 07:17:55 PM
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Wow indeed..


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Comment #165 by Compgeek_36
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 07:25:06 PM
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There goes my hope for a new Full Throttle I have been harboring deep within my heart


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Comment #166 by Splinter4
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 07:33:33 PM
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Wow guys... grab a drink or a beer and try to relax for a second.

Is it possible that Disney has decided to focus all of their resources (Star Wars related anyway) towards their upcoming attempt at tackling the next closely watched trilogy, which is bound to have the most ridiculously outrageous expectations attached to it that any filmmaker has ever encountered before? I'm just saying. Lets just wait and see, and try our best to stay cautiously optimistic.


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Comment #167 by oO Triple G Oo
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 07:39:56 PM
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Considering Lucasarts hasn't put out anything other than Star Wars for like a decade, maybe this was a smart move.


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Comment #169 by MadAdam81
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 08:10:56 PM
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With the shutting down of Lucas Arts, Start Wars 1313 can be revived elsewhere after it started dying a slow death.


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Comment #170 by Ryda34563
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 08:16:02 PM
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*Cocks shotgun*
Some little mouse b*stard is getting his head blown off.


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Comment #171 by BLACKPANTHERVII
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 08:38:42 PM
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I really wanted 1313, Disney why would you?


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Comment #172 by JohnDoeXX
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 08:54:33 PM
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Never understand why Disney is not consider a monopole like Microsoft.They should not be allow to buy company anymore. They always take something good and scrap it... i include toy story 3 and the lion king 2 into the scraping part of my comment.


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Comment #173 by Ari Haswari
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 09:48:37 PM
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All I can say is "It's about time." Now if MS & 343 would be next the world would be a better place.


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Comment #174 by Lord of Fate
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 09:51:08 PM
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Disney is like a little rich girl using daddy's money to walk into all areas of life that are sweetly corrupt and to unjustly "purify" it with her annoying perfume and excessively pink clothing.

There is simply no excuse and we might as well try and except that the moment Disney came into the picture..that Star Wars is dead and a thing of the past and that we shall remember all the more-than-great experiences we had, from Lucas and from games... R.I.P. STAR WARS


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Comment #175 by nM Ch33zy NiNjA
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 09:57:51 PM
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Disney is shutting down LucasArts. In related news, the Death Star just aimed its laser at Disney's headquarters.


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Comment #176 by Adam Corela
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 10:02:40 PM
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This certainly does suck to hear, but let's be honest, LucasArts' titles have gone down hill in quality in recent years. I don't see this so much as Disney messing with the franchise, as I see it as plugging up a hole that was seeping money and pumping out sub-par games.


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Comment #177 by segagamer
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 10:26:41 PM
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I must be the only one who's disappointed that we'll never receive any more remakes of their adventure games (particularly Grim Fandango). I couldn't care less about the Star Wars games.
Truly disappointing news.


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Comment #178 by oO Triple G Oo
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 10:46:15 PM
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@177: Dude, I'm pretty sure Disney still holds the rights to the old Lucasarts adventures. They can outsource any number of them for remakes, if they find it profitable.


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Comment #179 by Restricted-Access
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 10:55:10 PM
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I always wondered why the display would get screwed-up (#122 and now, #168).

Can't a moderator delete the posts of people who do that?!

Better, still... how about someone patch the software so it truncates overly long words that are beyond a set number of characters!!


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Comment #180 by StayonTarget
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 11:12:29 PM
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Why the fuck would Disney do that? It's so damn stupid. And all of the Star Wars games that had potential in the last 5 years have been canceled. God damn it!


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Comment #181 by TeAmExTrEmE737
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 11:16:39 PM
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You wont see me at disney land or world anytime soon...


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Comment #182 by Fire Hawk D
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 11:24:39 PM
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Why WOULDN'T they? LucasArts has done nothing of worth in a long time nad is just a diseased appendage. Makes great business sense.


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Comment #183 by AlienLocust
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 11:58:17 PM
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I understand the point some people make that they haven't done anything worth much lately, and that this is a good business decision. However in my opinion, that makes no damn sense! Didn't they already say they are going to make movies 7, 8, and 9? If that is true, making a game for each movie to milk pennies out of people seems like a wiser business decision then to close the studio down entirely... unless they plan on opening up their own game studio and hiring the same staff, that is the only logic I can think of. Let us be honest with each other though, with the dozen or so Star Wars games running around through the years, how many of them were actually quality games? KOTOR, Battlefront, the first Force Unleashed, and Republic Commando will be the the titles that live on forever for me.


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Comment #184 by AlienLocust
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 12:00:17 AM
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Here is a thought, with Lucas Arts no longer making Star Wars games, I can't believe the Star Wars entity is gone in video games. Maybe they think they can make more money by selling the licence to other developers to make Star Wars games, let the bidding commence!


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Comment #185 by Diego9
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 12:01:45 AM
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Fuc disney.


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Comment #186 by pduff1
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 12:02:12 AM
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I love Disney, but fuck off Disney dafuq is wrong with you.


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Comment #187 by KnavishCrayfish
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 12:15:15 AM
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This is a very sad day.

And for people who are stating that Lucas Arts was rubbish, I beg to differ.
The Battlefront games were fantastic and they were working on the 3rd one
which would have had full online multiplayer, along with making 1313. They also made the original Mercenaries game which was super fun, the Lego Indiana and Star Wars games and a large back catalogue of classics which a lot of people have fond memories of.

(Go and compare this to what Disney Interactive have made, seriously what the fuck was Disney thinking?!?!? They can't make games for shit!!!)

As much as SWTOR was not the huge success we were all hoping for, their work
when it came to story telling in that game was impeccable, far beyond anything
that WOW ever did with narrative.

As a final note, even if a developer has produced fewer great titles over
the years, why would you want to see them go? It does no damage to still have them exist and produce games. All this does is limit the amount of
material on the market, and also postpone titles we were looking forward
or even cancel them for good. I don't see how shutting down LucasArts could
be a good thing in any way.

I'm going to miss LucasArts, thank you for being such brilliant works and fond memories guys, I hope all those that have lost their jobs are okay and quickly get picked up by other developers because they are some talented people!


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Comment #189 by FeedTheOcelot
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 01:50:10 AM
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Disney are fucking morons 1313 was looking amazing


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Comment #190 by Gamingnonstop
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 02:20:38 AM
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Wow they are destroying the just like they will destroy Star Wars. Lucas arts made some of my favourite games mainly Lego ones but that is besides the point.





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Comment #191 by McSpain
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 02:34:12 AM
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@190:

See. The Lego ones were made by TT-Games. KOTOR was made by Bioware. You have to go back at least 14 years to find a good and succesfull game made by LucasArts.

I grew up with LucasArts and love them. But sooner or later even Lucas would have had to close the studio. Disney, beeing the big company is just a little quicker and mercyless in cutting and closing everything they don't need. The Clone Wars TV-Show and 3D-Releases are also canceld and Studios closed already.


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Comment #192 by Big Stoz
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 02:39:00 AM
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If you strike them down they will come back more powerful than you can possibly imagine


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Comment #193 by AlecDuffin
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 02:40:26 AM
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@188 Ignoring your douchebag, arguably racist comments, you are aware that Star Wars is the biggest commercial success of all time?


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Comment #194 by oliver_page83
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 03:29:46 AM
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Monkey Island was gash anyway!


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Comment #195 by STB Bodam
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 03:35:34 AM
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So no more KOTOR? Well eff you too, Disney.


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Comment #196 by ZzZCrossyZzZ
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 04:03:15 AM
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Walt Disney is secretly a Sith Lord that faked his death and is now set to ruin Lucas


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Comment #198 by DonkeyBong71
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 04:43:20 AM
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i wonder if this is why North Korea's kicking off.


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Comment #199 by Grey Delta
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 04:54:57 AM
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Everyone seems to be forgetting that they will still be licensing the SW IP to other developers to make Star Wars games, someone will buy 1313 and release it


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Comment #200 by Leviathan v2
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 04:56:35 AM
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@197 Have you heard of a full stop?


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Comment #201 by hipcagneyhop
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 05:46:17 AM
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Well looks like the empire finally won!

@197 a discriminating American calling British people stupid! Aw Shucks ive heard it all now! Go back to school fella!


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Comment #202 by XxStuartxX 1990
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 06:19:11 AM
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They need to give Mickey mouse the role of the major villain in the new movies, with Donald Duck as his side-kick.


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Comment #203 by Peter File
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 06:29:38 AM
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@197
the american government had to issue a statement saying mermaids arent real real because of program on the discovery channel.... and you call british people stupid lol

shit, so no battlefront again either??


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Comment #204 by metallicorphan
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 06:33:10 AM
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@191 nah,not 14 years.... Republic Commando was all LucasArts,and their last great developed game IMO(2005),and was quite a popular game


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Comment #205 by WadeMcG
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 06:43:43 AM
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While at least 99% of Lucasarts' truly classic stuff was before The Phantom Menace* (both movie and PS1 game), this does mark another end of an era**.

* Look at Full Throttle, Day of the Tentacle & Zombies Ate My Neighbours (yes, that was developed by Lucasarts), and then look at Super Bombad Racing, that XBox Obi-Wan game & Kinect Star Wars.

** Sony Liverpool/Psygnosis is gone. Bizarre Creations is gone. Now Lucasarts is gone. What prime 1990s game developer is left?


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Comment #206 by MadAdam81
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 06:46:50 AM
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We can still see remakes of classic LucasArts games - Disney can license them out.


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Comment #207 by MadAdam81
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 06:49:32 AM
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LucasArts dropped 1313 and Battlefront 3. Disney will likely revive them.


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Comment #208 by Timmsy
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 06:51:21 AM
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wow fuck disney for that, now we will never see a battlefront 3 or the amazing looking 1313 :(

if they ruin the films and the games Lucas will never live it down.



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Comment #209 by Zombiechild
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 07:06:30 AM
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Fuck.. and everyone thinks EA is bad.. this is just.. wow.. fuck you Disney... 25yrs a gamer.. Lucas arts has always had a special place in my heart,, and now Disney kills them off.. just.. wow... Sad Day for gamers

I hope everyone they fired finds work in a company that will value the skills they have or they set up their own and show Disney how fucking retarded they are.


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Comment #210 by AGuyCalledCasp
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 07:24:06 AM
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Fuck Disney...period.


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Comment #211 by MastrMeatWad
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 08:31:51 AM
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God Damn you Mickey and your tormenting laugh "ha ha ha". So now the company with a history of racism, anti-semitism, sexism, and long lines now include being a Star Wars assassin. Disney snuck in 2012 to buy Lusas and Star Wars and slowly put a knife in it's back...


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Comment #212 by ScottHarris
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 09:34:42 AM
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Wow indeed, terrible decision from Disney.


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Comment #213 by The Kingslayer
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 12:10:47 PM
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Sad to hear all those people losing their jobs. On the plus side doesn't this free up the Star Wars universe for other developers ?


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Comment #214 by Ingen Kommentar
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 12:37:05 PM
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so from now on Disney will just hold on to their yearly Child movie based games and ohh yes their own kind of rip of game Disney Infinite.


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Comment #215 by n8ryder
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 02:48:40 PM
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I have always considered Disney top notch and all class but they lose a little respect with this. Big mistake, Disney.

That's a whole lot of uber-talented guys and gals without jobs. Good luck to them.


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Comment #216 by BasqueNYC
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 06:20:10 PM
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@188 see its mumbo jumbo shit like that ,that makes the whole world hate USA ,damn bro kill that shit travel the world see it for yourself it's not like that


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Comment #217 by Dunaji
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 06:54:46 AM
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NOOOO!


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Comment #218 by Knomadic
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 07:27:53 AM
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All I can say is WOW!


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Comment #219 by infiniteCredits
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 10:47:02 AM
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The Empire couldn't stop Luke Skywalker
The Sith couldn't stop Luke Skywalker
Even George Lucas couldn't stop Luke Skywalker
but a mouse ?


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