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F**k you, Disney. F**k you.

www.joystiq.com/2013/04/03/dis…

If you are not angered by this news, you're obviously a very young gamer and probably (rightly) see LucasArts as nothing more than a mediocre-Star-Wars-title-discharging-sewer-pipe.

Disney bought LucasFilm because of the Star Wars cash-cow, but the number of classic IPs produced by LucasArts throughout the 90s makes the descision to close it rather than attempt to return to the studio to its glory days pretty staggering.
I actually see way more potential in LucasArts IPs than Star Wars.....but then, so would anyone with even the most stunted of creative minds.

Disney obviously still own all the properties, but the LucasArts brand is gone, and it's the end of an era, even if they start picking at the corpse for ideas to ruin.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Secret of Monkey Island, anyone?
  • Listening to: My stomach gurgle
  • Reading: Dosage info on a pack of Imodium
  • Watching: The blurry haze before my eyes
  • Playing: Sick
  • Eating: The blandest foods I can find
  • Drinking: Lots and lots of water
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LordOfstamps Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
And I was putting all my hopes on Star Wars Battlefront III.
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CoredDesigns Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Artist
Honestly... anything that tears Lucas from Star Wars is a good thing. The first three movies were great but somebody needed to seriously smack him for changing Wookies to Ewoks. I am not even going to discuss Jar-Jar, a character whose complete absence would improve any movie he is in... Here is hoping that Disney pulls a Roger Rabbit and not a Black Cauldron here.
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Spartan-117Cortana Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
EA just picked up the rights for SW games
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Marcusaralius76 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I know it's dead, but I'm still poking at the dreams of a Battlefront III release.
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hammerj18 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Hell I missed out on star wars the clone wars during season 3, but found out recently about ahsokas fate..it turned out I was right :( it was pretty sad...its a shame about lucasarts getting dropped, kids these days never knee about star wars to begin with
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firstdondiego Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well seeing as Disney owns all the creative properties now they can just have their own studio develop more star wars shit or give development to a 3rd party studio that I guess one can say has a reputation for developing really high quality products.
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ultra2000000000 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Whereas this totally sucks for the people employed by LucasArts, their demise actually wasn't too far ahead without disney's closing. There were supposedly some management problems within the company that actually had nothing to do with Disney. It's still awful and know what it feels like to be canned because of either a dying project or a dying company. It's awful and nerve wrecking.

For those of you who are sad about SW:1313, another company with higher credibility is said to pick it up - don't know who. Also, I think it's too early to say Disney is going to ruin all IPs. Honestly, I'm a bit curious about it.

Lastly, we should come to the realization that Disney is a large company and most of all, a large business. Businesses are about money and thus, they had to protect their assets even if it means axing another company.
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Crossforge Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Exactly, it doesn't make much sense to throw more money at shoring up a sinking ship.
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shadw9austin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I was seriously pissed off when I first learned of Disney's BS move.
Seriously Lucas Arts was a very successful...and after announcing future games and a possibly good movie (movie that i wasnt exactly holding my breath on but still) all of it gone...erased...

urgh!! *insert rage rantage here*

>n<
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dinshino Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
The possibility of a Grim Fandango movie always was a Janus Coin once Disney bought LucasFilm.
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