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Old 03-04-2013, 08:19 PM   #1
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Exclamation Disney closes LucasArts

After 30 years... LucasArts will remain only as licensor. All current projects cancelled, most of the staff sacked.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucasar...ey_and_closure
and all over the net, like: http://www.joystiq.com/2013/04/03/di...ses-lucasarts/
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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I am fine with it. Did they do anything good recently? Licensed, yes, but proprietary?
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:40 PM   #3
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:37 AM   #4
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:55 PM   #5
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Frankly I have no idea what to say here.

Does this only concern the game department? Are they going to keep cranking the CGI series out?

On another note, I wouldn't mind some more series done by Genndy Tartakovsky. Now that guy has class (anyone here seen Samurai Jack?).
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:37 PM   #6
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It's about the game department. New STAR WARS movies are in the making (not just the next trilogy), although recent announcements changed the fate of certain animated series.

I dislike Tartakovsky's style, be it Samurai Jack or Clone Wars - not my thing.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:10 PM   #7
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I wonder what they mean by reducing risk. Is it that they didn't want damage the Lucas brand by releasing something shitty under it? But if they're not going to use it, why's that important? Are they keeping it for future use?

The Clone Wars has boring story like all Star Wars pre-episode 4, and I've never watched Samurai Jack, but what made Genndy Tartakovsky famous was Dexter's Laboratory, whose seasons 1-2 are one of the best TV comedy shows ever.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:51 AM   #8
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Well, it looks plain and clear for me, Japo. LA as publisher and licensor have a big portfolio - from Indiana Jones to Star Wars. I had a good time with Lego Star Wars, for example, and I don't think that Monkey Island or, say, Sam & Max exhausted of all potential. Even Star Wars: Angry Birds have it's good sides. But all of this was made not by LA. As developer, LA looks like empty shell of company for me. So it looks very reasonable to cut expenses, have all pluses as licensor, but no minuses as developer. And they always can flesh it up back, if they really want it (but I doubt it). Thumbs up, Disney!
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:02 AM   #9
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Given that developers recently released the source code for Jedi Knight 2, I can't help but wonder what this means for the status of LucasArts IP's now.

Basically what I'm getting at here is...maybe we'll be seeing A few missing old gems here on Abandonia in the near future?
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:27 PM   #10
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