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puppy

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Disney awards 'Star Wars' video-game rights to EA



aelingil
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... wasnt EA just named worst gaming company of 2012?


Snakeoil
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So much for me playing any new star wars titles, unless I can get them second hand.


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We're fucked. Abandon ship.


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EA Acquires Exclusive Star Wars Game License
Dead Space, Battlefield devs working on Star Wars projects.

EA has announced a deal with Disney to publish future Star Wars games. As announced today, the two companies have established "a new multi-year exclusive licensing agreement to develop and publish globally new games based on Star Wars characters and storylines."

According to the announcement, EA "will develop and publish new Star Wars titles for a core gaming audience, spanning all interactive platforms and the most popular game genres, while Disney will retain certain rights to develop new titles within the mobile, social, tablet and online game categories."

»ca.ign.com/articles/2013/05/06/e···-license

CNN, lol... what do they know about gaming.


Mike
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What does CNN know about... uh...


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Ugh. Way to be proved wrong.


TigerLord
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IKR. Only a few weeks ago we were all saying how bad it would be if EA took control. And it happened.

LOL


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Nooooooooooooooooo


Ghastlyone
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Maybe EA will acquire the Elder Scrolls franchise next?

Hehe


Ghastlyone
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said by Mike:

What does CNN know about... uh...

No need to worry. It's probably just more misreporting on CNN's part, like with their Boston bomber arrest mishap.


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reply to Ghastlyone
said by Ghastlyone:

Maybe EA will acquire the Elder Scrolls franchise next?

Hehe

Go take walks on middle of freeway for even thinking of suggesting such....


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Shit company involves shitter company. What could go wrong?
Garbage in. Garbage out. Right?


AOD
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I hope EA just publishes and not develops.


jmn1207
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Wonderful.

Now gamers can enjoy Star Wars 2014 where Force points can be purchased along with day-1 DLC light sabres, costumes, and mission packs that are necessary to fill holes in the storyline. This is, of course, provided that anyone can even get past the always online DRM scheme to launch the game.


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Saw this on another forum... fits in well.

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said by pnjunction:

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Nooooooooooooooooo

Needs sound

»nooooooooooooooo.com/


Ghastlyone
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said by The Flash:

said by pnjunction:

[att=1]

Nooooooooooooooooo

Needs sound

»nooooooooooooooo.com/

LOL ^


CylonRed
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Nope not misreported.


puppy

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Wouldn't mind seeing Mickey swinging a lightsaber!
Expand your moderator at work


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Re: Disney awards 'Star Wars' video-game rights to EA

said by puppy:

Wouldn't mind seeing Mickey swinging a lightsaber!

You can get somewhat close to this with Kingdom Hearts, even though, that's a key.


chip89
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Yup We all what happened to the NASCAR games after EA got the rights to them!
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TigerLord
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Re: Disney awards 'Star Wars' video-game rights to EA

TIME magazine has written a good piece on the deal.

Four Reasons the EA-Star Wars Deal Can’t Possibly Work (and Three It Just Might)

With that in mind, here’s why I think the EA-Star Wars deal can’t possibly work…or, you know, maybe could, given the stars and planets aligning.

EA’s initial trip down Star Wars lane was confused and tedious

Star Wars: The Old Republic is a decent single-player romp masquerading as a mediocre massively multiplayer one. For all its nerdy narrative depth, The Old Republic runs out of steam too fast, sacrificing dynamic longevity for at best storytelling competency. Compared to NCsoft’s Guild Wars 2, the apotheosis of sprawling world-building MMOs, The Old Republic feels quaint and sadly upstaged.

The company’s tie-in track record is disgraceful

Observe the Harry Potter games, based on J.K. Rowling‘s ridiculously successful books: The films alone are among the highest-grossing of all time. EA had the Harry Potter film license from The Sorceror’s Stone to the final Deathly Hallows duology, and yet — with the arguable exception of EA Bright Light’s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – the games, in particular those final few, were utterly forgettable. Then you’ve got stuff like: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Aliens Versus Predator: Extinction, Batman Begins, The Godfather II, Rango, the so-so 007 series and all of the depressingly pedestrian Lord of the Rings tie-ins (save for The Battle of Middle-earth II). Those two exceptions aside, I can’t think of a truly memorable EA video game/movie tie-in. Can you?

EA wrote the book on franchise fatigue

What if the bean counters at EA develop the Star Wars games into a once-a-year event, rolling out new titles with the regularity of more often than not ho-hum perennials like Madden or FIFA? By establishing metrics whereby the Star Wars games are required to meet certain revenue goals to bolster quarterly financials (and ultimately placate shareholders), the company’s almost surely condemning these games to failure (and the brand to further tarnishing), whether immediately or eventually.

The company has a troubled relationship with consumers

Remember Spore‘s launch in 2008? The DRM backlash? Will Wright’s swan song EA game still hovers at just above a single star on Amazon (with over 3,000 negative user reviews). Through the mid-2000s, EA had to fend off disturbing allegations of employee/workplace abuse, and in 2008, it signed an exclusive deal for the NFL license (viewed as anti-competitive, despite EA’s claim that the NFL pushed for the arrangement). And in 2012, the company won The Consumerist’s annual “Worst Company in America” award, easily beating Bank of America in the final round with over a quarter million voting. EA won again this year, too. In short, EA has debilitating public perception issues.

The rest: »techland.time.com/2013/05/07/x-r···SeQOc0x3

Good to see some skepticism even among the mainstream media.


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reply to aelingil
said by aelingil:

... wasnt EA just named worst gaming company of 2012?

yep, they won it this year too.

»consumerist.com/2013/04/09/ea-ma···n-a-row/

»/r0/download/2···2013.png

They blame the success or failure of winning on homophobes and whiny madden fans. newview See Profile covers the story here

»Now EA says that complainers are Homophobes
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said by TigerLord:

We're fucked. Abandon ship.

Quote of the year! rofl
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reply to Ghastlyone
said by Ghastlyone:

Maybe EA will acquire the Elder Scrolls franchise next?

Hehe

TAKE THAT BACK! TAKE THAT SHIT BACK RIGHT NOW!!!!1!!
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Ghastlyone
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said by stvnbrs:

said by Ghastlyone:

Maybe EA will acquire the Elder Scrolls franchise next?

Hehe

TAKE THAT BACK! TAKE THAT SHIT BACK RIGHT NOW!!!!1!!

You cannot delay the inevitable.


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I sense a great disturbance in the force... as if millions of fans and gamers alike were screaming in unison, and then silenced...
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