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Sooo, is it easier now for GOG to get their games here, or more unlikely?
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rodrolliv: Sooo, is it easier now for GOG to get their games here, or more unlikely?
Good question. Depends on where the rights go from here, I guess.
And so it ends.

Hm, I wonder what's gonna happen with all those properties. The games that are up on Steam, the chances of getting more of LA's software catalogue on other digital download services and all that. : /
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rodrolliv: Sooo, is it easier now for GOG to get their games here, or more unlikely?
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gibbeynator: Good question. Depends on where the rights go from here, I guess.
Same situation as an hour ago? Disney still hold all the rights.
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rodrolliv: Sooo, is it easier now for GOG to get their games here, or more unlikely?
Probably not, because Disney is a bunch of corporate idiots obsessed with marketing fluff over good things like video games.
Sad news.

We also need thread merging on the forums. ;)

http://www.gog.com/forum/general/rumors_about_lucasarts_star_wars_1313_on_hold
http://www.gog.com/forum/general/lucasarts_a_publisher_in_limbo_gamesindustrybiz
I think this is good news for the older stuff to get out. Maybe not necessarily here on GOG, but in general. It means to me that Disney is looking at how to exploit the LucasArts name without causing them much risk up front. To me selling the back catalog answers just that question. Also I think it means that if Ron Gilbert really wants to make another Monkey Island, he may have a better shot now.
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EverettLamb: Does that mean we won't see the Lucas Arts games here? Say it ain't so. :(
You will see more of them on Steam .
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samlii: Also I think it means that if Ron Gilbert really wants to make another Monkey Island, he may have a better shot now.
Sadly no, according to him.

https://twitter.com/grumpygamer/status/319508712249253888

LucasArts shutting down doesn't change the status of the Monkey Island IP. Disney bought all that months ago.
Post edited April 03, 2013 by mondo84
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samlii: I think this is good news for the older stuff to get out. Maybe not necessarily here on GOG, but in general. It means to me that Disney is looking at how to exploit the LucasArts name without causing them much risk up front. To me selling the back catalog answers just that question.
Agreed. To me it starts to sound like the odds for digital releases of the LucasArts classics have actually grown since Disney took over.
Post edited April 03, 2013 by F4LL0UT
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samlii: Also I think it means that if Ron Gilbert really wants to make another Monkey Island, he may have a better shot now.
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mondo84: Sadly no, according to him.

https://twitter.com/grumpygamer/status/319508712249253888

LucasArts shutting down doesn't change the status of the Monkey Island IP. Disney bought all that months ago.
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mondo84:
I forgot he actually wants to own the IP outright. I was just thinking it may be easier to get a license for using it.
I just want to see those classics on here.
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EverettLamb: Does that mean we won't see the Lucas Arts games here? Say it ain't so. :(
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ne_zavarj: You will see more of them on Steam .
I think cautious optimism for here is warranted too. They are moving to a licensing model, common for Disney, and I know GOG is pretty aggressive about getting their pitch in to developers so I suspect they are working on a new shot at DisneyArts to see if they will bite now.

On another positive note Disney is much more permissive with their licensing than Lucas was so perhaps we will see more devs take a swing at making a Star Wars or Indiana Jones game now.
oh my god cant believe it
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Man. I feel like a friend just died.

Sure, a friend I fell out of touch years ago because he became kind of a douchebag and we had nothing in common anymore, but we had our time.

The last LucasArts game turned out to be Kinect Star Wars. That's just so... tragic.