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I knew this would be discussed like crazy when I saw the article :D
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Khadgar42: That's sad news, though someone is probably quite happy about that:
Everything is proceeding as I have forseen...
I think every real LucasArts fan is happy considering that the company has been mostly busy doing nothing over the last decade.
My friend showed me the news today and I just sat there and said "ha April fools right man?".

They better AT LEAST release old Lucasarts games on GOG.
Well, there's nothing to get upset about here. As it stood, those games would be on GOG already if it was at all likely.

What this has done is stirred things up. Let's see how the dust settles and see if the ones that snap up the available rights are more interested in making money from them. I think that probably they will be.

That, however, is all dependent on those rights going on sale in the first place. Clearly Star Wars gets centre stage. Who knows how interested they'd be in going through the hassle of negotiations over anything else?
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Elmofongo: Why am I not surprised!

QUICK NIGHTDIVE STUDIOS, BUY THE RIGHTS TO GRIM FANDANGO!!!
i contacted Night Dive and asked if they interested in possibly trying to get the rights to classic Lucas Arts games, i am currently waiting for a response.
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Navagon: That, however, is all dependent on those rights going on sale in the first place.
Very unlikely. Disney buys IPs, it doesn't sell them. They're talking about licensing them out for the production of new games, that's all. Any deal involving any of the LucasArts back catalog will still have to be made with Disney.
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Wishbone: Very unlikely. Disney buys IPs, it doesn't sell them. They're talking about licensing them out for the production of new games, that's all. Any deal involving any of the LucasArts back catalog will still have to be made with Disney.
It is very unlikely. But that's still more likely than it was when Lucasarts was alive. I suppose what I should have posted was "nothing of value was lost", because that's pretty much all that there is to say about this that's worth saying at this point.

It's unlikely. But as we all know, here on GOG, stranger things have happened.
What good games has Lucas Arts released recently? I don't know any game. Oh wait. They are responsible for Star Wars Kinect. So they deserved to get closed.
Maybe when they came up with an almost decent property they could have avoided tossing it in the shitter for a quick cash grab while making the sequel. But they didn't and now they are no more.

RIP The Force Unleashed.

Vengeance is satisfied.
Post edited April 03, 2013 by orcishgamer
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orcishgamer: Maybe when they came up with an almost decent property they could have avoided tossing it in the shitter for a quick cash grab while making the sequel. But they didn't and now they are no more.

RIP The Force Unleashed.

Vengeance is satisfied.
You do know people lost their jobs :(
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rodrolliv: Sooo, is it easier now for GOG to get their games here, or more unlikely?
Considering the fact that Disney doesn't give a flying fuck about hardcore games i'd say it became more unlikely.

At least when Lucasarts was still independent, some of their older games were released on Steam, so there was a possibility that they would appear here too. Now i really don't think anything will happen, Disney has been closing down their game studios for some time now (RIP Blackrock, Propaganda games) and shifting their focus into mobile and social crap.

They'll probably just sit on these licenses forever. That's how shitty Disney is.
/takes off hat

A moment of silence, for something that was once great.
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rodrolliv: Sooo, is it easier now for GOG to get their games here, or more unlikely?
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Neobr10: Considering the fact that Disney doesn't give a flying fuck about hardcore games i'd say it became more unlikely.

At least when Lucasarts was still independent, some of their older games were released on Steam, so there was a possibility that they would appear here too. Now i really don't think anything will happen, Disney has been closing down their game studios for some time now (RIP Blackrock, Propaganda games) and shifting their focus into mobile and social crap.

They'll probably just sit on these licenses forever. That's how shitty Disney is.
I hope this is not the case. It seems to me there is still a lot of money to be made on the digital distribution of LA games. If you are right then there is simply no logic to the way Disney operates, you make money by selling product, why sit on product that you know will make money?
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orcishgamer: Maybe when they came up with an almost decent property they could have avoided tossing it in the shitter for a quick cash grab while making the sequel. But they didn't and now they are no more.

RIP The Force Unleashed.

Vengeance is satisfied.
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Elmofongo: You do know people lost their jobs :(
People lose jobs and are laid off all the time. People only seem to care when it happens in the gaming industry apparently.

Its happened to me before, and while I was really disappointed at first because I thought I was doing a great job where I was at, its their loss and I've since moved on to greener pastures. I'm certain they'll be able to find jobs somewhere else soon as they have what most employers are looking for these days. Experience.
Post edited April 03, 2013 by thelovebat
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rodrolliv: Sooo, is it easier now for GOG to get their games here, or more unlikely?
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Neobr10: Considering the fact that Disney doesn't give a flying fuck about hardcore games i'd say it became more unlikely.

At least when Lucasarts was still independent, some of their older games were released on Steam, so there was a possibility that they would appear here too. Now i really don't think anything will happen, Disney has been closing down their game studios for some time now (RIP Blackrock, Propaganda games) and shifting their focus into mobile and social crap.

They'll probably just sit on these licenses forever. That's how shitty Disney is.
Or someone buys the lincense from them, someone like Night Dive.