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*Sigh*
Rest in peace my beloved Lucasarts :(
And a tear falls from my eye. I'm truly deeply saddened by this.

Still I must add to all of those who are urging GOG to make the effort to obtain selling license AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so we can keep remembering the glory through their games.

I'll go away now... damn these weird industry times :(
Hopefully Disney wants the buckets of instant free money waiting to be collected from GOG.com re-releases of their back catalogue, but publishers aren't always interested in easy money...
Hope GoG pesters the shit out of them for the old Star Wars games and DoubleFine/Ron Gilbert getting and owning the old adventure games IP like they rightfully should. Disney seems to only come out with shitty teenage shows these days and it'll be a big shame for them to sit on those valuable IPs.

Still it's sad to see the company that accompanied much of PC gaming in the 90s gone. Also that early LA startup logo that comes up whenever you start the game.
So I take it that the chance for Lucas Arts games to appear on here has diminished greatly?

Otherwise R.I.P.
A new DuckTales game is coming out, and that's not really something in Disney's standard plan these days. I'd normally say this is bad news for getting those games on here, but in light of that announcement...
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RayRay13000: So I take it that the chance for Lucas Arts games to appear on here has diminished greatly?

Otherwise R.I.P.
This doesn't really change the chance for LA games to appear here. That was affected by Disney buying Lucas in the first place and we don't know what Disney's stance on selling the classic LA ip will be (on GOG or anywhere).
All those games...all those beautiful games. For them to not be available just isn't right.

LucasArts is such a huge, integral part of gaming history. While some of the older games are on Steam, we really need them all to be available. I just don't see the harm that would come from it, right?

Whatever LucasArts management's reasons for keeping DRM on their games was, I can only hope Disney is a bit more lenient and willing to hear out pitches from GOG or other distributors.
I really hope that Disney ends up selling the Lucas games on here. Hopefully they also sell some of their other classics like Turok 1 and 2.
One thing that I haven't seen mentioned is that the source code for Jedi Outcast and Academy went up as a tribute to LucasArts. Atleast some good came out of this I guess.

http://jkhub.org/topic/1942-jko-jka-full-source-code-released/

http://sourceforge.net/projects/jedioutcast/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/jediacademy/
Sounds like they've become to Disney what Sierra became to Activision (or Codemasters for some games). Too bad but they were long past their prime, the worst thing about this really is the people who lost their jobs. The US certainly doesn't need any more unemployment than it already has!
Motherfuckers... So they probably never are going to release LA classics ever...?
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JMich: Does this mean they may consider licensing GOG to sell their older titles? I'll stick with that theory, and ignore any others.
No. It means they want to license rights to make NEW star wars games to EA :P

inbefore: Monkey Island legacy but not called Monkey Island kickstarter project of peopel fired from LA
Post edited April 04, 2013 by keeveek
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cannard: Sounds like they've become to Disney what Sierra became to Activision.
I certainly hope not. That would fall under the category of "worst case scenarios".

Vivendi/CUC/Activision pretty much ruined Sierra.
Post edited April 04, 2013 by mondo84
Bill Tiller, former artist at LucasArts, has made a petition to have Steven Spielberg buy all the LA IPs. (Spielberg collaborated with them on The Dig).

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/speilberg-should-buy-classic-lucas-arts-ips/
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mondo84: Bill Tiller, former artist at LucasArts, has made a petition to have Steven Spielberg buy all the LA IPs. (Spielberg collaborated with them on The Dig).

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/speilberg-should-buy-classic-lucas-arts-ips/
I wish Bill Tiller focused less on making petitions and more on making A Vampyre Story 2. Maybe I should make a petition to have devs finish their stories or at least not leaving us with cliffhangers for 5 years? : ))
Speilberg? I think we might have better luck with Señor Spielbergo, Spielberg's non-union Mexican equivalent.