Disney have embraced the dark side

Posted: April 4, 2013 in Others, Posts by Emma
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I am back and fully functional again. The flu became a very bad chest infection which then turned into Costochondritis. So now I am back to my old self thanks to my good friends’ amoxicillin and ibuprofen.

I was reading this morning about Disney the puppet masters behind Lucas Arts have decided to axe the game studio part of the company as well as scrapping Star Wars 1313 and Star Wars First Assault. I am not a big fan of the Star Wars universe (I was when I was a kid), I enjoy the films and I play SWTOR, but that is where my love of Star Wars ends.

I found myself feeling pretty sad about this, not because I have played any Star Wars games (apart from SWTOR) but because it has always been a huge part of the industry to which I am a lover.

I feel like the gaming industry is receiving a huge blow. I feel pretty sad about it, not only for myself but for the fans who have been there since day one and who are always going out there way to buy the next title but also for those who have lost their jobs. It sort of feels like it is the death of a giant and it’s left me wondering who will be the next to fall.

So what do you think? Do you feel like Disney has no place to axe this? Do you think that Lucas Arts is being scavenged and pulled apart at the seams? Are you angry at George Lucas for selling his franchise to Disney? Do you feel that this could just be a stunt by Disney? Or would that just be wishful thinking?

I myself just feel sorry for the fans and to the kids of the future. If Disney are truly going to axe these games I feel like the genre will never again be the same. So never again will a child’s eyes light up whenever he gets to play his hero with a lightsaber or an adults eyes for that matter.

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Comments
  1. Tromador says:

    Disney aren’t stupid. They have plenty of games based around their productions. I think it’s probably part of a rebranding exercise. Star Wars games are huge money and Disney is, if nothing else, a money making corporate. They will release SW games, under more corporate branding and people will buy them, just the same. Other companies, like BioWare, will be able to release games under licence, just like they do now.

  2. Jeremy says:

    IF disney pust the same effort in as it does with their other more adult movies like pirates ect this is going to be a very very good movie

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