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EA Is the Game Company Disney Was Looking For

samzenpus posted about a year and a half ago | from the may-the-force-pad-be-with-you dept.

Star Wars Prequels 254

An anonymous reader writes "Electronic Arts announced today it has landed an exclusive multi-year agreement to develop and publish games based on Lucasfilms' Star Wars universe. EA said the it will create and publish Star Wars games for a 'core gaming audience' across 'all popular platforms' and genres. The EA studios creating those 'core' Star Wars games are Battlefield developer DICE, Dead Space developer Visceral Games and Mass Effect house BioWare."

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Great... (5, Insightful)

SanDogWeps (2882399) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648129)

Now all EA games will come with free misery AND a Force Choke...

Re:Great... (5, Insightful)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648249)

EA promises to do for Lucas Arts what Disney pledges to do for Lucasfilm.

This is following the lead established by McDonalds - and what they've done for beef.

Re:Great... (1)

innerweb (721995) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648287)

In other words, I will not be spending any money on these either.

Re:Great... (4, Interesting)

24-bit Voxel (672674) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648515)

Same here. For me, if it's not on steam it doesn't exist. And since EA isn't on steam... well... it's as if hundreds of games screamed out in isolation and were suddenly silenced.

Re:Great... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43649319)

For me, if it's on any bullshit DRM system posing as a service, it doesn't exist. Steam, Origin, doesn't matter.

Not many computer games released for PC, these days. The ones that are tend to be lots more fun than some Orange Box shite though.

Re: Great... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648349)

They'll just change the name of the series to "Customer Wars" and start calling their DRM "The Force".

Re:Great... (4, Insightful)

westlake (615356) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648635)

EA promises to do for Lucas Arts what Disney pledges to do for Lucasfilm

You hear any Marvel Comics fan complaining about Disney? Didn't think so.

Re:Great... (4, Insightful)

Dahamma (304068) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648643)

Yeah, to be honest Disney will be hard pressed to mangle the Star Wars franchise any more than George Lucas did.

Re:Great... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43649135)

Presumably that's why they hired EA.

Re:Great... (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about a year and a half ago | (#43649005)

You have one here.

Re:Great... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43649149)

You have one here.

Except you don't count, you fucking pretentious faggot.

Re:Great... (1)

nabsltd (1313397) | about a year and a half ago | (#43649117)

You hear any Marvel Comics fan complaining about Disney?

Disney came fairly late to the "Marvel Cinematic Universe" franchise, and even then all they are is a distributor...Paramount and Marvel are the creative and monetary forces behind the franchise.

My guess is that since Disney was the only studio that wasn't cashing in on superhero movies, they found a way to make some money off the genre.

"See Jeremiah Cornelius troll run (forrest, run)" (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648675)

Especially from disproving this http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3717059&cid=43634223 [slashdot.org]

* :)

You tried to downmod that to "hide it" earlier there, along with 100's of "forums slide" attempts via ac posts (like the 100's you did directed my way but you got caught in posting your registered username to do it instead of by ac submits http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3581857&cid=43276741 [slashdot.org] ). No hiding it now, is there?

Disprove what's in the 1st link above Jeremiah Cornelius: You can't & you KNOW it (or you would have by now, unfortunately, that is NOT possible with valid technical data).

Since you attempted to "impersonate me" & shit on me in 100's of posts attempting to do that?

Then, You can BANK ON IT I will keep tossing this your way, inviting your dull-witted technically incompetent ass to disprove it. You can't and I know it, you know it, and so will anyone else reading your b.s. posts (especially your +5 rated ones you mod yourself up with using sockpuppets and we all know you do that too). Payback, is a bitch, and especially when it shows just how technically incompetent you are, troll.

Hairyfeet did the rest on your AC post here http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3717059&cid=43631887 [slashdot.org] and he doesn't even use hosts, and prefers dns. So much for your ac trolling fool. Your problem, idiot? You think people are stupid and don't see thru your crap. Guess again, see Hairyfeet's post above.

Going to downmod this to hide it as usual, or are you going to flood it with anonymous coward replies like the troll you are to forums 'slide' it?

APK

P.S.=> There is NO WAY you worked at Microsoft as you claim, no way, at least not in a true technical capacity since I can clearly easily outsmart & outthink you on "all of your 'objections'" so easily... however, then again? It's why you were terminated at Microsoft. You don't cut it, and it's the why of why you're nothing but a powerpoint pusher nowadays (allegedly)... apk

Re:"See Jeremiah Cornelius troll run (forrest, run (0)

Jherek Carnelian (831679) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648937)

Lol! You can not defeat all of my incarnations!

Re:Great... (1)

Dishevel (1105119) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648955)

Yup. Pretty much anything this shithole has to say is useless.

Re:Great... (2)

failedlogic (627314) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648335)

Free? .... "misery And Force choke? Really, Free?! I think you'll have to pay EA for these as DLC on first day. And chances are, the game won't run without misery.

Sooner or later, you'll have to pay to have a player that walks and runs - $1.99 each.

I haven't played the online Starwars mmporg, but the original Bioware Knights of Old Republic I & II (save for a few annoying characters ... which seems the norm for the SW universe .... ) were among the best games I've ever played. Now EA owns Bioware, which means Bioware cannot be any better than any EA game. Sigh.

Re:Great... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648435)

Obviously you don't know EA. The game will come with free misery and a force choke, yes, but you'll have to pay for a DLC key to unlock both of them.

Re:Great... (1)

lactose99 (71132) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648583)

Now all EA games will come with free misery AND a Force Choke...

...only if you preorder at Gamestop

I hear a thousand gamers cry out... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648141)

Crap

Sim DarthMicky (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648145)

I really can't see how the best parts of Star Wars will shine through all the Disney marketing money machine.

Seems to me that grinding out more shallow plot movies will just turn it into something like the Disney princesses series of movies. I guess that's the idea.

Re: Sim DarthMicky (1)

alen (225700) | about a year and a half ago | (#43649039)

Like George Lucas was a saint
He created the whole marketing toys and crap with a movie concept

Battlefield: Star Wars (2, Interesting)

SirSlud (67381) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648147)

Make it happen.

Re:Battlefield: Star Wars (5, Insightful)

doctor woot (2779597) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648211)

Make it happen.

You've never played Battlefront?

Re:Battlefield: Star Wars (1)

Ironhandx (1762146) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648269)

It always amazes me how many people have no idea either A) The game exists or if they have heard of it then B) That its basically Battlefield, star wars style.

That game was so much fun. WTB Battlefront 3, with AT-ATs.

Re:Battlefield: Star Wars (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648247)

Were you totally asleep for not only Star Wars: Battlefront but it's sequel as well? This has been done already, not that it wouldn't be nice to see a more graphically rich version.

Re:Battlefield: Star Wars (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648251)

Been done before. See: Battlefront, Battlefront II

Re:Battlefield: Star Wars (1)

Trax3001BBS (2368736) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648719)

As for Battlefront's Star wars even the player comments say what the OP does.

"For the love of GOD!! Put this on Dice's Frostbite 3 engine and its gaming orgasm!
Hoth on FB3 would be mind blowing! 64 players, walkers and speeders......passes out....."

"Now that EA has the reigns.....I'm sorry if the idea of the BATTLEFIELD 4 (or even 3)
Frostbite Engine coupled with STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT doesn't make you drool....
You are truly dead inside as a gamer."

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/06/star-wars-battlefront-3-live-stream-new-footage-appears/ [joystiq.com]

Re:Battlefield: Star Wars (1)

Trax3001BBS (2368736) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648709)

As sheep we buy what's given us and don't complain about what's taken away;
making our own maps, mods, or even having control over our own servers.

Blackmonkeys.de made a Star War mod for Call of Duty 4 and it's a lot of fun.
http://www.moddb.com/mods/star-wars-mod-galactic-warfare [moddb.com]

You just can't do that anymore.

Lando Reaction (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648161)

This deal is getting worse all the time.

Well, they needed an evil empire... (4, Funny)

DanielRavenNest (107550) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648167)

And with Electronic Arts, I guess they found one.

Re:Well, they needed an evil empire... (1)

ericloewe (2129490) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648519)

I think that's a bit too much to say. At least the Empire learned from its mistakes and didn't add a spectacular design flaw to the second Death Star. EA just seems to enjoy piling on design flaws and not fixing stuff.

Re:Well, they needed an evil empire... (1)

suutar (1860506) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648623)

Except putting the shield generator outside the shield. WTF!?!?!

Re:Well, they needed an evil empire... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43649165)

Presumably a decision made to take advantage of the local cheap ewok labour. A lesson in outsourcing for us all.

Re:Well, they needed an evil empire... (2)

Imrik (148191) | about a year and a half ago | (#43649281)

I feel obliged to point out that the shield in question was intended to protect it while it was under construction, not while it was in use. Also, to reach that shield they needed authorization which may have included letting them through the local planetary shields.

How apropos! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648175)

... just waiting for the best of the Star Wars quotes to float to the top now ...

Noooooooooo!!!!!1! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648179)

http://nooooooooooooooo.com

It's a trap!!! (0)

Doug Otto (2821601) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648191)

It had to be said.

Re:It's a trap!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648873)

No, it really didnt.

Mediocrity (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648219)

And so the lineage of mostly-forgettable Star Wars games continues unabated...

Re:Mediocrity (2)

grimmjeeper (2301232) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648281)

Oh no, they will be very memorable. If they're anything like the latest Sim City, expect them to blow up like the Death Star.

Re:Mediocrity (1)

Dahamma (304068) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648689)

I don't know, Bioware made KOTOR and that was one of the better Star Wars games ever made. Despite what people think some of the EA studios still have a bit of creativity left. (Then again after trying to play Dragon Age it may be fading fast...)

Re:Mediocrity (1)

Kam Solusar (974711) | about a year and a half ago | (#43649343)

And then they made The Old Republic, which was mediocre at best and an accumulation of clusterfucks the rest of the time. The more you read about the development process, the more you realize that this game is a prime example of how not to manage a AAA game development project.

No sweat off my back (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648261)

I gave up on buying anything made by EA. I hope Disney changes their mind about tethering themselves to a sinking ship, but if not, it's not like there has ever been a must have Star Wars game.

Merchandising within merchandising (4, Funny)

Dynedain (141758) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648263)

I can see the tie-ins now... Star Wars Sims: Make your Ewok's spend less time brushing their teeth with Crest!

Re:Merchandising within merchandising (2)

dufachi (973647) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648493)

Where's My Force Lightning?
An anthropomorphic tie-fighter movie
The full Episode 4 using Disney iconic characters with the witch from Sleeping Beauty as Darth Vader
Star Wars Social - beg your friends to help you outfit your own Jedi college that randomly gets murdered by a rogue Jedi turning to the dark side.

Re:Merchandising within merchandising (4, Informative)

White Flame (1074973) | about a year and a half ago | (#43649309)

The full Episode 4 using Disney iconic characters with the witch from Sleeping Beauty as Darth Vader

Her name is Maleficent, which is a pretty cool villain name to know.

Re:Merchandising within merchandising (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648877)

I would say they should try Square if it wasn't for the Final Fantasy 14 train wreck.

Kingdom Hearts [wikipedia.org] just screams Disney.

Is Disney Blind? (2)

ohnocitizen (1951674) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648265)

Why go with a company who has been making the news for broken games and abrasive customer service? Are executives at Disney really ok with taking such a big risk on such a valuable property?

Re:Is Disney Blind? (2)

gl4ss (559668) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648293)

Why go with a company who has been making the news for broken games and abrasive customer service? Are executives at Disney really ok with taking such a big risk on such a valuable property?

maybe the deal is such that disney makes money no matter what.

the only game company stupid enough - and with enough cash going around(even if they're not making cash well) would be EA.

I'm not holding my breath for another TIE fighter classic though.....

Re:Is Disney Blind? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648647)

They better pray that EA doesn't "alter the deal".

Re:Is Disney Blind? (2)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648327)

Why go with a company who has been making the news for broken games and abrasive customer service?

Because EA is still making more money than $RANDOMDEITY, because the average gamer doesn't really give a shit and will happily buy Medal of Duty: Call of Honor 15: Infinite Titanium Xtreme as soon as it hits the shelves after a period of no beta testing.

Re:Is Disney Blind? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43649451)

There's a Call of Duty 15 out?? (swipes credit card at computer screen)

Re:Is Disney Blind? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648333)

Disney doesn't want to do good games. They just want to siphon all the money they can out of their customers.

EA is a match made in heaven for them, they've got the same attitude.

Re:Is Disney Blind? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648351)

birds of a feather then?

Re:Is Disney Blind? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648461)

Seems to me the model to emulate would be Warner Brothers where they've increasingly been doing development in studios they own rather than licensing. It seems like a better model for maintaining and growing a franchise rather than cashing in on it and using up its credibility.

So, nothing has changed then. (1)

uCallHimDrJ0NES (2546640) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648317)

Is there really anything different about this, other than who manages the projects? Given this list of studios, it seems unlikely anything will change as far as the kinds of Star Wars game projects that get approved.

EA = evil assholes (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648321)

EA sux and their games dont work

EA DRM (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648363)

EA's DRM will now stand for Darkside Rights Management

Re:EA DRM (1)

mjwx (966435) | about a year and a half ago | (#43649397)

EA's DRM will now stand for Darkside Rights Management

I would have thought a Stargate tie in would have been more appropriate.... At least then they could tell people about the power of Origin.

Uhm....EA and Bioware... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648367)

Didn't they already fuck up the latest and greatest WoW-killer MMO of the decade SW:TOR?

What makes you think EA will have money to pay you when they go under later this decade Disney?

Or are you angling to be a primary creditor and take properties off their hands?

evil + evil = (3, Insightful)

citylivin (1250770) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648375)

Profit!

Time to buy some stock!

Ongoing boycott (2)

CmdrEdem (2229572) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648383)

Since EA said it would require Simcity to be always on (Yeah, I predicted correctly that shit would hit the fan at launch just like Diablo 3) I started boycotting EA. Luckily I`ll always have the back catalog of awesome Star War games. Farewell Star Wars games, may the force be with you. And I`m not talking about Starforce.

Star Force (1)

tepples (727027) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648655)

Farewell Star Wars games, may the force be with you. And I`m not talking about Starforce.

I don't get it. What does a vertical shooter by Tecmo [wikipedia.org] have to do with Star Wars or EA?

EA this is your only hope. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648429)

Every one hates you, you have nothing but bad PR with the geek segment.

Do a good job, make a great tie fight /x wing game. Don't DRM it to death, stay true to the source, adult but not gratuitous. hire some good screen writers.

    Don't attempt to micro transition it to death. Think more season pass more campaigns new ships for 20 bucks a year if you must have that to sell to the overlords. Sell on the fact that this is a great PR move, that for 1 great nostalgic game fans will forgive forget a bunch or well idiot ones.

Get old pc gamers to say " It was like playing the old game, updated but with that same feel" and you will have 75% of the people that want to split you an roast you like a pig, trampling over themselves thanking you.

The death of Lucas Arts wasn't painful enough... (2)

celest (100606) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648451)

Because the death of Lucas Arts wasn't painful enough for Star Wars fans, we can now look forward to all future Star Wars games being in the Origin-only, Rootkit-DRM enabled, online-at-all-times failboat that is EA's formula. Or is my lack of faith disturbing?

two wrongs dont make a right (1)

zlives (2009072) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648475)

Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice.
But which is EA, the master or the apprentice

Re:two wrongs dont make a right (3)

the eric conspiracy (20178) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648535)

Apprentice. Disney was the primary advocate and beneficiary of the Sonny Bono Act.

Bad Call Disney (1)

Scarletdown (886459) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648483)

Don't the derps in charge of making these arrangements keep up on things. You just signed a deal with a company where just a few weeks back, gamers were practically dancing in the streets over their financial woes due to EA's douchebaggery.

Are you sure you want to go through with this foolishness?

xwing? (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648485)

Say goodbye to modding any star wars games, and hello to paying through the nose for DLC.

Oh well. I just hope they re-make X-Wing.

Re:xwing? (1)

Ashenkase (2008188) | about a year and a half ago | (#43649337)

hear HEAR!

Losing optimism on Disney and Star Wars... (5, Insightful)

runeghost (2509522) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648509)

As a casual Star Wars fan, I've tried to stay upbeat about the sale of Star Wars to Disney. After all, as my friends and I keep telling each other, "It can't actually be worse than the prequels, right?" But I've watched announcement after announcement with trepidation. J.J. Abrams directing? Clone Wars unceremoniously canceled and the people making it let go? Now the universally-loathed EA is to be in charge of the gaming wing of the franchise? (I'm expecting Disney to cancel Dark Horse's comics license as soon as they legally can, if not sooner.) Star Wars has had a great many ups and downs over the years, but there have been some amazing stories along the way. I fear that the Mouse is going to steamroller that whole universe into bland commercialism for the rest of my life.

Re:Losing optimism on Disney and Star Wars... (1)

inputdev (1252080) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648699)

I'm with you on every point except J.J. Abrams - I think he is great. Granted, I was a fan of Lost.

Re:Losing optimism on Disney and Star Wars... (1)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648915)

I like the guy too, didn't even mind the end of Lost or his ridiculous love for CGI lens flare. But having him direct both star wars and star trek is just wrong - and I don't even have a dog in the star wars/trek fight, still feels bad. It is time for a new set of mythos all around.

Re:Losing optimism on Disney and Star Wars... (1)

wbr1 (2538558) | about a year and a half ago | (#43649139)

...It is time for a new set of mythos all around.

Starship Troopers? 8-)

Re:Losing optimism on Disney and Star Wars... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43649395)

Ah well there is allways Lego Starwars , the most under rated version of the film trilogy there ever was .

Totally predictable Disney move. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648533)

Is this really a surprise to anyone at this point? Disney bought SW and then announced that, with the help of Metamucil, Golytely, and plenty of fiber, were going to shit out at one movie a year. Since they obviously are hoping to milk the franchise fans for all they are worth, why not then partner with the video game maker whose sole mission is to milk fans for all they're worth as well?

It's a perfect match made in hell.

SW Games Made By The Empire (1)

earcaraxe (1330617) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648551)

Finally they've found a developer that's as evil as the Empire to make the games.

Who cares? (5, Interesting)

Animats (122034) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648585)

Who cares? This franchise is way past its sell-by date.

Looking forward to the new Honor Harrington movie. [davidweber.net]

Re:Who cares? (1)

runeghost (2509522) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648811)

I prefer the original. [wikipedia.org] It has the added advantage of being already out. :-) (I wouldn't say no to more quality HH though.)

Re:Who cares? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648835)

I guess if you want impossible physics with bad dialogue and cardboard characters in increasingly over-the-top situations and where it's increasingly obvious that the creator has thrown in the towel and is just doing it for the paycheck, then yeah, Honor Harrington has Star Wars beat, hands down.

It's dead. (1)

steelfood (895457) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648605)

Lucas's legacy that is.

One can argue that it died with the making of episodes 1-3 and George Lucas' monetization push of the past ten or so years, but I think this is the last nail in the coffin. All that's left is the dissolution of ILM, and that will sound like dirt hitting wood.

How to ruin a good thing: sell it to Disney. I don't expect quality offerings from Pixar anymore either, especially after the atrocity that was Brave.

Re:It's dead. (1)

wbr1 (2538558) | about a year and a half ago | (#43649151)

Lukas' legacy died with willow.

EA Is the Game Company Disney Was Looking For (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648645)

Bwhahahahahahahahahaha....

fitler is lameness

Good as dead (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648651)

If you liked any star wars games call them dead if EA is taking them over. They will ruin them just like they did with Nascar Racing. Last good Nascar game was 2003 when Papyrus was still around. EA bought the rights, released one version and it sucked. Hasn't released anything in years.

over-saturation of brand? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648661)

Once upon a time, I remember Disney used to (maybe still? haven't paid attention) do things like rotate out the availability of its classic cartoon movies in order to retain value through scarcity.

Now, they're going to over-saturate the market with Star Wars games 'cause they're way too eager to get their money back from their new acquisition.

Get ready for Angry Ewoks on the mobile side, and Lara Skywalker on the pc / console side.

You guys are pathetic. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648669)

Youre bashing games that haven't even been announced yet, shown, demoed, have a trailer and really haven't even started being made yet based purely on the company that has just this instant been handed over to.

I get it. EA sucks, but your blind hatred for them where you just lash out every single chance you get without actually knowing anything or even having something to base an opinion on is immature, and utterly stupid. Basically you guys do for video games what most religious people do for their religions.

Grow up and stop complaining. If you don't like the games then don't buy them but if youre going to hate them you should have atleast tried them or know something.

We all know you will buy them. Just like how everyone bitches about call of duty online and when it comes out it sells like 10 million copies in 32 seconds. You all hate EA but their games still sell.

EA's fumble with Scrabble -- Star Wars (1)

SethJohnson (112166) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648693)

As EA has done with so many properties it contracts for, they completely devalued the game of Scrabble with their horrible port. With that example as a predictor of what they'll do with the Star Wars property, we can look forward to seeing a third party's massive success marketing "Laser Swords with Friends" across FaceBook and iOS.

Electronic Farts (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648759)

One game in and Disney will be pulling a Job Bluth... "I've made a huge mistake." EA is a garbage company full of sell out developers.

It's GOB (1)

BitterAndDrunk (799378) | about a year and a half ago | (#43649013)

It's GOB, as in George Oscar Bluth Jr.

Lol (1)

Dishevel (1105119) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648763)

lol
That is all.
Really.

There's a sucker born every day (0)

dark_glaive (2889319) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648783)

Hey suckers, find a new franchise to jerk off to.

Misread the summary (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43648879)

Anyone else read "EA will create & publish Star Wars games" as "EA will create & punish Star Wars gamers"?

Mmmm (1)

Greyfox (87712) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648909)

In that shit sandwich, EA would just be the poo cherry topping.

Bioware (1)

r0kk3rz (825106) | about a year and a half ago | (#43648925)

The only good news out of all of this is the possibillity of new Bioware KOTOR games

I think this is a great move. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43649031)

The games will be so bad they'll make the terrible movies look not completely awful.

Bunch of negative neck beards in this thread (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43649063)

You guys all sound like you need Prozac.

Oh, look! (1)

jnork (1307843) | about a year and a half ago | (#43649219)

... More stuff for me to ignore from EA, aside from mocking them.

*cries* (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43649265)

No more star wars for me...

makes me want to call and ask to drop disney chann (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about a year and a half ago | (#43649305)

makes me want to call and ask to drop disney channel and maybe ESPN.

X-Wing or TIE Fighter game, please (3, Insightful)

BTWR (540147) | about a year and a half ago | (#43649453)

That's all I want, not another Star Wars: Battlefront game. KOTOR was great, but I don't need another one. XW and TF were 2 of the greatest games ever made. X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter was a letdown and X-Wing Alliance, while good, wasn't as good as its predecessors.
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