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Lit The Force Awakens and the EU [TAGGED spoilers.]

Discussion in 'Literature' started by TypoCelchu, Oct 30, 2012.

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  1. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    At least we'll be getting games after the lack of them for the past 4 years. And I was skeptical of LucasArts and Star Wars: 1313. I don't trust EA that much, but I trust DICE enough that we'll be getting some quality games
     
  2. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    Likely crappy ones

    The ones we were getting from LA got canned remember?
     
  3. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I think everybody would have preferred if LEC continued at the level it had in the past, but -- speaking just for myself here -- it wasn't. I'm sorry that wishes can't be unicorns, but they can't. And frankly, LEC has pulled some of the same crap that EA has too (remember KOTOR2?).

    EA's a crappy publisher. LEC was not much better. Yes, we all like LEC's development but as a content publisher they were full of jerk executives just like any other.

    But hey, don't let reality get in the way of your rose colored glasses.

    Care to unpack that for me, because it just looks like paranoid speculation that hasn't actually come to fruition.
     
  4. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    >Winning worst Game Developer of the year twice
    >Rose colored glasses

    laughingsithlords.jpg
     
  5. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I. EA is not a game developer

    II. Talking about LEC.

    Try again.
     
  6. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    So now you grasp at straws now?

    Game company/ developer who cares the intent in my post is the same
     
  7. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    Seconded. I realize that the deal was probably months (or longer) in the works, but did Disney pay attention to what happened with Sim City, a "free money" franchise that EA managed to royally muck up? Or their pathetic Steam "rival", Origin?
     
  8. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    So: LEC's allowed to be a crappy game publisher so long as the in-house development guys are nice, but EA is objectionable because... it's a crappy game publisher despite the developers it owns also being nice?

    That's where the rose colored glasses thing comes in. LEC was not a good publisher. We spent years complaining about how the executives were screwing things over -- cancelling good games, laying off staff, delaying and/or rushing things without good reasons.

    EA's not an improvement -- but you seem to be acting as if we've somehow moved to a worse publisher, whereas EA's executives are guilty of all the same things LEC's executives were.

    And that's my point: I don't like EA, but somehow being critical of LEC's record as a publisher means that we ought to have seen this coming? Really? See: Havac's crushed hopes for reasons why this wasn't/shouldn't have been the expected result.
     
  9. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Jello, you're arguing with Esg. o_O
     
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  10. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    Please be quiet for once
     
  11. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Correct -- but I think you'll find that arguing with a wall has its merits when it's the other people listening that you hope to convince, not said wall which is not terribly liable to be convinced. The wall is just a convenient thing on which is graffiti'd the argument with which I disagree :p
     
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  12. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hands up if you think Coop and Esg are secretly having an affair, and the antagonism is all smoke and mirrors?

    *raises hand*

    Well... darn. I thought there'd be more of us.
     
  13. _Catherine_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  14. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Just when I thought that I couldn't be surprised by the boards anymore, Uli, you manage to do it. :p
    --Adm. Nick
     
  15. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So you HAVE seen Coop naked?!
     
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  17. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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  18. Rogue_Follower

    Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What the hell is going on in this thread.

    [reads the news that EA is now the publisher for Star Wars games]

    Oh. Ohhhhh.
     
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  19. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Where are you getting these things?
     
  20. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    I like his gifs.:(

    And I like your thread topics.:(

    So both of you stop fighting or I shall set set you both on "ignore" forevermore. [face_not_talking]


    Now let's concentrate our firepower on plans EA hasn't started planning yet.
     
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  21. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    To be fair, all I said, in essence, was "don't argue with Esg". [face_whistling]
     
  22. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I literally don't give a steaming pile of Whaladon dung what Star Wars games they make or who makes them, as long as Obsidian get their shot to make their Dark Times game. Every other Star Wars game made from now til' the end of time could star Rosh Penin in a game composed of entirely escort missions, with Jar Jar Binks as the escorted, for all I care.
     
  23. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    Yeah, it was called "Episode I: The Video Game". And no, that's not a joke.
     
  24. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    No kidding Havac, other than the thought of DICE potentially developing Battlefront III, I am not liking this, not one bit.
     
  25. jmf4

    jmf4 Jedi Knight star 1

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    I actually liked the Episode 1 game . [face_blush] Granted, I had just graduated the second grade.
     
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