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6May 13Electronic Arts and The Walt Disney company today announced a new multi-year agreement to develop and publish new games based on Star Wars characters and stories.
As part of the agreement, EA will create new Star Wars titles for a "core gaming audience." These games will span "all interactive platforms" and "the most popular game genres." Disney, meanwhile, will retain rights to create new Star Wars games for mobile, social, tablet, and online markets.
"Every developer dreams of creating games for the Star Wars universe," EA Labels president Frank Gibeau said in a statement. "Three of our top studios will fulfill that dream, crafting epic adventures for Star Wars fans."
Battlefield studio DICE and Dead Space outfit Visceral Games are currently making new Star Wars games, joining BioWare, which will continue to support Star Wars: The Old Republic. The new games from DICE and Visceral will run on the Frostbite 3 engine.
"The new experiences we create may borrow from films, but the games will be entirely original with all new stories and gameplay," Gibeau said.
Financial terms of the EA-Disney deal were not disclosed. EA will report earnings tomorrow after market close, where more information about the deal is expected to be divulged.
The fate of Star Wars: 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault remains unclear.
Disney purchased the Star Wars brand last October for $4.05 billion.
honestly, with DICE and Visceral making Star Wars games, this is not a bad decision. now we can blow stuff up. here's hoping for a new Battlefront game.
got a few games this past month. got fired from McDonald's last Monday and i start at Hardee's next week. i decided to take some off from Blogging since i had nothing to discuss. i have been gaming less and posting here less and spending time with my family more. i have no plans to leave this site since GS is running a lot better here lately.
3Apr 13i am back from a Suspension i received on Monday. i lost 3 Levels over a rant i made in OT. oh well life goes on and then i read Disney has shutdown Lucasarts. it is a bad move in my opinion. lately good companies have been shut down like THQ. it is a sad day in Gaming History as Lucasarts made some damn good games like Sam and Max, Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic, Empire At War, Battlefront II, Republic Commando, Grim Fandango, Monkey Island, Dark Forces, Jedi Outcast, Jedi Academy, and The Force Unleashed I and II. lately they help Bioware with The Old Republic but the game didn't sell well and they were working o 2 new games, one being Star Wars 1313. it is sad Disney did this. i am disappointed. they also helped make the Lego Star Wars and Lego Indiana Jones games.
31Mar 13seems Marvel and DC are good friends again, they just announced that both companies could do a huge crossover and that some Heroes and Villains could appear in each others Titles. the key to this is we cold see Batman in New York while Spider-man takes over Gotham. the deal would bring in new Titles that could span about a year or so and could Impact the Comic Book Industry making things really interesting. also Marvel and DC talked about a chance to see Booster Gold becoming apart of Marvel in he deal meaning that the Time Traveler could find a new home and get some new friends. also Marvel also revealed that Peter Parker will make his return as Spider-Man later this year and that we will kill Doctor Octopus once and for all. DC revealed a new Robin will be named and that the person to become the new Robin could be on of Batman's Villains son, a twist that DC has been discussing since they killed of Damien Wayne last month. in other news, DC is in talks to buy out Aspen Comics, Aspen has been having shipping issues a lot lately and that DC could help them get their titles out a lot sooner. Warner Bros. who owns DC said it is the right move and that Aspen would become an imprint like Vertigo and that the creators would keep their characters. Marvel and Image Comics are also discussing another Witchblade/Darkness crossover like they did a few years ago. Top Cow wants to another crossover that could see some new Team-Ups that we didn't get a chance to see last time.
i got the new Tomb Raider for the 360. got the Darkness and El Shaddai during the Ultimate Games On Demand sale on the 360. i also got Resident Evil; Code Veronica X HD during the same sale on the 360. then i got Spec Ops: The Line for the PS3. i also got Duke Nukem Forever for the 360 since it was super cheap at Gamestop. my game collection is growing.
21Feb 13we moved out of the crappy Trailer we were in for over a year and moved into a new house that is a lot better then what i was living in. now if you all remember i moved out of my brothers house last year when i was living in Ottumwa, Iowa and moved in with my girlfriend. she was living in a crappy trailer and we were having a hard time looking for a better place and about a month ago we found a nice house for sale. after all the legal papers that needed to be signed, we got moved in on yesterday and we did a lot of unpacking today. glad we got moved as we are getting hit hard by a snow storm here in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. we are supposed to get about 7 to 8 inches of Snow here if not more. so far we have Cable, Internet, Phone, and Power. i am supposed to work tomorrow but i am not sure if i am going to make it with all the Snow on the ground.
16Feb 13Forums are glitched. creating new Topics or Threads are glitched as they do not show up at all. post counts are glitched, this whole site is glitched. goo job Gamespot. love the way you fix things here. do the Techs here know what they are doing or are they that lazy? seems the whole site is completely glitched. this is so funny. i made Topics and Threads about this and none of them are showing up. looks like we could see a complete crash soon. i will laugh when it happens. i never seen this site act this bad before, the Techs must be a bunch of lazy Interns with no Experience at all. what a joke this site has become.
10Feb 13lately i have been watching Death Battle on Youtube.com and i have to admit it has been funny to watch though i don't always agree with who wins in Death Battle. the best fight so far has been Superman vs. Goku which is why i linked it since it has been one of the best fights on the show. other Death Battles include,
Luke Skywalker vs. Harry Potter
Justin Bieber vs. Rebecca Black
Wonder Woman vs. Rogue
Vegeta vs. Shadow
Thor vs. Raiden
Boba Fett vs. Samus Aran
Blanka vs. Pikachu
Rainbow Dash vs. Starcream
and other Death Battles that you have to watch. Death Battles are funny too so you know your going to get a good laugh out of watching them. so click the link, sit back and enjoy the show. you will be glad you did.
31Jan 13yes, all users now can create their own User Created Board. also we now can change our username colors, for free. Gamespot has ended the Subscription service and now Gamespot is free for everyone. here is a link to my new Old School Wrestling Board. so why not show up and post all you want. i also have a off Topic Thread for everyone to have fun at. also want to announce that i am engaged to my lovely Fiancee Andrea Shull. we are getting married in July.
24Jan 13THQ is dead
after filing for bankruptcy last year, THQ is dead. most of the games they owned and helped publish have been sold.
Item #1 - Relic - Developer of the Company of Heroes titles and Warhammer 40k titles, includes all assets for Company of Heroes but NOT Warhammer 40k
Winning bidder: SEGA
Winning bid: $26.6 million
Back-up bidder: Zenimax Media
Back-up bid: $26.3 million
Item # 2 - Montreal - Developer of the upcoming 1666 and Underdog
Winning bidder: Ubisoft
Winning bid: $2.5 million
Back-up bidder: None
Item # 3 - Evolve - Upcoming game being developed by Turtle Rock
Winning bidder: Take-Two Interactive Software
Winning bid: $10.894 million
Back-up bidder: Turtle Rock Studios
Back-up Bid: $250,000
Item # 4 - Volition - Developer of the Saint's Row franchise, includes all assets for Saints Row
Winning bidder: Koch Media GmbH (Parent company of Deep Silver, the Dead Island developer)
Winning bid: $22,312,925
Back-up bidder: Ubisoft
Back-up bid: $5.4 million
Item #5 - Homefront - All assets related to Homefront and Homefront 2
Winning bidder: Crytek
Winning bid: $544,218
Back-up bidder: None
Item #6 - Metro - All assets related to Metro 2033 and Metro 2034
Winning bidder: Koch Media
Winning bid: $5,877,551
Back-up bidder: Ubisoft
Back-up bid: $5.175 million
Item #7 - South Park - All assets related to South Park: The Stick of Truth
Winning bidder: Ubisoft
Winning bid: $3,265,306
Back-up bidder: None
the WWE Games license has been sold to Take-Two games. so i see 2K Sports working on the next WWE game. Vigil, the studio who made Darksiders is still up for sale and has not been bought yet. the sales are final in January 25th. THQ will be missed. they have a great history and have published some of the greatest games in gaming history, like WCW/NWO World Tour and Revenge, WWF No Mercy, WWE Here Comes The Pain, Saints Row 1, 2, and 3, Red Faction, Company Of Heroes, Darksiders, Destroy All Humans, Homefront, Full Spectrum Warrior, Metro 2033, WWE Day of Reckoning 2, WWE 13 among other various games. they will be missed. i still own a few games by THQ and i have no plans to get rid of the games i own by them plus i may pick up all the X-Box 360 WWE games that i used to own so i can play them again. hopefully this doesn't happen to Atari, who also recently filed for bankruptcy this month. THQ joins Acclaim, and Midway Games who also have fizzed out in the past 10 years. just glad to see EA didn't get any of the games out of this Auction.
18Jan 13PSN Maintenance 1/17 - 1/19.
looks like the Playstation Network and The PSN Store are down till tomorrow morning for everyone. so if you try to get on your PS3, you won't be able to get online. good thing i have X-Box Live, seems Live never has the issues that PSN has. remember 2011? yeah, i thought so. so enjoy your your night without being able to play PSN Plus games and have fun not being able to play online games like Call Of Duty and other online games. good thing Live is still up and running. Steam is also up and running. just wanted to rant on Sony and it looks like i will be ranting till tomorrow.
got Rumble Roses and World Series Of Poker TOC 2007 off a friend for $10 bucks. renewed my X-Box Live for a year and bought it on Amazon.com for about $47 bucks. i got The Breakfast Club Blu-Ray/DVD Combo at Wal-mart for $10 bucks new. plus i got Sorry Sliders for Family Game Night on the 360 for 400 M$ Points.
5Jan 13got to admit that 2012 had some good games that came out this year. lets recap on the ones i played. DISCLAIMER: i did play a lot of games so a few may go missing, so be patient as i will add parts to this Blog. thank you. also almost all the games listed are for the X-Box 360.
Mass Effect 3. Shepard returns to save Earth. the game was amazing despite its crappy endings which EA and Bioware added more and the online was amazing.
Halo 4. Master Chief is back and better then ever before. 343 Industries first full attempt at a Halo game really pays off as the story was fun and the online is beyond amazing.
Borderlands 2. another trip on Pandora pays off as you play as 4 new Characters looking for treasure in this amazing followup to am already awesome game.
Assassin's Creed 3. one of the best games i played last year. the story takes place during the Revolution War and Connor is smack dab in the middle of Politics and Assassinations. imo on of the best Assassin Creeds games made so far.
Street Fighter X Tekken. two worlds collide in this 2-D fighting game that brings a lot of fun and controversy. Capcom did a great job with the game but failed with all the paid DLC charging gamer 20 bucks if they wanted the additional characters that were free on the PSVita version. good way to rip off your fans Capcom.
Call Of Duty Black Ops II. Activision brings its famous series back but this time it takes place in the future and that is what makes this game fun. the MP is about the same before but the Single Player rocks as you go from the 80's to the year 2025.
The Walking Dead. by far one of the best games ever made by Telltale games. this games i so amazing. you play as Lee, a man with his own struggles as he tries to save those close to him in this point and click adventure that will bring a tear to you eye and leaving you wanting more. my Game Of The Year.
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown. Sega does it again. adding returning characters to an already fun fighting game. this was one of the best Downloadable games that came out this year that i played.
Resident Evil 6. the reviewers here are idiots as this game was a lot of fun to play and never let up with a gritty and bloody story and great characters.
Lego Lord Of The Rings. another fun Lego game that puts the Lord Of The Rings Trilody into Lego form and brings us one of the best Lego games to date.
Minecraft 360 Edition. another fun Downloadable game where you build and explore. this game was a blast to play and the fun never endied as they added a lot of content to an already fun game.
Dust: An Elysian Tail. another great Downloadable game. this 2-D hack and slash adventure was fun to play.
Rock Band Blitz. this was one fun game that used all the DLC from almost all of the Rock Bands games. you use your controller as you switch between different instruments. a fun game if you love Music.
WWE 13. THQ and WWE are back again as you can wrestle during one of the best Eras in Pro Wrestling, The Attitude Era. though the game had a few bugs it is one the best Wrestling Games since No Mercy on the N64.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition. one great RPG that i need to play more. the followup to one of the greatest RPG's on the PC.
so there you go, those are the games of 2012 that i played and enjoyed. lets hope 2013 brings more fun games like Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite.
21Dec 12so the NRA condemns games in wake of Connecticut shooting. are you serious? this is not the first time games, especially violent Video Games have been blamed for a school shooting. remember Columbine? they blamed Doom II for that and it was NOT Video Games, the real culprit in all of this is the Parents. honestly, the Parents are to blame in this. why Jedi? why blame the Parents? it is simple, did the parents see the content in the games we play today? did they look to see what the rating was for the game or if it was too violent for a kid or someone underage who doesn't know the difference between Fantasy and Reality? did the parents watch the games in action and determine if the game was the right game? i doubt it. there is a Game Ratings system and yet most Parents don't care to look what the rating is for a game and get the game anyway. the Government has tried to act but is should not be up to the Government, it should be up to the Parents on what games they buy for their kids but in this day and age, that doesn't happen much since most Parents work or don't have time to see what their kids are doing when they are not around.
but Jedi, what about the stores the break the rules and sell the violent games to kids and get away with it? well that rarely happens since most places like Wal-Mart, Target and Gamespot ask for an ID these days to avoid this from happening but there are ways around like, like a friend or an older Family member that is willing to get the game anyway. is it the right thing to do? no. not in my opinion. the best thing to do in this situation is sit the kid down and ask them if they know the difference between Fantasy and Reality. most people don't know there is a difference and think what happens in games and movies can happen in real life and that is where the line is drawn. now the NRA wants to blame violent Video Games for what happened in Newtown when we all know that was not the case at all. for years the Government has been trying to pass bills banning violent Video Games and have failed every time, then you have Jack Thompson who tried to ban Grand Theft Auto and failed. games are a Fantasy. they have been that way for years and nothing will ever change that. Parents need to have better control on this issue. we don't need the Government taking over and deciding what we can and can't play when it comes to Video Games. so Parents, think twice before you buy your kid or teenager a violent Video Games.it could save a life or two.
got the Turtle Beach Headset as an early Christmas Present. won Ultimate Spider-Man Collected Edition and Spawn #1 from Listia. got Forza 4 as another early Christmas Present and bought Lost Planet Colonies Edition at Gamestop. i also got Duke Nukem 3-D Atomic Edition for GOG.com. not a bad week at all. i also won Silver Surfer # 1 on Listia. i love Comic Books.
i got Lego Lord Of The Rings for $30 bucks at Gamestop. got Lego Batman 2 for $15 bucks and Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition for $10 Bucks at Wal-Mart. i also got Sega Vintage Collection Golden Axe and Streets Of Rage for the X-Box 360 and the Walking Dead Episode 5 for the 360 and Marvel Civil War Table for Pinball FX 2 for the 360. i also got both the Heroes and Villains Packs for Lego Batman 2. i am broke now.