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Disney Buys Lucasfilm (and other stories)

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...and, by extension, LucasArts (since that's what we all really care about, I know).

http://www.benzinga.com/news/12/10/3039512/disney-to-buy-lucasfilm-for-4-05b-in-cash-and-stock

I know, with the likes of Star Wars and Indiana Jones being snatched up, the LA catalogue probably isn't a big priority but I wonder what this could mean for the future of some of our favorite adventure games?

Could a Monkey Island theme park ride be in our future? Hmm.
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  • Star Wars game music doesn't count cause most of it is ripped straight out of the movies.
    There's Republic Commando (with the awesome Vode An theme and other militaristic tunes), and Knights of the Old Republic I and II, and X-Wing and TIE Fighter games also have a lot of music created specially for them (though X-Wing Allience IIRC indeed is pretty much movie music only), as well as Shadows of the Empire, and both Force Unleashed games have their own music, and.... yeah, there's quite a lot of original SW game pieces :p
  • I lost interest in Star wars right after the revenge of the sith came out. The commentary on Free Hat sums up how I feel about Star Wars now.
  • Farlander;794125 said:
    There's Republic Commando (with the awesome Vode An theme and other militaristic tunes), and Knights of the Old Republic I and II, and X-Wing and TIE Fighter games also have a lot of music created specially for them (though X-Wing Allience IIRC indeed is pretty much movie music only), as well as Shadows of the Empire, and both Force Unleashed games have their own music, and.... yeah, there's quite a lot of original SW game pieces :p
    You really can't count Shadows of the Empire, it was licensed and overseen like the soundtrack of a Star Wars movie.
  • DAISHI;794161 said:
    You really can't count Shadows of the Empire, it was licensed and overseen like the soundtrack of a Star Wars movie.
    I guess. But on the other hand, Shadows of the Empire is this one weird trans-media project, everything: the game (development of which started in 1994, btw), the novel, the soundtrack, the comics, were released in 1996 and being worked on simultaneously, so while it's true that SotE original music wasn't written specifically for the game... it was written for the transmedia project the game was part of, so it counts at least a little bit I think :)
  • Farlander;794248 said:
    I guess. But on the other hand, Shadows of the Empire is this one weird trans-media project, everything: the game (development of which started in 1994, btw), the novel, the soundtrack, the comics, were released in 1996 and being worked on simultaneously, so while it's true that SotE original music wasn't written specifically for the game... it was written for the transmedia project the game was part of, so it counts at least a little bit I think :)
    Fair enough.

    On a broader note, that soundtrack is fantastic.
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22491025

    Episode VII will be filmed in Great Britain because... it's the cheapest place to set up the green screens?
  • Gibbeynator;794523 said:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22491025

    Episode VII will be filmed in Great Britain because... it's the cheapest place to set up the green screens?
    Gonna be honest...with JJ Abrams calling the shots, we might see a lot more of actual sets.
  • Farlander;794125 said:
    There's Republic Commando (with the awesome Vode An theme and other militaristic tunes), and Knights of the Old Republic I and II, and X-Wing and TIE Fighter games also have a lot of music created specially for them
    Shameless plug #1:
    https://soundcloud.com/laserschwert/sets/tie

    And just to keep on topic, #2:
    https://soundcloud.com/laserschwert/foxney
  • Laserschwert;794917 said:
    And just to keep on topic, #2:
    https://soundcloud.com/laserschwert/foxney
    I sniggered. Nice.
  • Laserschwert;794917 said:

    And just to keep on topic, #2:
    https://soundcloud.com/laserschwert/foxney
    That's brilliant!!! :eek:
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