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Eric da MAJ

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Petition to Strip the Star Wars License from EA
« on: (19:14:29/11-29-17) »
Not the biggest problem in the world.  But a prime example of exploitative corporate culture that impacts much more than gaming.

https://www.change.org/p/lucasfilm-revoke-ea-s-star-wars-license

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Re: Petition to Strip the Star Wars License from EA
« Reply #1 on: (19:33:45/11-29-17) »
Not an entirely accurate lead in article. EA has had a Star Wars franchise liecense in extension through their purchase of Bioware.

Bioware has had A SW liecense sincd I think 2001? With their SWTOR products.... which as I recall was a huge legal issue in property rights when Lucas Arts was sold to Disney.


No one is speaking in the terms the people who make discissions speaks in this article, so it will go nowhere.

Disney has already been paid by EA so they don't care. As far as Disney is concerned, its their product to fuck up on. EA will continue to hold the rights until another studio can offer more money. And there is not many studios with EA's pocket depth.
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Eric da MAJ

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Re: Petition to Strip the Star Wars License from EA
« Reply #2 on: (21:51:30/11-29-17) »
If The Mouse doesn't give a shit, The Mouse doesn't give a shit.  It's not like that possibility wasn't predicted.  But at least according to rumor, EA backed down a little because The Mouse was catching the bad PR fall out.

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Re: Petition to Strip the Star Wars License from EA
« Reply #3 on: (22:16:10/11-29-17) »
EA lost something like $3.5B in stock value over the past several weeks...Iím guessing guessing this fiasco will firce them to pause and rethink things. For a short time at least 😉

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Re: Petition to Strip the Star Wars License from EA
« Reply #4 on: (06:11:19/11-30-17) »
I hope so...

But EA is nothing but greedy.... so greedy they actually copyrighted a 'lootcrate' mechanism!

I'm just glad to see them take it for a change instead of always giving it.... without lube.
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Re: Petition to Strip the Star Wars License from EA
« Reply #5 on: (07:05:42/11-30-17) »
Agreed, I hope ALL the AAA publishers watch this closely and take heed.

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Re: Petition to Strip the Star Wars License from EA
« Reply #6 on: (00:46:38/12-02-17) »
One can hope, but honestly they probably won't. The likes of EA and other AAA publishers have been far removed from games consumers for decades. It takes the likes of the main stream news and a big kick in the stocks prices for them to even temporarily backtrack, spouting bald faced lies all the while. They simply wait for any furor to die down, maybe kill/reorg a production studio and go right back to it.

My hope is that at some point the AAA industry somehow manages to all do something despicably heinous all at the same moment, like say for the holiday season, and manages to burn down the whole establishment in one go. Otherwise the giants can easily afford to let any one of the band take a few beatings while the rest plow merrily on takeing everything the can from the consumer. Today it's EA, another day Activsion, another Ubisoft, ect. So long as they take there lumps in turns nothing will change.

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Re: Petition to Strip the Star Wars License from EA
« Reply #7 on: (11:03:10/12-02-17) »
This article has a pretty reasonable summary of the current financial fallout:

Investors And Politicians Take Notice Of 'Battlefront II' Controversy