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LucasArts Employees Hold Wake & Eulogy; Vader Still Roams 170

Dawn Kawamoto writes "LucasArts employees held a wake Friday night, days after Darth Vader Disney slayed their studio. Taking the high road, two LucasArts employees put together a eulogy that offers a retrospective on the culture, memories and accomplishments of the team. Most of us who've witnessed a blood bath at the workplace aren't as charitable. Darth Vader Disney is expected to strike again in the next two weeks at its studio and consumer product divisions."
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LucasArts Employees Hold Wake & Eulogy; Vader Still Roams

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  • by dottrap ( 1897528 ) on Sunday April 07, 2013 @07:41PM (#43386997)

    LucasArts shutting down is a significant and sad event, but adventure gamers should remember their history. Never forget Sierra Online's Chainsaw Monday.

  • by jonwil ( 467024 ) on Sunday April 07, 2013 @08:05PM (#43387125)

    What happened to Sierra is a BIG reason I will NEVER give a single cent of my money to Activision Blizzard (and no I wont pirate their content either, I will play games made by companies that dont pull that kind of crap)

  • by Osgeld ( 1900440 ) on Sunday April 07, 2013 @08:10PM (#43387141)

    We all love lucas arts, but there has not too much coming out of that for a while now, and its a smart decision to trim the fat, no matter how great they once were.

  • The Dice Angle (Score:5, Interesting)

    by guttentag ( 313541 ) on Sunday April 07, 2013 @08:26PM (#43387231) Journal
    For anyone who was wondering what Dice's real interest in Slashdot was, this seems to be it.

    The first link goes to a "Dice News" story.
    The second link goes to a Slashdot "Business Intelligence" story (remember, Business Intelligence is code for "someone paid us to put this up") that is a "Dice News" story by the same author as the first link.

    Obviously Dice pushed the Slashdot editors to post this as a news item. So much for editorial independence [] from the parent company. The disappearance of LucasArts may be Slashdot-worthy news, but when Slashdot's parent company, Dice, is writing the story it looks like they just want lots of techies to think "techies are losing their jobs, it could happen to me, I should look and see what's out there."
  • Re:Disney says... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Seumas ( 6865 ) on Monday April 08, 2013 @08:31AM (#43390049)

    I looked at the list of games they've published and realized I haven't played a Lucas Arts game in almost twenty years and 59 of the last 79 games they've made have all been Star Wars. *yawn*

    I have sympathy for those affected, as far as employment goes, but I don't see the point in keeping a brand alive just to keep pumping out more of a 40 year old franchise and a bunch of ho-hum mobile games because of some 80s/90s nostalgia for the really original stuff they once did.

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