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Should EA Lose their Star Wars License?

Here’s a question that’s been going around for a while now, since the future of Star Wars games is looking pretty bleak and EA seems to have canceled yet another one. Many fans are saying “enough is enough” and they want Disney to fix this issue they very clearly had a part in by allowing other companies to make Star Wars games. Is it fair to say that EA should lose their license, based on how they have performed? Well, someone very close to the Star Wars universe seems to think so. Gary Whitta, the co-writer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has said what a lot fans have been thinking. For Electronic Arts (EA) to have the “one of a kind” Star Wars licensing deal taken away, due to their mishandling of the franchise. Whitta details his thought process and frustrations during a video interview with Kinda Funny Games, referring to…

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Star Wars Slot Machines Discontinued

Slot games come in a whole range of different themes, which is one of the reasons they are so popular. For the last decade or so, whatever movie or TV shows you’re into, you’ve been almost certain to find a slot game that will match. Unfortunately this is no longer the case for Star Wars fans as Disney have now officially discontinued the hugely popular Star Wars slot machines. While this has been a fairly long time coming and announcements were first made regarding the future closure of the machines back in 2013, it’s only in 2017 that we’re starting to see the effects as licences expire and aren’t renewed. Why are the slot machines being discontinued? The reason for the discontinuation of the slot machines is largely down to Disney’s commitment to family values and their general focus on distancing their organisation from any form of gambling. In 2012,…

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Does the Disney Approach Limit the Scope of Star Wars?

Since bursting into public awareness in 1977, Star Wars has been a gamer’s dream. Titles across various mediums have set standards in the gaming world, with fans given the chance to further their own perceptions of the fictional universe in their own homes. The original action figures from the 1980s sell for extortionate prices at auctions, while trading cards focused on Star Wars became so popular that there have been dozens of series produced. However, have these opportunities been dampened slightly since Disney took over the Star Wars franchise? Disney acquired the franchise in 2014 and acted quickly to announce plans to incorporate more elements of Star Wars into their famous theme parks. Other opportunities, though, seem to have been left out in the cold as Disney appear to have become over-protective in their bid to make Star Wars overly family-friendly. “Star Wars EP1 3D” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live…

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Multiple Live-Action Star Wars Shows to Arrive on Netflix?

It’s clear that Disney is going all-in with Star Wars: new movies, new books, new action figures and LEGO sets, and now . . . new TV shows? Back in March, Cinelinx discussed the possibility of Disney being in talks with Netflix for a live-action TV show. But the latest rumors suggest that there could be multiple shows in the works. The fact that Disney is producing standalone Star Wars movies might lend some credence to this rumor—they’re clearly interested in cinematically exploring the rest of the universe outside of the main Republic / Empire conflict that’s been the center of the series for so long. There have been discussions of a Star Wars TV show since 2005, after George Lucas announced that he had plans for a show that took place between the prequels and the original trilogy. By 2011, he said that he had 50 episodes written. And although a number of people have…

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