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LucasArts and Roger Ebert


What a week this has been... 

Not too long ago, it has been announced that LucasArts, company obvious known for their Star Wars games but others like Grim Fandango and Monkey Island, was shut down by Disney. From one that has grown up on most of their games, it kind of comes to a shock that something like this has happened.

In case some of you aren't informed, LucasFilm, Ltd. was bought by Disney for $4 billion, and LucasArts is a part of LucasFilm. To some extent, it seemed like a good deal since Disney also owns Marvel. I mean look at how successful The Avengers turned out. I understand that a lot of fans of Cartoon Network's Clone Wars TV series are bumming that the show got canceled, but that is nothing compared to this bit on LucasArts. At least that is how I feel on the matter.

I will admit that LucasArts hasn't put out great games in recent years, and it's kind of unfortunate that it has come to this. For a time, it was nice to see them put out new IPs while not clinging onto existing ones like they did with Star Wars. Still, it would have been nice if they had made another Indiana Jones game before closing their doors.  It's only a matter of time before Star Wars: The Old Republic, an MMORPG developed by BioWare, ends up like Star Wars Galaxies, another MMORPG from Sony Online Entertainment. 

All I can say is that I hope distribution sites like Steam or manage to put LucasArts' games for purchase. There are several 90s games I missed out on that I would be eager to buy like Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, Sam and Max, and Day of the Tentacle. I'm a sucker for adventure games. =P I say this because it seems that Disney will allow licensing of LucasArts products. So, there is a chance that these games get distributed. :)

Also, some of you are aware of the passing of film critic Roger Ebert. It came as a bit of a shock since I had grown up watching him with Richard Roeper for a time. It was great to see him analyze films in his own way, and his written reviews kind of made me want to write blogs in a similar fashion. No doubt I won't ever reach that ability like he has, but one can dream. :)

It is unfortunate that he lost the battle to cancer after it had returned to his body. It kind of stinks since he had already lost his voice and a bit of his jaw to thyroid cancer. However, I do commend him for battling it out until the very end. May he rest in peace as he and Gene Siskel continue to review films on the other side. :)

With all this sad events happening, I may attempt to draw something in memorium of Roger Ebert and probably do a video showcasing the LucasArts games I own.

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a great week! Thank you for those that took the time to read. :)

Until next time! Eddie the Wolf signing out. 

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