Disney renames game group

House of Mouse declares Turok publisher Buena Vista Games now called Disney Interactive Studios.

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Buena Vista Games is undergoing a name change, as parent company Disney today announced that the publisher would henceforth be known as Disney Interactive Studios. In addition to releasing games under the Disney brand, the company will make use of the Disney-owned ABC and Touchstone brands to sell its games.

The publisher's senior vice president and general manager Graham Hopper said in a statement that, "This change reflects our focus on creativity, the weight of Disney content in our portfolio, and the enormous value consumers see in the Disney brand."

The publisher has released a number of high-profile games in recent years, including Lumines II and Desperate Housewives, and it is currently working on The Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End, Turok, and Spectrobes.

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"It is really hard to believe that disney would publish a M rated game like turok" Not really, Bluey2323, they make R-rated movies all the time.

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dude i really hope this game is sweet.. im hoping from good things from u disney! im only hoping

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i hope they don't screw the game up, cuz i love turok except turok evolution wasnt really that good very disappointing i hope this 1s gonna b alot better :)

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It is really hard to believe that disney would publish a M rated game like turok

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Lol disney publishing a gorey game like Turok. I can already hear Jack Tompsion getting ready to sue.

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they probably cemented the change in place after hearing about Windows VISTA. Didn't want people to get confused with them, or having any lawsuits thrown around over a simple name.

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I thought it always was called disney interactive

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Wasnt the Disney gaming studio called Disney Interactive to begin with (well, as far as I can remember playing those lion king SNES games)?

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Yay for Disney, congrats

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Turok all the way!

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well disney does own the rights to halloween and michael myers too...so doesnt surprise me

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Isn't Turok the game with a gun that shoots a homing blade into your enemies skull, churns a bit then explodes! LOL If thats doesn't cry Disney I don't know what does!!! (sarcasm) Whatever the publisher the new Turok game footage sure was impressive.

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The old name is more catchy.

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I gonna laugh at the Turok retail box

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i like buena vista better.

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they shouldn't have changed it. buena vista rhymes! you really can't get a better name than one that rhymes

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LAWL!! A publisher name that doesn't even suit the intense violence that turok is known for... wow...just wow... can't wait to see the opening credits of this game but still, I am still filled with nostalgia and is dying to play this game really bad.

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Just pick a damn name! They are just gonna confuse people even more.

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Buena Vista was a cool name. But I don't think that a new name will change the quality of the games so it's all good.

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wait...DISNEY!? ok...Disney is now messed up BAD! the new leader (if there is) needs to resign his leadership...really, Disney and Turok don't MATCH

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As far as the name change I don't really care, but this has absolutely nothing to do with the next Kingdom Hearts. (I do hope they have one on the Wii though.)

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ugh- i still think BVG is a lot better name

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There is no KH3. What don't you people understand about that? There will be another KH game, bu not 3.

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No it would not

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Kinfdom Hearts 3 on all platform will be great!

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*just was employed as a project producer within the division*

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yeah i can't wait for kingdom hearts 3...

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i feel just like XchaoticsX on this one

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Lol this game by disney

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ooooooooo nnnnoooooooo this could be the worst news ever. will disney now not want to be aasociated with violent death and bucket loads of gore for which turok is famous for??????????? for the sweet love of god i hope not

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lol turok is being published by Disney. can't wait to see the disney logo on the box.

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I won't buy any game that says Disney on it. Not even Kingdom Hearts 3.

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wtf

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remember they will give us kingdom heart 3 but let's just hope turok will be good.

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I hope that this doesn't mean the company will now shift directions and published nothing but Disney-themed games. I know there some upcoming games that aren't Disney themed, but what happens after all those projects are on the shelves?

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Who cares? BVG.... Disney.... Why even change the name? And didn't it used to be called Disney Interactive anyway?

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cool..now im gonna b workin for disney not BVG has a nicer ring to it

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meh

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Omg! Disney is not "making" the game, they are just publishing it which means "giving them money and selling the game" (them being propaganda games). Do the investigating before you start crying.

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Wow, can you say "Death to Turok"

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And they are also going to use UE3(according to previous news) so cant wait to see how the next "cars" game turns out :P

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Why did they feel the need to change their name again? I don't think I'd be able to tolerate buying a game with Disney's name on it.

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OMG how can a Turok game be owned by Disney. Disney is a kids company Turok is a grown up blood guts and gore game, and if they take away all the above i shall be very annoyed because thats what makes Turok. If i see one fluffy mouse as im shooting at dinosaurs im taking the game back.

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WILL YOU PEOPLE GET OVER YOURSELVES???!!!!!!1111oneoneeleven Do you honestly think they are that stupid to use the Disney name for Turok? Did you people even READ the article? "In addition to releasing games under the Disney brand, the company will make use of the Disney-owned ABC and Touchstone brands to sell its games." In other words, they won't be using the Disney name for something M-rated like Turok. They'll probably use the Touchstone name or something. Good grief. RTSA (Read the Stupid Article)!

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Aw great, do they have to rub thier name in again? With Buena Vista, I could at least pretend it wansn't them.

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You're not going to have to go around shooting dinosaurs with Mickey Mouse hats on in Turok now, are you?

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lol. I'm afraid to purchase games now.

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the weight of disney? ALRIGHT! EVEN MORE Disney licensed games... I'm sooooo excited :P

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POTC will be rubbish just like Dead Mans Chest

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