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I would watch the heck out of this Disney Star Wars musical

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So yeah, if you haven’t heard, Disney bought the Star Wars franchise along with the whole of LucasFilm and a bunch of other subsidiaries. The deal, which netted Lucas $4.5B, most of which he’s donating to education, has a lot of people worried about the future of the franchise. But...
I would watch the heck out of this Disney Star Wars musical

The OpenForum declares: George Lucas sold my childhood for $4 billion

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Enlarge / Will fans say, "I have a bad feeling about this..."? The answer is in the OpenForum The Star Wars Blog Earlier this week, Lucasflim announced that Disney would acquire 100 percent of Lucasfilm, in cash and stock. Disney also said it would develop and release Star Wars...
The OpenForum declares: George Lucas sold my childhood for $4 billion

Disney's Star Wars Games Solution: Electronic Arts

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The force is strong with EA. Or it will be soon enough. Electronic Arts and The Walt Disney Corporation announced on Monday a new, multi-year licensing agreement, allowing EA to develop and globally publish games based on Star Wars, every nerd’s favorite franchise (Trekkies aside, that is). “Every developer dreams...
Disney's Star Wars Games Solution: Electronic Arts

Angry Birds Star Wars Hits iOS, Android And Toys-R-Us On November 8th

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Did you know that George Lucas will pimp out the Star Wars franchise to anyone with $10 and a Twinkie? It’s true. In related news, the Angry Birds Star Wars mashup launches on November 8th on iOS, Android and with a series of board games, toys, and of course...
Angry Birds Star Wars Hits iOS, Android And Toys-R-Us On November 8th
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic lands on the iPad for $9.99

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the role-playing video game originally developed by BioWare in 2003, is now available on the iPad. The port was handled by Aspyr Media, who also did the original Mac port, and gives players the chance to replay the critically acclaimed title with revamped touch screen...
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic lands on the iPad for $9.99

Disney and Electronic Arts cut an exclusive deal for multi-year Star Wars game license

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Electronic Arts (EA) and The Walt Disney Company have announced a multi-year video game agreement for the Star Wars franchise. The deal will allow EA to develop and publish new Star Wars titles across multiple interactive platforms. No financial terms of the deal were disclosed. Disney Interactive’s Co-President John Pleasants...
Disney and Electronic Arts cut an exclusive deal for multi-year Star Wars game license

Electronic Arts beats street for Q4 on decent game sales with $1.04 billon in revenue and EPS of $0.55

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Today Electronic Arts (EA) reported its fourth quarter financial performance, including revenue of $1.04 billon and earnings per share of $0.55. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.50 per share on revenue of $1 billion. With analyst expectations beat by a margin, EA is doing slightly better than expected, but that doesn’t mean...
Electronic Arts beats street for Q4 on decent game sales with $1.04 billon in revenue and EPS of $0.55
Disneyland surveys visitors about potential 'Star Wars' theme park expansion

Kinect Accelerator startup finalists include 3D scanner, surgery projects

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While the internet is abuzz this week with talk of the Star Wars franchise's Kinect debut, Microsoft wants to remind you that its motion control hardware isn't all play. Last fall the company announced its inaugural Kinect Accelerator program, which would award ten startups with $20,000 and a shot...
Kinect Accelerator startup finalists include 3D scanner, surgery projects

The Classics: 'Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire'

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The Classics are must-see, must-read, must-play works revered by The Verge staff. They offer glimpses of the future, glimpses of humanity, and a glimpse of our very souls. You should check them out. Like the rest of the Star Wars franchise, the bevy of novels set in a galaxy...
The Classics: 'Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire'

Press Start: EA to make Star Wars games, Will Wright on the SimCity debacle and morePress Start:

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Plus, Scottish police chief blames violent games for knife attack and Gearbox rubbishes lawsuit against Aliens Colonial MarinesA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.Star Wars: Disney, EA sign multi-year publishing deal | VG247EA has announced that it has signed an exclusive multi-year publishing deal with The Walt...
Press Start: EA to make Star Wars games, Will Wright on the SimCity debacle and morePress Start:
How the art of 'Angry Birds Star Wars' blended two pop-culture juggernauts
Digital Content: Why Buzz Lightyear Is Worth Billions More Than Han Solo

schilling

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By Mike Sielski At the headquarters of 38 Studios, Curt Schilling’s videogame company, are two huge posters of Schilling from his days as one of the finest pitchers in recent Major League Baseball history. Other than the company’s name—from Schilling’s uniform number—it’s difficult to find another reference to his 20-year...
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These are the birds you're looking for: Rovio hints at Angry Birds/Star Wars collaboration on October 8

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Rovio looks like it has another Angry Birds twist up its Jedi sleeve following the launch of a new Tumblr page teasing what looks to be a collaboration with George Lucas’ Star Wars franchise. The minimalist page (spotted by Pocket Lint) doesn’t give much away other than that it will...
These are the birds you're looking for: Rovio hints at Angry Birds/Star Wars collaboration on October 8
Lucasfilm confirms 'Toy Story 3' writer Michael Arndt will write 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion

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Disney is Star Wars’ new home: The company has bought George Lucas’s Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion and says the Star Wars franchise’s potential for “new business models including digital platforms” is “in strong alignment with Disney’s strategic priorities for continued long-term growth. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval,...
Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion

Disney purchases Lucasfilm for $4.05B in cash and stock, Star Wars VII coming in 2015

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Media giant Disney has purchased movie and TV production house Lucasfilm for $4.05B in cash and stock. Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga. Lucasfilm founder George Lucas will act as a creative consultant for the next film. The transaction includes...
Disney purchases Lucasfilm for $4.05B in cash and stock, Star Wars VII coming in 2015
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Disney Buys Lucasfilm for $4 Billion (DIS)

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Disney announced today it will buy Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock. George Lucas, the creator of the Star Wars franchise and CEO of Lucasfilm, owns 100% of the company.  Even better: A new Star Wars movie, Episode VII, will debut in 2015. Two more movies will launch...
Disney Buys Lucasfilm for $4 Billion (DIS)

Carrie Fisher Will Play Princess Leia--Again--In The New Star Wars Movie

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The iconic actress and author is getting back into the bucket of bolts again. Carrie Fisher is to appear in the new movie in the Star Wars franchise. The actor, who played Princess Leia in the first three George Lucas films, confirmed the news with a simple "Yes," in...
Carrie Fisher Will Play Princess Leia--Again--In The New Star Wars Movie
After 1,000 layoffs, EA could find itself short-handed for Star Wars games (analysis)
EA's 'Star Wars' games unlikely to appear on Wii U, demanding Frostbite 3 engine to blame

Rovio Teases "Angry Birds Star Wars," Toys To Debut Monday

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That Angry Bird shrouded in Jedi garb and wielding a light saber you might have seen on the Tumblr of Finnish startup Rovio? It's a tease to a forthcoming mash-up between the two universes. Fast Company can confirm, via Lucas Film, the production company behind the Star Wars franchise, that...
Rovio Teases "Angry Birds Star Wars," Toys To Debut Monday

Darth Vader Is The Most Successful Star Wars Character Ever, But Still No Return Of The Jedi Residuals For Actor

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Wired has put together a very cool Milennium Falcon infographic illustrated by Michael Cerwonka, to show the breakdown of revenues generated by the Star Wars franchise over its entire history (thanks to Jacob for sending this in). By combining data and estimates, they clock the total in at a cool...
Darth Vader Is The Most Successful Star Wars Character Ever, But Still No Return Of The Jedi Residuals For Actor

EA Reboot Cost 900 Jobs

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So those “hard but essential changes” and “difficult organizational decisions” Electronic Arts announced back in late April, but refused to explain in detail? It did so last night during its fourth-quarter earnings call, and they’re not pretty. Since announcing that organizational update on April 25, EA has sacked 10 percent...
EA Reboot Cost 900 Jobs
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