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Gamers Mourn as LucasArts Gets Zapped

April 3, 2013 | 3:14 pm

Gamers Mourn as LucasArts Gets Zapped

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For fans of such LucasArts games as “Star Wars,” the empire struck back on Wednesday — the Disney empire, that is. Reports spread rapidly that LucasArts, based in San Francisco’s Presidio, had ceased production of games, laying off 150 people, according to multiple sources. Game studio LucasArts is part of Lucasfilm, which Disney bought from […]

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October 30, 2012 | 2:30 pm

Video: George Lucas Discusses Disney Sale and Making New Star Wars Movies

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The Empire has expanded. First Disney reanimated itself with Pixar. Then it snared Marvel in its web. And now, it, umm, did something… Star Warsy by buying Lucasfilm. Here’s a video of George Lucas and new Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy discussing the deal. In the video, Lucas says he’s stepping down because he doesn’t want […]

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Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Says It Will Make Star Wars Sequel

October 30, 2012 | 1:25 pm

Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Says It Will Make Star Wars Sequel

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney is paying $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind “Star Wars,” from its chairman and founder, George Lucas. It’s also making a seventh movie in the “Star Wars” series called “Episode 7,” set for release in 2015, with plans to follow it with Episodes 8 and 9 […]

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