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(BBC)   Disney's quarterly profits increase 14%. Now witness the fire power of this full armed and operational media company   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 13
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2012-11-09 11:26:41 AM  
Man, there's a lot of STAR WARS quotes getting greenlit today.

Could someone be on a meme roll? Spent too much time watching "Return of the Jedi" on Election Night?
 
2012-11-09 12:04:29 PM  
Marvel, then Star Wars and now talks of Hasbro. what would be left?
 
2012-11-09 12:16:36 PM  

ManateeGag: Marvel, then Star Wars and now talks of Hasbro. what would be left?


Now they should buy Apple. ^__^
 
2012-11-09 12:43:01 PM  

ManateeGag: Marvel, then Star Wars and now talks of Hasbro. what would be left?


Someone on the Hasbro rumor thread suggested EA Games. Seems like an excellent idea.
 
2012-11-09 01:50:00 PM  

Grapple: ManateeGag: Marvel, then Star Wars and now talks of Hasbro. what would be left?

Now they should buy Apple. ^__^


They were, i believe, the first major studio to put their content on iTunes.... It was considered a bold and risky move at the time... I've also noticed a bunch of Disney apps made only for iOS... no Android.
 
2012-11-09 01:55:58 PM  

ManateeGag: Marvel, then Star Wars and now talks of Hasbro. what would be left?


Whoever owns the Star Trek IP.
 
2012-11-09 02:12:34 PM  
subby you forgot the 'y' on fully, douchetard!
 
2012-11-09 02:29:49 PM  

dervish16108: ManateeGag: Marvel, then Star Wars and now talks of Hasbro. what would be left?

Someone on the Hasbro rumor thread suggested EA Games. Seems like an excellent idea.


I'm hearing from a few friends who work for some of the better known developers that Square Enix is in their sights rather than EA.

This specifically came up the other day while talking about the Lucasfilm acquisition and it boiled down to a few points:

SquEnix is smaller (about 1/3 the revenue of EA from what I was able to find) which would make it easier to orchestrate a complete takeover (which Disney prefers) rather than a merger or partnership.

Disney already has a successful working relationship with SquEnix, primarily with Kingdom Hearts, and they've made it clear they're going to continue the partnership for some time to come (i.e.: as long as the games keep printing money).

SquEnix arguably has a better reputation in Asian markets (where Disney is looking to entrench themselves deeply), especially when it comes to the type of games Disney seems to prefer: storytelling with a side of combat/puzzle solving, as opposed to primarily action-focused.

The only real disadvantage I could see was SquEnix's history of focusing primarily on the Playstation platform, at least compared to EA who sometimes seemed to have a version for everything from PC/PS/XBox to TI-85s (how well they worked is a different story entirely), but recently they've branched out, so that's less of a hindrance than it might have been a few years ago.

But I've been known to be wrong before. If Disney bought EA tomorrow for $6B I'd probably just shrug and go back to complaining about how nobody ever buys out MY stuff for billions of dollars.
 
2012-11-09 02:58:49 PM  
As long as they don't take the Star Wars license from Dark Horse Comics, we're cool.
 
2012-11-09 03:53:25 PM  
Is subby trolling us?

/I think they're trolling us...
 
2012-11-09 04:23:34 PM  

Kell Hound: As long as they don't take the Star Wars license from Dark Horse Comics, we're cool.


I love Star Wars comics by Dark Horse, but I don't see why Disney wouldn't do that since they own Marvel. :(

BStorm: dervish16108: ManateeGag: Marvel, then Star Wars and now talks of Hasbro. what would be left?

Someone on the Hasbro rumor thread suggested EA Games. Seems like an excellent idea.

I'm hearing from a few friends who work for some of the better known developers that Square Enix is in their sights rather than EA.

This specifically came up the other day while talking about the Lucasfilm acquisition and it boiled down to a few points:

SquEnix is smaller (about 1/3 the revenue of EA from what I was able to find) which would make it easier to orchestrate a complete takeover (which Disney prefers) rather than a merger or partnership.

Disney already has a successful working relationship with SquEnix, primarily with Kingdom Hearts, and they've made it clear they're going to continue the partnership for some time to come (i.e.: as long as the games keep printing money).

SquEnix arguably has a better reputation in Asian markets (where Disney is looking to entrench themselves deeply), especially when it comes to the type of games Disney seems to prefer: storytelling with a side of combat/puzzle solving, as opposed to primarily action-focused.

The only real disadvantage I could see was SquEnix's history of focusing primarily on the Playstation platform, at least compared to EA who sometimes seemed to have a version for everything from PC/PS/XBox to TI-85s (how well they worked is a different story entirely), but recently they've branched out, so that's less of a hindrance than it might have been a few years ago.

But I've been known to be wrong before. If Disney bought EA tomorrow for $6B I'd probably just shrug and go back to complaining about how nobody ever buys out MY stuff for billions of dollars.


Crap. Dragon Quest is my favorite video game franchise. I doubt it's going to get much love from Disney. First Star Wars, now Dragon Quest? Stop it, Disney!
 
2012-11-09 05:01:28 PM  

dervish16108: Crap. Dragon Quest is my favorite video game franchise. I doubt it's going to get much love from Disney. First Star Wars, now Dragon Quest? Stop it, Disney!


On the other hand, Disney would have never given the green light to Jar-Jar Binks (they're still haunted by their own earlier racial insensitivities), and John Lasseter seems to understand that sometimes it's better to change as little as possible than to completely rebuilt from the ground up (as with Miyazaki's works).
 
2012-11-10 12:33:41 AM  

Funbags: ManateeGag: Marvel, then Star Wars and now talks of Hasbro. what would be left?

Whoever owns the Star Trek IP.


CBS owns the rights, Viacom/Paramount owns some distribution rights.
 
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