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Old 06-05-2013, 23:00
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http://kotaku.com/ea-snags-exclusive...ames-493178983

Thoughts on this?

On the plus side there's the possibility of a Dice Battlefront 3. Also EA have the big bucks required to really give the production values needed for a Star Wars game.

But on the whole i'm apprehensive, I just have visions of EA Star Wars games where to play as Boba Fett, Darth Vader etc we have to pay for them as DLC
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Old 06-05-2013, 23:30
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Here is hoping for a kotor 3. I like ea, they will release the same game every year and eventually get it right
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Old 07-05-2013, 13:57
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I wonder if they've picked up 1313 too in this deal? Surely EA wouldn't say no to grabbing a game so far into development.
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Old 07-05-2013, 14:14
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I think that ultimately this will be a good thing and hopefully they do some good work. I would like to see the 1313 game come to my PS3 or PC and it would be nice to see a return to the Jedi Knight games too if they could. Obviously it does come with the unfortunate likeliness of DLC for every little thing and bug ridden games but after being voted as one of the worst companies hopefully they will want to redeem themselves. EA have a lot of good games too but there are usually issues with them at first which always puts me off from buying them at release. We will of course wait and see and hopefully they can turn out something decent for the fans.
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Old 07-05-2013, 14:14
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I got a bad feeling about this.
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Old 07-05-2013, 14:35
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That's another game franchise ruined.
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Old 07-05-2013, 14:36
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EA seem to be in an amazing position with the star wars license

When they had the Bond license the made some of my favorite Bond games of all time

They have Mass Effect a game series about exploring the galaxy which is one of the most well received game series of all time

They literally just need to copy and paste the ME formula and already it'll be one of the best star wars games

Imagine it, you star out as a young Jedi in training and through your chooses in the game (much like Paragon and Renegade) you could end up going down the Jedi route or the Sith Route and helping/hurting the universe in anyway you see fit

Then of course we'd have the Battlefront 3 they could make for next gen which would be an amazing online experience

If people just have a think about the possibilities rather than spewing out the pathetic and lazy 'oh no its EA its over' then maybe they could see the potential i see
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Old 07-05-2013, 15:09
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Oh god, not EA.

I see no potential in this. It's EA.

EA!
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Old 07-05-2013, 15:26
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EA seem to be in an amazing position with the star wars license

When they had the Bond license the made some of my favorite Bond games of all time

They have Mass Effect a game series about exploring the galaxy which is one of the most well received game series of all time

They literally just need to copy and paste the ME formula and already it'll be one of the best star wars games

Imagine it, you star out as a young Jedi in training and through your chooses in the game (much like Paragon and Renegade) you could end up going down the Jedi route or the Sith Route and helping/hurting the universe in anyway you see fit

Then of course we'd have the Battlefront 3 they could make for next gen which would be an amazing online experience

If people just have a think about the possibilities rather than spewing out the pathetic and lazy 'oh no its EA its over' then maybe they could see the potential i see
I agree to an extent, but it depends on whether or not they deliver. I would love to see a Battlefront III, but will DICE have the resources (and EA the cash) to deliver a true successor that isn't just a quick cash in? I have my doubts. As for a new Star Wars RPG....Bioware made the original KOTOR, but I don't think they are the same company now that made that game.
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Old 07-05-2013, 18:12
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That's another game franchise ruined.
They're hardly going to do any worse than Lucasarts, are they?
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Old 07-05-2013, 18:38
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EA seem to be in an amazing position with the star wars license

When they had the Bond license the made some of my favorite Bond games of all time

They have Mass Effect a game series about exploring the galaxy which is one of the most well received game series of all time

They literally just need to copy and paste the ME formula and already it'll be one of the best star wars games

Imagine it, you star out as a young Jedi in training and through your chooses in the game (much like Paragon and Renegade) you could end up going down the Jedi route or the Sith Route and helping/hurting the universe in anyway you see fit

Then of course we'd have the Battlefront 3 they could make for next gen which would be an amazing online experience

If people just have a think about the possibilities rather than spewing out the pathetic and lazy 'oh no its EA its over' then maybe they could see the potential i see
That just sounds so epic, but I've got so little faith in EA. On the other hand they probably made massive dollar for this, and lack of faith in recent years of star wars games means they can't really go of just on brand to return there investment. So really It could go either way.

But as above It can't get worse than star wars Kinect can it ?
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Old 07-05-2013, 19:16
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Here is hoping for a kotor 3. I like ea, they will release the same game every year and eventually get it right
And like little lemmings we will probably buy it each year. I would also lover to see a kotor 3.
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Old 07-05-2013, 19:54
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And like little lemmings we will probably buy it each year. I would also lover to see a kotor 3.
Hopefully with it being ea, they will do an hd remake of kotor 1+2, with some extra missions/planets and weapons, no wait a minute, that just sings cheap cash in and dlc, ea style
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Old 07-05-2013, 20:59
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i want them to make battlefront 3 but no doubt they will mess it up
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Old 07-05-2013, 23:48
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Here is hoping for a kotor 3. I like ea, they will release the same game every year and eventually get it right
You obviously haven't heard of FIFA
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:55
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They'll probably just crank out a slew of crappy tie-in games, each with a side order of always-online DRM.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:56
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They'll just release DLC fests.. that's all EA are about now.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:30
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They'll just release DLC fests.. that's all EA are about now.
Like the great man said, "Want a purple lightsaber? 4.99!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2By2N2DnOsM (contains some strong language)
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:56
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EA seem to be in an amazing position with the star wars license

When they had the Bond license the made some of my favorite Bond games of all time

They have Mass Effect a game series about exploring the galaxy which is one of the most well received game series of all time

They literally just need to copy and paste the ME formula and already it'll be one of the best star wars games

Imagine it, you star out as a young Jedi in training and through your chooses in the game (much like Paragon and Renegade) you could end up going down the Jedi route or the Sith Route and helping/hurting the universe in anyway you see fit
Seeing as how ME is the bastard love child of the KOTOR games anyway, this is actually quite likely
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Old 08-05-2013, 13:26
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So that means no more Star Wars games being released on Steam, then. Us PC gamers forced to install the buggy POS Origin if we want any. Ugh, no thanks.
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Old 13-05-2013, 02:15
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What I want is a new Republic Commando game...and the First Assault game, then 1313..Pretty Please!
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