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Out of the Blue

Well I'm sorry to say the BlueTower is black thanks to Sandy. We lost power overnight, and I don't have an estimate of when to expect it to return, though historically they tend to be pretty quick at restoring electricity after outages here. Otherwise we are fine, and hope all the rest of you are equally safe. I don't picture being able to update the site through my phone, so I'm afraid I'm offline for the time being. Apologies, hopefully this will all be sorted soon enough.

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187. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 15:24 Wowbagger_TIP
 
aaaand we have new news!!  
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
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186. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 15:14 nin
 
deqer wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 14:53:
still no power? pfft. can't you goto a cafe or something and do the news?

I say good chap, fetch my pipe and slippers from that busy roadway over there! Chop chop!

 
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185. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 14:53 deqer
 
still no power? pfft. can't you goto a cafe or something and do the news?  
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184. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 14:46 Dev
 
Interesting in that link it says that fox:

"we certainly would have liked a crack at it but i get the play."

So my guess that lucas approached disney is looking more and more correct.

John wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 14:28:
PHJF wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 14:23:
The hell is wrong with Steam lately? I get disconnected like every day for the past weeks.
Good question! I've also had issues with logging in to Steam's 'Store' page for some reason.. I can log in to my account but the web page within Steam doesn't let me sign on.

Its called guy working on server got bored and wheeled his desk elsewhere.

More seriously, valve has NEVER EVER placed the #1 priority on delivering the store pages. When that is very nearly your only source of income, and when you can't deliver the store pages, you literally lose sales, you'd think that uptime for the storefront would be #1 priority. On EVERY SINGLE big sale, or big release, they have issues with the store. And every time, I check the content server stats and its always way below load. So its likely that its their load balancing that just plain sucks.
 
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183. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 14:28 Creston
 
nin wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 13:27:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 13:23:
I hadn't read any of the actual news lately. I thought ya'll were joking about EP7... wow...

I was at the doctors yesterday when it was announced, and swore it had to be some kind of a hoax that got wildly out of control, until I watched the actual videos...

It still surprises me, but I think it's a good decision. I'm actually looking forward to a new SW movie now, and god knows that doesn't happen very often in life.


It follows the cycle perfectly, though. I was excited for return of the Jedi in 1983, then sixteen years later for the Phantom Menace in 1999. The Phantom Menace shattered all hope for another good Star Wars movie, so the next two I was just :-shrug-: "meh."

Sixteen years later, and we're getting another Star Wars movie to be excited about! With luck, I might even make the 2031 one too!

Creston
 
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182. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 14:28 John
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 14:23:
The hell is wrong with Steam lately? I get disconnected like every day for the past weeks.
Good question! I've also had issues with logging in to Steam's 'Store' page for some reason.. I can log in to my account but the web page within Steam doesn't let me sign on.
 
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181. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 14:26 Draugr
 
Creston wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 10:55:

Since that was what the original Star Wars was, I'd be perfectly happy with Pirates of the Caribbean in space.

Creston


yeah, they are similar in terms of them being family movies and not a kids movie, but again my point was that expecting Disney to move star wars towards appealing (moreso) to an older demographic then what it is geared towards nowadays, seems unlikely. Especially considering who they were acquired by.

I'm definitely willing to check it out, why the hell not? I'm just not holding my breath.

Jivaro wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 12:13:
George makes the big announcement!

Comedy gold!
 
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180. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 14:23 PHJF
 
The hell is wrong with Steam lately? I get disconnected like every day for the past weeks.  
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178. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 13:39 NegaDeath
 
Jivaro wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 12:13:
George makes the big announcement!

Even with as shitty a work day as I'm having right now that got me to smile.

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177. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 13:27 nin
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 13:23:
I hadn't read any of the actual news lately. I thought ya'll were joking about EP7... wow...

I was at the doctors yesterday when it was announced, and swore it had to be some kind of a hoax that got wildly out of control, until I watched the actual videos...

It still surprises me, but I think it's a good decision. I'm actually looking forward to a new SW movie now, and god knows that doesn't happen very often in life.

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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176. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 13:23 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I hadn't read any of the actual news lately. I thought ya'll were joking about EP7... wow...  
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175. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 12:36 Mordecai Walfish
 
Oh what a goldmine this thread has become, hahaha that george lucas facebook link was priceless.

Thanks for the laughs & smiles everyone =)
 
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174. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 12:29 Creston
 
Jivaro wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 12:13:
George makes the big announcement!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Creston
 
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173. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 12:13 Jivaro
 
George makes the big announcement!  
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172. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 12:13 Narf2029
 
So the BlueTower has no power for a little while, big deal. Long as its occupants are safe! Bet the dogs hated it though if the storm got anywhere near.  
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
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171. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 12:12 nin
 

MS Paint with a trackball is hard!
 
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170. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 12:01 Creston
 
nin wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 11:43:
Here, I made this informative drawing for you, to help break it down.


Okay, that just fucking floored me. Rotfl

Bravo, good sir. Bravo.

Creston
 
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169. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 11:43 nin
 
Creston wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 11:34:
nin wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 11:28:
Creston wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 11:19:
nin wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 11:00:
They. Bought. Everything.


It doesn't mention anything other than Star Wars games, though. There's no mention of all other Lucasgames properties. It says they bought Lucasfilm and its technology subsidiaries "We’re hearing that the deal also includes Lucasfilm’s technology companies – LucasArts, Industrial Light + Magic and Skywalker Sound"

None of those things had anything to do with the games division.

It'd be cool if they did get everything, but Lucas had his shit set up in an extremely complex way. There were multiple companies all reporting to the parent company (LucasArts), that were all separate.

I guess we'll found out in the upcoming days.

Creston

"We're likely to focus more on social and mobile than we are on console. We'll look opportunistically at console, most likely in licensing rather than publishing, but we think that given the nature of these characters and how well known they are, and the storytelling, that they lend themselves quite nicely, as they've already demonstrated to the other platforms."


Okay, you've convinced me.

Creston


Here, I made this informative drawing for you, to help break it down.

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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168. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 11:34 Creston
 
nin wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 11:28:
Creston wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 11:19:
nin wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 11:00:
They. Bought. Everything.


It doesn't mention anything other than Star Wars games, though. There's no mention of all other Lucasgames properties. It says they bought Lucasfilm and its technology subsidiaries "We’re hearing that the deal also includes Lucasfilm’s technology companies – LucasArts, Industrial Light + Magic and Skywalker Sound"

None of those things had anything to do with the games division.

It'd be cool if they did get everything, but Lucas had his shit set up in an extremely complex way. There were multiple companies all reporting to the parent company (LucasArts), that were all separate.

I guess we'll found out in the upcoming days.

Creston

"We're likely to focus more on social and mobile than we are on console. We'll look opportunistically at console, most likely in licensing rather than publishing, but we think that given the nature of these characters and how well known they are, and the storytelling, that they lend themselves quite nicely, as they've already demonstrated to the other platforms."


Okay, you've convinced me.

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