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EA Games stock market share value continues to slide downward

While a number of financial withdrawals of support have taken place (both scheduled and unexpected), as well as consumer backlash leading to a general lack of interest in upcoming titles, the value of EA Games in the stock market has been taking a continual dip. While most journalists and gamers may not have noticed, EA Games has been steadily sliding in a downward spiral as the lack of hype around their games produces a chilling effect on investor confidence. Continue reading EA Games stock market share value continues to slide downward

Creative Vision Behind Star Wars 1313 To Live On Through Amy Hennig / Visceral Games?

Star Wars 1313 Fan Art

Uncharted series Writer and ex-Naughty Dog Creative Director Amy Hennig (who switched over to the dark side peacefully in a recent job change) will be creating a new Star Wars game with Visceral Games under the EA Games label for new rights owner Disney who will lay the responsibility of a new Star Wars Battlefront among other upcoming products upon publisher EA Games and some of their development studios including DICE (who are working on the next Battlefront game).

But what exactly are Amy Hennig and Visceral Games up to in the long term?

Reports are hitting today (mainly based on job listings) that put Amy Hennig in the spotlight again and claim that the project she is working on for the Star Wars universe will have extremely high fidelity graphics and a cinematic action blend of gameplay that many expect to resemble the Uncharted series in its fluidity from moment to moment as well as dynamic levels. Some of you may remember an RGN Podcast Discussing SW1313’s Indefinite Hold Situation. There has been a petition going on Change.org for EA and Disney to finish Star Wars 1313 (Over 8,200 signatures at the time of this writing).

For those who are having a hard time seeing significance in whether or not Amy Hennig / Visceral Games are working on Star Wars 1313 or a new game based on that, keep in mind that the same technology behind the cinematic feel of the unfinished Star Wars 1313 project is advanced and being used in future films. Before the LucasArts closure, the game was shown with a few small but effective scenes that were completely fleshed out and actually existed in final product build quality.

Take a look at the video below, and get hype. This Rumor seems like the best possible scenario, but in the least we can say that the teams working on Star Wars games for EA, Disney, and the fans will be surely influenced by the Star Wars 1313 project and what it represented to gamers.

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Star Wars 1313 Is Probably Gone For Good Now… Despite Petitions & Incredible Gameplay Reveal

Star Wars 1313 Cancelled

Despite a pretty noble Petition Of Over 7,800 Signatures Disney has failed to keep perhaps the most special project of all Star Wars gaming history alive. Worked on passionately by the team at Lucasarts and revealed to the world with real gameplay that clearly showed Star Wars 1313 was perhaps beyond Mass Effect and Uncharted in its level of cinematic action, this project has probably just gotten its final death blow. The US Patent and Trademark Office has revealed that the trademark for the game’s name has been abandoned.

Gamers, hold on to hope – and keep signing that petition.

There’s a remote chance this game project could live on but just have a different name. Unfortunately, given Disney’s track record and LucasFilm’s candid attitude about using the 1313 technology in their films without crediting the original team who developed it – this could just be wishful thinking. RealGamerNewz will keep the world updated with this story as it progresses, take a look at the game below to see what the fuss is all about.

[Some Info Sourced: TE via EGMN]

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RGN Daily News #61: GTA Online Complete Experience This Weekend

RGN Daily 61 - GTA Online Complete Experience This Weekend

RGN Daily News #61: GTA Online Complete Experience This Weekend

– Top News of October 9, 2013
– Xbox Achievement Video Cam Recording Optional to Devs
– GTA Online Complete Experience This Weekend; Final Fixes Inbound
– Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
– Is Star Wars 1313 Gone for Good?
– And More

 

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Petition Filed Against EA Games by Fans: ‘Finish Star Wars 1313’

Star Wars 1313 Petition

Upon George Lucas selling LucasArts to Disney, one of the casualties of war was the impressive looking Star Wars 1313 which was visually debuted to massive fanfare and critical acclaim. The title has even spawned several advanced processing techniques which LucasFilm recently bragged are still being used to this day. However, the actual game itself has been cancelled with Disney giving EA Games the exclusive rights to make games under the Star Wars license. Fans are striking back.

In a Petition Filed Against EA Games by Fans, one signature reads:

 “It could be said that the sudden cancellation of this game, regardless of circumstance, after it’s initial showing and response from anyone who has seen this product is the single greatest tragedy in gaming entertainment history. Star wars 1313 looked like a fresh setting in an already well known universe and the crowds were about to be wowed only to have our/their dreams swiftly cut down, what a shame. Personally, I would have loved to have seen what this game could’ve become and generally this game could’ve broken boundaries in visuals, storytelling, acting performance and a handful of other things i’d imagine; but, this will take a little more than a petition to breathe life back into 1313. Perhaps electronic arts will pick up the mantle as they already have some stunning star wars products on the way for all of us and they sound quite promising.”

The petition has reached over 6,300 supporters at the time of this posting. It remains unclear if this will have any effect on the future of Star Wars 1313, but we now live in a day and age in which the common gamer’s voice can  be heard louder than ever before. Take a look at the video below and consider signing it. This gameplay video was taken with 100% in-game technology, it was the effort of many years of labor and many back and forth struggles against a poor management system by a great number of passionate and talented developers who might now see all of that work gone to waste.

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Disney Has Disbanded LucasArts, Cancelled Star Wars 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault (Battlefront 3)

In a stunning report this morning it has come to the light that Disney has laid off all LucasArts employees and cancelled “all current projects” this includes Star Wars 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault which were highly anticipated titles being regarded as the ultimate comeback for the Star Wars video game titles. The Studio LucasArts has been completely disbanded and any results in attempting to create these games will now be met with licensing fees and entirely different teams making different games. Star Wars 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault as we know them are now in IP limbo.

We will bring you more updates as the industry reacts to this and ask Star Wars fans to remain hopeful and make your reasonable demands, for these games to be completed, heard by Disney loud and clear in the comments section. We also look forward to seeing what the LucasArts team is capable of creating coming out of this financial disaster and wish them the best finding their new place in the game biz.

[Source: Kotaku]

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All Current Gen Hardware Dropping Prices, Who’s Buying Next Gen?

In this RealGamerNewz Podcast the team meets up to discuss a number of topics including the price drops that are coming along with the release of next generation hardware, which types of gamers and consumers are most likely to buy into the next generation as well as the details behind the development of upcoming titles Star Wars 1313, Assassin’s Creed 4, and more.

Some of the topics include:

  • Price Drop Predictions This Holiday
  • Who’s Buying Next Gen This Holiday?
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Why do AC3 and ME3 have a worse ending than Black Ops 2?
  • Star Wars 1313 Development
  • Mass Effect 3 Ending Play-through Analysis by Tristan’s Twisted World

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Star Wars 1313 Production is Back On!

In our latest podcast you may have heard us mention our fondness for a title from the Star Wars universe resembling bounty hunter-style gameplay called Star Wars 1313 which had formerly been cancelled. There has been a new announcement from LucasArts that has lifted spirits worldwide. A Lucasart representative revealed today that “Star Wars 1313 continues production.”

All Star Wars fans can now rest easy, as it appears that Star Wars 1313 is indeed still in production. Stay tuned for RealGamerNewz.com for all the latest, to hear more about the game check out our latest podcast: Star Wars 1313, Censorship, Assassin’s Creed IV, and the next Call of Duty

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RealGamerNewz Podcast: Star Wars 1313, Censorship, Assassin’s Creed IV, and the next Call of Duty

RealGamerNewz Podcast

The crew got together to talk about a lot of topics. We go through talks of the next Call of Duty coming from the developers who created the mammoth title. There’s also Star Wars talk with late-breaking news about the Star Wars 1313 title concerning its indefinite hold. We will talk a lot about the major game publishing companies and their relationship to their developers as we debate whether or not certain situations in the industry are improving.

  • MASS EFFECT: Tristan And Matt Speak On Fan Response
  • Games Being Censored By Big Money
  • BioWare’s Founders Gone – What Does It Mean for Their Games?
  • Games Being Compared To Each Other And Dismissed.
  • Examples: DLC, Repetitive Gameplay, Over-exploiting of IP’s
  • Devs and Publishers – Treating The Fans Like They Are Stupid
  • Greed Killing Gaming
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Friday
  • GT6 Getting Out Of The Way Drive Club?
  • Star Wars 1313 May Be On Indefinite Hold
  • Millions Of Fans Want Battlefront 3
  • Respawn Entertainment’s Next Title Xbox 720 Exclusive Or Just Its DLC? Can It Replace Their Last Creation? (Call of Duty)
  • EA Exclusive Content Announcement Coming With Xbox 720 Announcement April

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