should we worry?

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Jade
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should we worry?

Post by Jade » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:33 pm

now that disney owns lucasarts, what if they shutdown scummvm? *is genuinely scared*

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Re: should we worry?

Post by clone2727 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:00 pm

Jade wrote:now that disney owns lucasarts, what if they shutdown scummvm? *is genuinely scared*
And you'd be the only one. Since the iMuse patent expired, there isn't anything they could come after us for.

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Post by Jade » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:47 am

ok that's good lol thanks

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Post by dag » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:31 pm

For us adventure gamers I don't think the takeover means we will see any new Lucasarts-style adventures (though it is my wetest dream), but what could they possibly do to hurt their franchises more than they allready have been?

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Post by Sofox » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:04 pm

Firstly LucasArts took an unusually strong opposition against ScummVM, so there's not as much chance of another company doing the same thing..

Also, few people seem to know that Disney is actually fairly pro-open source, with various projects they've open sourced, including of course the Panda3D game engine.

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Post by LordHoto » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:58 pm

Sofox wrote:Firstly LucasArts took an unusually strong opposition against ScummVM, so there's not as much chance of another company doing the same thing.
I wouldn't call it unusually strong. For example just look at Blizzard which sent FreeCraft a C&D back in the days.

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