Escapist News Wrap: Zombie Planets and Darth Mickey Mouse

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Zombie Planets and Darth Mickey Mouse

This week, Disney acquires all of Lucasarts, including Star Wars. Meanwhile, NASA discovers a possibly undead planet and monsters from Dungeons and Dragons get used in an important scientific study.

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Imp_Emissary

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Wow. That D&D kid was pretty smart.

My guess is that people looked for the eyes.
Am I right?

I didn't know those guys who killed that Magic collector knew him. Evil monsters.

Also. Good show.
 

jamesbrown

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Really enjoy these, gives me a chance to read any interesting stories I may have missed
 

gardian06

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wait wasn't darth Mickey already a thing. I don't remember where, but I am sure it was already a thing.
 

zeekyle

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zombie planet huh...only a matter of time until we find a nebula creature from star trek. or it bites another planet... the universe is doomed...DOOMED i say!!
 

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I'd rather Silicon Knights spend their time working on Eternal Darkness 2 than another X:Men game so I don't see the problem.
 

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I read "Possible Zombie PLanet" and thought it was a planet populated with zombies.

DAMN YOU FOR GETTING MY HOPES UP!!!!
 

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Hmm, I wounder if the kid and his father took into account that D&D art is professionally designed, and therefor follows all the elements of design, including emphasis. Any art that they use will have a specific focal point that has been designated by the artist by contrast of colour, detail, and darkness; Not to mention directing shapes and lines. Any creature they show will draw the eye to a specific point on the drawing; very commonly the eyes/eye.
Granted they have removed the backgrounds, but the principle applies to the creature by themselves, and I still think there will be a flaw in their test. I don't suppose scientists would be likely to know the finer points of design but anytime someones eyes are draw somewhere it won't be because of unaltered human nature.
 

yngi

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you can get killed for having expensive magic cards.........shit i got to stop playing magic
 

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It really doesn't surprise me that Disney bought Lucas. For crying out loud, the last time I was at Disney World (about 12 years ago), They had a Star Wars ride. Which was a simulator. Not only that, but Lucas also made Pixar (Bugs Life, Toy Story, etc.). Which means at the time Disney had a huge hold on stocks at Lucas, or they were partnered, the latter is the most likely. If my suspicions are true, Disney may very well have had a hand in making episodes 1-3.
 

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That's a smart kid! Kids these days are putting me to shame. When I was that age, all I cared about was playing video games. This kid is conducting scientific studies that get published lol