The end of the Game and IT HUb - lucasfilm mass layoff

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The end of the Game and IT HUb - lucasfilm mass layoff

Post by morenangpinay » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:40 am

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/lucasfilm-lays ... 31442.html

In a statement, Lucasfilm, which was acquired by Disney last year, said that after evaluating its position in the games market, it decided to shift LucasArts “from an internal development to a licensing modelâ€Â

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Post by Sergei82 » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:47 am

Looks like CBP Signature building floors 5 and 6 will become deserted... as well as the other floors from where Credit Suisse is already gradually moving out. Well, at least I enjoyed looking at those guys from the 5th floor (LucasArts) - sometimes you cannot tell a LucasArts employee from Chewabacca...
Unless LucasFilm and LucasArts are unrelated entities. :)

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Post by Barnsley » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:58 am

[quote="morenangpinay"]http://sg.news.yahoo.com/lucasfilm-lays ... 31442.html

In a statement, Lucasfilm, which was acquired by Disney last year, said that after evaluating its position in the games market, it decided to shift LucasArts “from an internal development to a licensing modelâ€Â
Life is short, paddle harder!!

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Post by Sergei82 » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:04 am

Pity. I'm afraid of that doomsday when all gaming industry falls into Korean hands: there will be nothing but hundreds of similar fantasy genre MMORPGs.

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Post by Wd40 » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:09 am

Thats sad man. No wonder the lifts in Signature building are so empty nowadays. There was hot ang moh chick working in lucas and drove a BMW. There were all kinds of characters there. One huge Ang moh bald head and a big beard, scary fellow to share the lift.

Edit: Just spoke with my colleague, he mentioned he read in another local article that only 50 people are being layed off, those that belong to gaming. The other 400 who belong to special effects will remain.

Even those 50, they are trying to accomodate them into special effects team and some may fit.

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Post by Sergei82 » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:25 am

Wd40 wrote:One huge Ang moh bald head and a big beard, scary fellow to share the lift.
Yes, I was wondering where and when did he disappear...

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Post by Barnsley » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:37 am

Sergei82 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:One huge Ang moh bald head and a big beard, scary fellow to share the lift.
Yes, I was wondering where and when did he disappear...
One of my friends at Lucasarts actually recognised you when we went to Muddy Murphys after the last gathering.

You are a face around the Signature Building!!
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Post by Sergei82 » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:48 am

Unfortunately, we are vacating the Signature as well at the moment, my face including. :)

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Post by Mi Amigo » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 2:21 pm

I expect all the rabid xenophobes on TRE etc. will be delighted at the news. Their plan is working... :twisted:
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Post by Barnsley » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 2:37 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:I expect all the rabid xenophobes on TRE etc. will be delighted at the news. Their plan is working... :twisted:
There is a post on one of the premier local news portal forums about the Lucasarts closure.

" I hope its the expat on loads of money and not locals who are losing their jobs"
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Post by Mi Amigo » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 2:53 pm

I rest my case, your honour.
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Post by Sergei82 » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 3:46 pm

So they downsize or completely close??? You know, many of those animators or whoever they are - they're not software developers, a lot of Singaporeans work in that company!

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Post by Barnsley » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 5:43 pm

Lucasarts the games folk have all gone.

The film folk are moving to Fusionopolis later in the year.
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Post by Sergei82 » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 5:57 pm

Barnsley wrote:Fusionopolis
Even worse location than CBP! :o

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Post by zzm9980 » Sat, 06 Apr 2013 9:10 am

Sergei82 wrote:
Barnsley wrote:Fusionopolis
Even worse location than CBP! :o
I'd probably agree, based just on the name... :P Only thing worse would be if it was "L'Fusionopolis"
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