Disney now co-own the ZX Spectrum. Seriously.

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Disney now co-own the ZX Spectrum. Seriously.

Post by PeteProdge » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:13 pm

Disney's intended purchase of nearly all of 21st Century Fox, and 39% (later, possibly all) of the UK's Sky operation, has been announced.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/ ... dia-empire

(Edit: Updated to point out it's only 39% of Sky UK, not all.)
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Post by Ast A. Moore » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:18 pm

Uh-oh.
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Post by Ralf » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:27 pm

There are two possibilities. It can mean nothing. Or it can mean trouble. I don't know yet what trouble exactly but Disney is infamous for their lawyers and copyrights obsession.
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Post by Sokurah » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:51 pm

Well, I'm looking forward to the Sabre Wulf movie starring The Rock. :lol:
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Post by Guesser » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:51 pm

It would be very surprising for them to end the license for emulator ROMs, and it wouldn't really matter if they did anyway at this point.

Wouldn't be fussed if they cracked down on all the cheeky sods selling unlicensed handbags and coffee mugs etc with photos of speccies printed on them ;)





(nothing will change, we had just the same discussions when the Murdoch empire bought Amstrad)
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Post by MatGubbins » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:57 pm

oh great, every game will now be a child that has a parent that has died (or dies on screen/off screen), be an orphan, or disregard the rules from the parent(s) because they think they know better, thus putting themselves in danger/lost/abduction. They will require an "I want" song, that defines the quest of the game, I want that person, those legs, them there diamonds or to see another part of the world. There will be a nasty character that has help from a few dopey henchmen, they too want that thing..... oh sod it. It's Disney, better stay quiet.
Bet they won''t bring Kim Possible back either......

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Post by Seven.FFF » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:05 pm

I think Disney mostly bought the Hollywood/non-News parts of Fox. The Murdochs are trying to get full control of Sky, not sell parts of it off.
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Post by MatGubbins » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:07 pm

Sokurah wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:51 pm
Well, I'm looking forward to the Sabre Wulf movie starring The Rock. :lol:
And Stop the Express with Steven Segal.
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Post by Ast A. Moore » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:33 pm

What are you doing? Trying to get us all killed? :o

Okay, the Dizzny part was eggcellent. :lol:
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