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Turbine and Warner Brothers April 21, 2010

Posted by Wilhelm Arcturus in Dungeons & Dragons Online, entertainment, lego, Lord of the Rings Online, Wii.
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And while eyeballing the Massively post about the new EQII subscription plan offering, I also saw the headline about Turbine being purchased by Warner Brothers Home Entertainment.

Thus the “largest privately-held online gaming studio in North America” joins a conglomerate.

As noted elsewhere, the number of independent MMO studios just went down by one.

And while I have no idea what impact this will have on their games, Asheron’s Call, Dungeons & Dragons Online, and Lord of the Rings Online, it did put one thing in mind.

Warner also happens to own TT Games, the parent company of Traveler’s Tales, the studio which makes all of the LEGO games, like LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Indiana Jones.

So now we have a parent company that owns rights to make a Lord of the Rings game and the very popular LEGO game franchise.

Over two years ago I thought up five LEGO games I would like to see.  One of them was LEGO Harry Potter, and we’re getting that one pretty soon.

Another was LEGO Lord of the Rings.

Now, I know that we’re talking about two different studios and that the licensing as it stands won’t allow such a game.

But I’m just thinking that this moved the ball ever so slightly in the right direction.

I can dream, right?

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1. Cindy - April 21, 2010

Phhssshhh, Lego LOTRO! I’d like see Harry Potter Online!

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2. Wilhelm2451 - April 21, 2010

Isn’t that what Wizard 101 is? *ducks*

Ah, I see that Keen is also calling for a Harry Potter MMO. And he used the same title for his post. I call Jinx!

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3. Scarybooster - April 21, 2010

Lego LotR would be cool. A bit overdone on the Lego theme games, but still a good addition.

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4. gamebunny » Blog Archive » Warner Bros. Scoops Up Turbine - April 21, 2010

[…] As postulated by Keen and Graev and The Ancient Gaming Noob – Two new game possibilities arise from the WB-Turbine joining; LEGO Lord of the Rings and a Harry […]

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