On Tuesday, May 7, Google+ users are discussing the news that gaming company Electronic Arts has gained exclusive rights to license and develop Star Wars games, while others are discussing Windows 8.
The gaming company EA has acquired exclusive rights to license and develop Star Wars video games in a deal that gaming magazine Joystiq is describing as "multi-year." The terms of the deal have not been made public and Frank Gibeau, EA Labels President, said to Joystiq that the company doesn't "have any details to share today on specific titles."
However, with EA recently voted the "world's worst company" in a poll of readers of Consumerist magazine, the news that EA has acquired the rights to develop Star Wars games is causing a less-than-positive reaction on Google+.
Tara O' Sullivan, for example, writes "Shoot me now please." Steve Gundill writes "So Disney are off to an amazingly bad start with the star wars franchise"; and Tsvetomir Totev writes "Electronic Arts (the worst company in the world ever) take the exclusive FULL right to publish Star Wars games. Like it wasn't enough bullshits for the franchise anyway."
Elsewhere on Google+ users of the social network are discussing the news that Microsoft has claimed that it has sold 100 million Windows 8 licenses in the six months since the operating system launched. Windows 8 is also trending due to an announcement made by Microsoft that the company would be rolling out an update to Windows 8 for tablets, codenamed "Windows Blue," by the end of this year. Little is known about the proposed update but Microsoft is expected to release more details over the coming weeks.
The top 5 most talked about topics on Google+ on May 7 at 9:00 AM GMT are:
03. San Antonio
04. Windows 8