Posts Tagged ‘Star-Wars’

Dun-Dun-Dun-Dun-Duh-Duh: EA Gets Star Wars Exclusivity

By Nathan Grayson on May 7th, 2013.

I was actually John Madden all along.

The more disenfranchised portions of the peanut gallery have spent years calling EA an evil empire and claiming that it’s done every horrific act short of blowing up Alderaan with a Death Star, so this feels oddly fitting. It’s probably not the headline you were looking for, but it does not lie: EA has officially snapped up rights for all things Star Wars and videogame-y. DICE, Visceral, and BioWare will be doing development honors on various offshoots, apparently. So then, Battlefield: Star Wars – Old Knights Dying In Space (On Ice!) in 3… 2… 1…

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The Rabbit Alliance: Epic Mickey 2

By Adam Smith on November 5th, 2012.

There short videos have been attempting to promote Epic Mickey 2 since we last looked at the game and here they are gathered in one place. I can’t believe Warren Spector has managed to incorporate quite so many Star Wars characters and settings into the game in such a short time since the acquisition. The AT-AT boss fight looks absolutely stunning. That’s all in my head, of course, but crossovers are surely inevitable. Kingdom Hearts is the obvious bet, but will Spector develop a Star Wars game? Alec says ‘Tatooine Underworld’. I’ll go with Deus X-Wing.

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Disney Acquires All Of Lucasfilm – Including LucasArts

By Nathan Grayson on October 30th, 2012.

Star Wars: Episode VII - in which it turns out the first two Death Stars were only distractions to hide a THIRD DEATH STAR. Starring Harrison Ford as a reluctantly out-of-retirement Han Solo and Shia Labeouf as everyone else.

Star Wars‘ universe is ruled by an all-powerful elderly man who’s known for controlling the masses with unspeakable technological horrors and shooting lightning out of his fingertips. I’m talking, of course, about George Lucas. However, in the most exciting twist the franchise has seen since “I am your father,” he’s now mostly out of the picture. Disney has officially purchased Lucasfilm – all technologies, IPs, and rights to every property – for $4.05 billion. We now live in a world where Pixar or Joss Whedon heading up a new Star Wars film is a very real possibility. But what does this mean for videogames? Could we finally get that Ewok tractor-driving simulator everyone’s been clamoring for? Or Grim Fandango 2 developed by the team that made Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure? We can only hope. So far, though, here’s what we know for sure.

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Grey Skies Are Gonna Kreia Up: KOTOR 2 Is Done

By Richard Cobbett on July 27th, 2012.

Ha! This isn't The Old Republic! If I completely kick your ass with my Force powers, nobody's going to set up a silly petition about it, for I am the Exile and you are FOOD FOR THE DOGS!

Given its original state at release, it’s a credit to Knights of the Old Republic 2 that people still look back on it with such fondness. Part epic adventure, part brutal deconstruction of Star Wars and many of its most familiar tropes, and unfortunately, only part finished by the time it hit shelves, it was definitely a ride. Now, that ride can be completed properly, with the Sith Lords Restored Content mod hitting v1.8 and declaring its mission finally over.

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Harassing Ford: Han Solo Adventures

By Alec Meer on April 11th, 2012.

You love him. He knows.

The trademark infringement is strong with this one. Still, the Lucas Empire has been relatively forgiving of fan projects based upon its galaxy far, far over-monetised, so perhaps this here Han Solo Adventures will avoid a Carboniting so long as it remains a not-for-profit endeavour.

Not only does this star Star Wars’ most criminally (but also mercifully, as he retains mystique for it) under-served character, Mr Han Solo, but it places him in a recreation of the old Lucasarts SCUMM-engine point and click adventures.
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Might Be TIE Fightin: Lucasarts Hiring

By Adam Smith on September 15th, 2011.

They must realise this fellow is capable of printing money?

Lucasarts made many of my favourite games of the ‘90s, a time when I was a very happy gamer indeed. There were all the classic adventure games and then there were the space sims, X-Wing and TIE Fighter. I sometimes forget just how good they were and then I get confused about the fact that I’m not playing a brand spanking new version right now. It really has been a while, hasn’t it? But perhaps the wait is over. The eagle eyes of Gamespot have noticed that Lucasarts are looking to hire developers to work on three new titles, one of which is an aerial combat game. Speculation, ho!

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The Old Republic: This Year, For Deffo

By Alec Meer on July 22nd, 2011.

You too can do this by the end of the year

Riding high on the wave of fan contentment generated by news that upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic will absurdly cost between £45 and £130 (depending on which increasingly bonus-fatted version you want), EA/Bioware have dropped some more major news. Hopefully, this one isn’t quite so distressing.

Eurogamer brings word from EA of the closest we’ve had yet to a release date – “the second half of 2011.”
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Call Of Duty: A Long Time Ago Warfare

By Alec Meer on September 7th, 2009.

This Lucas-baiting moddery from a team of German chaps aims to recreate Star Warsian combat in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Are Lucasarts still litigious about this kind of thing, or have they eased up nowadays? It does very much look like COD4 with Storm Trooper and Rebel skins, although the Tatooine setting positively scream’s Counter-Strike’s Dust. But it’s got the pew-pew lasers and the epic music, so it’s going to make a fair few gentlemen very happy, I don’t doubt. Galactic Warfare’s trailer can be found in a galaxy far, far away. Also, below.
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“Ultimate Star Wars Game” Old Republic Footage

By Jim Rossignol on December 13th, 2008.


Impressive developer-narrated video of The Old Republic after the jump. It includes the first footage of the game in action, with some dudes thrashing about with their light sabres. More interesting, perhaps, is the continued explanation of story within the MMO, with discussion of your journey towards the light or dark side, and the role of companion characters. There’s also a closer look at the visual style of the game, which they’re calling “stylised realism”. You’ll want to watch this one.

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Knights Of The Online Republic: KOTOR MMO Is Go

By Alec Meer on July 17th, 2008.

Classes will include Jedi, Jedi, Jedi and Gungan

It’s a big day for Bioware. First, Dragon Age scrubs up very nice indeed, and now EA have only bleedin’ gone and revealed they’re planning Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: The MMO. Yes, with Bioware at the till. [Pauses for internet-wide cheer]. “As if millions of voices suddenly cried out in rapture and were suddenly fanboys…”

It’s been rumoured for ages, but E3 saw EA’s John Riccitiello drop a conclusive bombshell. Quote’n’that under the jump.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I’d better be able to play as a Jawa.
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LucasArts On Star Wars And PC Development

By John Walker on May 12th, 2008.

Why did LucasArts appear to abandon original development in favour of churning out Star Wars games sausage factory-style? Because they got “a little excited.” And why no Force Unleased on PC? Because console-equivalent PCs cost £2000, apparently.

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While interviewing the producer responsible for the current-gen consoles, VideoGamer.com learned the Star Wars obsession was all down to misplaced enthusiasm, something they’ve learned from since. Cameron Suey explains after the jump.

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That’s No Titan

By Alec Meer on September 29th, 2007.

God, Battlefield 2142 takes a really long time to install. It takes an even longer time to patch (a good 20-odd minutes for the most recent one), which makes me shout “so exactly what is it that’s so special about you?” at my supposedly super-fruity quad-core CPU. This rather complicated my plan to take a quick look at First Strike, an interesting and just-released Star Wars mod for DICE’s most recent teamshooter. Awful name, of course, but: spaceships!

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