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Feature: A treasure chest of pirate games to plunder

Best pirate games on PC

Ahoy there, you salty sea dog! We 'ear that ye want to be a filthy cutthroat pirate. All right, but you don't become a pirate just by asking. You'll 'ave to play, the best pirate games! In each one, you'll have to master the sword, the art of thievery, and the quest. What? That be treasure hunting, ye sea urchin! So if ye want to prove…

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Have You Played…Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge?

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge will always be among my favourite LucasArts games. The sequel to The Secret Of Monkey Island was where things got a lot more Pythonesque. But it's a lot more than just a treasure hunt and a barrel of laughs, it was very clever for its time.

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Feature: But yes I am still enamoured with Cal's backpack

I want to explore the worlds of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, but maybe not its story

I want to explore. Like, everywhere. I didn’t expect that to be the main takeaway of my Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order hands-on preview, but here we are: amongst the windswept vistas of Zeffo, or careening down its ice caves, or clambering around the crumbling red stone of a temple on Dathomir. The team behind Titanfall 2 have built some more beautiful worlds for me…

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Have You Played…Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Saga?

Few games have given me as much of a power fantasy as Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Saga. This real-time strategy from the long-missed Ensemble Studios took Age of Empires and slapped Star Wars over the top. So even in 2001 it looked dated. However, what it lacked in looks, it made up for with stormtrooping scenarios and custom modes.

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Take a longer, more lasery look at Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in motion

While Lucasfilm may object to wanton limb-chopping, they can't stop Respawn from giving us a big slice of the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video today. A little under half an hour long (double shown publicly at E3), we get to see a little Uncharted-ish clambering across an AT-AT walker, some mech combat, and a lot of lightsaber stuff. We also get some extended dialogue, a…

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Lucasfilm say you can’t chop people’s limbs off willy-nilly

Dismemberment. We've all done it, but Lucasfilm have reportedly forbade the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order developers from letting players chop off limbs too jediciously. In the trailers, gameplay footage and behind closed doors demo we've seen so far, all limbs have remained attached. The internet is aghast, even though developers Respawn Entertainment have stated that limb removal will be reserved for critical plot moments.

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Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic film being written by Altered Carbon showrunner

It's still early days yet, but there's a Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic film in development. As reported by Buzzfeed last night, Laeta Kalogridis (Writer on Altered Carbon, Shutter Island, Alita: Battle Angel among others) is nearly done on a script for the first in a possible KOTOR film trilogy. I'm surprised that the whole Old Republic setting hadn't been tapped for any film…

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Have You Played… Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis?

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis was one of the classic LucasArts point-and-click adventures that didn’t have the typical team at the helm. It was a SCUMM engine game that felt like Indiana Jones 4, because there is no fourth Indiana Jones film, absolutely none, finished with The Last Crusade, and nothing else came after.

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More LucasArts classics appear on Steam, including Hit The Road, Afterlife and Outlaws

Just a quick notice that a bunch of new LucasArts/LucasFilms games have arrived on Steam, including the always splendid Sam & Max Hit The Road. And indeed the far less often remembered management sim, Afterlife. And, er, Episode 1: Racer.

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Lucasfilm shut down Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic fan remake

Lawyers from Lucasfilm have shut down Apeiron, a fan remake of BioWare's 2003 RPG Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic (one of the best PC games, according to us). It's little surprise that The Suits have stamped this out, though of course it is a bummer - and doubly so because Poem Studios put three years of hope and work into Apeiron before it…

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Republic Commando is on sale and better than you remember

I'm not sure how rare this experience is, but I played A LOT of Star Wars games as a kid without having seen the Star Wars movies. They not only laid the groundwork of my later-fandom, but they also told these side stories that were (occasionally) so well done that I wound up underwhelmed by the films themselves. You know what? Typing all that out,…

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Imperial: Revisiting X-Wing And TIE Fighter

To commemorate the digital release of classic Lucasarts games X-Wing and TIE Fighter [Steam or GOG for the best versions here and here], we commissioned Rob Zacny to take a trip down memory lane and into the laser-singed spaces between the stars. He came back with extensive thoughts as to the quality of the games, and their place in Star Wars lore and legend.

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Good Ol’ Lucas: GoG Add Outlaws, Zak McKracken & Indy

GoG.com has just added six Lucasarts(films) games, three of which are enjoying their digital debut. The debutantes are 2.5 wild west shooter Outlaws, Zak McKracken And The Alien Mindbenders, and Indiana Jones And The Emperor's Tomb. All three will make a smattering of people very excited until those same people actually take the time to revisit the games, at which point they'll either loudly deny…

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Disney Acquires All Of Lucasfilm – Including LucasArts

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,…

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