Posts Tagged ‘star wars jedi knight ii: jedi outcast’

Have You Played… Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Not only did it allow you to throw your lightsaber across the room and electrocute a bunch of imbecile Stormtroopers until they fell into a big hole, it also spawned one of the most satisfying stories ever written about a videogame. Well done, Jedi Knight II. Read the rest of this entry »

Old Hopes: Star Wars Rogue Squadron & Rebellion On GoG

Did anyone ever work out why they're called X-Wings?

Earlier this week, GoG exhumed the last remaining X-Wing games from Lucasarts; grave, and as promised they’ve now added more long time ago games to their good ol’ shelves. Most of them have been available from other download stores for quite some time, but it’s the first time on the digi-block for ponderous 4X Star Wars: Rebellion and spaceship shooter Rogue Squadron 3D.
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Lucas Smarts: Jedi Knight 2 And 3 Source Code Released

g_saberrealisticcombat. Never forget.

LUCASAAAAAAAARTS WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. I know, I know, the once brilliant adventure factory stumbled and fell into an infinite, severed-hand-filled Death Star abyss years ago, but I still can’t help but mourn the legendary studio’s loss. For its part, Raven Software’s in a similar boat, but unlike me, it’s been jealously clutching the source code to two major Star Wars videogames for years. (I, meanwhile, have only been jealously clutching the source code to my special ice cream soup recipe, my most valuable possession.) So, in the process of pouring one out for the Disney dismantled titan, it’s released the full source code to one classic, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, and one, er, whatever Jedi Academy was. You’re now free to tinker to your heart’s content with the entrails of either, or just jam a hypothermia-ridden Luke Skywalker in there, if that’s your thing.

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