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LucasArts canceled game starring Darth Maul

By Steve Watts, Apr 09, 2014 10:30am PDT

Developer Red Fly (TMNT: Out of the Shadows) was at work on a game starring Darth Maul in 2010, but a failed buyout had LucasArts shutter the project.

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"Lucasarts is the proverbial childhood friend you used to play with and hang out then as you got ..."

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Grim Fandango mod adds point-and-click mouse controls

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 24, 2014 6:00am PST

Even if you could wrench a copy of Grim Fandango away from those who fiercely guard the remaining few, and get over potential technical difficulties, the awful controls might stop you from playing. No more! A new mod adds traditional point-and-click controls to LucasArts' ad...

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"It was truly fantastic. Funny as hell, but I still remember the last scene with Glottis, there ..."

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Disney abandons Star Wars 1313 trademark

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 18, 2014 1:00pm PST

The trademark for Star Wars 1313 has officially expired, perhaps spelling an end to the final LucasArts-helmed Star Wars game, once and for all.

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"It's insane how much valuable IP Disney has now. Oh what I would do if I was a top executive ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 18 comments

Report: Day of the Tentacle remake was '80% done' before canceled by LucasArts

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 27, 2013 11:30am PDT

Classic adventure game Day of the Tentacle was being remade a la the Monkey Island special editions.

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"That's nuts. Definitely need to get this and 1313 restarted and released."

- pizzaput see all 55 comments

Star Wars 1313 motion-capture tech to live on in movies

By Steve Watts, Sep 23, 2013 11:45am PDT

Lucasfilm chief technology strategy officer Kim Libreri says that the video game technology developed for Star Wars 1313 can be used for movie production, taking much of the processing work out of motion capture effects.

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"This looks a lot like the system used for the recent Tintin movie. They used tons of tracked ..."

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LucasArts made adventure games, because it couldn't make Star Wars

By Steve Watts, Jul 22, 2013 9:30am PDT

Ron Gilbert says that the early days of Lucasfilms' games division made adventure titles largely because it couldn't make Star Wars games.

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"D'oh. I was think of Tim Schafer when I wrote that. <smack>"

- daggot see all 8 comments

More Star Wars: Battlefront 3 gameplay footage emerges

By John Keefer, May 06, 2013 8:00am PDT

Footage from Free Radical's cancelled game Star Wars: Battlefront 3 continues to show up, this time in more pre-alpha gameplay livestreamed on Twitch over the weekend in a "May the Fourth be with you" celebration.

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"i'm surprised they even started work on a battlefront 3. didn't 2 have lackluster sales?"

- RikiTiki2 see all 5 comments

Report: LucasArts planned Star Wars social, iOS games

By Steve Watts, Apr 10, 2013 11:00am PDT

A look back at the internal goings-on of LucasArts in its last few months reveals unannounced game projects and just how the shutdown slowly came.

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"A year ago, Kinect Star Wars was released. In that week's Bombcast, Patrick Klepek asked a ..."

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Rumor: Star Wars 1313 starred Boba Fett

By Steve Watts, Apr 04, 2013 2:15pm PDT

Before it was canceled, Star Wars 1313 was reportedly to star Boba Fett. Sources say the hero of the game was altered to be Fett just before the last E3, at the request of George Lucas.

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"I always wanted a Stat Wars game where you played a bounty hunter but there was no linear story ..."

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Tim Schafer, Ron Gilbert bid farewell to LucasArts

By Steve Watts, Apr 04, 2013 8:15am PDT

Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert share their thoughts and memories of LucasArts as the studio shuts its doors.

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"Out of that period Monkey Island and LeChuck's Revenge also got voice work... and optional ..."

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Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy source code released in tribute to LucasArts

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 04, 2013 6:45am PDT

While Star Wars games have become increasingly shoddy over the years, they were once consistently pleasing. In memory of the late, great LucasArts, shut down by Disney, Raven has released the source code of two such games from the Jedi Knight series, Jedi Outcast and Jedi Ac...

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"that is the only real solution but there are significant technical hurdles to solve for that to ..."

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Disney closes LucasArts, cancels current projects

By Steve Watts, Apr 03, 2013 10:40am PDT

Disney has shut down publisher LucasArts and canceled current projects, moving into a licensed model for future Star Wars game development.

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"Too many suits were @ Lucasarts calling the shots. Fun games got lost in the process. "

- dookiebot see all 72 comments

Star Wars: First Assault is a downloadable precursor to Battlefront 3

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 11, 2013 11:05am PDT

Star Wars: First Assault would have been a downloadable precursor to Battlefront 3--before it disappeared.

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"Wrong, it was great. They just never bothered to release more maps for it because they are stupid."

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 12 comments

Rumor: Star Wars 1313 on hold

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2013 9:45am PST

Star Wars 1313 has reportedly been put on hold to focus LucasArts' attention on Episode VII.

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"This was going to be Lucasrts best SW game since Yoda Stories and Bombad Racing. Too bad. "

- dookiebot see all 38 comments

Grim Fandango playable on modern PCs thanks to ResidualVM

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 27, 2012 8:15am PST

December 21 brought a lot of good news, including the fact that the world somehow didn't end after all, but the real revelation to celebrate was that the classic Grim Fandango is now playable on modern PCs. The first stable release of ResidualVM hit on that fateful day, doin...

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"DId they fix the controls? Holy crap that game is hard to play"

- ForcedEvolutionaryVirus see all 16 comments