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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: a Shacknews retrospective

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 16, 2015 12:00pm PST

With Star Wars headlining the most recent Humble Bundle, the time is ripe to take a look back at one of the final gaming entries into the Star Wars Expanded Universe.

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"I played through this whole game this past weekend. I swear, they'd have had a masterpiece if ..."

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5 LucasArts Classics Ripe for Remakes

By Brittany Vincent, Jan 27, 2015 11:00am PST

With the launch of Grim Fandango Remastered and the upcoming release of Day of the Tentacle Special Edition, the time has come for classic LucasArts games to make a big comeback. Here are five games that should be updated for a new generation of gamers to enjoy.

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"As much as I like full throttle, I don't think its worth a remake. The other ones, sure. "

- baron calamity see all 37 comments

Star Wars Rogue Squadron 3D, Jedi Knight, and Rebellion added to GoG's catalog

By Daniel Perez, Jan 22, 2015 8:30am PST

Six new Star Wars games are being added to GoG's catalog in the coming days, which includes Jedi Knight and Rogue Squadron 3D.

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"i remember i got rogue squadron 3d for the pc with the logitech tilt controller was an ..."

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Monkey Island creator announces new point-and-click adventure game

By Daniel Perez, Nov 19, 2014 12:00pm PST

Miss the glory days of old-school adventure games? Well, Thimbleweed Park is here to fill that vapid hole in your very existence.

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"Not even that, this just looks like more of the same. Maniac Mansion was a neat game but this is ..."

- kartooner see all 8 comments

X-Wing and Tie Fighter special editions headline new GOG deal with Disney

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 27, 2014 3:30pm PDT

As part of a new deal with Disney/Lucasfilm games, GOG.com will offer 30 new games, including the first-ever downloadable versions of the classic X-Wing and Tie Fighter.

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"Do y'all mind if I point out what I feel is the super big huge point missed by folks so far? ..."

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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 ..."

- dookiebot see all 12 comments

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 ..."

- roggor see all 6 comments

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 ..."

- RaptorII see all 20 comments