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LucasArts acquired by Disney

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LucasArts acquired by Disney

The Walt Disney Company has acquired Lucasfilm and its subsidiaries, including its LucasArts video gaming division, in a deal that's valued at $4.05 billion.

"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next," George Lucas said in the announcement. "It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I've always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime."

Read more: Star Wars: Episode 7 coming in 2015 »

"I actually enjoyed John Carter. It was flawed but had some cool stuff going on. That movie had ..."
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Report: Star Wars: First Assault coming to Xbox Live Arcade

Report: Star Wars: First Assault coming to Xbox Live Arcade

We may have a better idea of what the mysterious Star Wars: First Assault trademarks were about, thanks to a purported leak from Microsoft. A collection of Xbox Live Arcade box art shows one sample box by the name with the familiar "Arcade" stripe across the top.

Read more: Box art appears to show Stormtroopers »

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'Star Wars: First Assault' trademarked, domains registered

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'Star Wars: First Assault' trademarked, domains registered

Another new Star Wars video game franchise may be on the way. Domain registrations and trademarks filed by LucasArts point to the existence of "Star Wars: First Assault." The trademarks cover their bases for associated merchandise, but the main trust of them is "interactive entertainment software."

Read more: Domains registered last week »

"There are so many ways to make this game suck, and based off LucaseArts record for the past 10 ..."
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Star Wars 1313 teaser continues to tease

Star Wars 1313 teaser continues to tease

Star Wars 1313 is still largely a mystery, despite its impressive showing at E3. LucasArts is playing very close to the vest with the plot and gameplay footage is scarce. Even the newest trailer sticks to cutscenes and concept art, but it does have plenty of detail about the titular setting.

Watch: Descent to the Underworld »

"Did I miss anything, is this 'just' a corridor shooter or have they announces any stans out ..."
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Star Wars 1313 trailer shows plenty of action

Star Wars 1313 trailer shows plenty of action

If you read our E3 preview of Star Wars 1313, then you'll get a pretty good feel for what's in this trailer just released for Gamescom 2012. The footage is taken almost entirely from the showing we had behind closed doors back in June.

There are some good battle scenes, and great graphics, but not much actual gameplay. If you want gameplay, then this video would probably be more appropriate. Either way, the action is still pretty intense.

Watch: Explosions and rappelling robots »

"That was the longest cut-to-black-screen ever. I thought something was wrong with the video player."
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The Old Republic gets more ominous with HK-51 trailer

The Old Republic gets more ominous with HK-51 trailer

Hey Meatbags! You knew the HK-51 Assassination droid was going to become available as a new companion in Star Wars: The Old Republic, but now we get an even closer look at the galaxy's most dangerous machines.

BioWare revealed the new trailer, showing the army buried on the ice world of Belsavis. There's something a bit chilling when it greets you as Master.

Watch: 'Assassination protocols active' »

"They need more end game content, operations and flash points with better gear choices and mods."
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LucasArts hiring for first-person shooter

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LucasArts hiring for first-person shooter

LucasArts is making a next-gen first-person shooter, according to recent job openings. The company is hiring for a senior core engineer and a senior animator, but details beyond those are sparse. It seems unrelated to Star Wars 1313, a third-person shooter that LucasArts debuted at E3.

Read more: 'Future generation console' mentioned »

"Doubt it's them but I'd love to see them try to make something like Far Cry 2"
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Shack PSA: The Old Republic free trial now has no time limit

Shack PSA: The Old Republic free trial now has no time limit

Star Wars: The Old Republic has been fighting a dwindling player base since it launched in December, but BioWare continues to build loyalty to the game, now allowing new players to play to level 15 free with no time limit starting today.

Read more: All eight classes available »

"Oh please! This game is FAR from "thriving" no matter how much you try to say otherwise. And ..."
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An hour of Star Wars: Battlefront 3 reveals cancelled game

An hour of Star Wars: Battlefront 3 reveals cancelled game

Star Wars: Battlefront III was "pretty much done" when LucasArts cancelled the multiplayer Star War 'em up, developer Free Radical has said. Almost a whole hour of snazzy new footage from a leaked alpha build shows just how far along it was, though fans should be warned it may hurt to see it so close yet so far.

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"That is to say, LucasArts cares more about the Star Wars brand and staying "on message" with ..."
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Knights of the Old Republic Collection spotted at retail

Knights of the Old Republic Collection spotted at retail

Fans of the classic single-player Star Wars RPGs may be in for a treat soon, as it appears that a "Knights of the Old Republic Collection" is incoming. Two separate retailers have listed the set, which would presumably include both KotOR and KotOR II: The Sith Lords. The collection has only been listed for the PC.

Read more: $20 on July 17 »

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The Last of Us wins Best of Show from E3 Game Critics

The Last of Us wins Best of Show from E3 Game Critics

Hyperviolence was all the rage at this year's E3. However, only one hyperviolent game could take the crown. The Game Critics Awards have finally been determined, and Naughty Dog has come on top with The Last of Us. Its strong performance pushed PS3 to the top of the heap, with PS3 as the most-winning platform. Sony Computer Entertainment is the most-winning publisher as well, with 7 awards.

Read more: The complete winners list »

"I think South Park winning best RPG is quite indicative of the lack of RPGs at E3 this year. Not ..."
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Star Wars: The Old Republic 'looking at free-to-play'

Star Wars: The Old Republic 'looking at free-to-play'

As with most new subscription-based MMOs, it seems that the big question about Star Wars: The Old Republic is not if it'll go free-to-play, but when. BioWare has said it's having a good look at that market, but isn't yet announcing any concrete plans to move into it.

Read more: "We need to be dynamic" »

"I'd say it's sad but these companies need to do a better job of looking at the market and ..."
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Star Wars 1313 preview

Star Wars 1313 preview

QUICKTAKE: LucasArts' next foray into the Star Wars universe is bringing together experts from the LucasFilm family of companies to create the gritty, seedy underworld of level 1313 on Coruscant. Players will take on the role of a bounty hunter in the underground metropolis where there are no Jedi and there is no Force. For the first time, a LucasArts game will deal with a mature theme with more sinister characters and more shades of grey. However you spin it, the game should have plenty of action.

Read more: Two bounty hunters were on a ship ...

"that's the point, dark forces was a straight up FPS. no jedi/force stuff."
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The Old Republic plans world of new content

The Old Republic plans world of new content

QUICKTAKE: The focus of BioWare's E3 presentation this year was about all the grand things they had planned through the end of 2012--from the new planet of Makeb, taken over by the Hutt Cartel, through a new 8v8 war zone on Selene, to a new playable race called the Cathar. Unfortunately, what was missing was any actual footage or gameplay aside from the quickest of cuts in the E3 trailer. What was shown was a small snippet from a new heroic mission, where players must thwart the Dread Masters from getting control of a super weapon called the Aurora Cannon on the planet of Belsavis.

Read more: Stopping the Dread Masters »

"I tried SWTOR since launch and the first two or three weeks found it great. But again, the big ..."
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Star Wars 1313 gameplay trailers enter Uncharted territory

Star Wars 1313 gameplay trailers enter Uncharted territory

After the genuine thrills of Kinect Star Wars, LucasArts has a long way to boldly go to win back fans who would've adored dancing as Han Solo when they were a child but now demand maturity from their favourite young adult entertainment franchise. Star Wars 1313 is a stab at this, and three short gameplay trailers have come out of E3 to show its take on bounty-hunting.

Watch: Clambering up a crashing spaceship »

"Yeah I definitely think it's more interesting to explore other parts of the universe. "
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