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SWTOR 1.1 update adds severe Valor exploit; BioWare investigating

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 18, 2012 2:00pm PST

The Star Wars: The Old Republic community is up in arms about recent camping and Valor-farming exploits caused by the recent 1.1 'Rise of the Rakghouls' update.

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"I say just wait it out, plenty of awesome game for 15 a month!!!"

- royalally see all 45 comments

BioWare explains SWTOR's missing high-res textures

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 13, 2012 7:00pm PST

Star Wars: The Old Republic players have been wondering why high-resolution textures disappeared from all but the cinematic dialogue sequences after it officially launched. BioWare responds.

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"He wasn't talking about running SWTOR with max quality but running a MMO with Crysis quality."

- TheEmissary see all 61 comments

MobyGames Classic: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II community stories

By Shack Staff, Jan 05, 2012 2:00pm PST

Shacknews readers share their own stories revolving around the classic Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, the latest game inducted into the "MobyGames Classic" series on Shacknews.com.

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"Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 was a seminal game for me and in many of the same respects as the ..."

- Professer12 see all 2 comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic extended impressions

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 05, 2012 1:00pm PST

In our second look at Star Wars: The Old Republic, I take a look at space combat and crafting as I quest my way to the shady metropolis of Nar Shaddaa.

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"The main storyline quests are still interesting, but after you've done the side quests a couple ..."

- skinlab133 see all 20 comments

MobyGames Classic: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

By Shack Staff, Dec 30, 2011 2:00pm PST

MobyGames.com Classic returns with Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, the 1997 PC game by LucasArts that let players wield a lightsaber and Force powers for the first time.

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"It is sad tha it takes a big Star Wars release in 2011 for JK, a top game, to be recognized. ..."

- RakeHox see all 16 comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic hits a million players, logging 28 million hours

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 23, 2011 5:15pm PST

Electronic Arts and BioWare have released staggering launch statistics for Star Wars: The Old Republic, and already boast of over 1 million registered players.

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"Strange, I was asked all 5 security questions when I signed up. Had to enter answer to one of ..."

- Claybones see all 15 comments

Kinect Star Wars features dancing mini-game

By Steve Watts, Dec 19, 2011 8:00am PST

Kinect Star Wars features a dancing mini-game, with some characters' "suggestive moves" cited as a reason behind the Teen rating.

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"I am going to rent this.. It looks damn awful, but it's Star Wars and need to see for myself. ..."

- kurumba see all 5 comments

Paper, Scissors, Stone classified in Australia from BioWare, LucasArts

By Steve Watts, Dec 01, 2011 1:15pm PST

A strange game classification in Australia has kicked up speculation about another BioWare/LucasArts project, but it could just be a case of mistaken identity.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic might not release until 2012

By Jeff Mattas, Sep 22, 2011 10:00am PDT

Though it doesn't have a release date yet, EA warned investors of the possibility that Star Wars: The Old Republic might not be ready for release until 2012.

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"Jack Emmert (save your ire about CoH and CO for him folks) offered a tidbit for MMOs I think is ..."

- geekken see all 23 comments

Star Wars Galaxies shutting down

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 24, 2011 2:45pm PDT

It seems that this universe is only big enough for one Star Wars-themed MMO. Sony Online Entertainment and LucasArts is shutting down Star Wars Galaxies with a "galaxy-ending event."

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"Suits did not ruin this game. The game had a fatally flawed design from the very start. You ..."

- SquiggyStardust see all 32 comments

Nintendo 3DS Launch Window and In Development Software Round-Up

By Xav de Matos, Jan 19, 2011 8:30am PST

Between the March 27 launch of the Nintendo 3DS in North America (as well as its March 25 European launch) and E3 2011, Nintendo promises "more...

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"I didn't mean to seem nitpicky. :) I didn't catch that bit in the post."

- David Craddock see all 15 comments

LucasArts Hit By Another Round of Layoffs

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 16, 2010 7:00pm PST

Joystiq has received confirmation from LucasArts that the company has made a "minor adjustment in staffing" in the form of some company layoffs...

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"Wow, how far Lucasarts has fallen by making the console its lead platform. Return to PC gaming ..."

- samduhman see all 43 comments

LucasArts Hit With Layoffs, The Force Unleashed 2 Team Rumoured to be Among Targets

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 02, 2010 6:02am PDT

LucasArts has confirmed laying off an unspecified number of staff, Kotaku reports. Rumours say that the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 team is...

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"Are you kidding? Just buy the damn thing. Good sales vindicate the team and look good on their ..."

- wedgeski see all 60 comments

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 Executive Producer Haden Blackman Leaves LucasArts

By Jeff Mattas, Jul 29, 2010 4:30pm PDT

Haden Blackman, producer and writer for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, and executive producer for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2, tendered his...

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"Lucas Arts stands for *caps lock fake* need to rerelease Outlaws!"

- socom8271 see all 18 comments

LucasArts Brings Classic Adventures to Steam Mac

By Chris Faylor, May 12, 2010 9:53am PDT

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Loom, and The Dig will be among the titles available through Steam for...

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"Do these games use DOSBox or are they native Mac apps? Pretty much any DOSBox title can be ..."

- jason bergman see all 15 comments