April 23rd, 2009 by Dunc · 2 Comments
High culture, with bunnies. A friend of mine actually went to see this production of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre involving lightsabers, but us uncultured barbarians are probably better off with Chuck Jones and DVDs.
High culture, geek edition. Does the world really need another Tolkien book? Apparently, yes.
It’s on TV! Variety’s Season Pass blog has a great interview with Lost‘s Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof. Sorry, no snark here: If you watch the show, this is a must-read.
Video games. Bad reviews make creators sad? Come on guys, you work for LucasArts. Embrace the pain.
Filed: fiction · gaming · geek life · tv
Tagged: embrace the pain · here there be sarcasm · lightsabers · lost · lucasarts · the force unleashed · tolkien
January 24th, 2009 by jawajames · No Comments
Video game site Kotaku discusses the trailer for the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings video game, coming for Wii, Nintendo DS and Playstation (likely for PSP). While previous rumors had indicated that the Indiana Jones next-gen video game that had been in development for years had been canceled, perhaps some of the story elements from that game got pushed into this one. Lao Che, Nazis, and ancient treasures — Indy’s back in action!
Filed: film · gaming
Tagged: indiana jones · lucasarts
January 13th, 2009 by Dunc · 2 Comments
IGN had multiple sources saying that the in-development Indiana Jones game has been canceled. Kotaku has a vague response from LucasArts that could mean anything.
I’m not sure exactly how long it takes to make the things, but I believe the last we heard of it was early footage/teasers for it around the same time as The Force Unleashed was getting teased – back before Celebration IV. I’m inclined to write it off… Particularly after the long, rumorful runup to the The Old Republic announcement, or the years of buzz overload (okay, there were a few delays) that paved the way for The Force Unleashed. On the other hand, with Bioware handling TOR and TFU out and about, maybe Indy is next up on the LucasArts plate. No doubt we’ll hear something… eventually.
Filed: film · gaming
Tagged: indiana jones · lucasarts · rumors
December 12th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
LucasArts and Bioware debuted the first video documentary on the upcoming Old Republic MMO today, including some brand-new play footage.
Tagged: bioware · lucasarts · mmos · the old republic (mmo) · video
October 6th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
Gamasutra reports that LucasArts and Bioware are holding a media event at LucasArts’ San Francisco office on October 21st. They describe the invite:
The postcard, which proclaims “The wait is over” and promises “the official unveiling of the game that’s been rumored about for years,” makes no explicit reference to Star Wars. It is branded with the LucasArts and BioWare logos and depicts floating robots and hooded figures in futuristic interior locations reminiscent of the sci-fi franchise.
It certainly sounds (and looks!) like KOTOR, but I guess we’ll see… (via)
Tagged: bioware · lucasarts · the old republic (mmo)
September 23rd, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Well, I’m still not all that enthused (can you tell?) but clearly a lot of other people are, because The Force Unleashed has already sold more than 1.5 million copies.
On that note: Will ‘Force Unleashed’ be the next ‘Star Wars’ film? I bet Uwe Boll is available!
Tagged: lucasarts · the force unleashed
August 25th, 2008 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Hey gamers, here’s one for your holiday lists: Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts, coming from Chronicle Books in November. The book is written by Rob Smith and will have a forward from George Lucas. I know you’d probably rather have an update of the X-Wing games, but such is life.
Filed: expanded universe · gaming
Tagged: lucasarts · nonfiction · reference
June 27th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
Filed: gaming · lucasfilm · people · star wars
Tagged: george lucas · layoffs · lucasarts · politics · sports · the force unleashed
June 9th, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
ShackNews is reporting that yet more layoffs are coming after The Force Unleashed, with all remaining projects to be outsourced to third party developers.
Filed: gaming · lucasfilm
Tagged: layoffs · lucasarts · rumors · the force unleashed
June 6th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
Kotaku reported yesterday that LucasArts “has laid off approximately 50-100 of its employees.” (Just now confirmed.) The result? A windfall of rumormongering going around about their upcoming projects, including (of course) the long-awaited KOTOR 3/MMO.
Filed: gaming · lucasfilm
Tagged: layoffs · lucasarts · rumors · the old republic (mmo)