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.
- Comics: DarkHorse.com has previews for Dark Times #11/Vector part 5 and Rebellion #14.
- Gaming: EU Cantina has an interview with LucasArts’ voice director David Collins.
- The Clone Wars: io9 asks what it would take to get you excited about The Clone Wars. My answer: Nothing. No matter what they do, it’s still the Clone Wars, isn’t it? Been there, done that.
- Check out Star Wars and Indiana Jones props out in the collecting wild with YourProps.com. (via)
- Starwars.pl explores the history of Polish Star Wars memorabilia. (via)
- Rebelscum gets into the spirit of spring with Star Wars kites, while TFN’s Dustin Roberts is interviewed by Pete Vilmur over at the StarWars.com blog about his R2-D2 collection.
- Slice of SciFi lists The Star Wars Holiday Special and Jar-Jar Binks among their top seven most embarrassing moments in science fiction.
- Topless Robot mourns the horror that is the mid-90’s POTF Leia in their list of the nine most tragically hideous female action figures.
- io9 asks why do anti-heroes rule science fiction? (Complete with neat Han Solo and Captain Mal together at last photoshoppery) and takes a look back at the wacky science fiction titles of LucasArts.
Darrell Rodriguez leaves rival Electronic Arts to head up LucasArts. He replaces Jim Ward, who left suddenly in February.
- Interview: Lightsabre talks to Kenneth Colley, who played Admiral Piett.
- Gaming: io9 brings us a brief history of Star Wars video games.
- Fan art: Photo mosaic of the Star Wars/Last Supper painting.
- YTMND: Can Luke get anything right?
New evidence that there may be another Knights of the Old Republic game: 1UP has a ‘tipster’ with portions of a script. LucasArts has no comment. Whatever, dude. This game doesn’t even officially exist yet and I’m already sick of it.
Kotaku scans a 1993 LucasArts catalogue. I’m actually a little tempted to break out my old copies of the Insider (this was my first issue) and Star Wars Galaxy… Or, y’know, sell ‘em to some Wookieepedian via eBay. (How much, boys?)
Yeah. I don’t think of myself as a collector, but why else am I hanging onto 76 plus issues of outdated fan magazines? I HAS THE FANGIRL, PLEASE SEND HELP.