Rumor: Say goodbye to Galaxies?

IMAGE: Hey hey hey goodbyeSurfer Girl claims that LucasArts is going to pull the plug on the venerable Galaxies to make room for the new multiplayer:

The Artistic Lucases think that they have the only IP that can pose a serious challenge World of Warcraft and find that the setting of KOTOR is too niche to be a threat. They apparently expect the new Star War MMO to have at least three million subscribers by the end of the first year.

If KOTOR is too niche how come half of fandom won’t shut up about it?


Really, if true, the death of Galaxies may be just as well. They are clearly a very disturbed bunch of folks!

In the news: Monday morning reading list

LucasArts at the Consumer Electronics Show. They’re showing off two games: The Force Unleashed and Fracture, as well as the new tech that powers them both.IMAGE: If you were George Lucas, would you sue?

In other news from the show, a Microsoft comedy video featured CEO Steve Ballmer dressed as Luke Skywalker (with Bill Gates as Harry Potter and Austin Powers.)

Gaming roundup

BusinessWeek looks a the future of Star Wars gaming. It’s a nice roundup of upcoming games and what may be lurking in the wings – although no platform, not the Xbox 360, has been announced for the ‘Star Wars 2007’/Force Powers’ – The one with the demo where you throw Stormtroopers – yet.

In another corner of the ‘net, IGN has a theory… Could the 2007 game contain hints for the live-action TV series?

And you can finish off the required gaming reads of the day with a short history of LucasArts.