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The Empire Strikes Back

Disney shutters Star Wars game unit with 200 layoffs

Just a few months after snapping up George Lucas' Star Wars empire, Disney is shutting down its game unit LucasArts and laying off around 200 employees. All work has ceased on the two new games announced last year, Star Wars: 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault, although they could be revived if another game-maker takes over. …
Dark Forces

LucasArts' Dark Forces

Antique Code Show With the release of Doom in 1993, and Bungie’s Marathon, the year after, the first-person shooter was firmly on the gaming map, so it was no surprise LucasArts wanted to be there. If there was one thing a Star Wars fan wanted, it was to get in on the action, to grab a blaster and take out some Stormtroopers. In 1995, Dark Forces …
Tony Smith, 5 Nov 2012
Ralph McQuarrie Star Wars art

LucasArts unveils Star Wars game for grown-ups

LucasArts announced its latest videogame this week, Star Wars 1313, which pushes the franchise towards a more mature audience with its proposed 18-certificate rating. The game - announced through Spike's Game Trailers TV Show last night - is said to be a third person action adventure set in a ruthless criminal underworld on …
Caleb Cox, 1 Jun 2012
The Empire Strikes Back

Ten... Star Wars videogame classics

Round-up Star Wars - there was no 'A New Hope' or 'Episode IV' back then - shot onto cinema screens on 25 May 1977, which means the franchise celebrates its 35th birthday today. A day for celebration, then, that might be enough of an excuse for you to revisit our Star Wars gift guide and snap up some Tatooine tat, much to the dismay of …
Caleb Cox, 25 May 2012
Kinect Star Wars

Hands on with Kinect Star Wars

First look I had a chance this week to play on a near-final build of the upcoming Kinect Star Wars to get an impression of the game ahead of its launch early next month. The title has come a long way since its E3 2011 build - my last attempt to wield an invisible lightsabre. If you exclude any in-front-of-the-mirror embarrassments at …
Caleb Cox, 16 Mar 2012
Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Review Star Wars: The Old Republic is a massive game with hundreds of hours of game play, so this review is just a chicken scratch on the surface of something we will see develop and grow over months, if not years. Undoubtedly, SWTOR has a solid foundation but does it have enough successful constituent parts to be enduring? Star Wars …
Lucy Orr, 6 Jan 2012
The Secret of Monkey Island screenshot

The Secret of Monkey Island

Antique Code Show The Secret of Monkey Island ignites the urge to buckle swashes in everyone and 20 years on from its debut everyone I know still loves this game. The Secret of Monkey Island screenshot She goes sixty miles to the galleon Especially my friend Pippa, who manages to constantly find parallels between our pop punk adventures and …
Lucy Orr, 28 Sep 2011
Star Wars: Force Unleashed II

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

Review There's something magical about Star Wars, but it's not what you might think. It's not the simple yarn of good versus evil spun against a backdrop of galactic war. Nor is it the juxtaposition of blasters and hyperspace with, to quote Han Solo, “hokey religions and ancient weapons". Star Wars: Force Unleashed II Careful not …
Andrew Bailey, 2 Nov 2010

LucasArts to wield Wii Light Sabre in UK next week

British fans of Nintendo Wii and Star Wars will get a first glimpse of the Wii Remote as a Light Sabre at a gaming festival being held later this month. Lego_star_wars_v2 Lego Star Wars: kick against the bricks LucasArts will be exhibiting the Wii Remote as a Light Sabre alongside its forthcoming Wii title Lego Star Wars …
James Sherwood, 15 Oct 2007

Light Sabre wars for your Wii

Not to be outdone by Sony's rumbling DualShock 3 controller, LucasArts has confirmed that a Star Wars game based around use of a Light Sabre is on its way to the Wii. The game will be a reincarnation of one already discussed for existing platforms, but will spur gamers to use the Wii’s controller as a Light Sabre. LucasArts …
James Sherwood, 20 Sep 2007

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