Archive for ‘Video Games’

First Look: The Force Unleashed

Bonnie Burton | July 9, 2008

Watch this awesome trailer of some of the hottest action scenes and new characters from the highly-anticipated video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, in stores Sept. 16, 2008.

VIDEO: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

More screenshots from the trailer:


Evolution of Gaming Lightsabers Team | May 21, 2008

If you’ve played enough Star Wars video games over the years, hopefully you’ve noticed the evolution of lightsabers from overly-pixelized sticks to the elegant weapons meant for a more civilized age.

Take a stroll down memory lane with Editor Brett Elston as he reminds us of such classics as Atari’s Jedi Arena, Star Wars on NES, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi, Star Wars Trilogy Arcade, Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles, Star Wars: Obi-Wan, and Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast among others.


History of Star Wars Video Games Doc Team | March 31, 2008

vidgame.jpg has posted the first two parts of a fantastic three-part series showcasing the history of Star Wars video games. From the first Empire Strikes Back cartridge made for Atari’s old 2600 in 1982 to the LEGO Star Wars series and beyond, these short docs walk us through the history of Star Wars video gaming with extensive gameplay footage and the classic old 8-bit soundtracks — no quarters required.

Check out Part 1 and Part 2.

Report from Wonder-Con: Lucasfilm Presentation (Part 1) Team | February 23, 2008

Despite the winter rains and gusty February winds, fans of comics, sci-fi and fantasy crowded into the Moscone Center in San Francisco for Wonder-Con. The spacious and drafty Hall A was the setting for Steve Sansweet to present some of what’s coming in the world of Star Wars. What follows is a partial transcript of the hour-long presentation, divided into three parts. The first deals with The Force Unleashed.



Star Wars Galaxies Celebrates Life Day Team | December 12, 2007

Your name doesn’t have to be Lumpy for you to celebrate all that Life Day has to offer. Star Wars Galaxies gamers will have even more to enjoy this year as they celebrate Life Day across the galaxy in mid-December. Major cities in the galaxy will light up with the dazzling glow of the gigantic Wroshyr Tree, which offers gifts to all who visit it. This year’s celebration will feature an incredible visual spectacle centered on the tree itself with its dazzling display of light effects and beautiful holiday melodies performed by the Figrin D’an band. There’s even recipes for Wookiee Cookies and Hoth Chocolate! Yum!

Check it out here:
Star Wars Galaxies Celebrates Life Day

Snapshots from Renegade Squadron Launch Party Team | October 15, 2007

In honor of the launch of Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron and the Sony Star Wars Battlefront PSP Entertainment Pack, Sony and LucasArts threw a launch party at the Sony Metreon in San Francisco.

Check out the photos here:
Renegade Squadron Launch Party

Renegade Squadron Launch Party! Team | October 4, 2007

In honor of the launch of Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron and the Sony Star Wars Battlefront PSP Entertainment Pack, Sony and LucasArts are throwing a launch party at the Sony Metreon in San Francisco that’s open to the public!

Next Tuesday, Oct. 9, starting at 6pm, at the Sony PlayStation Store at the Metreon (101 4th Street, San Francisco, CA) we’ll be celebrating, Star Wars style!


Star Wars Galaxies Helps to Build Real Homes Team | September 11, 2007

The loyal community of Star Wars: Galaxies MMO put gaming to an even greater good when they teamed up with Habitat for Humanity.

In the game, a surplus of abandoned player-created houses and buildings were clogging up the landscape, and the player asked for a bit of “urban renewal.” So the houses were marked “condemned” and scheduled for demolition via a TIE fighter Blitzkrieg.

Sony Online Entertainment VP of Development John Blakely saw the opportunity to bridge the gap between virtual and real housing by offering to match the number of houses demolished with a donation to the charity Habitat for Humanity.

“Using the money we raised blowing-up virtual houses and buildings to help build real homes was a no-brainer for us,” said Blakely. “Austin Habitat for Humanity has done incredible work in the community, helping people find good homes, and our whole studio wanted to contribute to their efforts.”

Read all about it here:
Abandoned Star Wars: Galaxies Housing Gets Real

Blogging Renegade Squadron Team | August 7, 2007

Our friends at LucasArts and Rebellion asked us to let you know about their official blog for Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron, the PSP exclusive chapter to the popular Star Wars video game series. is hosting it, and the team promises updates and exclusive information almost every day from now until the game’s October 9 release. Feel free to leave comments as well as questions for their Q&A entries that occur every other week, beginning this Friday.

Check it out here:
Renegade Squadron Blog in IGN

Force Unleashed Story, Characters, and Clues Revealed at CE Team | July 15, 2007


Saturday, fans witnessed some rare insights into the story, characters, and development of the next chapter in the Star Wars saga, LucasArts’ Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game. Set during the “dark times” between Episodes III and IV, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed portrays the previously untold story of Darth Vader’s Secret Apprentice, and is due for release in 2008.

On hand were Project Lead Haden Blackman and Producer Julio Torres along with Secret Apprentice actor Sam Witwer. The panel featured the debut of a new Force Unleashed trailer, the first time actual game play footage has been revealed. The trailer can now be viewed on

Read some edited highlights from the panel, after the jump…