Posts Tagged ‘LucasArts’



Hey guys, look! It’s videogame news on the blog!

Brooks Brown | October 30, 2008

And it’s about time, isn’t it? To introduce myself, I go by Jedi Mudkip on here and around the forums. I’ll be keeping the blog up to date with the latest news around the web when it comes to Star Wars videogaming and any news related to that at all. Basically, you’ll be seeing a mish-mash of two types of info from me, and the two types I give you today!

First off, our beloved friends at io9.com decided to sing high praises of our soon to be released Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels for the Nintendo Wii. Apparently, they believe it’ll be a must have, since they title the article
“New Clone Wars Game Shows You What Your Wii Was Made For”. That is what I would call a bit of high praise. They even post the latest trailer up, so be sure to check it out!

Secondly, I’ve got more of a call-to-arms then any news. With the recent releases of LittleBigPlanet, Spore, and other titles that thrive on user-generated content, it’s fairly certain that Star Wars will get caught up in the mix. As the first levels appear around the web from LittleBigPlanet, I’d love to get ahold of more. If you see one, be sure to toss it onto the LucasArts Forums, and we will get them posted up here. After all, they deserve the recognition!

Midnight TFU Fun at GameStop

StarWars.com Team | September 15, 2008

Can’t wait to get your hands on the new LucasArts game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed? If you live near a GameStop store you can buy one at midnight tonight!

Here’s a handy PDF to find a GameStop near you!

10 Things Parents Should Know About TFU

StarWars.com Team | September 11, 2008

For you parents out there who want to know what all the details are about the upcoming LucasArts game The Force Unleashed, check out this extensive review written just for you, from the folks at What They Play: A Parent’s Guide to Video Games.

Star Wars The Force Unleashed: 10 Things Parents Should Know (What They Play)

Star Wars Influence Map

StarWars.com Team | September 5, 2008

In 2005, Wired magazine mapped out how exactly the Star Wars saga (including innovations from ILM, Skywalker Sound and LucasArts) has influenced pop culture, technology, entertainment companies and more over the years.

Read all about it here:
How Star Wars Changed the World (Wired.com)

Here’s a large easy-to-read image of the map from Kottke as well.

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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:

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Evolution of Gaming Lightsabers

StarWars.com 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 GamesRadar.com 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.

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History of Star Wars Video Games Doc

StarWars.com Team | March 31, 2008

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Gametrailers.com 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)

StarWars.com 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.

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Hasbro’s The Force Unleashed Collections

Pete Vilmur | February 17, 2008

tfu_junglerancor.jpg Jungle Rancor (with Felucian shaman) will be a Target exclusive available in April

Hasbro revealed a bit of what we can expect from their The Force Unleashed lines, including a very cool Jungle Rancor set. More pics below.

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Star Wars Galaxies Cut Footloose

Bonnie Burton | October 18, 2007

What happens when gamers need a break from fighting in Star Wars Galaxies? They dance! Dance like they’ve never danced before to the musical stylings of Kenny Loggins. That’s what!

Watch your favorite Star Wars: Galaxies characters reenact dance moves from the last scene in the ’80s classic teen flick Footloose!

Check out the fancy digital footwork here:
Footloose (Star Wars Galaxies)