Posts Tagged ‘LucasArts’

Darth Nihilus Makes Yahoo!

| June 26, 2007

kotor2’s Buzz Log, which offers daily highlights to what people are searching for online, reports today that the previously obscure Darth Nihilus, most well-known to fans for his appearance in the Knights of the Old Republic II video game, has jumped up nearly 400% in Yahoo searches after the Sith lord’s name was dropped in a recent Howard Stern show:

George Lucas and his merry team of henchmen created many different Darths, including Darth Maul, Darth Sidious, and Darth Bane. Despite their relatively low profile, these lesser known Sith lords draw quite a bit of buzz.

Searches on Darth Nihilus spiked 398% after his name was mentioned on the Howard Stern show. Apparently, Howard’s staff interviewed a guy dressed as Nihilus at the latest Star Wars convention. A few clips were played on the air, and Nihilus became a star in Search.

Stern also reportedly said he is looking to invite the CIV fan dressed as Nihilus to his show. Read the full Buzz Log entry here.

LucasArts at Hollywood Games Summit Team | June 20, 2007

The word summit isn’t usually very exciting, but add “Hollywood” and “Games” to it, and suddenly, you’ve got our attention. The Games Developer Conference and Hollywood Reporter are teaming up to put on the 2nd Annual Hollywood Games Summit, with heavyweights from both ends of the ever-blending spectrum of games and movies. It’s not exactly a stroll-in-on-a-whim affair, as it’s geared for professionals and movers and shakers shaping the industry, but there’s bound to be some interesting news and soundbites coming from the event on Tuesday, June 26th.

Here’s a pertinent snippet from the programming:

4:45-5:30 p.m.
Shades of Gray: Sharing Management and Production Processes Between Films and Games
Game studios have sometimes looked to the Hollywood production structure to model its own processes and its creative talent, but how far can the analogy go before the unique aspects of each industry require different tactics? To what extent can sharing become a two-way street, and game management and production processes inform film production? This discussion, moderated by Newsweek editor N’Gai Croal, joins two of the leading voices in the field that have extensive experience working between the industries: Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm.
Panelists: Jim Ward, SVP Lucasfilm/President LucasArts; Neil Young EVP Electronic Arts/GM EALA. Moderator: N’Gai Croal, Newsweek

To register and find out the whos, whats, wheres and whys of the event, visit the official site here.

George Lucas at D: All Things Digital Team | May 31, 2007

Lucasfilm has become synonymous the breakthrough digital entertainment, so it’s fitting that George Lucas be a key guest at the D: All Things Digital conference. Check out their coverage of the event here, particularly the video in which Lucas describes his move to television, internet video, and why you shouldn’t invest in the film business. And as a bonus, there’s a Force Unleashed demo with LucasArts president Jim Ward.