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3:00 PM on 12.31.2010

Lego Star Wars III is sounding better and better

I have some misgivings about Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars. For one, I think the lego mini figures look ridiculous with those big bulbous eyes. Second, I couldn't care less about The Clone Wars story. I enjoy the show, b...

Jonathan Holmes


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Having now surpassed 500,000 downloads, Terra Battle fans will soon enjoy new characters from the original character and dragon model designer of Panzer Dragoon, Manabu Kusunoki. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




4:20 PM on 12.15.2010

Kill Chewbacca & Han Solo with The Force Unleashed 2 DLC

The Force Unleashed 2 carries on its "tradition" of alternate universe DLC in the upcoming Endor bonus mission. This mission will let you kill Ewoks, fight Leia in a lightsaber duel, and thanks to IGN we can now see how you...

Maurice Tan

11:15 PM on 11.17.2010

Dtoid (the show): Headcrabs and Electrocuted Ewoks?!!?

Congratulations everybody on bearing witness to the 17th episode of Destructoid. In this edition, Holmes and I rehash last night's live stream interview with Akira Yamaoka and Massimo Guarini. We also chat a little...

Tara Long

2:00 PM on 09.17.2010

The Jimquisition: Super Powers are Super Sh*t

This week's Jimquisition is all about superhero games and how they often make you feel anything but super. The games I pick on are Crysis, inFAMOUS, Prototype and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Do you agree with my argument...

Jim Sterling

12:00 PM on 09.09.2010

PAX 10: The Force Unleashed 2 multiplayer thrill ride

It was the weirdest thing. On the first day of PAX, I marched down to the LucasArts area of the show floor to check out The Force Unleashed 2. While I was down there, I had a chance meeting with a developer from Red Fly, the...

Jonathan Holmes

7:00 PM on 08.23.2010

Force Unleashed 2 gamescom demo coming to you

Demo announcements are like the new thing these days. They're a heads up for you as a gamer, and they're more visibility for the games PR people. Yes, we see right through you. But we still want to know when your demos are co...

Dale North

11:20 AM on 07.27.2010

Boba Fett is back in this Force Unleashed 2 trailer

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 is not skimping on the fan service, bringing as it does a healthy dose of the Galaxy's finest bounty hunter. Fanboy favorite Boba Fett will be an integral part of The Force Unleashed's plot,...

Jim Sterling

4:20 PM on 07.21.2010

Force Unleashed II's pre-order bonus is SO absurd

Based on the picture above, you might think I'm being hyperbolic about GameStop's exclusive pre-order bonus for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. I really don't think I am. Before you judge, take a look at the description fo...

Jordan Devore

9:30 PM on 05.04.2010

The Force Unleashed II set for an October 26th release

The follow-up to The Force Unleashed, LucasArts' The Force Unleashed II, will be released on October 26th, 2010.In a recent official Facebook page update, the creator of the series delivered the release date directly to some ...

Brad Nicholson

7:30 PM on 01.04.2010

Some things I would change in The Force Unleashed

The reveal of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II shocked me, but not for the obvious reason. In the teaser’s fleeting seconds I realized I didn’t bother with the original game despite its reception. Bad mambo. Miss...

Brad Nicholson

11:12 PM on 12.12.2009

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II in trailer form

So it wasn't Battlefront III or Star Wars Legends that was the big Star Wars reveal at the Spike Video Game Awards. Instead, it was Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. Surprised? The trailer, as trailers go, looks nice but re...

Nick Chester





7:45 PM on 12.12.2009

Spike VGAs: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is a thing

It’s no Shadows of the Empire II, but we’ll take a Force Unleashed II announcement all the same. In fact, we have taken it and now we’re pushing it around in our mouths, savoring it for the time being.As par...

Brad Nicholson

5:00 AM on 10.06.2009

GTA IV, Street Fighter IV, more are now 360 Platinum Hits

Microsoft has announced today that a bunch of titles have been dubbed "Platinum Hits" based on their top-ratings by critics and sales. The games Microsoft have deemed are both good and have sold well are:  ...

Nick Chester



Preview: The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition photo
Preview: The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition
by Ben Perlee

If you played Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, you probably know that there were good things and, well, bad things with the game. However, that has not stopped the game from selling well enough (six million copies) for there to be a special edition for the game to be released, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition. This version includes the just released Tatooine DLC, as well as an exclusive non-canon Empire Strikes Back-themed level. For fans of Star Wars, this is all grand and good.

One thing people don't necessarily realize is that a PC and Mac version of this game is coming out, with all the DLC and special features of the console version. Aspyr, the team behind this port, is busy preparing this new version of the game.

I had an opportunity to check out how things are coming along, and find out what exactly is different with this port. Hit the jump for my impressions.view full story + comments


12:40 PM on 07.20.2009

The Forced Unleashed 'Jedi Temple' DLC price slashed

Microsoft’s latest Deal of the Week is stellar. People who missed the first batch of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed downloadable content can now download the “Jedi Temple Mission Pack” for 400 Microsoft Bana...

Brad Nicholson



Bad reviews made Force Unleashed devs unhappy photo
Bad reviews made Force Unleashed devs unhappy
by Jim Sterling

Nobody likes to get a bad review, not least the team who worked on last year's Star Wars hopeful, The Force Unleashed. It's clear that the team worked incredibly hard on making the game look impressive with believable Force powers. Unfortunately, they forgot about the gameplay part, and the team was pretty let down when some game reviewers felt that was an important oversight.

"I'd get these reviews, and I'd be like, "Aw, these guys are irresponsible. How could they say this?" explains LucasArts' Haden Blackman. "... but part of it, as you said, is that I'm watching this team that has worked so hard on this game for two, almost three years. And they're reading this stuff ... all the air gets sucked out of the room. People were miserable for the whole day. It's hard to keep them focused. And we were working on DLC already at this point, on Jedi Temple, so I'd say, You guys need to keep focused. Come on, it's just one review."

The closer you get to the industry and the people who work in it, it's harder to write a bad review without thinking about the people you're potentially upsetting. Unfortunately, a bad game is a bad game and a reviewer needs to say what they think without worrying that a developer is going to get the violins out. So yes, bad news for LucasArts, but if a game isn't very good, it isn't very good. Limited sympathy is in order.

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