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7:00 PM on 05.30.2013

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic available on iPad

Knights of the Old Republic, Bioware's cherished Star Wars title, has just been released for the iPad. The much loved title is 10 years old which seems good enough reason to receive an iOS release. IGN have managed to get the...

Alasdair Duncan

6:00 PM on 05.15.2013

Star Wars: The Old Republic customization update now live

BioWare has rolled out "Game Update 2.1: Customization" for Star Wars: The Old Republic. As previously demonstrated, this update introduces the Cathar as a playable race up for purchase at the Cartel Market as well as an Appe...

Jordan Devore

10:30 PM on 05.13.2013

First five minutes of Star Wars recreated in Minecraft

An ambitious fan of Minecraft and Star Wars has decided to mash together his two favorite things and recreate the first five minutes of the movie with blocks. He's hoping to recreate the entire film this way, but I'm guessing it will be awhile before he finishes it. Live long and prosper!

Joshua Derocher

11:45 AM on 05.08.2013

Star Wars Pinball goes standalone on PSN next week

The current three tables of Zen Studios' Star Wars Pinball will be available as a standalone pack on PlayStation Network starting May 14. That's Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett, and Star Wars: The Clon...

Jordan Devore





9:00 PM on 05.07.2013

Avalanche Studios almost made a Star Wars game

If you're still smarting over the news that EA now hase exclusive rights over the Star Wars franchise, then here's some more news to make you wonder about how things might have turned out differently. Former Avalanche&nb...

Alasdair Duncan

8:30 PM on 05.07.2013

Wolfenstein's New Order, EA Wars & Presidential Nad-Kicks

Today's Destructoid Show is here to tell you all the worst news about video games. And also some good news, too, I guess. Wolfenstein: The New Order has been announced, and it has robots. Disney has handed over the Star Wars...

Max Scoville

1:45 PM on 05.07.2013

EA's Star Wars games will use the Frostbite 3 engine

As a follow-up to news of Electronic Arts signing a multi-year deal with Disney to exclusively develop and publish games based on Star Wars, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau has shared a detail that's nice to hear confirmed. ...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 05.06.2013

Get sad: Over an hour of Star Wars Battlefront 3 footage

Free Radical's Star Wars Battlefront sequel has made many appearances on various streams and video hosting channels since cancellation in 2008, but this weekend saw one of the most generous videos: an hour-long playthrough o...

Allistair Pinsof



The future of Star Wars games rests with Electronic Arts photo
The future of Star Wars games rests with Electronic Arts
by Jordan Devore

After The Walt Disney Company's acquisition of LucasArts last year, the development house as we knew it was effectively closed. Disney moved the studio into a licensing model, "minimizing the company's risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games." That quote is worth bringing up again in light of today's news that Disney and Electronic Arts have reached a multi-year agreement to develop and publish new titles based on the long-running franchise. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Three of our top studios will fulfill that dream, crafting epic adventures for Star Wars fans," said EA Labels president Frank Gibeau. "DICE and Visceral will produce new games, joining the BioWare team which continues to develop for the Star Wars franchise. The new experiences we create may borrow from films, but the games will be entirely original with all new stories and gameplay."

On the one hand, I'm so glad to hear that more Star Wars games are being made. On the other, this could go either way for me. Scary to think about, but exciting, at the same time. What are you hoping will come from this arrangement? Interesting mix of developers EA has here.

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10:00 AM on 05.04.2013

Steam has over a dozen Star Wars games on sale right now

Steam's weekend deal is all about Star Wars this weekend thanks to today being Star Wars day. That's 14 Star Wars titles up to 66% off each: Star Wars Battlefront II -- $3.99 Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast -- $3.39 S...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:00 PM on 05.03.2013

Pinball FX 2 comes to Steam on May 10

Outside the dedicated and nebulously legal emulation scene, PC hasn't received much virtual pinball love lately despite being its birthplace. Zen Studios is changing this by bringing Pinball FX 2 to Steam on May 10. The titl...

Allistair Pinsof

3:00 AM on 05.02.2013

Star Wars Pinball 50% off on all platforms

Star Wars Day is this week on May 4, so Zen Studios is celebrating by offering 50% off on Star Wars Pinball across all the platform it's available on. It's going for $5 on Xbox Live Arcade, $1.99 for the Kindle HD, and $0.99 ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 PM on 04.26.2013

Star Wars: The Old Republic to add the Cathar race

Star Wars The Old Republic update 2.1, dubbed the "Customization" update, now has a new trailer that shows off a significant addition to the fray -- the Cathar race (remember Juhani from Knights of the Old Republic?). This i...

Chris Carter

2:45 PM on 04.04.2013

It hurts: Star Wars 1313 would have been about Boba Fett

The closure of LucasArts was painful to see both in terms of the studio's legacy and the projects it had in the pipeline. One such game was Star Wars 1313, a visually-impressive title that showed up a couple of times and vani...

Jordan Devore



Looking back at Star Wars, Monkey Island, and LucasArts photo
Looking back at Star Wars, Monkey Island, and LucasArts
by Allistair Pinsof

With the Stars Wars license and money behind LucasArts, the studio only needed to follow. Instead, they innovated for 31 years.

Not only did the studio have a hand in adventure, first-person shooter, real-time strategy, and flight sim games, it changed how developers that followed would approach these genres. Innovation aside, the studio and its many teams turned out original worlds with characters, quotable quips, and locations we would love as much as those of Star Wars and Disney.

It may be some time since LucasArts put out a title of great importance (Lucidity and Fracture look onward, angrily), but it seems not so long ago that LucasArts defined our younger years and the media we spent so much time with.

After Disney laid off staff and cancelled all ongoing projects at LucasArts this week, now seems like a good time for the staff at Destructoid to reflect on the studio's history and how it ties into our own.

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8:30 AM on 04.04.2013

Raven shares source code for Jedi Knight games

In the wake of LucasArts' death at the hands of Disney, Raven Software and Activision have decided to release the source code for the Jedi Knight games -- Jedi Academy and Jedi Outcast.  "Raven is sad to hear about the c...

Jim Sterling