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  • Blog Post: Replay – Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Spectacular

    We're just an hour away from this year's Extra Life livestream marathon , and we've got 24 hours of gaming shenanigans all lined up. In order to celebrate, we thought we'd kick things off with a special edition of Replay, in which we take a look at all three titles in Factor 5's Rogue... More
  • Blog Post: Wish List – Indiana Jones

    The Indiana Jones franchise has seen some troubled video game entries. It hasn’t even seen an entirely original installment since 2009’s Staff of Kings, which failed to properly emulate any of Indy’s inherent appeal. Each game either tarnishes Indy’s legacy or stagnates; the Lego... More
  • Blog Post: The Story Of The Darth Maul Game That Never Came To Be

    [This feature originally appeared in Game Informer issue #253] Fear. Anger. Hate. Suffering. This is the transformative experience Austin-based developer Red Fly Studio was hoping to deliver when they were commissioned by LucasArts to create a game starring Darth Maul, the popular Sith Lord who debuted... More
  • Blog Post: Six Games We Don’t Mind Seeing Ejected From Star Wars Canon

    To the anger of some and the delight of others , Lucasfilm recently clarified that Expanded Universe Star Wars fiction – video games included – is no longer considered canon . There are some fantastic novels, comics, and video games where seeing them no longer considered canon is a disappointment... More
  • Blog Post: Video From The Darth Maul Game You'll Never Get To Play

    Red Fly Studio's unnamed Darth Maul project was cancelled on June 24, 2011, a disappointing turn of events former Red Fly employees link to George Lucas' decision to sell Lucasfilm and LucasArts to Disney. The point of cancellation came right when Red Fly exited the prototyping phase for proper... More
  • Blog Post: Art From The Darth Maul Game You'll Never Get To Play

    The recently released May issue of Game Informer Magazine contains an article that chronicles the creation and cancellation of a Darth Maul game that was in development at Red Fly Studio. I talked to numerous people from the development team and secured a wealth of assets from it, including gameplay... More
  • Blog Post: Remembering LucasArts One Year Later

    Just one year ago today, the gaming industry lost one of its oldest and most respected publishers. On April 3, 2013, we broke the story that LucasArts had been shut down. What followed throughout the day were calls and emails to many well-known developers who had worked with the publisher throughout... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Star Wars: Bounty Hunter

    When I was constructing my Fall of the Empire editorial, I spent many days and nights looking back at LucasArts' catalog of games, fondly remember the hits and cringing at the mountain of missteps made by this studio. The research I did for the canceled title Star Wars: 1313 led me into Game Informer's... More
  • Blog Post: Fall Of The Empire: How Inner Turmoil Brought Down LucasArts

    [This feature originally appeared in Game Informer issue #250] Like a farm boy looking contemplatively upon two suns, in 2004 LucasArts was searching for answers and ways to right a video game business in disarray. Although Star Wars fans were pleased with several of the studio’s latest endeavors... More
  • Blog Post: The Empire Strikes Bux: How Tiny Death Star Robbed Me

    I tried getting into NimbleBit’s Tiny Tower back when multiple Game Informer editors were breathlessly ranting about their miniature enterprises. Something about the free-to-play, microtransaction-focused formula didn’t click with me. Open up new shops, stock products, and give the tiny Bitizens... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Jedi Power Battles

    In honor of my time with Game Informer coming to a close, the crew let me pick the Replay this week – and for some reason I took pity on staff and viewer alike by not picking some obscure hardcore PC strategy game from the '80s. Jedi Power Battles is a surprisingly good co-op brawler from the... More
  • Blog Post: LucasArts Licenses Developer Wishlist

    This was originally published on April 3, 2013, after we got the news that LucasArts as we knew it would be shutting down. In honor of Star Wars Day, we're sharing it with you again. We remain hopeful that new developers will get a chance to make their mark on Star Wars' rich video game history... More
  • Blog Post: Remembering LucasArts

    We're saddened by the news that Disney closed LucasArts today . A lot of us at Game Informer grew up with LucasArts' games and have fond memories playing them. From its kooky adventure games to continuing to churn out interesting Star Wars titles, the company will be missed. As an appreciation... More
  • Blog Post: I Don't Want To Think About Star Wars: Battlefront III Anymore

    Some things you just can't let go. Our current fascination with the unreleased Star Wars: Battlefront III is just one example throughout video game history of gamers' love affair with what could of been and what likely will never be. I understand how easy it is to pine for a title you can't... More
  • Blog Post: Disney/Lucas Mashups We Want To See

    Disney announced today that it was moving to purchase Lucasfilm for about $4 billion . As you know, the studio that George Lucas built includes a variety of prime characters, including Indiana Jones and the cast of the Star Wars films. Those characters still haven't been exploited for all their potential... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Darth Revan's Fate Revealed

    BioWare is no stranger to deep stories and engaging plot twists, but the twist in the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is one of the most shocking. *Spoilers Ahead* As the game begins, the player wakes up with no memory and under attack by the powerful Sith lord, Darth Malak. Players learn... More
  • Blog Post: An Interview With The Composers Of Kinect Star Wars

    I'm fairly certain every reader who visits Game Informer's website can hum one or two Star Wars melodies. The classic John Williams themes are some of the most familiar in pop culture. The task of composers Gordy Haab and Kyle Newmaster is to take the style and atmosphere of those familiar themes... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Adventure Games That Need New Entries

    The glory days of the point-and-click adventure genre have passed, but gamers still have great affection for its defining titles. Some studios have even made efforts to bring back the classics; Telltale Games resurrected Sam & Max a few years ago, along with announcing plans for more King's Quest... More
  • Blog Post: Gaming’s Best And Worst Star Wars Characters

    The cast of the Star Wars universe isn’t perfect. For every cool character like Darth Vader, fans have to endure a lame one like Jar Jar Binks, and that rule holds true for Star Wars games as well as the movies. Fortunately, games have given rise to some of the most memorable characters in the... More
  • Blog Post: Star Wars: Battlefront III Wish List

    We lay out our best-case scenario for the long-awaited sequel. The Force could be strong with this game. It’s been a long wait. Star Wars Battlefront II released to consoles and PC way back in 2005, and the past six years have only given fans two PSP games and a host of rumors about a true console... More
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