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  • Blog Post: Celebrate May The 4th With Our Favorite Star Wars Features

    Today is May 4th, which used to be a day like any other until someone thought it would be funny to say "May the fourth be with you." Now it's Star Wars day, on which we celebrate all things related to the iconic galaxy far, far away. We're observing the occasion by collecting some of... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Star Wars: Battlefront

    After spending a week at Star Wars Celebration , and getting my first look at DICE's upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront revival, I didn't want the Star Wars fun to end. I assembled a new Star Wars Lego set for my work desk, spent the majority of my week working on Star Wars stories for our next... More
  • Blog Post: The Story Of The Darth Maul Game That Never Came To Be

    [This feature originally appeared in Game Informer issue #253. You can also find video and art from the canceled Darth Maul game by following the links] Fear. Anger. Hate. Suffering. This is the transformative experience Austin-based developer Red Fly Studio was hoping to deliver when they were commissioned... 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: Where's My Sequel? – Grim Fandango

    The LucasArts' adventure game Grim Fandango was a staple in the genre when it debuted in the late '90s. The character-driven tale takes place in a Mexican Day of the Dead-inspired limbo world, where all characters are walking skeletons, similar to calaca figures. The mix of film noir themes and... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Star Wars: Dark Forces

    Today is the 20th anniversary of Star Wars: Dark Forces! This episode of Replay is a celebration of this groundbreaking release . We discuss its place in history, our thoughts on the series today, and give you the one thing you've always wanted: the back story of assassin droid IG-88 A. Tim Turi... More
  • Blog Post: Doom Clone Troopers – The Story Behind Star Wars: Dark Forces

    This is an expanded version of the Classic GI article that ran in issue #263 of Game Informer. Every kid who grew up loving Star Wars dreamed about piloting an X-Wing or firing a blaster at a group of charging Stormtroopers. Many Star Wars games of the '80s and '90s put players in the cockpit... More
  • 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: 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: 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
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