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Proof the Force is with Open Source: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy are now GPLv2 April 4, 2013

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The whole point of Open Source software is that code is free and open and there is no lockin. It also means that if there is a dead project or company, it doesn’t mean that a given application is dead.

This week Disney closed down LucasArts – meaning all LucasArts games are essentially dead… well not all of them The Force is with Open Source and Jedi Knight.

The prime dev studio behind Jedi Academy and Jedi Outcast has open sourced the source code behind those two projects under the open source GPLv2 license.

That’s right those two epic games are now GPLv2 meaning ANYONE can look at the code and build their own…kinda/sorta.

While the code is open source, the images and sound (big parts of that game) are not. So as a learning tool on how to build a Jedi Knight game this is invaluable stuff..and who knows maybe it will lead to Jedi Resurrection on Linux on day too.

The source code for Jedi outcast is available here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/jedioutcast/ and http://sourceforge.net/projects/jediacademy/

 

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Disney Destoying LucasArts – hundreds unemployed, games cancelled #fudisney April 3, 2013

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Screen Shot 2013-04-03 at 8.35.13 PM Disney really doesn’t like parts of the Star Wars Universe.

First they destroyed the Clone Wars, ending the series before its time.

Now Disney is closing down LucasArts. That’s right the main production house behind some of the best games ever made is being shutdown by the house the mouse built.

“After evaluating our position in the games market, we’ve decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company’s risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games. As a result of this change, we’ve had layoffs across the organization. We are incredibly appreciative and proud of the talented teams who have been developing our new titles.”

Star Wars The Force Unleashed II Trailers and Cut-scenes are beyond awesome! October 13, 2010

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Star Wars The Force Unleashed II is out on October 26th and Lucas keeps on pushing out new trailers and cut scenes.

Whatever you thought about TFU 1, TFU 2 is more of everything and it sure looks to be ridiculously more intense.

Here’s the launch trailer:

Starkiller ramming Vader through some walls:

and Vader telling Starkiller to obey (in a snowstorm with stormtroopers):

Star Wars Force Unleashed 2 – Secret Apprentice returns as a clone? June 17, 2010

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WTF? At the end of the The Force Unleashed – well it’s the end. There shouldn’t be a continuation right?

Apparently not…Is the ‘secret apprentice’ now a clone? ??

Star Wars the Force Unleashed Launch Trailer – WOW!! July 18, 2008

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‘You are one of Vader’s spies ?’

‘I bring Vader’s enemies to justice.’

We’ve been watching Force Unleashed trailers for almost a year now and each one looks better then the next – this latest official launch trailer is the best yet for a few reasons.

The most important reason is that this trailer shows us some real plot – which is where this game will really excel – sure the game mechanics are awesome but the plot …..NICE.

The secret apprentice will FIGHT VADER!! CHECK out the final few frames of the trailer for yourself…

Star Wars®: The Force Unleashed will be released on September 16, 2008 April 3, 2008

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is one of the most ambitious projects LucasArts has ever launched. The combination of a great new Star Wars story with revolutionary new technology and game play means more fun than you’ve ever had in the Star Wars universe,” said Peter Hirschmann, Vice-President of Product Development, LucasArts in a statement. “We can’t wait until gamers get their hands on it this September.”

We can’t wait either (but we will).

We’ve been writing about this game for awhile and probably will lots more before the September release.

Star Wars The Force Unleashed: The Game Has Changed February 6, 2008

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StarWars.com has done a marvelous job of keeping the fans updated on the latest about Star Wars : The Force Unleashed.

It looks like LucasArts has opening up more info to Vanity Fair too with a whole bunch of screen shots that no one has seen before.

 Since the shots are so slick, it’s tough to tell if they’re actual gameplay – though i expect that it is at this point as opposed to conceptual artwork though there is some of that there to be sure too.

Also to be sure is that Star Wars The Force Unleashed is getting the full FORCE of Lucas’ awesome marketing machine.

Star Wars Lego for Nintendo Wii – Not so great for Wiimote November 10, 2007

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We’ve been playing the new Star Wars Lego the Complete Saga for the Nintendo Wii for the last three days….

YES it’s the first Star Wars game available on the Wii.

YES it is the best version EVER of Star Wars lego – as it has EVERYTHING in it and lots of little extra cut scenes too.

NO it doesn’t make proper use of the Wiimote or Nunchuck. You can use the WiiMote to slash but it’s not consistent or fluid – it’s much easier and better for gameplay just to press the B button.

It won’t be until Star Wars the Force Unleashed comes out that we’ll finally see what the Wii was made for.

LucasArts and Bioware Announce New Game – Will it be KOTOR III October 30, 2007

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can it

could it

will it

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KOTOR III?

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and EDMONTON, CANADA — October 30, 2007 — LucasArts and BioWare Corp. today announced that they have entered into an agreement to create an interactive entertainment product. The product, details of which will be unveiled at a later date, will be developed and published by BioWare and LucasArts, and will push the boundaries of the gaming market by utilizing the strengths of both companies to deliver an innovative, high-quality experience.

“LucasArts has a deep commitment to developing compelling stories and characters for the unique medium of interactive entertainment, and we have been searching for a developer that shares this value. We found this in BioWare,” said Jim Ward, president of LucasArts. “Through our previous collaborations, we know that BioWare has an impressive ability to blend gripping stories with technological advancements, and we believe that our upcoming product will deliver an experience that will span the traditional boundaries of video game entertainment.”

“BioWare’s mission is to deliver the best story and character-driven games in the world, delivering powerful emotional experiences to our fans.” said Ray Muzyka, chief executive officer, BioWare Corp. Added Greg Zeschuk, president of BioWare Corp., “The collaboration with LucasArts allows us to combine our passion for creating high quality and innovative experiences with those of a company dedicated to bringing only the finest games to market.ST

Star Wars PSP available Oct 9th October 1, 2007

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No It’s not a joke. The Sony PSP – that’s the thinner, lighter and more powerful PSP is almost here in a special Star Wars Edition.

Check out the real pic on the left !

The Star Wars PSP is available only in a bundle with LucasArts Star Wars Battlefront Renegade Squadron which is only available on the PSP.

The bundle is officially available on Oct 9th and the initial pricing has it at $199.