Monday, April 15, 2013
This week after a long break from podcasting the group returns once again to entertain you through the conversation of video games and whatever else comes to mind. Game discussion included games such as WoW, Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, and StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm. News involved LucasArts being shutdown, DRM Xbox 720, and more. Shenanigans and frustrations were shared as always during the later portion of the show. Sorry for the long delay in podcasts, but were back and were coming out of the gates running just for you guys!
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Friday, April 5, 2013
Growing up and playing games every gamer remembers playing at least one LucasArts game and it was probably a Star Wars game. When Disney bought Star Wars they also got the LucasArts development studio in the deal. Unfortunately it was announced that Disney has shut down Lucas Arts development studio and cancelled all current projects from the studio.
The shutdown laid off over 150 people in the studio and cancelled 2 anticipated games, Star Wars 1313, and Star Wars: First Assault. Disney plans to use the Lucas Arts name to license games, but not develop games anymore. In a statement from LucasFilm the parent company of LucasArts they stated "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."
After hearing this news gamer's have been reminiscing their favorite memories of the games that LucasArts developed. Rest in peace LucasArts. We will always have those special memories that you created for us.
What were some of your fondest memories from this studio?