Tag: Star Wars

Gaming News Wrap [7 May 2013]

It was a quiet day for gaming news yesterday.  A fair portion of the world (well, the UK at least) was on holiday, but look, there’s still enough here to sate your appetite. Next gen rumours.  The next Xbox will apparently not be required to be “always online”, according to a leaked internal memo allegedly from within Microsoft.   According to the…

Daily Boom – 06 May 2013

Let us start this week of with a boom. Do you like Vampires, blood and nibbly bits? Then you are probably excited for the season 6 of True Blood. Here is a trailer. http://youtu.be/tGgt_jllHcA Children of Bodom has released a new lyric video for one of their new songs. http://youtu.be/CDNYu2Ro06Y It was May the 4th this weekend which is apparently…

Gaming News Wrap [11 Apr 2013]

It’s another morning, and it’s another gaming news wrap jam packed with tasty pieces of news to get your morning off  to an informed start. BioWare co-founder Dr. Greg Zeschuk (now retired from the games industry), reckons the new consoles are unlikely to cure a “sick retail market”.  He went on to say in a GamesIndustry.biz interview  that he doesn’t think the…

Disney to Acquire Star Wars Franchise – Lucasfilm

The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire George Lucas’ Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. The deal worth $4.05 billion, will see Disney will acquire ownership of Lucasfilm including the mega Star Wars franchise and its operating businesses in live action film production, consumer products, animation, visual effects, and audio post production. “Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision,…

LucasArts Group Files ‘Star Wars: First Assault’ Trademarks

A Star Wars: First Assault could be in the works, as the LucasArt parent company has registered trademarks and related domain names for unannounced title. CVG are reporting that Fucible spotted the LucasArts trademark data which suggests that the name relates to “interactive entertainment software” for computers and mobile phones, as well as associated merchandise. CVG note that LucasFilm has strong…

Unannounced Unreal Engine 3-Powered ‘Star Wars FPS’ Possibly in the Works

LucasArt may be working on an unannounced first-person shooter, as the studio has posted several job postings suggesting that the shooter could be for both current and next-generation platforms. MCV spotted several listings including a the job description for the team’s ‘Senior Core Engineer’ position, which would include “implementing features and optimizations on current and Future Generation console and PC hardware.” Other…

Star Wars 1313 Unveiled

LucasArts has unveiled its new Star Wars games franchise during last night’s Spike’s Game Trailers TV show. The title – Star Wars 1313 – comes from game’s the setting which is the subterranean metropolis level 1313 (a ruthless criminal underground), below the planet Coruscant. LucasArts has said that players will use “exotic” weapons and a mix of human skills and…