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  1. I miss the Swamp. I miss message boards in general. But it's hard to rekindle the old magic.


    Forums and message boards like LF are a really great thing--it's a shame that they have fallen to the wayside for sites like Reddit to take their place.


    Yes it's very sad. Communities used to have to be home grown, for the most part. Lots of dedicated users who built fan sites and forums and hosted custom mods. Now there's official twitter accounts for Lucasfilm and link sharing sites (Digg which imploded and lead to Reddit) that focus less and less on the individuality of a given user (no avatars, signatures, etc.) and more on sharing articles, mostly straight from the source.


    Old VBulletin forum sites are an elegant tool, from a more civilized age. An age where Joss Whedon was an underdog and "nerd culture" wasn't mainstream.


    But the reality, folks, is that there are 5 new Star Wars movies coming out in the next 4.5 years and, when I joined LF, there were only 5 Star Wars movies! There really isn't a Lucasarts anymore, but we still have Tim Schafer.


    Although, we could easily try to leverage these new tools....



  2. Well it looks like Disney just signed a "multi-year" agreement with EA (everyone's favorite!) to develop future Star Wars titles. The PR statement explicitly name drops DICE, Bioware, and Visceral for future titles. Perhaps this means a new Battlefront and KOTOR? Who knows what the plan is for Visceral... maybe a videogame adaptation of the "Death Troopers" EU novel? :p


    Today it was announced that Lucasfilm Ltd. and Disney Interactive are entering into a multi-year, multi-title exclusive licensing agreement with Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) for the creation of new high quality Star Wars games spanning multiple genres for console, PC, mobile, and tablets.


    Industry leaders and creators of best-in-class blockbuster games, the development and publishing teams at EA will collaborate with the creative teams at Lucasfilm to provide audiences with all-new gaming experiences set in the ever-expanding Star Wars galaxy. As part of the agreement, EA studio teams DICE (Battlefield series) and Visceral (Dead Space series) will join BioWare (Mass Effect series, Star Wars: The Old Republic) in the development of new Star Wars games.


    "Our number one objective was to find a developer who could consistently deliver our fans great Star Wars games for years to come," said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. "When we looked at the talent of the teams that EA was committing to our games and the quality of their vision for Star Wars, the choice was clear."


    While EA studios will develop for the core Star Wars gaming audience, Disney Interactive will focus on delivering new Star Wars games for casual audiences on mobile, social, tablet, and online gaming platforms.


    "This agreement demonstrates our commitment to creating quality game experiences that drive the popularity of the Star Wars franchise for years to come," said John Pleasants, co-president of Disney Interactive. "Collaborating with one of the world's premier game developers will allow us to bring an amazing portfolio of new Star Wars titles to fans around the world."


    "Every developer dreams of creating games for the Star Wars universe," said EA Labels President Frank Gibeau. "Three of our top studios will fulfill that dream, crafting epic adventures for Star Wars fans. The new experiences we create may borrow from films, but the games will be entirely original with all new stories and gameplay."


    More information, including titles in development, will be announced in the coming months. Continue to check StarWars.com for updates on the future of Star Wars gaming.



  3. So Lucasfilm will now be headed by Kathleen Kennedy, who was the producer of: ET, Poltergeist, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Steven Hawking's A Brief History of Time, Hook, Tiny Toons, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Twister, The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit, Munich, War Horse, and Lincoln. Maybe this won't be so bad....


    But then again she was also the Executive Producer of The Last Airbender and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull so maybe it WILL be as bad as I think

  4. Apparently this fall players will be able to take on a new adventure set during the revolutionary war. Seems interesting. I was personally hoping for the third game to be based in Victorian London.


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    What does everyone think?


    pictures etc.



    I think a part of growing up is realizing that when George Lucas doesn't necessarily get his way all of the time (Original Trilogy), his movies are incredible. When he does get his way (Prequels), they suck.


    So, essentially, the worst thing about Star Wars is George Lucas.

  6. I am called RoxStar. I am a moderator in these here forums and a few other places. I joined LucasForums in the year 2003 during the heyday of Jedi Outcast and have managed to stick around for these past 8 years.


    I'm currently in college studying Management Information Systems so while I do not have nearly as much time to devote to games as I once did, the time that I can spare is very precious to me.


    I currently have an Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, iPhone, and laptop within arms reach of me and I use those as my primary gaming platforms. I would love to own a DS again though and I may be investing in one in the coming weeks.

  7. I don't really think the audiences for TOR and a game like this are the same. With a browser based MMO, the playerbase are going to be casual and probably younger considering it will be based on the Clone Wars TV show.


    Yeah I think it would be more akin to a Club Penguin or NeoPets.


    The Clone Wars is a pretty meaty brand for LucasArts right now. They may as well strike while the oven is hot.


    Although I seem to remember Sony Online and LucasArts sort of not doing so well with their other Star Wars MMO project....

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