Editor’s Pick The old Star Wars game business apparently wasn’t enough to carry the longtime studio into the new age of games.
First Assault would pit teams of Stormtroopers and Rebels against one another on familiar Star Wars planets.
If walking the path of a Jedi requires you to give up all wealth and material possessions, then Star Wars creator George Lucas has reached the halfway point in his journey.
Two of the biggest starts in entertainment will talk about creativity in the digital age at the upcoming DICE gaming summit.
Editor’s Pick The game industry set a new record for the money spent on acquisitions, but the number of deals dropped.
Rovio is figuring out how it will reach its next billion game downloads — and how to become a huge entertainment brand.
Editor’s Pick In the aftermath of the announcement, I caught up with Pixar’s former CTO, Oren Jacob, for a conversation about the reunion of Lucasfilm and Pixar, two great production houses under the same roof once again.
What if LucasArts never existed? What if the irascible filmmaker, beloved (and despised) the world over for his invaluable contributions to the pop-culture lexicon, had stuck to making space operas and juvenile fantasies about archeologists in fedora hats? What if George Lucas never entered the arena of gaming 30 years ago?
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Darth Vadar. You were just purchased for over four billion dollars. What are you going to do now? Obviously, the answer is go to Disneyland in this video.
The Walt Disney Company hasn’t spent much time producing high-end games recently and instead focuses on a mobile and social strategy. It’s admitted it wants to do the same with Star Wars.
Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm will bring the world three new Star Wars movies (Episodes 7, 8, and 9) and many news ways for the company to boost its digital media revenue.
It has only been a few hours since the news was announced that Disney will buy Lucasfilm for $4 billion. Already, the Internet is blowing up with Lucas-Disney graphics and mash-ups.
The multimedia giant just purchased one of the biggest properties in all of entertainment.
The Force is strong with Mickey Mouse, apparently. In a landmark media deal, Disney has agreed to pay $4 billion to buy Lucasfilm, the owner of the Star Wars properties.
Rovio and Lucasfilm have officially partnered to bring the anger-prone fowl to Tatooine, the Death Star, and more. The developer will also have Angry Birds Star Wars merchandise in retailers by the end of the month.
How’s this for a mega geek fest?
Starting Tuesday, Zynga will add the Indiana Jones character to its Adventure World game on Facebook.
Disney chief executive Robert Iger announced today he will be stepping down from his position in 2015.