Jedi, fedoras, and carpal tunnel: A history of LucasArts

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?

GamesBeat’s gigantic E3 2012 roundup

We’ve corralled the entirety of our E3 2012 coverage from the showfloors, meeting rooms, conference halls, and beyond. If you missed out — or need a refresher — on GamesBeat’s E3 coverage, take a look here!

Star Wars 1313 is a game of firsts for the sci-fi franchise

Star Wars 1313 is an unprecedented effort for LucasArts. The darker and grittier take on George Lucas’ beloved science-fiction universe is the first Mature-rated Star Wars title, and it represents a never-before-seen collaboration among LucasArts, Industrial Light and Magic, Lucasfilm Animation, and Skywalker Sound. For these reasons — and a few more that I’ll get to later — the game emerged as one of the darlings of the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).

GamesBeat Weekly Roundup

If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best games stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.

Just what kind of game is Star Wars: 1313?

LucasArts has taken the wraps off a new game dubbed Star Wars: 1313. The cryptic title is a “third-person cinematic action adventure game” and is named after Level 1313, a “ruthless criminal underground deep below the surface of the planet of Coruscant.”