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?
Star Wars: The Old Republic executive producer Rich Vogel, has left BioWare Austin. He oversaw all aspects of the massively multiplayer role-playing game during its development and after its launch.
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Star Wars Galaxies, one of the first online Star Wars games run by Sony Online Entertainment, will shut down December 15 — before the release of the highly anticipated online game Star Wars: The Old Republic.