Comments on: RIP LucasArts – Thanks, Disney! http://techgage.com/news/rip-lucasarts-thanks-disney/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jamie Fletcher http://techgage.com/news/rip-lucasarts-thanks-disney/#comment-1224 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 01:14:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=19185#comment-1224 KotOR was developed by Bioware, it was licensed from LucasArts. The number of games actually made by LucasArts is quite small, so Disney disbanding the studio is not such a huge deal – apart from the historical value of course. Many great Star Wars games were third-party studios.

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By: JD Kane http://techgage.com/news/rip-lucasarts-thanks-disney/#comment-1221 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 00:33:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=19185#comment-1221 I wasn’t a fan of George Lucas selling his empire off to one of the most soulless corporations out there (Disney). A move like this only reinforces my feeling.

LucasArts gave me a ton of pleasure, specifically with Knights of the Old Republic. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve played this game; in fact, it’s my gateway into PC gaming beyond the racing sims I favored.

Not too long ago I told a few buddies that I wish the X-Wing/TIE Fighter space combat games could be remade with today’s tech. If that had ever happened, I’d lose so much sleep and would never have thought twice about doing so.

Perhaps I’ll run through KotOR one more time in the next few weeks, just to refresh my memories of just how awesome LucasArts can be.

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By: Joe Sullivan http://techgage.com/news/rip-lucasarts-thanks-disney/#comment-1218 Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:14:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=19185#comment-1218 I really enjoyed the Monkey Island series, although I haven’t played them all.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/rip-lucasarts-thanks-disney/#comment-1217 Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:55:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=19185#comment-1217 Some people are trying to make this sound like a good thing… and from a business perspective, perhaps it is. But to see a company like LucasArts shut down is beyond unfortunate, and seems a little hasty. I hope that these 150 people find themselves with new work swiftly.

I haven’t played many LucasArts games through the years, but the ones I -have-, I hold fond memories of. SW: Dark Forces was the first I believe… it was quite polished and a lot of fun. Almost felt like you were playing a movie (way back then). I also enjoyed Shadows of the Empire for the N64 a LOT. It was a wonderful-crafted game. After that, Star Wars Racer was also fantastic. Really gave you a sheer sense of speed and excitement. I believe that to be the last LucasArts game I’ve actually played.

RIP, LucasArts.

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