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Dan Pettit new LucasArts president 01 Apr, 2008, 15:32 / 7 comments

It seems that Dan Pettit, who you will all know for his excellent work as lead tester on The Curse of Monkey Island, has now moved up to become president of the entire company!

No doubt Pettit's skill of noticing faults and correcting them will be useful in his new role, and though no changes to the development of Force Unleashed or Indiana Whatsit have been announced, you can be sure that they will at least both be released bug-free.

Update: Jack Rodford, our source at LucasArts, has told us that Pettit has had difficulty filling the shoes of Jim Ward. This is apparently meant to be taken literally: back when Randy Breen was president, a rule was established that the president has to walk around in large metal boots, and kick anyone who works too slowly. Since then every LucasArts president has been required to have big feet, and Pettit is the first in that line to have, in fact, small feet ("Pettit" is actually a nick-name: his real name is Smith).

More on this story as it develops...

Comments

  • jp-30 on 01 Apr, 2008, 21:13…
    The only President of LucasArts I want is one who approaches men in the street and asks if he can take photos of their penises for his book series'.
  • telarium on 01 Apr, 2008, 19:56…
    On a (slight) serious note, I did run into Dan Pettit a month or so ago during GDC. I believe he's at Sega now.
  • Udvarnoky on 01 Apr, 2008, 15:52…
    Randy Breen was president?
  • elTee on 01 Apr, 2008, 17:51…
    Think they were thinking of Randy Komisar.
  • Ronzo on 01 Apr, 2008, 18:04…
    Um, nope! Randy Breen was president when I was at LucasArts, 1991-1998. Not many people know this, but he was actually the model for Guybrush!
  • valkian on 01 Apr, 2008, 15:35…
    Oh my god! What is happening today? I feel the end is nigh!
  • Kroms on 01 Apr, 2008, 16:55…
    Hmm, well I guess April 1st is the day of the apocalypse.