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Five Months of Downtime: A Look Back 18 Nov, 2003, 00:05 / 7 comments

Well, we sure have been gone for a while. Sorry about that. And while we were gone, a ton of things have happened in the world o' LucasArts, good and bad. Here are some of the major events in no particular order:<:MORENEWS:>
  • Hal Barwood's RTX Red Rock was released, earning mostly negative reviews and poor sales.

  • Hal Barwood left LucasArts shortly after.

  • The eagerly anticipated Star Wars Galaxies was released. Reviews were mixed and the launch was a little dicey, but the future could be bright for this online thingy.

  • Knights of the Old Republic was released to rave reviews and phenomenal sales. Rumors of a sequel have already begun.

  • LucasArts PR guy Tom Sarris left the company. So long, Tom.

  • Full Throttle 2: Hell on Wheels was cancelled. LucasArts President Simon Jeffery stated that the company didn't want to risk disappointing fans of the original.

  • Simon Jeffery surprised us all by turning in his rather sudden resignation. LucasArts PR stated that Simon wishes to return to his friends and family in England, although it's all very fishy...

  • Rogue Leader: Rebel Strike was released for Gamecube, getting mostly positive reviews.

  • Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy was released for PC and seems to be doing pretty well. Expect the Xbox version in stores next week.

  • Gladius came out for the PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube. Reviews have been fairly positive so far.

  • Secret Weapons Over Normandy went gold.

  • Armed and Dangerous went gold.

  • I bought a new plant for my desk at work

Well there ya go. I'm sure I've missed some things, but those are the major events that I can think up at the moment. Feel free to drop a comment and add to the list.

Comments

  • wufire on 18 Nov, 2003, 00:27…
    Welcome back Mojo. The Wufire gang missed your sometimes funny, sometimes less funny antics.
  • telarium on 18 Nov, 2003, 00:33…
    Sir, I assure you that our antics are always hilarious.
  • spaff on 18 Nov, 2003, 00:37…
    Except that one time when Ronda got pissy at us for being late for the simon interview. :P
  • Jake on 18 Nov, 2003, 07:50…
    In hindsight that doesn't seem quite as important. Though, who knows what shape LucasArts would be in today had we been on time for that interview...
  • LucasTones on 18 Nov, 2003, 08:51…
    You see! You get involved in a fan community, things get carried away and the next thing you know, presidents are resigning and games are getting cancelled. I hope you're happy.
  • spaff on 18 Nov, 2003, 00:11…
    Blah!! blahblahblah.
    You missed 'Ronda got all pissy at us for not having a site' =)
  • telarium on 18 Nov, 2003, 00:12…
    That goes without saying, doesn't it?