Engage in this saga set in the Golden Age of the Republic - over 4,000 years before the first Star Wars film, when both Jedi and Sith number in the thousands. With the Galaxy reeling from a recent conflict with the Dark Lords, the ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Sith rages on. Your actions determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war - and your destiny as a Jedi.Unfortunately for us PC gamers, KOR will make its debut on the XBox in the Fall of 2002 while it won't come out for PC's until the spring of 2003. Still, this looks to be one very different Star Wars game.
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- What: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Live Chat
- Who: Raven Software/Activision
- When: Friday March 1st, 6PM GMT/1PM EST
What has the response been to the included map editor in Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds and have you checked out any of the third party maps that have been released?I wonder if he approved of our Special Ultimate Star Wars Smackdow Section?
The response has been great! I've seen quite a few fan-created scenarios and screenshots popping up across the web. They really seem to like the toybox full of units in the scenario editor. We are not going to let them down either with the expansion pack: we are filling out some more cool toybox units, including the much requested Jabba and some of his minions.
... Maybe the most exciting news for us nostalgic folk here at the editorial office is that they [LEC] are planning sequals to "on-hold[?]" Sam & Max, Day Of The Tentacle and Indiana Jones-series, yes, maybe even Full Throttle. Although, not nececcery in the same genres as the first games were.Apparently the translations might not be that great, but you get the idea!
Of course, Sam and Max 2 isn't being developed by them, and they announced Indiana Jones a few weeks ago (unless it's another one). The other 2 are rumours we have heard a few times before... Could they know anything more than we do? I hope so.
Both of these reviews reflect much what we've heard already. Obi-Wan gets panned and New Legends gets mediocre marks overall. The reviews are well worth reading though, so check them out!
Out of all the games LucasArts was previewing at E3 2001, this one was the most impressive in my mind. Here's the original press release from when the game was first announced, for more info.
To start it off we have some stuff from EMI, including official bottles of Monkey Island Grog, some fridge magnets, and a copy of the game personally autographed by it's project leads, Mike Stemmle and Sean Clark.
Watch this page in the coming weeks as we hope to cart off more strange things. Pay for Mojo, get crazy stuff you cant find anywhere else... What a deal!
Thanks to Met for donating the signed copy of EMI, even after he won it from us in the first place!
In the end, New Legends isn't a game that will win any awards for its graphics, nor will it be known for having an engaging story or being an incredibly polished game, but New Legends does one thing right: It plays great. The game's combat system is executed so well that it saves the game from being just another cookie-cutter beat-'em-up.Assuming recent rumors are false, Infinite Machine's next title is a sequel to Sam & Max Hit the Road. For now though New Legends is the game to read about, so read about it here.
To be honest I think the replies will be what make or break it, but without encouragement nothing may ever be mailed off. Too crazy, or definitely worth continuing? What do you think?
Aspyr also handled the Mac port of Escape From Monkey Island, so hopefully this is a start of a nice trend (*cough*JKII*cough*).
A great deal of LucasArts games are considered to be abandonware, it is hard to still find let alone buy some of their older games. Enter Tim schafer (amongst some other developers) to comment on this issue:
"Personally, I'd rather my old games were stolen and played for free than forgotten about..."...and then goes on to say:
"Most of the game makers aren't living off the revenue from those old games anymore. Most of the creative teams behind all those games have long since left the companies that published them, so there's no way the people who deserve to are still making royalties off them. So go ahead--steal this game! Spread the love!"The article does take a good look at the subject at hand and gets some interesting view points accross. I suggest you go read it!
The review calls Racer Revenge's appearance at last year's E3 "assy," and we couldn't agree more. Out of all the games demoed, Racer Revenge had the smallest crowd (if any) at LEC's booth no matter when we stopped by. It's honestly good to hear that the game may have shaped up so much since:
Always breaking down the essentials of every game it takes on, Rainbow [Studios] has fine-tuned the pods, fleshed out the courses and infused the game with a Road Rash sensibility, adding in bruising pod racer-style fights to the mix. As a racing fan and someone always hoping that LucasArts will live up to its potential on the consoles, I was pleased as punch to play through this racer several times...Whether you doubted Racer Revenge's quality or you knew all along that it would be pure gold (or at least... 8.4 gold), you ought to give the review a read.
LEC Quick and Easy Fix 2.0 includes a nice new install system as well as support for the Sam and Max Hit the Road talkie version. Of course, like the previous version, you can also play Day of the Tentacle, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Monkey Island 2, and more with full sound support! Simply download the program here and, if you haven't already, install VDMSound. Enjoy!
What?s worse is how the textures used for Obi-Wan himself seem to break up completely when there?s some additional movement on screen. Something like this would be half-way excusable if it only happened on some of the bad guys, but on the main character? For heaven?s sake, we have to look at him all the time!Hopefully this is the last time we'll have to lay into a Star Wars game this hard, since the games on the horizon don't look so horrible. I'm actually frighteningly excited about JKII and Jedi Starfighter.
Anyone interested in helping out with IndyProject (but might not be qualified to program, design, or create art) should note that they are currently looking for a news editor for their site.
- Pentium II 300 MHz or faster processor
- Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, or 2000
- 16 MB 3-D accelerator with full OpenGL support
Those not interested in Battlegrounds or Star Wars at a whole should watch it for the exclusive LEC content: a sneak peek at a LucasArts cubicle, computer screen, and art binder!
If you win, your level will be included on the upcoming expansion disc Clone Campaigns?. Plus, you'll get $50 worth of credit at the LucasArts store. There will be four grand prize winners as well as four runners-up. For the details, please visit this page here.
As a young padawan, you'll get to explore eight unique worlds and interact with numerous characters. Gameplay will be nonlinear, allowing players to choose which subplots to explore and which to ignore. Knights features some really cool (from what we've seen of the PC version) lightsaber battles.More information on this title will mostly likely be revealed at E3 this May.
Also, GFN has picked up three new sites: The Grim Mausoleum, The Rusty Anchor, and Grim Fandango World. Some of them seem to still be setting up, but they're worth checking out at least with the intent of visiting them again soon.
Just to remind you folks, this page also has tools such as a background image viewer for Escape from Monkey Island and Music extractors for Grim Fandango.
Remember, if you think Mojo went through hard times, Adventure Gamers has been down for almost 12 months, and has had their original domain (adventuregamer.com) stolen by their old web host!
....Or is it? The House of Mojo wishes you all a lovely Valentines day, if you are reading this and you've got a 'date' then GO AND SEE THEM!!!
Today this page is dedicated to all the lonley souls out there: Don't be sad, consider this your very own message of love, because as we all know
I myself recieved some lovely cards from both my Mum and my Gran so that was great!.. at least i got some chocholate tho. :) Oh and thanks for all those folks that sent me some e-cards last week, those rocked my world!
"What we learned from 'The Phantom Menace' was that we didn't want to be in that position again," said Twist Phillips. "We, as well as everyone else, wanted to explore more, rather than be tied in with the narrative. ... We're looking at the universe in a much broader way -- not just limiting it to Episode One or Episode Two and so on."
The article goes on to drop hints about some new titles to be announced in the coming months, although sadly, there is no mention of an original title.
Update: One of the most noteworthy updates to the site is the addition of Jan Ors to the character profiles page! - Metallus
"A consistently excellent, always varied 3D shooter.Some facts revealed in the review (hilight for spoilers):
[It's] The Star Wars game [that] fans deserve."
- You get to fight alongside Lando (voiced by Billy Dee himself) and Luke.
- First Level: armed with only a stun baton + a Bryar Blaster you must gain acces to an imperial outpost (by shooting the main doors with a gun emplacement)then Jan helps you infiltrate the outpost.
- You get to control an R5 unit and a mouse droid.
- There are controllable vehicles in later levels (at Yavin).
- Fight against the Reborn - a dark sidecult and Shadowtroopers who weild lightsabers.
- The final boss is a dark Jedi "whose appearance is bound to suprise you."
Thanks to JediknightII.net (as always) for the info.
Hell, maybe you could make a band like The Minibosses that plays only LucasArts music... Now wouldn't that be great?
Is the game any good? Probably not, but the review is entertaining. The opening especially, which is basically Greg ranting about the abuse of franchises in the gaming industry. Possibly familiar. Anyway, give it a read.
This is the third official chat from the makers of Star Wars Galaxies, and this one will focus on game systems and skills. If you're at all curious about this promising title, be sure and stop by!
The event will take place on Tuesday, February 12th at 5PM Pacific.
This week we have a pasta dish from Dominic Armato, the voice of Guybrush in the most recent two Monkey Islands. The recipe and steps Spaff went through are included, but if you don't care about cooking, or even reading, you can just look at the crazy pictures. Enjoy!
After developing Dark Forces and Jedi Knight, Justin Chin and his supporters broke free of the LucasArts yoke to form their own development house - Infinite Machine. For a while things were going well; they signed a seemingly solid publishing deal with GT Interactive (who was later gobbled up my French mega publisher Infogrames), went full force into developing their first non-LEC property and the future looked bright. But a few steps down the road to success were blocked with trouble and turmoil for Infinite Machine and their ambitious game. Due to pressure to release the game or be released from their deal, Infinite Machine decided to part ways with GT and look for a new sponsor.There's also a preview up at GameSpot, or the game's official site for some more information on New Legends itself.
Go take a look at the news, read their features, create a user account account, go to user preferences, and set your color choice to "Dainty Lady."
Update: http://www.thescummbar.com is now forwarding to the new domain. - Metallus
Highly enjoyable literature or pure piffal in a glass? Why don't you read it for yourself and post your comments accordingly.
Update: There is actually another Grim Fandango novel, written by MeddlingMonk, floating around LucasForums as well. Give it a read while you're at it. It's long. - Jake
While some are still offline, I'm glad to announce that two large sites have returned. The veteran LEC gaming site LucasGames.com is back online, as is Escapemi.com, LG's haven for Monkey Island fans.
Hopefully we'll see the rest of the sites around the LEC community returning soon.
If there's anything you think would help make that part of the site worth checking more often than never at all please leave us some comments!
Remember, signing up at LucasArts.com is free and takes no time at all, so if you haven't yet it's in your best interest.
Fate of Atlantis (White Label talkie cd version)There are some untested games, but you should read the attached readme for more information. I have been unable to test this fix because right now one of my CD drives won't close and the other one won't open! So we would appreciate some feedback on this. Remember, its not supported by LEC. That's all folks!
Last Crusade (White Label cd version)
DOTT (While Label talkie cd version)
Full Throttle (Original cd version)
Sam and Max (White label talkie cd version)
Monkey Island 2 (White Label cd version)
There are also 2 new screens available on Mod Central a new hosted site over on our networked affiliate Jediknightii.net
I realize that there is an interest in allowing light-and-dark jedi to exist in the game ? while it's not like such a request is unreasonable, I do believe that the voiced support for such an option reflects a few aspects of the general internet community...Lots more interesting details and information behind the decisions made when creating the JKII multiplayer experience can be found in the complete story.
The first is that no matter what, people want as many options as possible. Who would vote against such a thing, if it meant that each person could have their own way?
The second is that gamers always want more, to be more powerful than ever, to have all positives and no negatives. Many people dream of playing a Druid with a Warrior's Dual Wield ability in Everquest, or of commanding a battalion of Terran Tanks supporting their Protoss Carriers in Starcraft...
Imagine what it would be like if the Olympic games were comprised of athletes and spectators from planets across the galaxy, not merely from countries around the world. What kind of games would be played? What kind of alien creatures would be participating? The possibilities may be found in the Star Wars universe. Click here to learn about Blob Racing and more.There are sooo many more fun things to do there, I almost can't be bothered to write them down... erm.. anyways go to Star Wars Kids I guess!
Anyway, if you can't find the right card for that special someone this year why not try these Star Wars ones from StarwarsKids.com.
Star Wars may not be considered one of the most romantic movies, but if you just scratch the surface you will see all kinds of love and affection swirling throughout the saga. Jabba the Hutt, for example, loved monkey-lizard, Salacious Crumb, so much that he chose to keep him as a pet rather then eat him.Brilliance. There are four cards to choose from, or you could send all four. I'm sure the recipient would appreciate them!
Update: In the tradition of ScummVM threads I'll update to point out that there is also a Macintosh version of ScummVM under development for MacOS X. Apparently there is a second Mac port underway by the author of SCUMM Explorer, but it doesn't have a website. - Jake
"A junkie OD'ed in our alley last week, does that count? And the awning at the deli caught fire. How about that?"Double Fine!
Also posted is an interview with Haden Blackman (LucasArts story developer, and concept artist for Star Wars Starfighter) about his work with the character Nym, who recently spawned a new comic book and short story from Dark Horse (comics). The interview also concerns the upcoming comic book series based on Star Wars Jedi Starfighter. Here's a snippet:
"At that point, it all came together, and we realized how cool he looked," says Blackman. "There's something you can do with an alien that is harder to do with a human character. You can really punch it up and go overboard with his emotion, so we really made him wear his emotions -- especially his anger and frustration -- on his sleeve. That was incredibly fun to write."Visit the site here. Or go directly to the interview.
It's been eight years since that pesky Guybrush left my Island, I've used up all of my money from that game and things started looking down. Until one day, i've received a message in a bottle, it said my great grandpa died and left me with a big mansion in a little place called Badger island, somewhere in the Caribbeans. I was overjoyed!, finally, a way for me to start life anew, so i packed my bags, and left my beloved hut on Monkey Island (TM) to claim my airloom...Apparently, it turns out that messages in bottles take ages, so by the time he gets to his mansion, it's been taken over and turned into a sleezy motel where I'm sure all kinda of chaos will ensue. The idea is of course, to claim back your mansion. Go here and read allll about it and it's lurvely talkie version (not to mention, of course, download and play it)!
Some people are finding it hard to believe that Jedi Knight II was started in February, how much earlier than February was Jedi Knight II in pre production?If you haven't given the JKII stuff a look yet you probably should. It's looking to be one of the most polished games LEC has had their name on in quite some time.
December of 2000 was when we started gathering reference materials and began work on a prototype for the game to present to Lucas Arts for approval to move forward with production.
It is entitled Star Wars Gangsta Rap. Click here to check it out.
Update: I've just noticed that there is even a Dreamcast port under development! It currently only plays the DOTT demo, but hopefully soon we will be able to play our favourite adventures on Our favourite Sega. - Spaff
Update: Another port is being worked on, this time for the ever classic Amiga. As far as I recall LEC stopped making their games for the Amiga after Monkey2. Anyone know better? and while we're at it, any other ports we should know about? Thanks Remi O - Spaff
The graphic adventure is called Moop and Dreadly: The Treasure on Bing Bong Island. Dave describes it as "kind of like a Pajama Sam game, I guess, but a little smaller - designed to be small enough that you can buy it online and download it." Moop and Dreadly should be available this spring, although if you're a Cocoa Puffs fan, you might find a demo in specially marked boxes.
In addition, Dave has also written a game for even younger kids called Ollo. This game will also be released by Hulabee in the future. As for Ron Gilbert's involvement in these projects, Dave says that Ron has a creative influence in all of the projects in his company. Many thanks to Dave and Ron for getting them hooked on graphic adventures while they're young. The future looks bright.
I was able to fight my way through eighty percent of the game in about two hours. Okay that was on the easy setting, but the bottom line is simple. Starfighter is an action arcade game. It?s not gonna blow you away, or keep you up very late while you desperately try to defeat that next levelOr You can read our very own review of this game for another opinion! More alternatives exist at ActionTrip, Gamespot and IGN. AND! You can read some reader reviews of the Xbox version on Shacknews (1, 2).
We also have reports of a Galactic Battlegrounds review on GameZilla.
With the return of Mixnmojo comes a new big update to the site, and with that big update comes a couple big features we'd like to talk about:
- MojoMessenger: After browsing for a bit you'll find that all email links have vanished from the site, both in the Comments pages and the news updates themselves. Where you used to see a mailto: link you'll instead see some crazy link within our site.
The reason for this change is to cut down on spammers stealing email addresses from the site, and for all the fun that will inevitably ensue. Once you create an account and log in you can send and receive messages with other readers and news updaters on Mojo, either by knowing their username or by clicking on them when they post a comment.(at this point it would probably be a good idea to sign up to Mojo with the same user name as you use on the forums)
The messages are all stored in an inbox on Mixnmojo, where you can read, reply, or forward the message to your email address. Never again will your email inbox get spammed because your email address appeared on the site.
- Folder-Tab Navigation: We've added tabs at the top of every page to make it quicker to jump around on the site. Anyone who has already used our forums has seen them, but has probably been annoyed that they don't go anywhere. Well, mostly they still don't go anywhere, but thats going to change in the near future.
As you can see, the "Features," "Community," and "Hints & Tips" tabs are still greyed out, but will be opening soon. It's pretty obvious what will be behind each of them. In the mean time you can browse the news archives by category by clicking on any of the titles directly below the tabs.
- The Future: So with those 3 inactive tabs maybe we're not completely all here. We have 3 new feature stories up right now, available right above this post, but the complete archive back to Mixnmojo's opening (or as close as we can get) will be online in the coming days. Also we plan to finally offer walkthroughs and hints for LucasArts games right at the main site, as well as a place to feature and showcase the numerous sites that make up the Mojo community and Mojo Network.
Planet Moon's game for LucasArts will follow in the rich tradition of wry humor and intelligently crafted play style of the company's classic titles. The game is expected to release in 2003.This we can only assume is an adventure game disguised with some action elements, something I think we are about to see a good deal of over the coming years. No screenshots have been released but LEC put up this tiny teaser in their sidebar. Update: Oops, that character is from Giants: Citizen Kabuto. Carry on :)
"With Planet Moon's development of a unique humorous action game for LucasArts now madly underway, I suspect the pubs around its Sausalito, Calif., headquarters may be in for some tough economic times," says Simon Jeffery, president of LucasArts. "In seriousness, a relationship with Planet Moon is an obvious choice for LucasArts. It's one that will complement the brand of humor for which we're well known and bring to our fans the kind of game they've always loved."
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