Disney Shutting Down LucasArts

April 3, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Posted in Disney | 2 Comments
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lucaslogo610In an official statement to Game Informer, Disney confirmed that they are closing LucasArts.

“After evaluating our position in the games market, we’ve decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company’s risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games. As a result of this change, we’ve had layoffs across the organization. We are incredibly appreciative and proud of the talented teams who have been developing our new titles.”

Update:  Although Kotaku reported today that Star Wars 1313 was cancelled, according to Game Informer the game is still a possibility

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Happy Birthday, Paul S. Kemp

April 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today we wish a happy birthday to author Paul S. Kemp. Be sure to stop by Twitter and Facebook and wish Paul a happy birthday.

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Roqoo Depot Roundtable

April 3, 2013 at 10:50 am | Posted in Disney, JJ Abrams, Lucasfilm, Movies, Sequel Trilogy, Star Wars | 1 Comment

RD Roundtable

 

This week’s discussion centers on the Expanded Universe and the Sequel Trilogy.  Will EU characters be included in the ST?  Who do you think are likely candidates are?  How faithful to the EU will their characterizations be?

Geralyn: Given that the Prequel Trilogy and The Clone Wars have used EU characters, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see some in the movies.  Lucas isn’t writing the script but he came up with the story, and he passed on sketches he had done — I’ve found references that these images are actual storyboards, but I can’t verify that.  Kathleen Kennedy has stated she wants to remain true to Lucas’s vision, and JJ Abrams is a huge fan of Star Wars.  He changed up the Star Trek story, but he definitely stayed true to the characters.  Now the only thing we really have to go on is how EU characters were portrayed on screen, specifically in TCW.  LFL demonstrated they weren’t adverse to using EU characters, but they also demonstrated that they were going to tell their own story with these characters, and not necessarily the story in the EU.

Cory: Honestly that’s how it should be. For a new audience member there shouldn’t have to be a reference guide to figure out what’s going on with new to the screen characters.  Han and Leia are married and they have twins, Jacen and Jaina. LFL/Disney will use the names but not all the background that exists for the characters. It would be too confusing for a new audience to have to read 40+ novels to get to know these characters. Also Anakin won’t exist and don’t expect Ben’s name to be used either. Most likely Luke and Mara’s son will be called Cade. Continue Reading Roqoo Depot Roundtable…

Overdraft: The Orion Offensive – “Greenmail”

April 3, 2013 at 9:43 am | Posted in Books, eBooks, Reviews, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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“Greenmail”, the title for Episode 1 of Overdraft: The Orion Offensive, is a great start to a series that promises to be fun, humorous and entertaining. John Jackson Miller takes readers on a journey across the stars with a colorful cast of characters. The galaxy he explores is closer to The Hitcherhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy than Star Wars or Star Trek, one filled with strange aliens, offbeat humor, off-the-cuff wit and genuine laughs. It’s fun in a galaxy not so far away. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Dark Times: Fire Carrier #3’

April 3, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Can it get any darker than the last issue? Well, you can find out in our review of Dark Times: Fire Carrier #3.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Dark Times: Fire Carrier #3’

April 3, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Times: Fire Carrier #3 hits stores today.

As Jedi Master K’Kruhk and a band of Padawans distance themselves from the Empire’s refugee camp, they discover a deadly secret the local militia is keeping from their Imperial masters!

Now, marked for death by both factions, they must find a place of safety. But how does one escape the dark times?

Click here for a six page preview.

Writer: Randy Stradley
Artist: Gabiel Guzman
Colorist: Garry Henderson
Cover Artist: Douglas Wheatley

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Databurst From the 501st

April 3, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from April 3 through the 9 including conventions and charity events. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

April 3

  • Mountain Garrison will be in Fort Collins, CO for Geek Week at the Ft. Collins Museum of Discovery from 11 AM-2 PM.

Arpil 4

  • Italian Garrison will be in Rome for Romics from April 4-7.
  • Garrison Excelsior will be in Penfield, NY for Star Wars Day at the Penfield Public Library from 6:30-8 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Epsom for MediCinema’s Troopers helping Troopers.

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