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LucasArts shut down by Disney

LucasArts shut down by Disney

The Star Wars video game company LucasArts has been closed down and is in the process of being broken apart by Disney. As Disney owns LucasFilm and the rights to all media therein, the video game subsidiary LucasArts is (or was) part of what they purchased. With this breakup of the company, Disney will be moving from an internal development model (with LucasArts) to a licensing model, this allowing companies from across the market their chance at developing video games in the Star Wars universe.

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Angry Birds Star Wars heads to Cloud City: update live now!

Angry Birds Star Wars heads to Cloud City: update live now!

Welcome to the next chapter in the Star Wars saga ala Angry Birds - Bespin, also known as the City in the Clouds! What we're seeing here is a massive expansion of the game with three full screens of action, including a set of super-secret Boba Fett missions for those of you that love the notorious feathery bounty hunter and his whole new look! You'll find a new set of gameplay mechanics including STEAM as well - get ready to float!

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Angry Birds Star Wars Cloud City expansion coming up quick!

Angry Birds Star Wars Cloud City expansion coming up quick!

This week the folks at Rovio have teased the next expansion for the Angry Birds Star Wars series with a trip to a city in the clouds - carbonite-frozen Han Skwawking Solo included! This is the next in a long series of updates to the massively expansive Star Wars / Angry Birds crossover gaming experience, with Hoth having come before it, and several episodes in the A New Hope universe coming before that! Now it's time to face off against Bounty Hunters galore!

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Report: Harrison Ford signed for Star Wars VII as Han Solo

Report: Harrison Ford signed for Star Wars VII as Han Solo

It's time for the mother of all casting calls in the next Star Wars movie: Han Solo - and wouldn't you know it? It appears that none other than Harrison Ford will be reprising the roll. That is, according to Latino Review - a source that (later in this post) you'll find has been a surprisingly well-informed source in the past! It's not every day that we get to report on a new Star Wars movie (even though that may change in a few years time) so it's all excitement from our end!

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Standalone Star Wars films planned by Disney

Standalone Star Wars films planned by Disney

Like many Star Wars fans, I'm simultaneously excited and filled with dread at the thought of more Star Wars films coming now that Disney has acquired Lucasfilm. I'm excited that new movies are coming, but I'm worried the movies might not fit with expectations. An story is making the rounds that Disney is developing standalone Star Wars films based around individual characters.

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