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LucasArts eyes return to form

LucasArts boss Paul Meegan has told MCV he feels people look at the firm ‘and wonder why it hasn’t done better’. In his first interview since becoming president of the firm a year ago, Meegan says he wants to reverse that perception with a focus on decent Star Wars games. …

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New trailer for Star Wars Kinect

A short new trailer for the long-awaited Star Wars Kinect game has gone alive ahead of its anticipated reveal and Microsoft E3 press conference on Monday night. The video, which can be seen below, sees the feisty R2-D2 getting familiar with a Kinect camera. For more details on the game, …

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Microsoft teases E3 presser

With less than two weeks until this year’s annual E3 kicks off, Microsoft has teased journalists about what to expect from its press conference. As published by Kotaku, the invites that have been posted out contain a number of references, chief amongst them being Halo, Star Wars and GLaDOS. It …

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Pirates leads LEGO armada in UK charts

Games based on the LEGO toy brand continue to build in strength with four titles in the UK Top 40. Disney’s LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean sailed to No.2 in its debut week, pipped to the top spot by Brink. LEGO Pirates sits five places ahead of LucasArts’ LEGO Star …

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EA pumping $80m in SWTOR?

The total amount of money EA has so far ploughed into BioWare’s still delayed Star Wars: The Old Republic could be near to $100m, according to estimates from a leading US analyst. As part of EA’s deal with rights holder LucasArts, as well as paying a loyalty EA has to …

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SWTOR removed from EA release schedule

As of last night, Star Wars: The Old Republic no longer appears in EA’s release schedule. Earlier this year MCV revealed that EA was targeting a September 2011 release for the game. The story was greeted with disdain and abuse from a large contingent of BioWare’s fanbase in the MCV …

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WoW bosses hopeful SWTOR will be a hit

Blizzard believes the eagerly anticipated EA/LucasArts MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic, could be the biggest shot in the arm for the genre since World of Warcraft. The firm’s co-founder and executive vice president Frank Pearce told MCV that one of the keys to World of Warcraft’s success was building …

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SWTOR to miss Q2 release

Publisher EA has said close to 1.5m people have signed up to become potential beta testers for BioWare’s upcoming MMO title Star Wars: The Old Republic. "It’s a great indicator in the interest level in the franchise," CFO Eric Brown said at the Lazard Capital Markets Technology & Media Day …

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EA confirms Old Republic delay

Publisher EA has confirmed that BioWare-developed MMO Star Wars: Old Republic will not now release this spring and will instead ship some time in the next fiscal year. This means it could potentially arrive as late as March 2012, though MCV understands that September 2011 remains EA’s target launch date. …

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