Big newsy week round these here parts of Kotakopolis. Lucasarts celebrated Lego Indiana Jones by pinkslipping a shitload of coders. Jack Thompson stomped out of his big parent-teacher conference and missed hearing a judge read the preamble to his professional obituary. Crecente and ESA's head rapped about the trade org's problems, namely big-name members walking out. Also developments in the big "Will and For Whom Will Take-Two Put Out?" saga. In all, a lot of stuff that had Kotaku's crack staff - special hat tip to News Editor Leigh Alexander - making phone calls, pulling docs and getting it all put together fast against the deadline. The week in Kotaku original reporting, with more after the jump, because there was lots.
Edit: Yes I changed the headline. I agonized for hours over how to pun that one, and it just now came to me. Carry on.
Analyst: LucasArts Layoffs About EA, Studio Politics
LucasArts Confirms Layoffs, Says The Dev Is Still Healthy
Zelnick: We're "Actively Engaged" In Talking To Potential Acquirers
Breaking: First GTA IV Episodic DLC To Come To Xbox 360 In Q1 09
ESA Talks Problems, Perceptions, Promises
Jack Thompson Walks Out On Hearing, Court Recommends Enhanced Disbarment