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Seven Times Game Creators Cameoed As Themselves

Whether it’s a classic adventure game, or a shooter that came out a few months, ago it doesn’t matter. Some developers and publishers just can’t resist putting themselves in their games, usually as a hidden easter egg, but sometimes they’re just right in front of us. YouTubers at OutsideXbox collected seven of these… » 7/30/15 9:00am 7/30/15 9:00am

An Escape From Monkey Island Retrospective from a former LucasArts Developer

I got my break into the game industry as a game tester at LucasArts back in 2000. One of my favorite titles to test was the fourth game in the Monkey Island franchise, Escape from Monkey Island. It was a year of long hours checking every aspect of the game from the dialogue to the difficulty of the puzzles. I must… » 7/16/13 3:00pm 7/16/13 3:00pm

A Thousand Voices Cry Out for LucasArts, in Eulogies of 140 Characters

LucasArts, a nearly 30-year-old cornerstone brand in video gaming, said today it would cease all development. It was more than a publisher of Star Wars video games, like Dark Forces or X-Wing. LucasArts gave us point-and-click adventures from the halcyon days of the genre, like The Secret of Monkey Island, Grim… » 4/03/13 2:30pm 4/03/13 2:30pm