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An Era Is Over: LucasArts Is Officially Closed

Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm and the Star Wars empire has now claimed its second victim: that of LucasArts. After shuttering production on the popular Star Wars: The Clone Wars cartoon, Disney has announced that they will be closing as an internal development studio LucasArts effective immediately.

GDC 2013: A Prologue

So, GDC 2013 is officially underway (though the show floor won’t be open until this Wednesday). Arriving early (yesterday) I’ve gotten opportunity to get a lay of the land, walk the convention center, and get started on my pre-party drinking  -- we’ll be attending several events throughout the week that offer drinks and socializing. Today (and tomorrow) are primarily about the panels.

BattleBlock Theater Date Announced [Trailer]

The guys over at The Behemoth have, rather quickly, rooted themselves a secure place deep in the cockles of my heart.

Canadian Video Game Awards 2013 Nominees

Fans of Shogun Gamer are probably already aware that we are a (primarily) Canadian site. That means we’re big fans of touting the talent of the hard-working Canadians in the video game industry, and that we tend to follow the Canadian Video Game Awards with eager anticipation. Last year we had the privilege of attending the show, which was a blast and finally shone the spotlight on some well-deserved Canadian talent.

Spec Ops: The Line Developers Prep New Game, Tease Announcement Soon

The team behind the daring and rather intense action/drama Spec Ops: The Line are on the cusp of announcing their next project.  We’ve already known that Yager have been working on something once Spec Ops finally arrived at retail last Summer, but now we have a few more details on the project and a tease of things to come.

Another Hollywood Figure Bails Out Of The Games Industry

Yet another endeavor in the video game space by a prominent figure from Hollywood has resulted in nothing, thus showing once again that not everyone is suited to work in the world of video games.  Keen followers of the video game industry may remember a while back ago prominent Hollywood film producer Jerry Bruckheimer announced that he was venturing into the video game arena.

Quantum Conundrum and Papo & Yo Developers Join Ouya With New Software

The PlayStation 4 may have our undivided attention right now, but we shouldn’t forget or entirely write off the Ouya.  Likely not destined to match the instant appeal that Sony has gathered for their new console, the Ouya is nonetheless gathering steam based on these latest announcements.

Activision Finally Announces New TMNT Games

After being leaked last year at a licensing expo, Activision have officially revealed their partnership with Nickelodeon to produce games based on The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Currently going through a huge resurgence in popularity thanks to the new CG cartoon which airs on Nickelodeon, TMNT could be poised for the epic experience that the property deserves or will once again be sullied with a lackluster video game.

The Android Powered Ouya Is Finally Given A Release Date

This year will be quite busy for console launches as not only do we have the possibility of both the next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles appearing, but we have a new kid on the block as well. After one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of all time, the Android powered console that is the Ouya has a release date.

Capcom Permanently Puts Dino Crisis and Onimusha On The Backburner

There’s always hope within us that a certain gaming franchise we’ve adored will come out of its long dormant slumber.  We don’t see too many franchises fall off the radar due to a shift in tastes or an ill-conceived installment, yet such a thing was the case for the Onimusha and Dino Crisis franchises.  After starting off strong, both Onimusha and Dino Crisis were put on the bench by Capcom after poor installments and now news has come down that Capcom has opted to officially retire both games.

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