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X-Wing / TIE Fighter Remake??!

tiefAs we say nowadays “OMG OMG PLZ! PLZZZZZ!!!!!”

We’ve seen LucasArts dig into its classic franchises lately with The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition remake and Telltale Games’ Tales of Monkey Island expanding on the series universe. Even before that you have the two new seasons of Sam & Max episodic games.

Now add the hints in the Monkey Island remake, namely the semi hidden Purple Tentacle shadow which could indicate (or not) a similar remake of Day of the Tentacle, and it clearly looks like LucasArts is into a revival period. Day of the Tentacle would be amazing news of course but what really gets me super excited is the possibility of an X-Wing series remake!

G4’s Patrick Klepek interviewed Darrel Rodriguez, President of LucasArts, and asked him about the possibility of an X-Wing game coming in the future. The great response he got was “We don’t have any announcements now, but stay tuned, we will soon”.

Yay for vague teasing! But I want it! oh I want it so. I’ve actually been looking on eBay to buy the games in the series recently but we all know how fun it is to run DOS games on modern computers and I think a space shooter would highly benefit from updated textures, in a sense much more than an adventure game which is much slower paced and doesn’t feature as much animation.

In any case be sure I’ll keep you posted!

August 5, 2009 Posted by | Video Game News | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Arcade UFO in Austin, TX


Arcades are a dying breed in the US. In fact they been almost extinct for a long while now. What most of us can rely on these days amounts to nothing more than pretty pathetic Dave & Buster… unless you’re lucky enough to live near one of those last samurai of an age long gone.

But even then you are not safe. Tokyo Game Action in Winchendon, MA was such a bastion. It was the first (or at the very least one of the first) arcades to import Street Fighter IV, it had a bevy of rhythm games, they held tournaments often, everything was in pristine condition, the wife of the owner made wonderful Japanese meals you could buy on location and most of all they did a lot for the community.

But then weather hit and the place was flooded, in essence killing the arcade. T’was a sad day as one of the last samurai had been vanquished.

But today I want to talk about another arcade, one just North of UT called Arcade UFO. Destructoid posted a very interesting interview of Ryan Harvey, the owner of the place.

Make sure you check it out and if you live in the area go in and enjoy a slice of Japan on USĀ  soil.

Arcade UFO’s Ryan Harvey Interview

August 5, 2009 Posted by | Random Musings | , , , , , | Leave a comment