GOG.com Adds Six Classic Star Wars Games

GOG.com has added six classic LucasArts Star Wars games to its roster, including three marked at 20% off.

The first three, available as digital downloads for the first time ever, are spaceflight battle simulators Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (£6.69/$10) and Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance (£6.69/$10), and real-time strategy Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Saga ($3.99/$6).

The remaining trio, previously available through Steam though now DRM-free through GOG, are third-person shooter Star Wars Battlefront 2 (£5.29/$8), first-person shooter Star Wars: Dark Forces (£3.19/$4.79), and RPG sequel Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords (£5.29/$8).

As a bonus for LucasArts fans, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis are on sale at 20% off, the first two priced at £5.29/$8, and the later costing £3.19/$4.79, until 30th January, 13:59 GMT (08:59 ET/5:59 PT).

Source: Joystiq

Build Your Own Starship With New ‘Star Wars: Attack Squadron’ Game

For those who after watching the Star Wars Franchise have had dreams of flying through space in a X-Wing or a TIE Fighter, well soon you will be able to with Disney’s latest game Star Wars: Attack Squadrons online game. The entertainment giant, (which really is a giant with all it’s Disney titles, acquisition of Marvel Studios and now Star Wars) announced Tuesday that it is releasing a closed beta version of this new combat game in early 2014 and the best part, fans can sign up to test it.

Star Wars: Attack Squadrons will be a multiplayer battle game that will be free to play online when out of beta testing. Part of the idea of the game is to let players customize and make special modifications to their “Star Wars” starships. A quick overview of the game was given by Starwars.com “In Star Wars: Attack Squadrons, players will enter exciting dogfighting action with up to 16 players at a time as they maneuver through iconic ‘Star Wars’ locations.” Disney Interactive announced the upcoming release of another “Star Wars” game called Star Wars: Tiny Death Star in October this game was developed to be played on mobile devices.

In April, Disney shutdown LucasArts, the video game arm of the Lucas Entertainment empire, by laying off staff and ceasing development of two forthcoming “Star Wars” games. At the time LucasFilm agreed that “Star Wars” games should be developed by either third-party studios or Disney Interactive. I myself am a huge fan of the “Star Wars’ franchise and also a fan of multiplayer games so I will be following this story with great interest, to keep you interested until we get more information here is a trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: Attack Squadrons.

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