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Rogue Nine
03-23-2009, 02:03 AM
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In this third episode we talk about what games we are playing lately, our favorite Star Wars games, the future of LucasArts gaming, the best and worst games we've ever played, the geekiest Star Wars-related things we've ever done, and much more!

Release date: 23 March 2009

Download page: www.lucascast.com/episode-3/

Summary:
What games we are playing
Our all-time favorite Star Wars games
Future of LucasArts gaming
The best and worst games we've played
Super geeky Star Wars-related things we've done
Who's winning the console war?

Extra information and resources:

This section contains spoilers. Please listen to the podcast episode before you view the hidden area.

Intro
ALL WINGS REPORT IN
Congrats to Nedak for the podcast jingle!
Thanks to RoxStar, BobLion54, PastramiX, igyman and Negative Sun for your entries as well!

Games we're playing

Learn more about Resident Evil FIIIIIIIVE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Evil_5/) @ Wikipedia.
Learn more about Halo Wars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo_Wars) @ Wikipedia.
Learn more about World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_of_Warcraft:_Wrath_of_the_Lich_King/) @ Wikipedia, but really, why would you want to? :xp:
Learn more about Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_of_Zehir) @ Wikipedia.
Learn more about Lord of the Rings Online (http://www.lotro.com/) at the official site.
Learn more about Professor Layton and the Curious Village (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professor_Layton_and_the_Curious_Village) @ Wikipedia.
Learn more about Peggle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggle) @ Wikipedia.
Learn more about Ninja Gaiden II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninja_Gaiden_2) @ Wikipedia.
Learn more about Pokémon Platinum (http://www.pokemonplatinum.com/) @ the official site.

All-time favorite Star Wars game

Learn more about Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Jedi_Knight:_Dark_Forces_II) and Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Jedi_Knight:_Mysteries_of_the_Sith) @ Wikipedia.
Learn more about Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (http://www.roguesquadron.net/roguesquadron/) @ RogueSquadron.net. Because it's FUN.
Learn more about Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (http://www.starwarsknights.com/kotor1.php)) @ SWK.com.
Learn more about Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Jedi_Knight_II:_Jedi_Outcast) @ Wikipedia. Be sure to make fun of Darth Moeller for not playing any Jedi Knight game.
Groovy isn't the only one who gets dizzy from gaming (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=dizziness+from+gaming)...
Learn more about TIE Fighter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_TIE_Fighter) @ Wikipedia.
Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1237782685/ref=sr_nr_i_1?ie=UTF8&rs=&keywords=TIE%20Fighter&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3ATIE%20Fighter%2Ci%3Avideogames) apparently still has listings for where you can buy TIE Fighter.
Star Wars Arcade was so old-school (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayw6LbAWIk4).
There WAS an opening scroll in Rebel Assault II (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGepf-Bv3uo), Groovy! But yeah, the voice actors are pretty crap.

Future of LucasArts
Listing of recent LucasArts titles on GameSpot (http://www.gamespot.com/pages/company/index.php?company=943).
If you haven't seen it already, here's the TOR unveiling video (http://www.starwarsmmo.net/features/star-wars-the-old-republic-unveiling-video/) which explains the direction that Bioware is going with the KotOR storyline.
Most people think The Force Unleashed was pretty bleh (http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/xbox360/starwarstheforceunleashed?q=Force%20Unleashed).
Is Indy for the 360/PS3 (http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3172241) really cancelled?
For better or for worse, learn about Star Wars: Battlefront III (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_Battlefront_III) @ Wikipedia.

Best and Worst Games Ever!

Learn about The Punisher (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Punisher_(2005_video_game)) @ Wikipedia.
What were you thinking, Groovy? Everyone pretty much hates Vampire Rain (http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/xbox360/vampiresrain?q=vampire%20rain).
If you've been under a rock for the past few years, learn about Resident Evil 4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Evil_4) @ Wikipedia.
Learn about Superman 64 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman_64) @ Wikipedia, then try to stomach the hilariously bad gameplay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNpBwU3PTX8).
Learn about The Angry Video Game Nerd (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Angry_Video_Game_Nerd) @ Wikipedia.
Learn about Mario Party 8 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Party_8) @ Wikipedia.
Learn about smurftastic Smurf video games (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smurfs#Video_games) @ Wikipedia.
Learn about Mass Effect (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_Effect) @ Wikipedia.
Learn about The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Elder_Scrolls_IV:_Oblivion) @ Wikipedia.
Learn about Chrono Trigger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrono_Trigger) @ Wikipedia.
Learn about Left Behind: Eternal Forces (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left_Behind:_Eternal_Forces) @ Wikipedia.
We're gonna evangelize the **** out of you (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocAATP9E004).
The Angry Video Game Nerd on Bible Games (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkNvQYiM6bw). You have been warned.


Geekiest Star Wars-related things!

Lynk is lame, he didn't do anything super geeky for Star Wars.
Must find the video with leXX acting like Star Wars Kid! Give it to us leXX!
Boba Fett Hoodie (http://www.shopecko.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3130932) and Stormtrooper Hoodie (http://www.shopecko.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3130928&cp=2441351.3165999.3054996) from Marc Ecko. I know you're jealous, admit it.
Ultimate Collector's Millenium Falcon (http://shop.lego.com/Product/?p=10179). Yes, I know you can't breathe from the sheer awesomeness. Just take it easy and slow.
Triumph keeps it real for the Star Wars geeks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugk37TvIR8E).


Console Wars

Some figures on the sales of the current generation consoles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Console_wars#Worldwide_sales_figures_6).


Final thoughts for this episode

A blooper-cast is forthcoming... at some point.
LucasCast Episode 0 (http://www.lucascast.com/episode-0/). Whee!
Groovy is a huge geek for his Christopher Pike (http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Christopher_Pike) reference!
We promise to get Boba Rhett on for a future podcast.

Blooper

leXX's giggling is really infectious. xD

Comments:

Please leave us comments! Let us know what you think of the episode, and if you have any questions you want answered on the show, use our contact form (http://www.lucascast.com/contact/) or email us at questions@lucascast.com.

We hope you enjoy the show!

leXX
03-23-2009, 04:53 AM
As promised...

http://www.lucasforums.com/picture.php?albumid=32&pictureid=3075

Episode 2 DVD for size comparison reasons. ^^

Must find the video with leXX acting like Star Wars Kid! Give it to us leXX! NO! :xp:

acdcfanbill
03-23-2009, 05:05 AM
tip-top!

adamqd
03-23-2009, 09:02 AM
oops clicked "You guys can do a lot better", Thought it said, you guys are getting better hehe, feel free to hate me. Good Podcast

urluckyday
03-23-2009, 10:42 AM
Good show! Thanks for the email read!

CommanderQ
03-23-2009, 11:07 AM
Awesome job! I really enjoyed this one! Darth Groovy has finally found his groove in gaming!! You don't suck!:D

Also, Lexx, finally, an awesome puzzle game!!

edlib
03-23-2009, 11:24 AM
Lock S-Foils in attack position!

Schweet.

Astor
03-23-2009, 12:06 PM
I really need to hurry up and listen to episode 2...

Nedak
03-23-2009, 01:48 PM
Great episode

Kuuki
03-23-2009, 04:05 PM
Boo!

JKII used Quake 3 engine, not quake 2

EnderWiggin
03-23-2009, 06:16 PM
Awesome stuff once again guys :D

I knew most of those favorite star wars game answers, but... :xp:

_EW_

Mav
03-23-2009, 07:39 PM
This was probably the best cast yet, I spewed tea all over my keyboard from laughter though... :(


Lynk is an indecisive bastage :xp: ..."because it's fun"
Great azns think alike, I'm with Niner on this one, TIE Fighter, best SW game ever, and Chrono Trigger. Best. Game. Ever.
I <3 leXX and her filthy British mouth XD
Also Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire was quite possibly the first SW game I played. And maybe for that reason, it is actually sitting on my desk as I type.

Kuuki
03-23-2009, 08:21 PM
I'm surprised you guys havent gotten the other asian sensation of LF on there.

*cough*Crackle-Nut-Butter*cough*

Jae Onasi
03-24-2009, 12:11 AM
You know, I shouldn't have listened to the blooper section while driving--I laughed so hard my eyes ran again.

M@RS
03-24-2009, 01:00 AM
leXX would hate this review. (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/theelderscrollsivoblivion/review.html) :xp:

She'd also hate if one of us got a hold of that video... :naughty:

Darth Groovy
03-24-2009, 03:54 AM
Boo!

JKII used Quake 3 engine, not quake 2

Yeah I got your message. I will put a retraction in the next episode. It's hard sometimes when you are trying to drive the conversation along. All I have to look at is an outline. Also I was thinking about Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight, and Quake II: online which I originally wanted to include in the cast. I got all of them jumbled together and said something stupid. Sorry about that.

JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan
03-24-2009, 06:05 AM
Triumph keeps it real for the Star Wars geeks.
oh man, im crying with laughter!

The Angry Video Game Nerd on Bible Games. You have been warned.
this could have been funny, but the swearing just sounds forced.


left behind: my palm was glued to my face the entire time...
i havnt read/seen left behind... ive only read a graphic novel, and that was interesting. i hadnt heard of the game before this. i always thought that if they made a game, wouldve been an adventure-rpg thing, but... an rts.... WHAT??!

*sigh* when are they going to make a decent bible/ bible influenced game in which you can do things like take part in the epic final war in heaven, smashing the living snot out of demons in spectacular hd glory?

perhaps a spy-like rpg, where you could be angels in human form carrying out missions in a dark, modern setting.
or even a hacknslash guardian angel thing where you get to protect your very own snotnosed kid from evil... the possibilities are endless, yet we get such facepalmworthy titles like "baby moses" and "noahs ark".

Lynk Former
03-24-2009, 07:36 AM
@ mav: I'm not indecisive, I just acknowledge that different things are just as awesome as each other for different reasons.

Besides... Rhett was meant to be on this show and not me. I was called up in the very last second to replace him when he didn't show up. I was flying blind that entire show and didn't know what the hell we were talking about half the time...

urluckyday
03-24-2009, 09:13 AM
^Well I'm glad they called you up...any possibility of you being on future shows?

leXX
03-24-2009, 09:19 AM
Also, Lexx, finally, an awesome puzzle game!!

Indeed. ;)

I <3 leXX and her filthy British mouth XD


*runs*

leXX would hate this review. (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/theelderscrollsivoblivion/review.html) :xp:

Greg Kasavin can kiss my ass. The game sucks. ;)

Kuuki
03-24-2009, 10:05 AM
Yeah I got your message. I will put a retraction in the next episode. It's hard sometimes when you are trying to drive the conversation along. All I have to look at is an outline. Also I was thinking about Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight, and Quake II: online which I originally wanted to include in the cast. I got all of them jumbled together and said something stupid. Sorry about that.

:stick:

you should know me by now :D

*grumbles*
too much kotor talk
*reinstalls*

Lynk Former
03-24-2009, 03:40 PM
^Well I'm glad they called you up...any possibility of you being on future shows?
I just started a new job which happens to fall on the recording date for the podcast x.x so I think the next few episodes won't have me at all until we can work out some other time to record the casts........ which is a HUGE problem because the time we've set the recording seems to be the ONLY time which is good for everyone... except me now XD

(In fact, right in the middle of the podcast I got a call asking to confirm my referees from the place I work now, and then right after the podcast recording while I was playing RE5 with Groov they called back and said I got the job lol)

Commander Obi-Wan
03-24-2009, 03:49 PM
****in' well done.

Mav
03-24-2009, 07:41 PM
leXX would hate this review. (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/theelderscrollsivoblivion/review.html) :xp:lol, Gamespot... XD

*runs*:cry6:

Kuuki
03-24-2009, 08:45 PM
*runs*




Hey! you get back here!! :mob:

:D

LordOfTheFish
03-24-2009, 10:23 PM
Nice guys! My favorite so far.

Kusanavi
03-25-2009, 12:48 AM
Hahahaha, that was an awesome podcast. Definitely my favorite so far! Also, the AVGN is epic win.

Jeff
03-25-2009, 12:52 AM
Kusseh! <3

Darth Groovy
03-25-2009, 05:47 AM
Greg Kasavin can kiss my ass. The game sucks. ;)

LOL, leXX, you Rawk! :p

Also,

For the next episode on, we refuse to mention "Resident Evil 5". I realize we have gummed that one to death (but it's so damn fun!). So from here on out, it shall be known as "the game that shall not be mentioned". :p

Jeff
03-25-2009, 08:44 AM
I'll do my best on that one. :x

LordOfTheFish
03-25-2009, 11:20 AM
For the next episode on, we refuse to mention "Resident Evil 5". I realize we have gummed that one to death (but it's so damn fun!). So from here on out, it shall be known as "the game that shall not be mentioned". :p

Thank you seņor Grooveh.

igyman
03-28-2009, 08:18 PM
You guys get an Excellent rating from me simply for being able to pronounce my freaky username properly. :D Nice work on the rest of the episode as well.

Threepwood4life
03-29-2009, 07:10 AM
I enjoyed this episode a lot keep up the good work guys. There definatley was a lot of KOTOR mentions in this one but heck its KOTOR one of the best Star Wars games in the last 10 years how can you not go without talking about it lol.

I would say my all time favourite SW games are a mix and can't put one over the other either is Jedi Outcast or Battlefront as I played those ones a lot and can't make a choice.

Astrotoy7
04-02-2009, 10:52 AM
Just finished listening to Ep3 - great stuff again ! Loved the Red Squadron call in ;) Lexxy's 'geeky star wars' stories were fantastic

I was pleased that a couple of my questions were used, though I guess the mentioning of my name must have been cut out due to swearing that must have accompanied it... :xp:

Just a couple of tiny errata items, the ship you fly in Rebel Assault II is not the actual Falcon, but is the cargo vessel 'Corellia Star' - though it is the same type of ship of course(YT1300). There is also an opening crawl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrnuGT5KxnU) in RA2 as well. I have a soft spot for the FMV era, which is why I remember it so clearly :D

mtfbwya

Tommycat
04-07-2009, 08:09 AM
pffff all 6 episodes... gosh very few star wars fans have done that... like 90% of us.

gotta agree about the consoles. You'd think Sony would have learned from the whole beta-max thing

Lynk Former
04-07-2009, 08:57 AM
...But Beta was the superior format over VHS... the thing that turned the tide in the favour of VHS was the porn industry...

Plus Bluray is on the rise, DVD is strong but a lot of people who have invested in HD capable equipment are buying Bluray discs.

Astrotoy7
04-08-2009, 12:21 PM
Plus Bluray is on the rise, DVD is strong but a lot of people who have invested in HD capable equipment are buying Bluray discs.

PC users are naturally moving down the BR path. MS has already released a BR Mastering API (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952011), and through third party partner apps like Cyberlink PowerDVD 9 (http://www.cyberlink.com/downloads/trials/powerdvd/download_en_GB.html) and Arcsoft Total Media (http://www.arcsoft.com/public/software_title.asp?ProductID=15) BR movie playback is used by many htpc users. The final, and likely most significant slice of the PC BluRay userbase will come when BR writing drives drop below $100 and gaming devs start publishing titles on BR.

mtfbwya

swphreak
04-23-2009, 02:49 PM
Finally got around to listening. Awesome job.

Groovy beat Rebel Assault II in 2 hours? I got stuck at the TIE Fighter in some canyon level, and the level where you're in a B-Wing shooting at waves of TIEs (I think). Can't rememebr 100%, but holy cow it's been awhile.

Here's a hilarious Broken Pixels video for Superman 64. (http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/4356) (Probably contains strong langauge).

jadelee
05-28-2009, 09:28 AM
Just can't not to agree!

GeneralPloKoon
08-22-2009, 04:10 AM
Sorry for the late response(i've been gone a while, having some Star Wars hatred growing inside) but excellent episode! Dark Forces III would make me crap my pants! Right on the spot arguments from everyone! It looks like LA has gone the path of CN(Cartoon Network, which was great in the 90s...). A very perfect answer to my question! SUPREME KUDOS!