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Force Unleashed unleashes 1.5 million copies


For all the controversy, mixed reviews and internal firings, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a sales success! According to Lucas Arts, Force Unleashed moved 1.5 million units worldwide in its first week of sales, making it the fastest selling Star Wars game ever. EVER! Though, one has to be sure to note that the 1.5 million number takes into account the game's sales on all platforms. We guess a decent demo can help a game's sales after all.

Lucas unleashes Force Unleashed demo to XBLM

Today is the day our Star Wars: The Force Unleashed demo hopes and dreams finally come true. Because today is the day the 904MB Force Unleashed demo releases to the Xbox Live Marketplace for all to enjoy, that is if you're packing enough HDD space and are connected to Live. If both conditions are true for you then you'll be unleashing the force in the TIE Fighter Construction Facility in no time. Give the demo a download and share with us what your gut gaming reaction is.

GDC08: Star Wars - The Force Unleashed gameplay videos


Fresh from GDC08 are a few videos for the upcoming, and looking awesome, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed from LucasArts. The first video is a trailer titled Raxus and showcases the beautiful environments and combat that have been touted as the best thing seen from a Star Wars license since Knights of the Old Republic. The second video, embedded after the jump, is a compilation of gameplay from the floor that literally has us picking our jaws up off the ground. Force pushing trees and knocking them down? Chopping trees down with a lightsaber throw? Do want. Check them out and may the force be with you. Yeah that line was really forced. Ha, pun.

[Thanks, zizzy]

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Video: The tech behind Star Wars: Force Unleashed


Question. What do you get when you mix the powerful Havoc physics engine, the Euphoria AI engine and a pinch of digital molecular matter technology? Well, in Lucas Arts' case, you get a game that goes by the name of Star Wars: Force Unleashed and its freakin' amazing gameplay.

Embedded above is a a tech demo video where you can witness how Force Unleashed masterly blends each engine, each program and each effect into one cohesive gameplay experience. It's crazy cool. It's crazy crazy. It'll make your jaw drop. Watch as glass shatters, AI grabs onto the nearest object when lifted into the air and you'll see the entire environment breaks at its seams. Just watch and be awe-struck.

Video: new Star Wars: Force Unleashed details

Star Wars games are a difficult breed. The franchise has spawned shooters, side-scrolling action games, arcade games, RPGs, and even chess. The games range from good (KOTOR, Super Star Wars) to decent (Battlefront) to mediocre or just plain awful (Revenge of the Sith). One thing that's pretty clear though, there hasn't really been a good Star Wars action game since the Super NES days (unless you count LEGO Star Wars). LucasArts looks to change all that with Star Wars: Force Unleashed. A new video showcasing the game's characters and the technology used to create them has just been released, and it gives a behind-the-scenes look at the game that bridges the gap between Episode III and Episode IV. If LucasArts has put as much work into the gameplay as they have into the characters and storyline, we may be in luck. A word of warning though, Force Unleashed does feature a plucky comic sidekick. Other than the grim possibilities that might present, things are looking up.



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