Disney hires for Lucasfilm Games (Not as exciting as I thought)

Disney hires for Lucasfilm Games as EA flounders with ‘Star Wars’ (updated):

There hasn’t been a Lucasfilm Games-badged release since before 1991’s Monkey Island 2, but that isn’t stopping Disney from resurrecting the classic label.

Got all excited reading this, well nostalgic at least, loved me the Lucasfilm Games, loads of fond memories, but I guess it pays not to be an ‘up to the second blogger’ as it was explained away with;

Disney has reached out to the media to explain that this isn’t a “revival” and it’s definitely not anything like LucasArts. The team at Lucasfilm that oversees games relating to its IP (including Star Wars Battlefront II) has been working under that name for years

But, my brain was already ticking, there’s a great list of LucasArts games over at Wikipedia, some of favourite wastes of time include;

  • Star Wars Dark Forces
  • The Monkey Island franchise (loved the humour)
  • Shadows of the Empire
  • The Jedi Knight games, adored these
  • Rogue Squadron
  • Xwing vs Tie Fighter
  • Force Commander
  • Day of the Tentacle (Just odd!)
  • Rescue on Fractalus

Rescue on Fractalus was my earliest memory, I both loved and loathed it, ridiculously simple game premise yet I was terrible at it, absolutely terrible and it drove me nuts, I’ll leave you with this clip on Youtube, so you can all wonder how I possible could have enjoyed this and just how old I am!

Darlington Mowden Park U9s at the Falcons Festival – YouTube

Darlington Mowden Park U9s Vs Blaydon & Houghton – YouTube

Darlington Mowden Park U9s at Durham with Ryton – YouTube

Darlington Mowden Park U9s at Yarm – YouTube

Darlington Mowden Park U9s hosting Bishop Auckland and Consett – YouTube

Rachel’s Parachute Jump for Butterwick Hospice

At the third time of asking, weather not nerves!, Rach managed her 10,000ft Tandem skydive at Peterlee Skydive Academy (huge thanks to them by the way, they were great), all in aid of Butterwick Hospice.  If you wish to sponsor her you can whilst the page is still open at –…


London 2012 – Torch Relay Stockton on Tees

The London 2012 Torch Relay in Stockton on Tees, the relay hit the North East, and Stockton on Tees on 17th June 2012, here’s our view down Greens Lane, near Ian Ramsey School

Cole is the Karate Kid!

Cole’s impromptu rendition of the Karate Kid Trailer (yes that’s it in the background!), who said kids are influenced by the films they watch

Video – Cole & G on the Dodgems

Cole & Uncle G on the Dodgems at Flamingo Land