"At its start, LucasArts didn't immediately latch onto the powerful Star Wars license as it does today. Eric-Jon Rössel Waugh explores the publisher's transition from titles such as The Secret of Monkey Island to Knights of the Old Republic."
These articles have looked into the past showing us gaming culture from the inside. I think gaming culture is a very interesting subject and well worth the time to read. Check out the article here: Next Generation - A Short History of LucasArts