How New Technologies Will Change the Face of Star Wars Games

Source: Wikimedia Commons The last few decades have seen video game technologies develop at an incredible rate, going from milestone to milestone in a matter of years. As the world became increasingly interconnected in the 2000s, video games too have allowed people to instantly connect with one another across continents in real time with online gaming. The seminal Star Wars: Battlefront was released for this generation of consoles and allowed players to control a single soldier as part of a much larger army – pitting two teams against each other. Now in 2017, an embryonic technology is emerging in the form of virtual reality and the first few releases are likely to completely revolutionise the gaming experience. Where home consoles put games in players’ living rooms and handheld consoles brought them into our hands, virtual reality instead immerses the player fully inside the game. New downloadable content for the Star…

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Star Wars: Force Arena Balance Update Details (Will be applied 1/20)

Tomorrow will see it’s first game update and servers will be going down for maintenance for about  three hours between 7 and 10 a.m. UTC (11 p.m.-2 a.m. PT / 2-5 a.m. ET). Here are the details: Commanders! Welcome to our first balance update since the Global Release! Our developers have been pouring over the data we’ve received from you guys, from in-game data and the communities, and have decided to do a little balance update to help keep the game in a healthy state. We are working hard to make sure that there is a good level of balance in the game, and even if there are times where it is not perfect, we will actively be looking at how to improve it. This balance patch will be focused primarily on balancing Leaders and the early tier Empire Cards. There will also be a few changes made to the…

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 3 – Everything We Know About The Cancelled Star Wars Game

Were you one of many fans let down when Star Wars: The Force Unleashed III was cancelled? You are not alone as this was one of the most highly anticipated Star Wars games ever and many people were disappointed when it was cancelled. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed was incredibly popular but Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II did not fare so well. It was a big burn for the sequel to one of the best and fastest selling Star Wars games of all time. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is an action-adventure platform video game developed and published by LucasArts. It is the second installment of the The Force Unleashed multimedia project, and the sequel to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed III was supposed to be the third installment in the franchise but sadly, this game would never be. Like many other Star Wars projects to…

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Top 10 Star Wars Mods for Your Favorite Games

When you have the Star Wars itch but current games are not sufficient, try these mods: for Mount & Blade Warband, X3, Interstellar, Men of War, etc. You can get Star Wars into your favorite games that you’re playing already. Leave it to Star Wars fans to create some of the best and coolest Star Wars content available. We’ve always said how the Star Wars community really gets into what they love and creates some of the best fan films, stories and shorts, and of course, game mods as well. You can see that for yourself in this video below that showcases some of the top Star Wars mods available for the games you might already be playing today. Most of these mods add things like weapons, skins, ships, star systems and more. Some of them also add additional game modes, graphical updates, and other fun features. In the video,…

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SWTOR Game Update 5.1 – Coming January 24, 2017

The SWTOR team over at BioWare just posted a small update regarding what to expect with game update 5.1. Most of this is already known, but there is some new info regarding a new cartel pack comming with the patch. Check it out: Bolster your defenses with the galaxy’s newest gear, including never-before-seen armor, vehicles, weapons, and more! Lead a covert strike wearing the new Silent Warden Jedi robes, channel your inner fighter pilot with the Resourceful Engineer’s Armor, or roll into battle atop the Dread Behemoth tank. Check out the new pack in the in-game Cartel Market! The other stuff about 5.1 were things we already know – 5 new uprisings, Master mode chapters. Source: http://www.swtor.com/eternal-throne/updates Join the forum discussion on this post

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Star Wars: Rise of the Empire – A Star Wars Fan Film

An empire will rise. Join the rebels in the biggest battles across the galaxy in this epic Star Wars fan film. This is a really awesome fan film from BTV that you have to see for yourself. Created entirely in GTA V using mods, this was an exhaustive creation with over 125 shots and fx, Rise of the Empire is their biggest Grand Theft Auto machinima. This is absolutely stunning! Visually it’s bright and crisp. The story and cinematography are engaging. The sound effects and music are spot-on. This film will get you excited just the way a Star Wars film should. You’ll be on the edge of your seat to see what happens next. Personally, I’m a fan of machinima already. I think it takes a lot of creativity and they can be so much fun to watch but this one goes above and beyond most I have seen. It’s clean, it’s realistic,…

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SWTOR Season 7 Update

Eric Musco too on the official forums to  explain why it took the SWTOR Developers so damn long to release the Top 96 pvp titles for Season 7. Season 7 Update | 01.13.2017, 02:46 PM   Hey folks, Let’s talk about Season 7. We have just finished our full investigation of Season 7 and a few things have happened. All users who were found to be win-trading, hacking, botting, etc. have had their Season 7 ratings wiped out on all of their characters, they have been removed from the leaderboards, and appropriate ToS action has been levied against their account. With those actions being taken, we have gone ahead and sent the top 96 titles to the top performers of Season 7, so be sure to check your mailbox. We wanted to explain a little bit about why this process delayed the Season 7 rewards. In past seasons we started…

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Star Wars Dark Forces DOS PC Game Review

Here we have a Star Wars: Dark Forces DOS PC game review. Kyle Katarn is The Original Rogue One. Forget Jyn Erso! Dark Forces is the first Star Wars FPS, one of the standout old Star Wars games from the DOS era. This is a great retro PC game and if you were lucky enough to get to play it back then, you know that there were not a lot of other games out there like this and there were none like it in the Star Wars name yet. This game definitely paved the way for the many games like it that would come after. So let’s take a look at this great video from The Game Show that reviews the game while also giving us a little blast from the past into retro PC Star Wars gaming. Get Star Wars: Dark forces for your collection right here. Transcript: In the opening…

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Concept Art Revealed from Cancelled Darth Maul Video Game

Do you remember that Darth Maul video game that was being developed by Red Fly Studios a few years ago? Many fans were sad to see it put on ice after Lucas sold the Star Wars license over to Disney. Alas, it was yet another canned Star Wars games and since Darth Maul had a pretty big following among fans, the disappointment was definitely real. If you didn’t hear about this game back then, it really sounded cool. Since the game was cancelled, we have seen some concept art appear here and there, showing us what might have been. Now, conceptual artist Thomas A. Szakolczay has updated his website with even more concept art from the defunct game. “Back in 2011, I was fortunate enough to work with Lucas Arts and Red Fly Studios to help develop the look direction for a new Star Wars IP that centered around Darth…

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