Star Wars: The Old Republic Netflix Series Petition Closes In On 200,000 Signatures

Remember when we told you how fans wanted Netflix to bring a Star Wars: The Old Republic series? Well, that petition has really been gaining traction since we last mentioned it. Now it’s closing in on 200,000 signatures and it’s not too late for you to get your signature in. They need fewer than 5,000 to meet their goal. If you want to see Disney agree to bring an Old-Republic-era Star Wars series to Netflix, then head on over, read it, and add your sig to the list. It only takes a minute and it’s really easy to do. Why The Old Republic? “The Old Republic era is a pivotal point in the Star Wars timeline because that’s where everything changed, from the Jedi Civil War and the fall of Revan, the First Jedi Purge, and an omnipresent darkness that not only watched the chaos from afar but also kick-started the downfall….

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Disney’s Possible Smoke and Mirrors Campaign

If you’ve followed Lucasfilm/LucasArts in the past, you know they go to great lengths to hide their story and plot when new films are coming out. Some of the crew of the original films even said they never got the full script – only the parts that applied to them – so no one knew the full story. The new films are operating on the same level of secrecy and this means it’s difficult to find anything but rumors when it comes to the making of the films. However, since rumors abound and leaks hit Episode 7 just months before it was revealed, some wonder if Disney is operating a campaign to be one step ahead of potential leaks. So some question the number of leaks coming out now and the potential that Disney could be running their own smoke and mirrors campaign to throw people off track. One of…

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New Way to Design Your SWTOR Stronghold

  Players love strongholds and designing them is the best part for many players. Some players have gotten extremely creative with the things they design for their strongholds as well. There are also some really cool, fleshed-out ideas like this one, and there are also some great ideas over here. Barithor has some fun ideas like maps, structure hooks, and more. None of the current features of the strongholds would be taken away or changed for these ideas to be put into place. Here are some great new ideas about designing your stronghold: more decorations decoration hooks structure hooks new hooks to add elements to your stronghold cosmetic items unlock fees more customizations What ideas would you want to see in future strongholds? What features do you want to be able to use in yours? Are there any themes you really would like to have? Are there any limitations you…

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EA Tries to Schedule Star Wars Games Aligned with Upcoming Movies

EA says it will do its best to align some of its Star Wars games and content with the upcoming Star Wars movies. Honestly, is that really surprising to anyone anyway? It will definitely be in their benefit to do so as this will increase the popularity of the games and the number of people who sign on to play them. At this year’s Star Wars fan experience, Star Wars Celebration 2016, the Rogue One DLC for Star Wars Battlefront was announced. This DLC seems to be entwined with the release of the Rogue One movie. Again, not a surprise at all. This is just smart business. When something’s hot, you want to take full advantage of it from a business perspective. During the company’s most recent earnings call, Wilson was asked about the breadth of the platform and possible marketing opportunity: More broadly thinking about the Star Wars franchise,…

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EA Explains Why Star Wars: Battlefront Had No Single Player Campaign

Here is a big question many have been asking: why didn’t Star Wars Battlefront have a single player campaign? There certainly seems to be the desire for one from the community. During the Q&A Session of Electronic Arts’ Investor Day, Wedbush Securities Analyst Michael Pachter asked the publisher’s executive team this very question. Actually, he hit them hard stating they had “blown it” with the NBA brand and saying they didn’t really make a very high rated Star Wars game either. EA Studios Executive Vice President Patrick Söderlund provided an answer on behalf of the company, briefly addressing the NBA brand and focusing on why Battlefront didn’t have a single player campaign: “So, I would agree with you on NBA, that is something that we struggled with as an organization and so we have a different plan in play right now, but we hope to rectify that. Overall, if you look at…

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EA Admits “Conscious” Omission of Battlefront Single-player Campaign, Promises One for Sequel

Long blasted for lack of depth and more specifically for the lack of a single-player campaign, Star Wars: Battlefront has done very well nonetheless. DICE, the creators of the game, have always maintained that they had aimed at making a multi-player game, one that would allow players to relive the iconic battles of the classic Star Wars movies. Still something was definitely amiss, and the other day, EA’s Patrick Soderlund has finally come forth and confessed. He admitted that the decision to release the game without a single-player campaign had been a conscious one, driven by marketing reasons. More specifically, the team wanted to have the game released early, to take advantage of the Star Wars buzz generated by the release of The Force Awakens. In that respect, they have indeed accomplished their mission, but this marketing success came at a steep cost. The Battlefront community is still deeply offended,…

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Star Wars: Uprising’s new canon is a sign of Lucasfilm’s trust in Kabam

  When Lucasfilm first introduced Star Wars: Uprising, many fans of the franchise were not happy when the name Kabam came up. Along with many gamers, the online and mobile game studio does not have a great reputation like BioWare or Obsidian. But the company’s role-playing game studio, Kabam RPG, took a very intelligent approach to becoming one of the first to include a Star Wars’ new post-Return of the Jedi canon by hiring on some of the Extended Universe’s best seasoned veterans. This is a very smart move in the $30 billion mobile gaming industry and this shows how important this current release for Kabam is. Also, by allowing a mobile publisher to make a part of Star Wars’ new canon shows a sign of trust from Lucasfilm and the importance of gaming on smart devices. “It’s extremely exciting. Being the first canon thing that was worked on at…

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‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ Was Right To Cut Its Single-Player Campaign

  The new and upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront is turning out to be one of the biggest game releases this fall. I am sure that it would have done fine any other year, but since its being released in 2015, it also has all of the hype from Star Wars: The Force Awakens that is releasing in December. However, fans have been upset that no matter how good it looks, Battlefront will not have a single-player campaign. Instead, the entire game will either be a death match multiplayer or co-op in individualized missions. There is no story mode at all. EA’s Peter Moore recently talked about the decision: “You make a decision, years out, and you plan for what the world looks like when a game ships in two or three years. That’s about the intuitiveness about the executive producer, and his or her vision for the game.” “Between when…

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Cover Girl Star Wars Campaign

With the upcoming movie, we can expect to see a lot more Star Wars merchandise but one thing you probably don’t think about when you think Star Wars is makeup. Cover Girl is out to change all of that. They have a new, exclusive, limited-edition Star Wars collection that features shiny, metallic lipsticks, deep nail polishes and more. Allure tells us more about the special edition makeup that releases in early September: A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far, far away, a movie was made that inspired an epic hairstyle—the Princess Leia. Two trilogies and almost four decades later, we’re still getting beauty inspo from the women of Star Wars. In celebration of the new film The Force Awakens, out this December, CoverGirl is releasing a limited-edition collection of makeup that begs the question: Are you on the light side or the dark side? Check out the whole collection…

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