Author: Lisa Clark

2019 Star Wars Gaming Forecast – What Can We Expect?

We are all about Star Wars video games here, and we’ve been talking a lot about games of the past, current games keeping fans busy, and also the many, many canceled games that will sadly never see the light of day. So, now we’re going to talk about the future of Star Wars games. What’s in the forecast for 2019 and beyond? What are you most looking forward to? When it comes to mobile games, here’s a recap of standings: Galaxy of Heroes looks like it will remain as popular as ever. Force Arena is shutting down. Rivals was canceled. Rise to Power was also canceled. PC/ Platform Games: Battlefront II might get some new content. Vader Immortal: This is a VR game slated to release on the Occulus Quest, which is a $400 VR platform In the world of roleplaying games,The Rise of the Separatists sourcebook comes out this year! Jedi Fallen Order:  Was announced with very little…

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In Memorium: Star Wars Galaxies

Who remembers Star Wars Galaxies? We have talked about this game at length here on the site and it has a bit of a bittersweet tale as it was the most popular Star Wars game at the time that we started this site, in anticipation of Star Wars The Old Republic getting released. Many predicted SWG getting shut down with the new Star Wars MMO coming out, but we still hoped it wouldn’t be the case. Isn’t our world big enough for both? Alas, the doors closed on SWG and it is now only available from the SWGEmu, which we gave also written about extensively here, but if you’re looking to revisit SWG, you may like this post from ReforgedGaming.org. From the post: ” If you’re one of the few that has never heard of Galaxies, you may be more familiar with the title that “replaced” it. Star Wars: The…

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Replaying the Classics: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D

I do love going back in time and replaying some of my favorite games, especially when they are Star Wars games! Following this series on StarWars.com has me wanting to play all of the old golden hits all over again. In Replaying the Classics, StarWars.com revisits Star Wars games of yesteryear, examining why we loved them then and why they stand the test of time. This article covers the playing of Rogue Squadron, which was honestly one of my favorites back in the day, so I was very excited to see it being revisited. It was inspired by the Rogue Squadron comic books of the mid-90s (which I fondly remember from my youth) and was an aerial shooter style game. It was created for the N64 with the single-thumbstick gamepad when it first released but you can play it on your PC now with your favorite controller or joystick and it still…

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SWTOR: DARTH MALGUS RETURNS!

All Darth Malgus Cutscenes in Jedi Under Siege DARTH MALGUS Returns to SWTOR in Jedi Under Siege Patch 5.10, Star Wars: The Old Republic – All Darth Malgus Cutscenes from his carbonite unfreezing until the end. He’s baaaccckkk! Many will agree that Malgus should really be dead by now but he has an uncanny ability to make it through everything and return again and again. He came back to SWTOR with the recent Jedi Under Siege Patch 5.10 and YouTuber xLetalis took the time to compile all the cutscenes into one video for us. If you haven’t played through yet, then you may not want to watch it yet, unless you don’t mind potential spoilers. But if you have played through and you just want to enjoy Malgus again in all his glory, you’ll love this compilation video. What did you think? Which one is your favorite Darth Malgus scene?…

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Replaying the Classics: Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds

Few things give me as much joy as going back and replaying an old game that I loved back in the day, or as a child. There’s something nostalgic about it, of course, but there’s also a fun element to gaming nostalgia, in particular. Seeing how a game you loved from the past matches up to the current gaming trends and technology, for example. Or seeing how storytelling and other elements have changed or progressed over the years. While many games have gotten fancier and with more bells and whistles, story from older games most often still wins out. A recent post on StarWars.com talks about one of my favorite Star Wars games, Galactic Battlegrounds and gives it a full revisit. It’s part of their Replaying the Classics column which revisits great Star Wars games of the past, explains why they love them, and also how they stand the test…

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Star Wars Fan Film: Whisper in the Dark

It’s fan film time again! I really do love fan films and they bring out the best of the Star Wars community. people geeking out over what they love and coming together to bring other fans some fun and enjoyment as well. Even the “bad” fan films are good because they embody the spirit of what we love about Star Wars. Some of them are cheesy, some of them may not have professional-quality sound, or acting, or lighting. But they all embody the spirit of Star Wars and they nearly always have a great story. I suppose that is part of why I like them so much. So, here’s a fun one to entertain you for a bit. It’s just at 15 minutes long so you can watch it on a break even. It’s from TheJW Phillips and hopefully we see more from them in the future. Set in a…

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Should EA Lose their Star Wars License?

Here’s a question that’s been going around for a while now, since the future of Star Wars games is looking pretty bleak and EA seems to have canceled yet another one. Many fans are saying “enough is enough” and they want Disney to fix this issue they very clearly had a part in by allowing other companies to make Star Wars games. Is it fair to say that EA should lose their license, based on how they have performed? Well, someone very close to the Star Wars universe seems to think so. Gary Whitta, the co-writer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has said what a lot fans have been thinking. For Electronic Arts (EA) to have the “one of a kind” Star Wars licensing deal taken away, due to their mishandling of the franchise. Whitta details his thought process and frustrations during a video interview with Kinda Funny Games, referring to…

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Star Wars: EA Reportedly Will Not Let BioWare Make KOTOR Games

How long have KOTOR fans been talking about a new game? Over the years, we’ve heard a lot of talk of BioWare making a new KOTOR game the fans would love to see it happen. But now, EA has the contract on all Star Wars games and it doesn’t seem like its in the cards. BioWare has supposedly asked EA multiple times for permission to make a new KOTOR game. “They’ve tried to make it happen, more than once from what I’ve heard,” says Kotaku’s Jason Schreier on Twitter in response to a question about BioWare making another KOTOR game. “No luck.” Ugh, shot down again! That seems to be par for the course when it comes to a new KOTOR, but is there more to this tweet? There’s a story on DenofGeek about it that breaks it all down for us. “On its own, there’s not much information there, but there is more…

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Troubling Times for EA Star Wars Games

We’ve written quite a bit here about the rise and fall of so many Star Wars games. In recent years, this has always included talk of Electronic Arts. That’s because EA are the only ones who can make Star Wars games, at least for now. On May 6, 2013, Disney and Electronic Arts announced that the two companies had signed a ten-year deal to make Star Wars games. This would be a deal that many would later question, as it doesn’t seem to be working out for either party as well as they had hoped. It’s certainly not working out for the fans the way that we had hoped. Kotaku recently published a piece that talks about this exact problem – EA’s Troubled Decade of Star Wars Games. Here’s part of what they had to say: “Back in 2013, Star Wars was in a rough place. The most recent movie had been 2005’s Revenge of…

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EA Cancels Open-World Star Wars Game

And another one bites the dust! Sad news in the land of Star Wars games as another one has been officially cancelled. This is so frustrating, from someone who love Star Wars games and loves bringing you news and updates about new games. It seems every time we start to get excited about a potential game in the works, we get the inevitable news that it will be cancelled. It’s practically a pattern at this point! The latest victim of this trend is Electronic Arts’ open-world Star Wars games that was in process. The project was code-named Orca, according to info released by people close to EA’s Vancouver projects. It was very early in development but would involve playing as a scoundrel or bounty hunter who could explore various open-world planets and work with different factions across the Star Wars universe. Little more was known about it since it was not publicly…

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