Author: Lisa Mason

Mark Hamill to Return to ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

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Fans look for any and every sign of an update about new Star Wars movies, or anything Star Wars for that matter. The movies tend to be so hush-hush, sometimes all we have to go on is rumor and hints. In a way, this becomes part of the mystique and the appeal to the franchise. It’s a mystery we are all waiting to uncover together. So that’s why when fun little bits like this happen, we take notice. What does it mean? Maybe nothing. Maybe everything. But it sure is fun to speculate, right? Is Mark Hamill coming back to ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’? All signs seem to point to a yes and the popular star may have even confirmed it himself recently in a tweet: Haven’t seen my chin since May ’15, so #FarewellFacialFur & #ByeByeBeard (at least til #EpisodeIX) @popculturequest pic.twitter.com/gaScz1okk6 — Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 30, 2016 You…

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Star Wars: Battlefront – Rogue One: X-Wing VR Mission is Awesome

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Virtual reality Star Wars? How awesome would that be? It sounds like a dream come true for most Star Wars fans but it might actually be a reality thanks to PlayStation’s VR experiment. While it’s not officially released yet, some lucky people have had the chance to play it already and there are quite a few reviews and for the most part, they seem very positive. In fact, some people are calling it the most amazing thing ever made by a human. It’s a short mission with a long name but it looks really cool, especially if you’re into VR games. Many of us thought it would be a long time before we ever saw Star Wars in virtual reality but here it is and it definitely looks awesome. If the E3 trailer got you excited then you will also get pumped up about the early reviews from those who…

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SWTOR Lead Composer Comments on Datamined KOTET Music

SWTOR Lead Composer Comments on Datamined KOTET Music

That feeling when you post datamined music and then the composer comes along to comment… yeah, that happened. User Jedipedia posted a 1 hour no-spoiler feed of music from KotET and lead composer Jesse Harlin stopped in for a comment. You can see the full thread with links to the music here.  Basically, the data mined music files are just the MIDI demos that were later replaced by an actual live performance. Honestly, those demo files don’t sound half bad and they definitely get us excited for the real thing that is coming soon. As for Harlin’s comment: “Hi, SWTOR. Lead composer Jesse Harlin here. Perhaps I can help to give some context on this for you all. This happened last time with KotFE and now it’s happened again with KotET. Just so that everyone knows, these are the rough demos that eventually turn into the final tracks. We headed to Nashville…

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Lando Unchained: A Star Wars Battlefront Cinematic (Director’s Cut)

Lando Unchained

If you’re a regular reader, I probably don’t have to tell you how we like the fan films here. There are so many creative, fun fan creations on YouTube that it’d be easy to get lost there all day looking at video after video. Since you probably don’t have time for that, we’ll highlight some of our favorites here, like the one below. Lando Unchained is a fun Star Wars Battlefront Cinematic. It’s fun, it’s creative and it’s still short enough you can check it out on a quick break. It comes in under 7 minutes long. I really don’t want to reveal any of the plot by talking about it too much so you just have to watch it for yourself to see what we mean. See for yourself here: So what do you think? Do you have a favorite part? Seen any great Star Wars videos we haven’t…

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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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‘Star Wars Battlefront’ Death Star DLC Devs Talk Ships, Costumes And Chewbacca’s Hero Ability

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“Star Wars Battlefront” Death Star DLC ship, costume and hero details have arrived thanks to the latest issue of Star Wars Insider, as transcribed by sources on Reddit. If  you want to know what to expect from the latest downloadable content. So first, we know that the Death Star is going to take us into space. What will we experience there? Ships are going to be a big part of the experience. You can also expect to see both Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader as part of the battle, along with their iconic ships. “If you’re flying your own TIE fighter within the vicinity of the Dark Lord your damage capability increases,” said DICE designer Dennis Brännvall. He added that “Luke’s ship is pretty similar to a normal X-wing, except R2-D2 is on board – he gives Luke the ability to repair the starfighter whenever it takes damage.” This is…

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Talking Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Future with BioWare’s Charles Boyd

Talking Star Wars The Old Republic's Future with BioWare’s Charles Boyd

We’ve been writing to you about SWTOR since years before the game released. We’ve been there with you each step of the way as the game changed and evolved. So what can we expect to see from the future of SWTOR? That’s a very good question and we’re not the only ones asking it. Den of Geek spoke to BioWare’s Charles Boyd about the future of SWTOR, the latest expansion, and what’s next for the game. You should definitely head on over there and read it in full for yourself but here’s a snippet: Will SWTOR‘s future development continue in this chapter-focused story direction? From a writing standpoint, I think the chapter style is really strong, and has led to a significant improvement in the quality and presentation of the story. My own personal perception is that chapters are most fun when “binged” and played together rather than spread out individually,…

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GameSoundCon Adds ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ Composer as Guest

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If you were looking for a reason to visit or follow GameSoundCon, this is it. GameSoundCon, the annual conference for video game music and sound design in Los Angeles, has added multi-award winning film, game, and television composer Gordy Haab to its ‘all-star lineup’ of notable speakers. He has produced music for Star Wars: The Old Republic, The Walking Dead, Kinect Star Wars, and many others, including his most recent score for Star Wars: Battlefront.  This became one of the best-selling ever, received seven nominations and four wins at the 2016 G.A.N.G. Awards – earning, “Music Of The Year”, “Best Interactive Score”, “Best Audio Mix” and “Sound Design Of The Year”. Haab is amazing at what he does and is known for his ability to mix contemporary and traditional styles and create powerful, moving, memorable scores, as displayed in Battlefront. Even if you’re not a fan of the game, you will likely enjoy the great music. It’s…

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BioWare Says the MMO Market Has Never Been Bigger

BioWare Says the MMO Market Has Never Been Bigger

Are people still playing MMOs? The director of Star Wars: The Old Republic insists that the MMO market has never been bigger. While some of the biggest hitters in the industry, like Blizz’s World of Warcraft, are seeing declining numbers, James Ohlen says it’s a good time to be in the MMO business. “The MMO genre is much bigger than it ever has been before – it’s just that people misunderstand what the genre actually consists of now,” James Ohlen said in an interview with MCV. He goes on to talk about how people once thought MMOs were just for hardcore PC games but the genre has expanded. We see MMO games that don’t call themselves that in the traditional sense. We also see MMOs on different platforms, which wasn’t so common in the past. When you look at things from this perspective, it’s easy to see why one would say the MMO…

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Star Wars Fan film: Jar Jar’s End – An Anthology Story

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Have you ever wondered what happened to Jar Jar Binks? One of the most disliked characters in Star Wars history had to have his story told to the very end and BlobVanDam has this parody story to explain it all to us. If you’ve been on the edge of your seat wondering what ever happened to good ole Jar Jar, then this is the video for you. You’ll get answers we know you’ve all been dying for, or at least someone is dying for. “How does Jar Jar Binks die? And why does C-3PO have a red arm in The Force Awakens? Find out this and more in this completely legitimate anthology story. No need to wait for Rogue One! If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe for more, and let me know what else you want to see in the comments below.” (This is a parody fan film and is in no way…

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