Author: Lisa Mason

Star Wars Commander Soars in China

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Chinese mobile game company, MGE, said that Star Wars: Commander has become a No. 1 hit in China, generating more than 1 million downloads in just four days. This is a huge sign that Western content is popular in China and that the love for Star Wars is truly universal. The Chinese love Star Wars as much as we do. Venture Beat goes on to explain a little more about this: Licensed from Disney, CMGE (China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group) tailored this Clash of Clans-like strategy game for the Chinese market and promoted on the many app stores in that country. That’s consistent with a trend of Western developers partnering with local Chinese companies to take their work to China, which has become the biggest market in the $30 billion mobile gaming industry. The Chinese mobile game market is about 51.4 billion renminbi, or about $7.8 billion, and it has more than…

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Things SWTOR Can Learn from Other MMOs

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MMOs are not new and as such, there are many things that one can learn from another and we often see those features that are really working being carried over from one game to another. Such is the case with SWTOR also. There are some elements of SWTOR that are typical of a Bioware game and there are also elements that we can see are modeled after other games that have done well. This is actually really common in the industry but let’s look at some ways it might be beneficial for Bioware to take some lessons from other games. Some fans over on Reddit had their own suggestions about things SWTOR could learn from other MMOs. Here are some things that made the list: Warframe: Community communication. I think the key to Warframe’s community success is that the developers and the producers are one and the same. They have…

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Star Wars Rebels is Disappointing Fans

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We try to bring you the latest and greatest about Star Wars films, Star Wars games and everything else that Star Wars fans will love. We hate having to report on the disappointments but sometimes it happens. Right now, Star Wars Rebels is really letting their fans down. They’re going down a path that true fans just can’t follow and it’s heartbreaking for those who truly care about Star Wars, Rebels and Jason Ward, editor-in-chief of MakingStarWars.net really explains it best for all the fans. “Star Wars Rebels has really disappointed me. I feel like just closing the door on it and sticking to the films, comics, and novels. In a day and age when people torrent so much television, one would assume the consumers that refuse to take those paths would be respected, revered, and rewarded by the content creators. Star Wars Rebels has done the exact opposite this week.” So what exactly happened?…

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Making Star Wars: Battlefront Authentic

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Most Star Wars fans will agree that the only thing better than watching Star Wars would be to actually be there yourself. This is why Star Wars games have tried for decades to create as much of a real, immersive experience as possible. They want you to feel like you’re really there. They want you to experience Star Wars. Star Wars: Battlefront is the most recent game to attempt to take us to a galaxy far, far away. One of my favorite gaming/tech sites, Gamasutra tells us about how they captured the iconic look and sound of Star Wars in the game: Released just a month before The Force Awakens made its theatrical debut, Battlefront tasked EA DICE with bringing Star Wars to life like never before. The challenge was clear: capture the essence of Lucas’ revered original trilogy and rekindle the romance after the bitter break-up that were the prequels. The consensus…

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Thrawn’s Revenge: Imperial Civil War

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Thrawn’s Revenge is a large-scale mod for Empire at War: Forces of Corruption. It includes the events of the Galactic Civil War after Palpatine’s death at Endor, up until the signing of the Pellaeon-Gavrisom treaty. If you own the Steam version of EaW, you will have to complete extra steps to run the mod after installation. Please see the manual for these steps. If you have not tried Thrawn’s Revenge yet, you may want to head over and download it because it’s awesome. Released in 2010, it has a lot of fun and content that is still very much relevant today. You will find more info on their website about: Imperial Remnant The Imperial Remnant comprised the regions of the galaxy still under Imperial control following the Emperor’s defeat at Endor. New Republic The New Republic was established by the Rebel Alliance to replace the Galactic Empire following the Battle of…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens crosses $2 billion worldwide

Star Wars The Force Awakens crosses $2 billion worldwide

Well, now they’ve done it! We knew it was coming and the newest film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now officially made $2 billion in the box office worldwide. This makes it only the third film in history to ever hit that number. The other two movies to make more than $2 billion in the box office were Titanic at $2.19 billion and Avatar at $2.79 billion. This is a huge milestone for the film, but not really a surprising one. On Friday, Disney announced The Force Awakens had made $900 million domestically, becoming the only film in history to hit that number. The Star Wars franchise has been and will likely remain incredibly popular for many generations. So while this is a historic moment for Disney, there’s a good chance the next films will break records too. “This is a historic moment for Star Wars, for Lucasfilm, and for Disney, and all of us here are…

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Star Wars Battlefront Discounted On All Platforms Over This Week

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If you have been waiting to pick up your own copy of Star Wars Battlefront, this week is the perfect time because the game is getting price-slashed across all platforms this week. If you didn’t want to drop the full price on the game in the beginning but you have been wanting to check it out for yourself, now is a great time to snag a deal. If you have a friend or family member you want to bring in to play with you? This could be a great time to get a friend in on the fun. This would also make a good gift for a gamer friend if you want to surprise them and then invite them in to play with you. Check out the deals on each platform here: PlayStation 4 On sale until 2/10/2016, 4 AM Star Wars Battlefront 50 % 0ff – $ 29.99 Star…

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Beginner’s Guide to Sector Battles – Star Wars Uprising

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Are you new to Star Wars Uprising or thinking of starting the game? If so, then you’re going to really appreciate this and the other videos offered by this guy. If you’re the type who learns well from seeing, this is going to really help you jump into the action. From l0stw0lf: Hey guys, I’m just showing you a small tutorial to Sector Battles for new players to understand what Sector Battles are all about! Hope you guys enjoy it! BAM! That’s awesome. Thank you l0stw0lf. Join the forum discussion on this post

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Will A Legends Fan Favorite Appear on “Star Wars Rebels”?

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There is an interesting rumor floating around about “Star Wars Rebels”. Being that I am a fan of the animated series, I am curious if there is any truth to this rumor. So before we get into it, be warned there might be some spoilers in this post. Avert yourself now if you’re not up to speed on Star Wars Rebels. StarWarsMaking.net has the scoop: “I have heard that in Season 3 of Star Wars Rebels we will be introduced to none other than the original blue guy himself, Grand Admiral Thrawn from Heir to the Empire. From the sound of things, we’re going to see Thrawn as the tactical genius of capital starship warfare he was to Expanded Universe readers in the ’90s. However, this time he will be using his evil brand of genius against the the heroes of the starship Ghost.  The future of Star Wars Rebels will also feature an Ezra…

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EA’s ‘Battlefront’ Burden: We Can’t Violate the ‘Star Wars’ Canon

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As far as Star Wars Battlefront is concerned, all must remain in the past. EA is bound by the canon and they can’t violate this, placing obvious restrictions on what they can do with story and game design elements. This means, despite the popular of the new heroes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there will be no plans to add Rey or Finn to future Battlefront expansion packs. It’s not that EA is against the new heroes. In fact, there’s a pretty obvious and logical reason for it. “Battlefront” is based on the science-fiction franchise’s original trilogy released between 1977 and 1983. “The Force Awakens” is set about 30 years after “Return of the Jedi.” It may sound obvious to some fans but then again, in a video game reality, we often like to think that we can change things as we choose and have fun with it. That’s true……

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