Author: Lisa Clark

Is the Battlefront 2 Campaign the Best Star Wars Story in Gaming?

There hasn’t been a great Star Wars game with a quality story since The Old Republic. Those of you who have been here with us since the beginning know that it’s been nearly 6 years now. Needless to say, we’re overdue a new game with a great story. Will Star Wars Battlefront be that game? Some have hoped for it but the first game didn’t measure up. So did DICE listen to the fans for the sequel? Some say yes. Time will tell for sure. Early access was given to a handful of gaming reviewers and from that, we ask the question: Is the story any good? Gamerevolution seems to think it was. From their preview of the game: “My time with the Star Wars Battlefront 2 campaign has shown there’s hope that Star Wars storytelling in video games isn’t dead.” Okay, I’m intrigued. Tell me more… He says this…

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Community Manager Apologizes for Angering Players

There has been a lot of drama in the Star Wars Battlefront 2 community in the past few days. Some of it was regarding a post that EA community manager Mat Everett made on Twitter that ticked a lot of people off. He says the tweet was “taken out of context” but many who had purchased the game believed he was insulting them over their complaints about the game. Like we said, drama! So, what actually went down? Star Wars: Battlefront 2 has been in the headlines a lot lately, and not for very good reasons, honestly. It was recently reported that it could take up to 40 hours to unlock even a single hero in the game without purchasing loot boxes, leaving players to feel like it’s a money sink. Some have criticized EA for what they are calling predatory microtransaction practices. In fact, the debate over this has become so…

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Developers Blame EA for Star Wars Battlefront 2 Controversy

Speaking of the big Star Wars Battlefront 2 controversy of the past couple of days, more and more details are emerging and no one seems to want to admit blame for anything that’s happening. Players were enraged days before the official release (Nov 17th) because of the multiplayer monetization methods that are being called aggressive and predatory. First, it had loot boxes, which people weren’t keen on. Then, they tried to modify the loot box system to calm the angered fans, but they may have even made things worse. As review copies made their rounds, details came out about the game that includes Star Wars Battlefront 2’s wildly expensive hero/villain unlocks, requiring countless hours of play in order to amass enough credits to purchase just one character. The restrictions that were uncovered, combined with EAs poor solution to the backlash just made it worse. So, before the game even officially…

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Star Wars Galaxies: Awakens

Ever wanted to experience a Star Wars MMO between Episode 4/5? Introducing Star Wars Galaxies: Awakens. This is a fantastic and exciting project that will get you hyped up. It’s guaranteed to stir up those old nostalgic feelings about SWG and we think you’ll love it even if you never had the chance to play SWG. The Stella Bellum development team has something very interesting for you to check out. Start with this video, then find more information below. If this is giving you goosebumps, you’re going to want to head on over to learn more about the project, create an account, and learn how you can play yourself. Here is their mission statement which gives you a much deeper look into what they are doing and why. Check out StellaBellum to learn more. Go here to create an account. Here’s how to play (from their forums): Register at http://login.stellabellum.net to join…

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The Most POWERFUL Sith Artifact In All of Star Wars

There are many dangerous and destructive ancient artifacts developed by the Sith. But there is one that is far more dangerous and destructive than even the Death Star! Do you know which one it is? If not, you have to watch this video to be enlightened. I don’t know about you but as a Star Wars fan, I love learning more about the Star Wars universe and this is one YouTuber that puts out some of the best videos for just this purpose. Check out this video from The Stupendous Wave that will explain everything you need to know about this most powerful Sith artifact in all of the Star Wars universe. If you love hearing about ancient Sith lore, this video is for you. He has many other great Star Wars Explained videos that you’ll want to check out as well, if you enjoy his stuff as much as we do….

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Star Wars to Eve Online- Sandbox MMORPG Discussion

CaptainShack from TheXPGamers has a video from mid-2016 that you might have missed if you’re not a regular follower. As a forewarning, it does have strong language, like most of his videos, but you might find the topic of discussion interesting. What IS a proper sandbox MMO in the first place? How do you define it? CaptainShack is going to tell us how he defines it and then why he thinks many Star Wars games up to this point are not hitting the mark. So how does Star Wars measure up with Eve Online when it comes to the topic of sandbox MMO play? I have played MMOs since Ultima Online (mentioned in the video) and I played WoW from beta and did enjoy it. I understand the reasoning behind other MMORPGs basing their games on WoW. I mean, why fix what isn’t broken? That said, there has been a great need…

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Were Ancient Sith More Powerful?

If you missed it earlier this year, The Stupendous Wave has another great video in his Star Wars Explained series on YouTube that talks about the Sith empire. Who is more powerful – ancient Sith or modern? How do they measure up throughout the Star Wars timeline? Is it something you’ve never thought about? Well, now’s the time to put some thoughts into motion and this video is going to help you out with that. Are you a new canon Star Wars fan who only knows Darth Vader as the strongest Sith? Are you an old school fan with a rich knowledge of Sith history? Either way, you’re going to love this video and how he breaks it all down for you. The Dark Lords of the ancient Sith empire are constantly hailed as far more powerful than the following generations of Sith even all the way up to Darth Bane’s rule…

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VICTORY | A Star Wars Short Film

If you’re a regular reader here, you already know how I feel about Star Wars fan films. I believe the Star Wars fanbase has some of the best, most creative, most talented fans around and they really showcase this with the many wonderful films they produce. Now we have one more to add to the list. Here’s a war movie with a Star Wars theme that is well worth your time to watch. It’s under 20 minutes so it’s great for watching during a work break, or to wind down at the end of the day. It’s very well done and I think you’ll enjoy it as much as we do. After their base is attacked, a small group of Rebel soldiers takes cover in a nearby forest. There, they must try and survive as they come under attack from nearby sniper fire. It has beautiful cinematography, great editing, color…

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RTS Veterans Petroglyph Make Return to Star Wars: Empire at War

10 years after its launch, we’re about to see a major update to Star Wars: Empire at War. The indie game developer and publisher, Petroglyph, has announced they are collaborating with Disney to bring an update to the game. Great news for Steam players because you’re going to be able to update and play right there in your Steam account. They restored the multiplayer feature that was lost when the GameSpy service shut down and now it’s going to be on Steam (yay) where so many other games are already available. It will be easier than ever before to play online with your friends. Get Star Wars Empire At War Gold Pack here.  Per the press release:  Indie game developer and publisher Petroglyph is proud to announce the upcoming release of a major update to Star Wars: Empire at War, 10 years after its initial launch. In collaboration with Disney, the team at Petroglyph has restored…

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Star Wars vs Eve Online

How does Star Wars stack up against Eve Online? Here is a three-part video series that compares the two. It’s actually interesting and can be a lot of fun to think of the different scenarios that could exist, the different ships and how they fare against one another. The first video runs a bit long (about 16 minutes) but it’s worth it and the 2nd and 3rd parts are shorter so go ahead and check it out for yourself. Basically, they set up a story-based scenario where a Star Wars ship is paired with a ship from EVE Online ( Buy 1 month of subscription and support this blog) to see which would win and how they would match up. I find this really interesting and fun because I’ve always loved Star Wars and when I first saw EVE Online, I compared it personally to Star Wars. I couldn’t wait…

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