Author: Lisa Clark

EA’s Fourth Quarter Earnings Call

Electronic Arts did their fourth-quarter earnings call and there were a few interesting tidbits about Star Wars. There wasn’t loads of info about Star Wars in there, so you may not want to listen to the entire call unless you’re an investor, or just really into following what EA is up to. We took the liberty of pulling out some of the Star Wars highlights to make it easier for you. We’ll link to the full call below if you want to listen. You know they couldn’t have this meeting and not talk about Star Wars Battlefront II, so let’s see how it was mentioned: EA said they continue to be committed to the game by listening to player feedback and making changes as needed. They pointed to the progression system revamp as well as Solo Season 2 as some examples of their commitment. The return of microtransactions in SWBFII…

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SWTOR: Best Smuggler Lines and Funny Moments

Are you a big fan of the Smuggler? Of all the characters in SWTOR, the Smuggler may be one of the most fun. The story is great, the dialogue is hilarious, and it’s a good time all around. “If I die, I want to be buried with my ship!” “I only work for one person: ME.” Yes, the Smuggler has some of the best lines in the game. If you haven’t played through the Smuggler storyline yet, this might be a bit spoilery – but if you have, you’ll probably remember these moments as some of your favorites, too. It’s a fun mashup and it comes in under 15 minutes so it’s not like it’s going to take up your whole afternoon to give it a quick watch. If you love the Smuggler, check out this fun video compilation of the best Smuggler lines in SWTOR:  There you have it!…

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The Samurai Mandalorian – A Star Wars Fan-Film

Here we go with another awesome Star Wars fan film. This one has a samurai so I was intrigued from the start. It’s short, has live actors, great costumes, and an interesting story. It clocks in under four minutes long so you’re not going to need to block out a lot of your day to give it a quick watch. It has great music, too, and they are in the very, very beautiful castle Schauenburg in Dossenheim, Germany. I would personally love to be able to see this castle and location for myself. There’s an epic lightsaber battle, some beautiful shots of the sun setting and the scenery, mixed in with a great Samurai story as well. So go ahead and give it a few minutes and watch for yourself. Be sure to leave them a comment if you really liked it and maybe they’ll get around to making more for…

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Great Lana Beniko Cosplay

We haven’t posted about any cosplays recently (are people still doing this?) but we just stumbled upon a good one. Here’s an awesome Lana Beniko cosplay. She’s really good – it looks exactly like her and no details were left untouched. The level of detail on everything is amazing. She has the perfect natural features to play Lana, and she gets every little detail of her costuming and hair right as well. Lana Beniko was a Human female Sith Lord of the resurgent Sith Empire. During the Galactic War against the Galactic Republic, she served as a key advisor to Dark Council member Darth Arkous. In SWTOR, she’s voiced by Lydia Leonard. “With her serene and considerate manner, one might mistake Lana Beniko for a Jedi. She is, however, a Sith Lord of great wisdom and strength who has impressed many of her peers in a considerably short period of time with…

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Solo Movie Advance Ticket Sales Higher than Black Panther

The Black Panther movie broke records right and left as the most popular superhero movie ever. Now Solo: A Star Wars Story is threatening to break some records of its own. It looks like the chances of this stand-alone adventure story being a success are good. This movie covers the story of Han Solo and we meet Chewie and see how he becomes a co-pilot and more. It’s an origins story, hopefully, done right. Tickets for Solo: A Star Wars Story went on sale Thursday night and the first 24 hours of presales have already doubled Marvel’s megahit Black Panther, according to Fandango. It does not beat Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, which remains the fastest-selling film of the year in these early metrics. This is likely good news for Disney, since the Solo movie has had a bit of a troubled production. They had to deal with replacement directors, extensive reshoots, and some poor public perception. It seems that’s all water…

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Lenova is Updating Star Wars: Jedi Challenges

Lenovo and Disney are rolling out a new mode for their Star Wars: Jedi Challenges game and this means you’re going to face off against your buds in lightsaber duels. How awesome is that?! Lenovo is rolling out an update to its Stars Wars: Jedi Challenges title that introduces local multiplayer. Lightsaber Versus Mode is a new feature that lets players battle their friends in AR lightsaber duels. Both players will need a Lenovo Mirage AR Headset, Lightsaber controller and a tracking beacon, costing $199. That’s a hefty investment for most people, unless you have a couple hundred bucks to blow, or you already have the set for other games and AR stuff. Lenova announced the news in a press release earlier today: “In Lightsaber Versus Mode, players are guided by visual cues indicating when and where to block, dodge, and strike,” Lenovo wrote. “As players face off, the battle increases in difficulty until one…

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May the 4th Be With You!

It’s that time of year again, folks – my favorite day of the year: May the 4th. This is a day for Star Wars geeks or all ages to get their Star Wars fun on. How will you celebrate? It’s a great day for a movie marathon. Some people like to cosplay or host St Wars themed parties where they can dress up as their favorite characters from the franchises. I did a great Geek Pride Day 5K in honor of May the 4th today: It’s also a really great day to get awesome deals of cool Star Wars merchandise. You can find deals everywhere, but my favorite place to shop is Amazon – especially if you have Prime because you don’t have to wait forever to get your goods. Another favorite “geeky” store of mine is BoxLunch.com. They have a deal for 30% off all Star Wars stuff right now,…

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KOTOR Apeiron Gameplay

Remember when we told you about KOTOR Apeiron? It’s the fanmade remake of KOTOR that allows you to enjoy the game still today, like you did back in its heydey. Well, the gang from Apeiron have a Twitch account here where you can see some videos of their gameplay. The game really looks like it’s come along nicely and whether you were a fan of the original KOTOR, or a younger Star Wars game fan just getting in on the action now, this is one you may want to check out. If you’re not sure if the game is for you, take a look at the gameplay videos below to see it for yourself. This will give you a better idea of whether or not this is something you want to try out. You can also follow them on Twitch and then you’ll be alerted each time they stream so you…

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A New Star Wars Themed Game is Coming to Mobile

Augmented Reality Star Wars Holo Chess is a new came coming to IOS soon. Jedi Challenges is an iOS app developed by Disney that leverages ARkit. Until very recently, you had to buy a bulky headset if you wanted to play some of the games that were available for it. Now, things are changing. in addition to the changes, we see some new games being added to the lineup. One of which is holo-chess. The game made its first a brief appearance aboard the Millenium Falcon during Episode IV. You saw R2-D2 and Chewbacca play a game. You saw it again in later movies and in Star Wars games. This new game is sadly only for Apple devices at this time, but you can play on iPhone or iPad. You’re probably going to get a better experience from devices with a bigger screen, but you can use any IOS device if you just…

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DICE is Working on Something New for Star Wars Battlefront II

No, it’s not new content (yet), but we did see an update that DICE is working on something new for Star Wars Battlefront II. The long-awaited update that focuses on both cosmetics and a new game mode is finally here. With it can a customization system and microtransaction. This is different from the original plan for microtransactions (that made players angry) because it will be used for cosmetics only – nothing that will help you gain an advantage in the actual game. This has been a long-standing request from the community and they’ve finally delivered, so say goodbye to pay-to-win scenarios. So, now what’s happening with Battlefront II? Since the update is out, are they all done with content at this time? Maybe not. There’s also been an ongoing request for squad system improvements. The current squad system is very basic and players have been asking for more. Basically, you just…

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