Author: Lisa Clark

Petition to Revoke EA’s Star Wars License

We all know how upset players have been with EA over the controversial launches of both Star Wars Battlefront I and II. When we all thought Battlefront II was going to be better, the redeeming game even, they threw a curveball and added loot crates. There was such an uproar over that, they actually had to suspend the idea (at least for now). For many Star Wars gamer fans, this was the last straw. EA has the rights to Star Wars games but it would seem they keep fumbling the ball with one mistake after another and the fans are the ones suffering. That’s why there is now a petition asking Lucasfilm to revoke EA’s license for making Star Wars games. Right now, it’s an exclusive license which means no other companies can make Star Wars games. So far, over 60,000 people have signed the petition and it’s still climbing. What…

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The Collapse Of Visceral’s Ambitious Star Wars Game

By now, you probably have already heard that the anticipated game was canceled. It seemed like a winner, a Star Wars take on Uncharted, published by Electronic Arts and developed by the longrunning studio Visceral Games. However, we know how it goes in the land of video games and it’s not unusual for one to get the chopping block, even when it seems it will be a hit. On October 17, 2017, employees of Visceral were told the company would be closing. This meant their ambitious Star Wars game would also get the axe. The project was called Ragtag. It was meant to be EA’s entry into the action-adventure market—a linear Star Wars story set between the episode IV and V movies that would compete with the likes of Uncharted and Tomb Raider. It was lead up by Amy Hennig, iconic writer, and director who is known for her work on the Uncharted games. The team at Visceral worked hard creating…

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A Free Alternative to Battlefront II

Are you looking for a game like Battlefront II, that you don’t have to drop $60 on to play? This is Movie Battles II, a free multiplayer mod for Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. Movie Battles is a fast-paced, action packed mod for the award winning Jedi Knight Jedi Academy game, that lets players play and fight in the most iconic battles seen throughout the entire saga! You can learn more at moviebattles.org. Take the lead role in a game that puts you in the middle of the action of the most memorable battles spanning the entire Star Wars feature films and beyond. It has 14 playable classes, over 30 maps, and complete customization so you can play how you want. There’s also a nice little community built around it with forums so you can stay in touch, follow mod updates, and more. There is always something to do and it’s really fun…

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 THE CLONE WARS

Clone Wars in 4K, real-life graphics cinematic. Battlefront 2 Multiplayer. Wanna see what that looks like? Now you can. This 13-minute video from MassiveG is like watching a Star Wars short, or fan film. You’re going to see all the Clone Wars action you know and love in full display. It’s absolutely beautiful and the details are highlighted in this high-quality video. If you’re playing Battlefront 2, or still thinking about playing it, this video alone might be enough to encourage you to do Clone Wars. The players asked and on this front, EA listened. Some of you may remember the lengthen Reddit thread asking EA for Clone Wars in Battlefront II. You asked and EA granted. Star Wars The Clone Wars adds a plethora of new planets to the universe. We already know the game is a multi-era mashup, so it’s great to see that The Clone Wars was added, and that it looks…

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STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT 2 All Cutscenes Full Movie 2017

If you put all the cutscenes from Star Wars Battlefront II together in succession, you’d have a Star Wars movie to watch. Most players already know this, even if they don’t think about it while they are playing. Those of us who enjoy games for their story probably pay more attention to things like the cut scenes and the story that they provide. While some players just like to skip through the cutscenes as fast as possible and get back to the action, there are many who find this one of the best parts of the game. Whatever camp you’re in, it’s now possible to see all the cutscenes from Battlefront II in one place. Now, you can see the full movie of all the cutscenes put together in one video. Take some time to pop some popcorn or gather your favorite snacks, consider inviting some Star Wars loving friends…

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A Gem of a Star Wars Game – Jedi Starfighter

If you never had the chance to play the game, or if you’re just looking for some nostalgic fun, check out this Jedi Starfighter Retro Review from Joe, The Alternative Gamer. He says everything I would say about this game (and likely better). I was a big fan back in the day and honestly, I’d love to go back and play it again for old time’s sake.  It’s an all-around great game and a lot of fun to play. Some have called it “Rogue Squadron Lite” which is a fair assessment, really, but it’s still fun in its own right. The story itself is simple, but good enough to keep you interested. It doesn’t take away from the gameplay, but isn’t the best story around in terms of Star Wars games. That’s okay because Starfighter isn’t about that anyway. It’s about flying and fighting (duh). It’s really one of my favorite games…

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Hearts of Kyber – A Star Wars Fan-Film

You know how we love our fan films here! Honestly, it’s what holds me over in between official Star Wars movies. Some are of such great quality, you’d think they were professionally done, but even the ones that are not can still be fun to watch. I have seen pretty much every Star Wars fan film I can find and I always walk away pleased. That said, we try to bring you only the good ones here, since I know not everyone is as easily amused by this as I am. With that said, here’s another good one that’s definitely worth your time. It’s under 9 minutes long, so you can watch it on a quick break, or to unwind at the end of the day. It’s not going to take your entire evening, but it will give you some temporary entertainment. The acting is good, the costuming and makeup…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi “Awake”

Luke Skywalker boards the Millennium Falcone, alone. His old friends, and even his old life are gone. It’s a new time, a new season, and possibly time for a new Jedi. Can you imagine what it must be like for him to enter his own ship once again? After all that time, what must it be like to be inside the Millennium Falcon again? That idea is explored in this trailer for the new film. Darkness rises… and light to meet it. See the trailer here if you haven’t already. It also brings up an interesting question about the actor who plays Luke Skywalker though. What was it like for Mark Hammil to walk back into that ship after all these years? It must have really brought back some of the same memories his character would have had. “I’m telling you, I didn’t expect to have the reaction I had,”…

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How Powerful Was Revan Really?

Revan has long been one of my favorite characters from Star Wars. This powerful, complex character just has so much backstory, so much growth, and had such a huge impact in so many important aspects of Star Wars, I find it hard not to like him. But even if you’re not a fangirl like me, you probably still find it hard not to respect Revan when you learn all about him. It’s not just that he has an interesting story, or that he had the unique history of playing both sides – as a Jedi and as Sith – but also because he was so incredibly powerful. “Revan had many Masters, Zhar, Dorak, Master Kae before Kae left for the Wars. Toward the end of his training, he sought out many to learn techniques. It is said that he returned to his first Master at the end of his training,…

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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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