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Star Wars: Battlefront – New Easter Egg Found In Twilight On Hoth Map

There’s an Easter Egg in the new map for Star Wars: Battlefront, Twilight on Hoth. The new map was added with the February update and it gives some hints that EA might have listened to the fans and decided to add tauntauns to the game. Unlike other Easter eggs found in the game, this one is a full size image, which hints that it might mean it’s coming in the game as a mount. It’s probably one of the most asked for items in the game. It’s a frozen, full size render of a Tautaun and one user got this on video so if you haven’t seen it yourself yet, here you go. What do you think? Could it be a sign of things to come? Is it just a little novelty for players who pay close attention while they’re roaming the frigid lands of Hoth? Join the forum discussion…

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30 Years of Hoth in Battle

For as long as I’ve been alive, developers have been trying to get the planet of Hoth right in video games. Here, Kotaku takes a look at Hoth in Video Games: A 30 Year Battle and explores games that got it right and those that got it not quite right, and everything in between. It all began in 1982 (the year I was born) with Atari’s “The Empire Strikes Back”. For the time and the Atari 2600, this was a fine looking game. There was then a 1983 arcade version and in 1985, a follow-up to that arcade version, also for the Atari. 10 years after the original, Nintendo gave us a game featuring Hoth for the NES. “The Empire Strikes Back” again made a presence in the video game console world. Hoth was looking pretty good by this version. I recall playing this one at a friend’s house but…

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Hoth Datacron Locations

Hoth was the sixth planet of the remote Hoth system. A desolate world covered with ice and snow, located in the Anoat sector, a rarely-traveled portion of the Outer Rim Territories, it became famous as the one-time location of the Alliance to Restore the Republic’s Echo Base during the Galactic Civil War. It was discovered in 3 ABY by the Empire, causing the Battle of Hoth, a major engagement that destroyed the Rebels’ base and gave them heavy casualties. Hoth’s existence was known throughout the galaxy as early as 4,000 BBY. The swamp wampas of Dromund Kaas were proven by scientists to be descended from the wampas of Hoth. It is possible that wampas were brought to Dromund Kaas during the Great Galactic War though the truth remains a mystery. Indeed the Republic suffered a major defeat at the hands of the Empire during that conflict. The two fleets included…

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Facebook Image of The Week #21

While the internet is going nuts over preorder and release dates, BioWare updates the official Star Wars The old Republic Facebook page with a new image. This time it’s an image of a Republic shield generator on Hoth: Partially buried beneath the ice, the Republic’s shield generator serves as the first line of defense against an ever-present Imperial threat on the contested world of Hoth.

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Planets of Star Wars: Hoth

Hoth was the sixth planet of the remote Hoth system. A desolate world covered with ice and snow, located in the Anoat sector, a rarely-traveled portion of the Outer Rim Territories, it became famous as the one-time location of the Alliance to Restore the Republic’s Echo Base during the Galactic Civil War. It was discovered in 3 ABY by the Empire, causing the Battle of Hoth, a major engagement that destroyed the Rebels’ base and gave them heavy casualties. DescriptionLocated on the fringe of the Ivax Nebula in the Anoat Sector of the Greater Javin along the Ison Corridor, Hoth orbited the blue-white star Hoth on a wide elliptical orbit. Beyond Hoth was a large asteroid belt, known as the Hoth Asteroid Field, from which small asteroids regularly broke off, crashing onto Hoth’s surface as meteorites. The planet consisted of a molten metallic core with dichotomous crust. Its surface was…

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SWTOR Reveals Hoth and Blood of the Empire Issue 3

Precisely as we speculated yesterday,  today on The Empire Strikes Back’s 30th birthday BioWare BioWare’s latest announcement reveals the icy planet as the latest addition to the game and it comes with new HoloNet details and a short video preview. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Thirty years ago to the day, Star Wars™: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back™ opened in movie theaters, forever changing the cinematic landscape. Bursting with action-packed battles, fast paced dialogue, and characters faced with complex choices, the echoes of this landmark film are still felt today. From toys, to fashion, to punk rock, its influence is everywhere. The Empire Strikes Back has not only changed how we relate to our favorite movies, but has made a lasting contribution to our very culture. To commemorate this monumental continuation of the Star Wars™ story, we are proud to reveal the ice world…

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Friday Update Preview: Hoth

VideoGamer.com comes with an exclusive expose of Star Wars: The Old Republic’s next planet: Hoth. Including a brief explanation of the state of the planet throughout the time period of the game (like what players might get to fight on the typically lonely planet) in addition to concept art and screenshots. Here is an excerpt: VideoGamer.com can exclusively reveal brand new Star Wars: The Old Republic details and lovely-looking screens.Star Wars: The Old Republic, due out exclusively for the PC in spring 2011, is an MMORPG set over 3000 years before the events of the films and 300 years after developer BioWare’s Knights of the Old Republic series. It’s got eight classes, two rival factions (the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire), an unannounced number of humanoid playable races and single-player RPG style moral decision making.Here we’ve got the first details on Hoth, one of the most remote and lifeless planets…

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