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New Game Mod Brings Star Wars and Call of Duty Together

Are you a Star Wars fan who’s into Call of Duty? This might be some of the coolest news you have ever read. German modding outfit, Black Monkeys have created an awesome Star Wars-themed mod for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. After 2 ½ years of development, the team is now ready to bring you Galactic Warfare a Star Wars-themed ‘mod’ for Call of Duty: Modern warfare. In fact, this is as good a reason as any to give Call of Duty a try if you have previously been on the fence about playing it. This awesome mod is a total conversion of all the environments, weapons and even the characters. It’s all re-skinned to fit the theme and story of the Star Wars universe. You can choose the Imperial Forces and become a trooper or be a solider of the Rebel Alliance. There are seven great maps to deathmatch…

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Star Wars Galaxies Players to Sue Sony

SWG fans will not back down when it comes to their favorite game. It seems the big fat “no” they received in response to their petitions was not enough and they are now filing a class-action lawsuit against Sony Online Entertainment in an effort to keep the Star Wars themed MMORPG live and running. Lucas Arts and SOE announced earlier this month that the game would be shutting down on December 15th of this year. They blamed the closure on declining subscriptions and competition MMORPGs, one of which being the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Old Republic. But many SWG fans are saying “Screw TOR!” and they demand to keep their game. Just yesterday we wrote about how Sony shot down the petitions and reportedly, they also locked forum threads and banned players related to the petitions, citing that “promoting an online petition causes disruption within the community and does…

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SOE Shoots Down Star Wars Galaxies Petitions

If you were a Star Wars Galaxies fan signing the petitions to keep SWG and make it free-to-play, Sony Online Entertainment has offered an official reply to your demands:   “Regarding the Star Wars Galaxies petitions, we first want to thank everyone for taking the time to organize such an effort. As always, we appreciate your feedback, and I can assure you with 100% confidence that your feelings have been heard. No one is more disappointed than we are to cancel Star Wars Galaxies; however, we are confident that this was the only decision possible. This was not an easy decision to make; Sony Online Entertainment and Lucas Arts spent months deliberating, and in the end we had to make the hard choice. We are extremely proud of the ground we broke with the launch of SWG, its growth and evolution since launch, and most especially, the community. We would…

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Petition Started to Make Star Wars Galaxies Free to Play

It has not been a surprise that many devoted Star Wars Galaxies fans are upset over the announcement that the game will be closing its doors in December. So many have decided to stop complaining and do something about it and have started a petition to make SWG free-to-play. The petition has almost 2200 signatures at the time of this write up so it’s clear that many gamers are serious about their SWG. The petition offers a solution to shutting down the game- making it free to play and supporting it through the sale of virtual goods. It also asks Sony to consolidate players into a fewer number of servers and allow character transfers to help reduce the costs of keeping the game running. It’s not a completely far-fetched idea as many other games have found success from switching to a free-to-play format. Lord of the Rings Online is a…

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Goodbye, SWG…

Fresh from bringing you the news that LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment have decided to pull the plug on Star Wars Galaxies (and rightly so in my opinion), we can now follow up with this slightly unhinged response to the news from Youtube user GoofyGrrl. GoofyGrrl, a long-time player and fan of the MMO game, is clearly upset at the news, having dedicated six years of her life to playing, and obviously felt compelled to air her grievances to the world. So, with her webcam switched on, and her skimpiest vest-top sought out, she had what psychotherapists might call a full-on breakdown. Way to go. And even better she blames the death of Galaxies on the appearance of the clearly vastly superior SWTOR for this Doomsday announcement – entirely missing the point that the new game would have rendered its predecessor redundant anyway. Two points spring up at this point:…

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End of an era: Star Wars: Galaxies shutting down later this year

Later this year – December 15th, to be precise – will see the end of Star Wars Galaxies, the MMORPG first released by LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment back in 2003, and the more recent Trading Card Game (2008). So that’s the main “on-brand” competition for SWTOR gone then…. The official announcement – from the game’s official site – read as follows: We write to you today to inform you that on December 15, 2011, Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) and LucasArts will end all services (MMO and Trading Card Game) for Star Wars Galaxies (SWG). The shutdown of SWG is a very difficult decision, but SOE and LucasArts have mutually agreed that the end of 2011 is the appropriate time to end the game. We are extremely grateful to all of the SWG fans. We have had the rare opportunity to host one of the most dedicated and passionate online…

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KOTOR: Now widescreen with new content and customizable robes!

Thinking about trying out KOTOR before SWTOR comes out? Sure you do – if not, your missing out. If you already played it, you know how awesome it is – but here is a chance to make it even more cool. JAG from fileplanet has created a list of mods that will make the game even more mind blowing then it was the first time you played it. Here is a short run down of the most important: Widescreen Modification by Widescreengaming: The original game lacks widescreen support that brings those lovely Twi’lek females up to date. Using this file, you will be able to boost the resolution to modern wide-screen monitors. Make sure your game is patched and Steam versions follow this guide¨.. Power Overwhelming Mod by Niuhaka: Now that the game is looking good, it’s time to make your character into the gorgeous badass he should be. This amazing modification will replaces the third male Asian head with…

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E3: Microsoft and LucasArts unveil Kinect Star Wars

If you’re following the E3 press conference today, you know that Microsoft and LucasArts have officially revealed Kinect Star Wars. If you’re not following, that’s what we’re here for! Star Wars fans everywhere now have a game that puts you into the action –literally! If you’ve ever really wanted to be a Jedi (not counting that plastic light saber you wield in your living room), then here is your chance. At the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, exciting news and great new games are being unveiled. There’s a trend with the Kinect this year but my favorite game so far from Microsoft is definitely Kinect Star Wars. Built around the Kinect technology where “your body is the controller”, you can now hurl, smash and crush enemies without ever touching a game controller. Wield your lightsaber with just the flick of a wrist and move objects telekinetically with hand motions. You…

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LucasArts Promising Better Star Wars Games

LucasArts is promising fans they will stay true to form and create better Star Wars games. This couldn’t come at a better time as SWTOR fans are super pumped about the new MMO. But technically, TOR is not even a LucasArts game but a BioWare game. It’s been some time since LucasArts created a great Star Wars title in-house and fans are happy to hear that the company wants to turn that around.  Paul Meegan LucasArts main man The new president of LucasArts, Paul Meegan stated that he wants LucasArts to be known once again as a decent game developer and his plan to do so is to focus on top-quality Star Wars game titles. In his first interview since becoming president of LucasArts almost a year ago, he talks about what he wants from the future of LucasArts.  “LucasArts is a company with tremendous potential,” Meegan said. “I think…

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Play Star Wars Tie Fighter in Chrome

Nothing quite beats free stuff, unless its free stuff that his an undeniably nostalgic taste to it, and which thus has the power to transport recipients back to a simpler, more magical time before Jar Jar and before everyone suspected that Mr Lucas might be in it for more than just the pleasure of creating art. And now, we have some exciting news on that front, thanks to some very clever people who have announced that you can now play Star Wars Tie Fighter – the iconic DOS game from 1994 – using only the power of Chrome. If you’re a Chrome user, you might already know of Native Client (NaCl), but if not it’s a new open-source development that allows developers “to build web applications that seamlessly execute native compiled code inside the browser”. And as I say, it looks like the technology is already being put to good…

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