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Companion Gifts Calculator

Do you ever wish there was a more organized way to keep track of your companions and companion gifts? While some gamers go at things haphazardly, there are others (like myself) who like to go into it with a plan. I am not ashamed to admit that I often do quite a bit of planning and analyzing in my games. And in a game like SWTOR with the story element, there is also planning into your character’s personality and characteristics. Would she really do that? Would she kill him or let him go? Should I take the money or decline the reward? So many decisions to make- all part of the fun of the game. So this companion gifts calculator is another great tool to add to the things of things that make planning in the game more efficient. And it’s just fun!   Check out the Google Doc Spreadsheet…

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Star Wars Battlefront 3 & 4 Were In Development

  Were you waiting on Star Wars Battlefront 3, 4 and more? Well, you’re not the only fan who was anxiously awaiting more games in this series but according to recent news, you might be waiting a little longer than you’d hoped. Gaming Union brings us this report: It’s been revealed that Star Wars Battlefront 3 and Star Wars Battlefront 4 were in development at British development studio, Free Radical, before the studio collapsed. Steve Ellis, who co-founded the studio, broke the news while giving an interview on behalf of his new company, Crash Labs. “They [LucasArts] were big fans of our work, they liked our take on making games, they liked the way we work and they wanted to do this project,” he said. “It was a big thing, we were very excited and for a long time it was going very well.”   Making video games is hard…

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SWTOR Sith Inquisitor Assassin PVP Build For 1.2

SWTOR Sith Inquisitor Assassin PVP Build 1.2

Hey guys, We have another build here from the guys over at www.swtorsavior.com and this one is a good one! It is a build from the new collection of PVP builds for patch 1.2. If you have been trying to figure out the changes in patch 1.2 and what it means to your toon or if you are just getting owned in the warzones then this build will help you out. This build is for the Sith Inquisitor and the advanced class we are dealing with here is the Assassin. First of all here is the build for you: So when you are level 10 all you need to do is follow the video above and it will guide you through for the right point allocation. Also as there are not really any rotations when you are PVP’ing I thought I would give you some that you can use but…

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Intergalactic Intel: Patch 1.2 Review

I sat down at the table attempting to finish writing an e-mail to my professor. My phone lit up. “Dude did you see it?” Before I could reply another text from another friend appeared on my phone. “Dual spec!!!!!” A smile began emerging on my face. Another text confirmed my suspicions. “My trooper is gonna have baller ass purple armor!” Patch 1.2 is here.   Welcome back to another Intergalactic Intel! A little while ago patch  1.2 hit. With so many big changes coming we can only be excited, but let’s take a closer look at each of the new features that have arrived. Legacy system: Since the beta we’ve had very little idea about what the legacy system actually does. At the guild summit we learned that characters across both factions are apart of a single legacy, which in turn gives various benefits for people leveling classes and races…

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Do You Ever Wonder How Lightsabers Got their Famous Sound?

Well now you can hear the story as Ben Burtt talks about creating the sounds for the lightsabers in Star Wars. As he worked on “A New Hope”, Burtt probably wasn’t aware that he was inventing modern sound design. This is a really cool video to help you learn more about lightsabers came to have this distinct sound that we all know and recognize from the movies, games and even toy lightsabers (yes, I own a few of those). Check out the awesome video to learn more. Also remember to check our old “How stuff works” post on Lightsabers. Who knows, you might learn something 🙂  

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Do MMORPGs Create Serial Killers and Mass Murderers?

We’ve probably all heard the stories of horrible things happening to gamers or to the loved ones of gamers- a kid who binged for so long he died at his computer playing his favorite game or maybe the mother who neglected her children and forgets to feed her baby because she is so consumed with a video game. Of all the games that get a bad rap, MMORPGs often rank near the top. I’ve always believed this is due to the nature of the game and not the genre itself. MMORPGs require a certain amount of time and energy investment. Non-gamers have a hard time understanding how someone could want to sit there for hours running around an imaginary world with the avatars of other people. But for those of us who play, it’s more than just a game. The communities that form around an MMORPG are like little subcultures….

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Cross genre knowledge

“Why do you play MOBAs?” I was taken back by the question. “They’re fun I guess…” I didn’t know how to reply to my friend. “What’s so fun about a bunch of kids nerd raging at you?” I can honestly say that part of MOBAs was not fun.” “You learn a lot…About game design, about player reaction, and a lot of the skills are interchangeable.” As many of you know I’m a big fan of the MOBA genre of games. MOBAs, or Massive Online Battle Arenas, are games such as Defense of the Ancients 2, DotA 2, League of Legends, LoL, and Heroes of Newerth, HoN. Each time has five players, with teach player controlling their own hero. The basic goal of all three games is to destroy the enemy team’s “throne” to win. It’s more complex, but that’s the basic idea behind MOBA games. While MOBAs and MMOs are very different they both…

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Defender 410, A Sweet Star Wars: The Old Republic Case Mod

tomshardware.com is showcasing a phenomenal case mod inspired by Star Wars: The Old Republic. The casemod Was Showcased at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas by iBuyPower. The inspiration for this case mod was the Corellian Defender-Class Light Corvette from Star Wars: The Old Republic. Check it our over at tomshardware, and let us know what you think below.

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