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Why Jedi Have To Be Trained So Young

Why must Jedi initiates be taken away from their parents to be trained as Jedi at such a young age? We explain why this is and look at examples of when this did not occur and left students destined down a path of darkness. We also look at good examples when students who joined the order much later excelled in their duties as Jedi knights. Have you ever noticed how Jedi are always really young when they were trained? Many were taken from their homes and their families when they were just young children. So what is the reason for this? Some people think it’s because they want to get the Jedi before they love. This isn’t exactly the truth. While it’s true that they want to get them before they form attachments, this doesn’t mean they don’t want them to love. Love is okay – and even encouraged. But…

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A History of Cancelled Star Wars Games

“Star Wars is one of the most popular settings in all of video games, so it’s no surprise that its owners are continually looking to create new bestselling games in the galaxy far, far away. But for every smash-hit like the Jedi Knight series, Battlefront, and Knights of the Old Republic, there are several games that never see the light of day. Games are cancelled for any of a number of reasons. But whether it’s the publisher canning the game late in development or an early concept that never gets fleshed out, it’s always disappointing to see games with huge potential left on the cutting room floor.” How many times have we written about a cancelled Star Wars game here? Even worse is when we tell you about a new game in the making that we’re really excited for, only to find out later, it’s been cut. We hate bringing…

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Bingo For Cash’s One Sure Strategy: Play The Averages

When playing online Bingo for cash, nothing is quite so destructively seductive as math. One so-called “system” after another purports to tell players how to clean up in bingo for cash games . Time after time, just by knowing which cards to reject and which to buy makes this a reality. One game after another demonstrates that these systems seem sound in theory but almost always crumble in practice with a narrow few exceptions. In fact, there’s only one even somewhat-solid modus operandi for picking Bingo for cash cards. Even that proven edge is a very slim one, and rarely enough to really “take” the house in one of the purest games of chance. Granville & Tippett Two otherwise remarkable statisticians and analysts can lay claim to the most widely – and mistakenly – accepted theories of finding order in a Bingo for cash draw’s chaos. Stock market pundit Joseph…

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A Currency Far, Far Away: Money and the Star Wars Universe

Currency, like religion, is a keystone element of any empire but one frequently overlooked in fantasy and science fiction; after all, slapping a new name on a gold coin is the perfect foil to spending hours working out the macro economics of something truly unique. Star Wars got it right, building its universe around the Galactic Credit Standard, a card-based digital currency forged on the Sojourn moon, and one whose value is at the mercy of war. Galactic Economy Of course, there are plenty of other currencies in the Star Wars universe, Drallish crowns and the Tatooine druggat to name just two, with many of them arising as a reaction to the Clone Wars and the Battle of Endor. In the former case, a lack of trust in the Credit created tens of different currencies; in that, the post-Endor galactic economy has parallels with real-world “cryptocurrency” like Bitcoin, a type…

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Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds – Expanding Fronts 2016 Trailer

If you are not yet familiar with this new awesome mod released back in December, then it’s time to give it a look. Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds is one of the classic RTS Star Wars titles released back in 2001. You can find the base game on Steam now and it’s definitely worth it to go grab it. The mod will allow you to play the same old game you know and love but with some upgraded features. It’s all been reworked and there are some great additions so it will feel unique but also still nostalgic for those who played it before. You’ll get new gameplay elements as well as new units and it will have new units, buildings, triggers and more in the Scenario Editor. If you’ve ever wanted to go back and explore Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds again, doing it with Expanding Fronts is the way to go….

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Star Wars: Battlefront to Become Massive eSports Title?

With the first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive challenging League of Legends as the most watched competitive eSport title, there appears to be huge scope to develop Star Wars: Battlefront to be a massive eSport box office draw. There are a diverse group of games that have made the transition to becoming super successful eSports games, but generally, there are a few criteria that although not guaranteeing success, certainly make it more feasible. Here’s our breakdown of why Battlefront is (or should be) destined to become an eSports hit. Community The first thing you need is a strong community and no one will doubt that Star Wars has a massive community of fans. The release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has ensured that a new generation of fans have been added and the community has increased dramatically. Although not every fan is a gamer,…

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How New Technologies Will Change the Face of Star Wars Games

Source: Wikimedia Commons The last few decades have seen video game technologies develop at an incredible rate, going from milestone to milestone in a matter of years. As the world became increasingly interconnected in the 2000s, video games too have allowed people to instantly connect with one another across continents in real time with online gaming. The seminal Star Wars: Battlefront was released for this generation of consoles and allowed players to control a single soldier as part of a much larger army – pitting two teams against each other. Now in 2017, an embryonic technology is emerging in the form of virtual reality and the first few releases are likely to completely revolutionise the gaming experience. Where home consoles put games in players’ living rooms and handheld consoles brought them into our hands, virtual reality instead immerses the player fully inside the game. New downloadable content for the Star…

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Star Wars Games We Would Like To See In 2017

The Star Wars franchise has hatched hundreds of video games over the years and will continue to produce gaming content in the Star Wars universe for every device imaginable. Those games have resulted in this website being produced and we’re happy to continue keeping you informed on Star Wars: The Old Republic and Star Wars games in general with updates, comments, reviews and more. While 2017 promises to deliver new content for Star Wars: Battlefront, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes and Star Wars: The Old Republic, we’re never satisfied and our appetite for Star Wars gaming experiences knows no bounds. With that in mind, here are the Star Wars games we would most like to see and play right now. Star Wars Exhibition Madrid” (CC BY 2.0) by jorgeip The pod racing scene from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace was one of the few highlights of a largely disappointing film…

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Should Star Wars Expand its Gaming Horizons?

Star Wars has enjoyed a revitalisation to their franchise with the launch of a new series of films, beginning in 2015 with The Force Awakens. The trend continued with Rogue One which was released at the end of last year, with both movies enjoying great success at the box office with the latter surpassing the $800m mark following its release before Christmas. One of the most prominent avenues of the series’ success has been the fruitful transition of the franchise on to several gaming platforms. Beginning with the Empire Strikes Back on Atari in 1982, two years following the release of the film, the series has gone from strength to strength, and has even spawned several spin-offs in all formats, including shoot ‘em-ups, RPG and action-adventure. Where’s the Star Wars Slot Game? However, for all the success the series has enjoyed across multiple platforms, one area it has not strayed…

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BioWare Interview and SWTOR Knights of the Eternal Throne

We’ve been seeing some changes to SWTOR, especially since last year when the developers shifted the focus of the game. They decided to boost the single-player aspects of the game and while there were some players who leaned more toward the MMORPG aspect who didn’t like this, there are many more who love the story and the single-player elements. In short, they’re doing what works for them and many fans and Knights of the Fallen Empire was a clear example of that. But now we have SWTOR Knights of the Eternal Throne. Is the focus still on single-player elements? Why can’t a game be both great for single player and great for multi-player? Long time World of Warcraft players will attest that game got it right. There’s something for everyone and you don’t need to invest any time in multiplayer aspects of the game if it’s not your thing, but still…

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