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Jedi Starfighter Retro Review

Have you ever played Jedi Starfighter? If you haven’t, you might want to consider it. Check out this retro game review from Joe, The Alternative Gamer to learn what it’s all about. This is one that I really enjoyed back in the day and if you watch the full review, you’ll see some highlights of the game, as well as reasons that you might like it too. He’s going to talk about gameplay, features, controls, and how it holds up today for an older game. He talks about the unlockables and how you get them, the replayability, and more. He also talks about the split screen feature, which you may also enjoy. This is a game that has held up well over the test of time. While there are many Star Wars games that have been released over the years (and we’ve covered most of them here in one form…

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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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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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Star Wars: The Card Game – Yay or Nay?

“Pilot card” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by dave_banks_geekdad Since December 2012, Star Wars: The Card Game has been ‘a thing’. In fact, even those unfamiliar with the film franchise may have played this two-player Living Card Game (LCG) set within Episodes IV, V and VI of the Star Wars story. With the next Star Wars film, The Last Jedi set to reach our cinema screens next month, this card game is almost certain to get some game time over the Christmas season, so we thought it’d be a good idea to give you the lowdown on the mechanics of the game and why it is winning over a new generation of Star Wars fans. How does it work? The basic concept of the game is that player one takes charge of a Light Side faction card deck e.g. the Rebel Alliance, while player two controls a Dark Side faction card deck e.g. the Sith…

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The Best Star Wars Games So Far

The Best Star Wars Games So Far When it comes to video game adaptations of films or licenced properties, the Star Wars franchise is certainly one of the most successful, having maintained a reasonably high standard of games over the years. This is not to say there haven’t been any duds. We are all keenly aware of how bad Force Unleashed 2 was; challenging the prequel trilogy for worst Star Wars idea/execution ever. That being said, there have been some absolutely stunners that recreate the Star Wars universe in magnificent detail and enhance the franchise in every way. Here is a short list of games that will go down in history as the best so far. Star Wars: Dark Forces One of the earliest and most revolutionary Star Wars games to take the franchise to where it is now was Dark Forces. This game did a brilliant job of bringing…

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Visceral studio closing down. Unnamed Star Wars game moved to EA Vancouver

EA posted an update on the VISCERAL Star Wars project late last night.   According to EA’s Vice President Patrick Söderlund, the studio is being closed down, and the game is being moved over to other EA studios, which will see the game through until its release. The Star Wars title was announced in 2013, and had that former Uncharted and Naughty Dog director Amy Hennig on the team, who was co-writing the title with Todd Stashwick. Posted by Patrick Söderlund Our industry is evolving faster and more dramatically than ever before. The games we want to play and spend time with, the experiences we want to have in those games, and the way we play…all those things are continually changing. So is the way games are made. In this fast-moving space, we are always focused on creating experiences that our players want to play…and today, that means we’re making a significant change with one of our…

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Star Wars to Eve Online- Sandbox MMORPG Discussion

CaptainShack from TheXPGamers has a video from mid-2016 that you might have missed if you’re not a regular follower. As a forewarning, it does have strong language, like most of his videos, but you might find the topic of discussion interesting. What IS a proper sandbox MMO in the first place? How do you define it? CaptainShack is going to tell us how he defines it and then why he thinks many Star Wars games up to this point are not hitting the mark. So how does Star Wars measure up with Eve Online when it comes to the topic of sandbox MMO play? I have played MMOs since Ultima Online (mentioned in the video) and I played WoW from beta and did enjoy it. I understand the reasoning behind other MMORPGs basing their games on WoW. I mean, why fix what isn’t broken? That said, there has been a great need…

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RTS Veterans Petroglyph Make Return to Star Wars: Empire at War

10 years after its launch, we’re about to see a major update to Star Wars: Empire at War. The indie game developer and publisher, Petroglyph, has announced they are collaborating with Disney to bring an update to the game. Great news for Steam players because you’re going to be able to update and play right there in your Steam account. They restored the multiplayer feature that was lost when the GameSpy service shut down and now it’s going to be on Steam (yay) where so many other games are already available. It will be easier than ever before to play online with your friends. Get Star Wars Empire At War Gold Pack here.  Per the press release:  Indie game developer and publisher Petroglyph is proud to announce the upcoming release of a major update to Star Wars: Empire at War, 10 years after its initial launch. In collaboration with Disney, the team at Petroglyph has restored…

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Stellaris – Star Wars Mod – Preparing for War #7- 4x RTS

The Empire has joined the Galactic Republic. Here’s the next installment from Intrepid Dawn, #7 of Preparing for War. This series follows the story of an Imperial assault. It plays out like a TV drama and you’ll be excited for the next episode once you get hooked. If you’re familiar with the series, here’s episode 7. If this is your first intro to it, check out the links below and start from episode 1.  Stellaris has new episodes every five days so head on over to YouTube and subscribe if you want to stay up to date on everything that’s coming out. “Stellaris – Star Wars: Imperial Assault – Preparing for War #7. This is an interactive/cinematic Let’s Play with a full Star Wars conversion Mod for Stellaris. Each episode will have a lead in with motion graphics recapping the action and bringing a level of polish to the viewing experience.”…

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