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Thrawn’s Revenge: Imperial Civil War

Thrawn's Revenge Imperial Civil War

Thrawn’s Revenge is a large-scale mod for Empire at War: Forces of Corruption. It includes the events of the Galactic Civil War after Palpatine’s death at Endor, up until the signing of the Pellaeon-Gavrisom treaty. If you own the Steam version of EaW, you will have to complete extra steps to run the mod after installation. Please see the manual for these steps. If you have not tried Thrawn’s Revenge yet, you may want to head over and download it because it’s awesome. Released in 2010, it has a lot of fun and content that is still very much relevant today. You will find more info on their website about: Imperial Remnant The Imperial Remnant comprised the regions of the galaxy still under Imperial control following the Emperor’s defeat at Endor. New Republic The New Republic was established by the Rebel Alliance to replace the Galactic Empire following the Battle of…

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Top 10 Worst Star Wars Games of all times

Top 10 Worst Star Wars Games

We’ve talked time and time again about all the Star Wars games that have come out over the years. In fact, there’s been more than 30 years of Star Wars games published and they are most definitely not all created equal. So as much as we love to share all of our favorite games, it can sometimes be just as entertaining to talk about the ones that bombed it. With over 100 games based on the Star Wars franchise, you have to expect that a few might not measure up like the rest. Here’s a video from GameTrailers on the Top 10 Worst Star Wars Games of all times, that includes Yoda Stories (aww, it was such a good idea that just wasn’t implemented well), Super Bombad Racing (another great idea not implemented well), Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and more. GT tells us exactly why each of the 10 makes it…

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Top 10 Star Wars Video Game Characters

Top 10 Star Wars Video Game Characters

We love Star Wars games and we know you do too. Do you have a favorite Star Wars game? What about a favorite character from that game? The best Star Wars games of all time had characters we could relate to, characters that we could see ourselves and our friends or family in, characters that made us angry, happy, or any combination of emotions because we connected with them. Just like the characters from the Star Wars films drew us in, so can the characters from Star Wars games but they are not all created equal. That’s a fact you’re sure to know if you’ve played any number of Star Wars games. Some definitely rank higher than others. Speaking of ranking, that’s just what WatchMojo did when they asked people to vote on their favorite Star Wars video game characters. They put the top results in a video and we…

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Did You Know Gaming Takes a Look at Cancelled Star Wars Games

Star Wars Games - Did You Know Gaming

If you’re a regular reader, you know that we’ve written about cancelled and unreleased Star Wars games quite a bit here. We love Star Wars gaming and do our best to follow the games from idea, to production, to creation, and release, just like we did with SWTOR. With that in mind, we’ve seen many potentially great games just not make it to one stage in the process. Some were put on hold, others cancelled for good. It always hurts a bit to see a potentially great Star Wars game get the axe. Did You Know Gaming has a recent episode on Star Wars games that was released just before Christmas. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s well worth the less-than 10 minutes it will take to give it a watch because they have some things to say about these cancelled Star Wars Games, as well as facts on…

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Star Wars Video Games are Rocking the Charts

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Star Wars: Battlefront has sold over 12 million units and with the hit movie, The Force Awakens still killing it in the box office, it’s probably going to make the sales of Star Wars video games only go up even more. While Star Wars: Battlefront has gotten some less-than-stellar reviews, that hasn’t stopped tons of people from buying it and wanting to try it for themselves. Since its release in November, it’s sold around 12-13 million units, and with its price tag of $55 on average, that means around $660 million in revenue. According to Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter, Electronic Arts EA -0.64% sold approximately 6 million Star Wars Battlefront games in November and an additional 6 million in December. Battlefront doesn’t directly tie into the movie The Force Awakens as far as timeline and content goes but the sheer popularity of the movie could definitely create more people who are interested in playing…

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30 Years of Hoth in Battle

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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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Insider Look at the Cancelled Darth Maul Game

Insider Look at the Cancelled Darth Maul Game

A game starring Darth Maul, the popular Sith Lord who debuted in Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace… it sounded fantastic. So what happened? Many fans were left disappointed to hear that the Darth Maul Star Wars game would never be. Austin-based developer Red Fly Studio wanted to give a new experience and perspective to the Star Wars story. They wanted to show a dark coming-of-age tale, where players would witness and experience Maul as a young boy being forced into the Sith hierarchy. “We wanted people to see him as a kid kidnapped by emperor Palpatine and tortured – physically, mentally, and emotionally – becoming this powerful Sith Lord,” says a developer who worked on the project but wishes to remain anonymous. “You got angry, you got frustrated, and you made the same mistakes he did. No one has ever seen Sith training up close. No one has ever seen…

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Will Next Star Wars Game Be Open World RPG?

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Shut up and take my money! It’s all but confirmed at this point but it would seem the world is getting another Star Wars game (squee!) In a job listing for a senior game designer posted through EA developer Visceral Games, more information has been revealed about the next title and we’re excited. Leading up the project we have Ubisoft producer Jade Raymond and Uncharted writer Amy Hennig. From the job listing: THE CHALLENGE AHEAD: BRING YOUR SYSTEM GAME DESIGN SKILLS AND SAVVY AND YOUR LOVE OF STAR WARS TO VISCERAL GAMES, EMBRACING AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE PROJECT VISION IN AREAS OF HERO CONTROL/MECHANICS, AI BEHAVIORS, COMBAT/WEAPONS, CLASS DESIGN, SKILLS/PROGRESSION, ENEMY DESIGN, STORY AND BOSS ENCOUNTERS. If that doesn’t get you excited, we don’t know what will. Basically, the job description confirms that this will be an open world action RPG. With a great team behind the project and an awesome idea in…

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Still Hope for Star Wars 1313

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While it might seem that Star Wars 1313 is shelved forever, there might still be hope for the game. In an interview with Slashfilm, head of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, told the site that Lucasfilm is still looking at George Lucas’ live action Star Wars TV show, as well as Star Wars 1313. This is good news for fans of Star Wars games (like us!) who have feared the third-person action adventure was dead forever. Speaking of the TV show and the game, Kennedy said there is still hope. “We don’t want to throw any of that stuff away,” Kennedy told Slashfilm. “It’s gold. And it’s something we’re spending a lot of time looking at, pouring through, discussing, and we may very well develop those things further. We definitely want to.” The game was originally announced just before E3 in 2012, and some of you might remember us telling you about it. Then they showed…

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Star Wars Card Game: A Story from Memory Lane

Star Wars Card Game A Story from Memory Lane

Ah, card games… an interesting little pastime that has grown in popularity since Wizards of the Coast put out Magic: The Gathering in 1993. I was still young then and it would be a few years more before I started playing but I still play MTG today. I played a lot of card games over the years, none in as much depth as MTG (except maybe Pokemon – don’t judge). However, there is one card game I really wish I had played more of. My friend came to school with a deck one day and we were very much enthralled. It was the Star Wars Card Game. To play, you needed a 60-card deck with your characters, locations and effects. It was pricey to build a deck, especially if you were particular about playing your favorite Star Wars characters or scenes. Just like most card games, they were sold in individual packs…

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