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Star Wars Gaming Interactive Timeline

Star Wars video games go back to 1982 (a year I am also fond of because it brought me to the world). Some readers may not be old enough to remember the earliest Star Wars games but it’s safe to say any Star Wars fan knows that there have been many more than just the recent surge in games. What if there was a way to see them all in one place? What if you could literally track Star Wars gaming back to 1982? Well, you can. Of course you can. This is the internet and the internet has everything. Huge thanks to Josh Bush (who goes by the name of “Cheese”) who has made this a possibility via an interactive timeline. The timeline covers basically every Star Wars game released, from the Empire Strike Back title published for the Atari 2600 in 1982 to Force Arena, which arrived to mobile platforms just…

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Betting on Rancor Fights in SWTOR

We’ve talked about betting and gambling in Star Wars before. It was present in the movies and in one way or another, it’s mentioned or referenced in most of the lore. What if you could bet on rancor fights in SWTOR like we see in the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II trailer? Honestly, it makes sense to think in terms of the Star Wars Universe. As you may recall, Jabba the Hutt kept a rancor in a dark chamber below his throne room. When Skywalker killed it, Jabba was outraged and ordered the Jedi and his friends to be publicly executed. Think of it like a high roller losing his favorite race horse. No one would be happy about that. Rancors or the bull rancor have often been part of many Star Wars games, too, often written into mini bosses or even main bosses. The look sometimes changes but…

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Star Wars Games Bootlegs and Hacks

We’ve seen many Star Wars games: some good, some bad, some never released, but how about the hacks? YouTuber SpaceHamster gives us the rundown of some comically bad hacks bearing the Star Wars name. Some of these hacks are low effort ventures: Escape from Hoth inserts a tiny, pixelated Millennium Falcon into the Atari game Asteroids, for instance. There’s also a hack that inserts the name of iconic Star Wars characters into the NES game Baseball Stars but is otherwise identical to the original game. Other hacks are hilarious for the scenarios they generate. A fine example is a Battle City hack that puts Luke in the Death Star with an assault rifle. Another is the Yoda Bros., a minimalist, one-level hack of Super Mario Bros. Some hacks don’t even pretend to make much sense. Star Wars: Jedy (yes, that’s how it’s actually spelled) hacks the Sega Genesis game Wolfchild…

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Concept Art Revealed from Cancelled Darth Maul Video Game

Do you remember that Darth Maul video game that was being developed by Red Fly Studios a few years ago? Many fans were sad to see it put on ice after Lucas sold the Star Wars license over to Disney. Alas, it was yet another canned Star Wars games and since Darth Maul had a pretty big following among fans, the disappointment was definitely real. If you didn’t hear about this game back then, it really sounded cool. Since the game was cancelled, we have seen some concept art appear here and there, showing us what might have been. Now, conceptual artist Thomas A. Szakolczay has updated his website with even more concept art from the defunct game. “Back in 2011, I was fortunate enough to work with Lucas Arts and Red Fly Studios to help develop the look direction for a new Star Wars IP that centered around Darth…

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Gaming History : Star Wars Jedi Knight 2 Jedi Outcast – “The Jedi Simulator”

Back before the Disney Era, back before Electronic Arts was the only company allowed to make Star Wars games, there was a series named Star Wars Dark Forces Jedi Knight, staring the bearded wonder himself, Kyle Katarn. And though his age has long passed, let us remember that one day, long ago, there existed something called a Jedi Sim. GaminGHD has a great video that takes us back in time to enjoy a bit of nostalgic video game and Star Wars history. Here’s a great blast from the past, especially as we look at new Star Wars games coming out today and lament the many cancelled Star Wars games that will sadly never see the light of the day. Star Wars Jedi Knight 2 ( Get it for your Gaming collection here – It’s only 4$) was a first and third-person action game set in the Star Wars: Jedi Knight series. It…

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Cancelled TIE Fighter vs X-Wing 2 Gameplay

What could be better than a Star Wars flight sim? Like most of you, I love Star Wars. I grew up loving Star Wars. There are so many things to love about the films, the characters, the story, and the universe. However, one thing that I loved more than anything else was the flying. As a little girl growing up, I wanted to be a pilot. I worshiped Top Gun and I used to love going to my friend’s house to play Microsoft Flight Simulator. So of course, when I watched Star Wars, I adored the flight scenes. From TIE Fighters to X-Wings to ships made from piles of junk and massive Star Destroyers, I loved them all. I loved in-space fights, races, and even just the typical “boring” flights from one planet to another. You can imagine then, that nothing would make me happier than a Star Wars game…

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Star Wars: X-Wing Getting a Remake

Who remembers the 1993 version of Star Wars: X-Wing? It was one of my favorite games to play as a kid. This was one of the first video games that put you in the driver’s seat of a starfighter. It was a game that would go down in history, especially for Star Wars fans. So what would you do if you could play it again? Well, we’re not the only fans who would like this opportunity and that’s why it’s getting a remake. X-Wing enthusiast and hobby game developer David Esparza Guerrero wants to make that dream come true for all of us. He’s been working on a project for more than two years that brings Star Wars: X-Wing back to us. It’s called “XWVM Prototype” and is marketed as a community mod that does require a full paid version of the game to play. It’s a mod that will…

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Battlefront II Mod from Battlefront III Assets Coming to Open Beta

A mod for Battlefront II titled “Battlefront III Legacy” will go into an open beta soon. If you’re into Battlefront II, you might be interested in checking this out for yourself. This mod will allow you to get the Battlefront III feel to your game. You can learn more about this mod here: The mods made a post explaining it and stating that the Open Beta will be coming soon. Here’s part of that post: Now…something you all have been requesting since the beginning: A playable Beta. Me and Anakin decided to release an open beta containing a cut off of the current content in this mod. because it’s a beta we won’t release the entire work (yet). The beta will include two (or maybe three) playable game-modes, the full map to explore, Clone Wars only as well as only two, playable heroes/villains (at all). You will also be forced…

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Unreleased Battlefront 3 PC Footage

In another case of the Little Game That Never Would Be, Battlefront 3 is one that fans were excited about but that was cancelled back in 2008. It seemed it was never going to take off as a project and didn’t seem to get too far in development, like some other Star Wars games that were announced but cancelled. However, there has been some leaked footage that makes its way out over the years and we see some of that cropping up now and again. It gives you a glimpse into what the game might have been. There were a lot of fans who were disappointed that this game was cancelled. If you’ve never seen this footage before, you should check it out and let us know what you think in the comments. Star Wars Battlefront 3: Training (Pt.1) Unfinished alpha version of the training mission. Gotta clarify that this was recorded…

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Obsidian Create Stunning Star Wars Environments

Pillars of Eternity developer Obsidian have a soft spot for Star Wars, or at least some of their artists do, who – reportedly in their spare time – put their skills and the power of the Unreal 4 engine to use, creating some superb Star Wars environments, which aren’t matched details-wise by any of the movies or games of the Star Wars universe. Considering the level of detail and image quality achieved by some of Star Wars: Battlefront’s incarnations, that is quite a statement to make, but it holds true nonetheless. The said environments are rendered in real time and they can actually be downloaded and explored. Obviously though, one does need a powerful computer to do that. Also involved in the project – besides other members of the Obsidian development team – was senior environment artist Jason Lewis, who did not shy away from going into all sorts of…

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