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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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Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast VR with a Gamepad

Who here loved Jedi Knight II: Outcast? I will raise my hand to that, for sure! It was an awesome game. In fact, it has been considered to be one of the best games in the Star Wars franchise history, so I am not alone in my love of it. They just don’t make them like they used to, right? Well, this new game mod let’s you experience the greatness of the game in VR (Raven). Talk about old meeting new! Modder Jochen Leopold has crafted a VR mod for the 2002 classic Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. The mod itself is playable on the Oculus Rift and uses a gamepad for control instead of the Rift’s Oculus Touch controllers. Less than a month ago, the first Jedi Outcast VR version was released, but he’s not going to stop there. He’s still working on it and you can expect there…

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This Star Wars Indie Game Looks Amazing – The Galactic Civil War

I really love indie games. My Steam account is full of indie games I’ve purchased over the years. Some are better than others but I always find it worth my time to check them out, and I love supporting the game development community. So, we are happy to tell you about this game: The Galactic Civil War. It has a 9.4 out of 10 community rating on Indiedb.com, which is very good. It has 10/10 and lots of praise, so it’s definitely one you will want to consider if you like Star Wars games. You’re not going to waste your time with this one. Here is a summary from the creator: “The Galactic Civil War is a free, standalone game based on the struggle between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire. Just go ahead and try it. You can take a vessel and fly from ground to space. You…

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The Best Star Wars Game Never Made? – Investigating Star Wars 1313

You know how we love Star Wars games around here, and this isn’t the first time a game we were excited about has been cancelled, but Star Wars 1313 was unique in that it had a gritty, darker feel to it than any other Star Wars game to come out before it. It really spoke to an older audience and it was going to be a great 3rd person shooter, even without the Star Wars theme to it. Add that element, that you could be your own bounty hunter, and you can see why it really stood out to a certain class of fans. It was also evolved to look like Boba Fett would be the lead in this game. Either way, it was never meant to be, so we’d never see this come to life. If you want to learn more about the game that would never be, check…

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Star Wars Dominates Mobile Gaming Market by Covering all Bases

Platforms such as Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad) control the bulk of the mobile market. Chances are, you or someone you know owns at least one device powered by one of those two platforms. No matter which platform you play on, there are a few commonly shared traits. More than likely you are playing using the touch screen only (i.e., not using a bulky Bluetooth controller accessory). You have Internet access either via cellular data or via local Wi-Fi. If you are reading this then you are obviously a Star Wars fan. Being a mobile gamer today and a fan of the legacy in a galaxy far, far away is a good thing to be. The question is, has it always been this good for fans of the story George Lucas started? Star Wars fans have some of the widest choices in games to play. From collectible card games…

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