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DICE’s Star Wars: Battlefront – Something for the Fans to Really Look Forward to

  Star Wars gamers and fans of the movies/universe are certainly living in exciting times these days. While they do not currently have much available to them gaming-wise, they certainly have great things to look forward to and to be excited about. There’s a lot on the horizon for fans of the cult classic, and even though it is now certain 2014 won’t bring them the fulfillment and joy only a well-put together Star Wars game of movie can deliver, 2015 looks promising, at least according to EA’s Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen, who said at the annual shareholders’ meeting of the company that Star Wars: Battlefront would indeed be released during the second or third quarter of 2015. The stormy history of the title and the speculation sparked by the game’s introduction at E3 in June, 2013 (trough a ~30-second intro), don’t exactly paint a clear or even relevant…

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The History of Star Wars Games

If you are a gamer fan and a Star Wars fan then there is a good chance you have seen and heard many things about the history of Star Wars games. You’ve probably played quite a few of these games for yourself. Perhaps you even have a hard time deciding which of these new Star Wars games you should try and which ones are just not worth your time. You won’t be the first person to wonder this since there are so many new titles being tossed around today. But we talk of Star Wars games, we have to take a look back at the history of this franchise and the games that have sprung from it and for that, we go back to 1982. Gamespot really gives us a good breakdown of the history of Star Wars games in this first part of a 2-part feature on the subject. Here…

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EA Should Use These Star Wars Games as Inspiration

We all know that EA is a big leader in Star Wars video games. With the new canon, we know that they can also do pretty much anything they want in terms of story and put a Star Wars spin on it. But is this really the best way to do it? Are we steering too far away from what made us all fans in the first place- the original story and movies? What if new Star Wars games complemented the new movies coming out? cinelinx tells us what they think EA should use as inspiration for future Star Wars games: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Star Wars Starfighter for the PS2 Star Wars Republic Commando Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic (no complaints from us on this one) They go on in their article to explain why they think these games are the best representation…

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Disney Cancels Star Wars: Attack Squadrons

And another Star Wars game bites the dust. If you were planning to suit up for your X-wing, you might be disappointed at this news. Unfortunately, Disney has cancelled Star Wars: Attack Squadrons and fans everyone are left wondering why. Disney Interactive has halted development and testing on its new PC-only, combat sim game, Star Wars: Attack Squadrons. They have this to say: “We want to thank all of the fans who participated in the closed beta of Star Wars: Attack Squadrons,” Disney Interactive posted this week on its Facebook page and official site. “After much consideration, we have decided to cease development so that we can focus on other Star Wars game experiences. We truly appreciate the time you spent engaging in the beta.” We first heard about the game in Dec of 2013 and while it has seemed like slow going, it was supposed to feature ships that users could mod,…

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May the 4th: iTunes Star Wars Games Sale 66% Off

  What is one of the best things about May the 4th? Well, there are usually some great deals on Star Wars stuff. This time, we have a great deal to share with you. Aspyr and the Mac App Store are celebrating this holiday (for Star Wars fans) of May the 4th by discounting the five top Mac Star Wars game titles for Mac users. So come celebrate May the 4th and Star Wars with these great sales: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, $3.40 (9.99) Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition, $6.80 (19.99) Star Wars: Empire at War, $7.99 (19.99) Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, $3.40 (9.99) Star Wars: Jedi Knight Academy, $3.40 (9.99) Those are some incredible prices for some fantastic games. You can get each one for under $10, a couple of them under $5. It doesn’t get any better than that….

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Todd Stashwick Co-Writing Visceral’s Star Wars Game

  Writer and actor Todd Stashwick will co-write Visceral Games’ Star Wars project alongside ex-Naughty Dog creative director Amy Hennig. Hennig tweeted yesterday, “Thrilled to announce that my friend @ToddStashwick will be joining me as co-writer on the Star Wars project for @VisceralGames @EA!” Thrilled to announce that my friend @ToddStashwick will be joining me as co-writer on the Star Wars project for @VisceralGames @EA ! — Amy Hennig (@amy_hennig) April 11, 2014   You might know Stashwik’s voice, if anything because he narrated the teaser trailer of the upcoming Uncharted for PS4. Visceral announced Hennig as creative director and writer of its Star Wars game earlier in April. The idea itself is already exciting. Merging two opposite but cooperative minds could be the best for the Star Wars Game. All those who have been living with Luke Skywalker and the rest of the cast will have more ways to…

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Footage from cancelled Star Wars game shows Darth Maul in action

Video game developer Red Fly Studios and publisher LucasArts were working on a new Star Wars based Darth Maul video game experience in 2010, which was supposed to expand the gameplay mechanics that were introduced in The Force Unleashed. Footage of the game has emerged online and sources are saying that the game was designed to initially be launched only on the Wii U by the same team that handled the port for Star Wars: The Force Unleashes II. LucasArts was impressed with the initial development work done by Red Fly Studios and decided to also greenlight the title for the PC, the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. Prototypes were being created in late 2010 using Darth Maul and his unique double-sided lightsaber as the core feature, but it seems that George Lucas intervened in order to add a cooperative element to the title, with the inclusion of Darth…

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New Star Wars Video Game out Today: Star Wars: Assault Team

Disney Mobile has just launched Star Wars: Assault Team, a brand new collectable card game (CCG) set in the “Star Wars” universe, on the App Store. You can pick up the new application free of charge now and it’s optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Developed in parntership with LucasArts, the game allows iOS device users to build up a deck of cards featuring their favorite characters from the popular space opera franchise, and to do battle against the Galactic Empire. The app’s storyline is set between “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope” and “Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back,” and in its release notes, Disney explains: Infiltrate enemy fleets and outsmart your opponents in exciting, face-to-face combat. Embark on epic missions to escape from enemy ships, find the Wookiee resistance, survive ambushes on the streets of Mos Espa, and much more! Fight for ultimate…

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EA Plans to Model Star Wars Games after Batman Arkham Series

Reports and interviews coming out say EA plans to model their Star Wars games after the Batman Arkham series. “We’re not trying to build a game that replicates the storyline of any particular film,” says EA boss. EA is telling the fans we shouldn’t expect the upcoming Star Wars games to be based directly on the Star Wars films themselves. Instead, EA will approach it in the same way that Warner Bros. did with the Batman Arkham series. Basically they are not planning to build a game that copies any particular storyline of the films. Instead, they are going to take the core roots of the IP and create an additional interactive experience that fans can enjoy. This is interesting because it also gives the more flexibility with what they do with the games. Remember EA acquired the Star Wars license exclusively last May and it will last for at…

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DICE Stockholm Continues Development on Star Wars Battlefront

We have some good news regarding Star Wars Battlefront 3! The latest news on the release date is positive and after the past few quiet months, this is an exciting turn for the game. DICE developers have been deep in it working n BF4 issues and bugs but after the LA and Stockholm studios came together to get it all under control, we might see them focusing their efforts back on Star Wars Battlefront 3. The worst seems to be over and staff are back to working on the Star Wars: Battlefront 3 release date, which is expected sometime in 2015. Sounds like they may be intentionally planning it around the same time the new Star Wars movies will start coming out. iDigital Times tells us more: The news about DICE Stockholm’s renewed focus on Star Wars: Battlefront 3came by way of Reddit. During a discussion on Battlefield 4 DLC, a DICE rep told fans that the…

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