How the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Impact MMOs (and other games)

The entire world is facing something we’ve never seen before in our lifetimes and never seen before like this in all of history. A virus is sweeping the globe, and while I know that some people prefer to keep real life out of their video games, this one is too big to ignore. We want to first say that we hope you are all staying safe and healthy. If you have contracted Covid-19, we wish you a speedy recovery, and if you’ve lost someone due to this pandemic, we offer our sincerest condolences. We recognize the scope of this pandemic and we know that our readers have been affected, and that many more may be before this is over. Know that when we talk about games, it’s not to minimize what is happening in the real world. But we know that for a lot of people, this is an escape….

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Star Wars: Heir to the Empire – Chapter 3

It’s here! The next chapter. Here we have Chapter 3 of Heir to the Empire, by Timothy Zahn. Adapted into a short fan film, for your viewing pleasure. If you’re not familiar with this series, you need to go back and watch Chapters 1 and 2 before you watch this one. Trust me, it’s worth it. DarthAngelus has brought us something good in this series. The Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and driven the remnants of the old Imperial Starfleet to a distant corner of the galaxy. Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting Jedi twins. And Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart…

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Star Wars: Darkness Rising: The Threat Within Chapters 13 and 14

Chapter: 13 Lando paced in and out of the cockpit.   Each time he came in, he looked at the holo-projection then turned and walked out again.   Nein sighed as Lando came back in once again.   There wasn’t anything that they could do until the padawans contacted them.   Lando grumbled then turned to walk back out of the cockpit.  BX began making noise and whistling.   “What?” Lando said.  Nein said something and pointed at the holo-projection.  Lando looked at the Holoprojection.  It zoomed in on a ship that was descending toward the city.   “It can’t be,” he said and sat down in the pilot’s chair.  BX whistled again.  Nein looked at some other information on a different screen.  He muttered something to Lando.  “Well, poodoo,” he said.  “Of all the luck to see them again.”  The hologram turned as the ship sailed overhead.   The words Star Dust clearly visible.  “I think…

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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga – Final Trailer

I love, love, love Lego Star Wars! If you love it, too, then here’s something you’re going to want to see. The final trailer is out for the Skywalker Saga and if you have not seen it yet, you’re in for a treat. Grab hold of the galaxy with this brand new installment in the Lego® Star Wars™ franchise! Enjoy this brand new trailer containing never-before-seen footage of the new game Lego® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga! You have to check out this trailer. I think you’re going to see some really familiar faces and clips that will shock you! Check it out: A hilarious upload from The Kittydaw. What did you think of that “never before seen” footage? It’s definitely, totally, absolutely not an April Fool’s Day prank. We wouldn’t joke about something as serious as Lego Star Wars. 😉 If you want to learn more, check out the…

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Stay Indoors and Read Galaxies: An Empire Remembered

Are you looking for something to keep you occupied while you’re practicing social distancing and staying in to avoid Covid-19? How about some Star Wars reading? Galaxies: An Empire Remembered is now available as a FREE eBook! The Definitive Unauthorized Guide to Star Wars Galaxies 15 YEARS AFTER STAR WARS GALAXIES FIRST LAUNCHED, AN EMPIRE REMEMBERED IS A CELEBRATION OF THE BELOVED ONLINE ROLE-PLAYING GAME. This comprehensive guide gives those who played the game – and those who never got the chance – an opportunity to relive the nostalgia and excitement of this landmark entry into the MMORPG genre. The History of Star Wars Galaxies: Never far from controversy, Star Wars Galaxies has one of the most dramatic histories in gaming. An Empire Remembered features new insights into the games early and ongoing development, right until its sunset in 2011. The Codex: Explore Galaxies species, professions, planets, quests, items, events, and gameplay mechanics in unparalleled detail. Over 700 Full Colour Images: The memories will…

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Rey and Kylo Ren Join Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

Supreme Leader Kylo Ren and Rey from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are headed to Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes to duel on your mobile holotables. Are you ready? StarWars.com announced just last week that Rey and Kylo Ren are coming to Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. This mobile game is about to get even more amazing. Check out this trailer to see for yourself: From the official post: “Players will experience moments from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as seen through the eyes of Kylo Ren and Rey, in a way only Galaxy of Heroes can do. With his reforged mask and her flowing white robes, the pair have more abilities than other characters in the game. Rey’s special abilities can help her allies, while Kylo’s brutal nature is shown when he uses his allies’ damage to power up his own attacks. Explore new worlds featured in battle progression, from the desert planet of Pasaana…

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Save Big on Star Wars Games Now

Looking for something to keep you occupied while you’re practicing social distancing or isolation? Well, you’re gonna love these awesome deals I’m about to tell you about. There’s nothing I love more than a great sale on an amazing game, and here we have a whole list of them. StarWars.com is thrilled to announce that you can now get classic Star Wars games and modern galactic favorites at Death Star-sized discounts, along with extra in-game rewards, for a limited time. Titles and deals include: Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes Special limited time in-game events, April 9 – 15 Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Get 65% off at Steam, April 2 – 9 at 10 a.m. PT/ET Get 65% off on Xbox Gold, March 31 – April 6 Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II Get 65% off at Steam, April 2 – 9 at 10 a.m. PT/ET Get 65% off…

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SWTOR In-Game Events for April 2020

Here are the ingame events for Star Wars: The old republic for the month of April 2020 Rakghoul Resurgence on TatooineDate: April 7 – 14, 2020 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 10:00AM PDT/6:00PM GMT)Requirement: Levels 25+ The Hyland Organization for Rakghoul Neutralization (T.H.O.R.N.) has issued an official level-2 emergency alert concerning an outbreak of the Rakghoul plague on Tatooine. Quarantines have been put in place to restrict traffic of the plague off-world, but exceptions will be made for individuals with priority clearance. T.H.O.R.N. is recruiting qualified volunteer emergency responders to travel to affected areas to combat the spread of the Rakghoul plague. More information about the outbreak can be found by checking the News Terminals on the Republic or Imperial Fleet! T.H.O.R.N. wishes to remind you that plague symptoms can be treated if they are identified in the early stages of infection. Whether or not you have travel plans, please consult your nearest trusted medical…

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BROTHERS OF THE FORCE – Star Wars Fan Film (2020 Documentary)

Follow two brothers as they explore their love for Star Wars, travel to The Celebration 2019, and learn that the end of the Skywalker Saga is actually just an entirely new beginning. Check Will & Nick Johnson’s journey to the end of the Saga! Those of you who are regulars here know that I love fan films. What you probably don’t know is that I love documentaries (and we’re not talking just Tiger King here guys). This documentary is about two brothers who find their love of Star Wars together. It covers 30 years of being a Star Wars fan. They show clips, photos and videos of their time at conventions, meeting cast members, and so much more. It’s about an hour and a half but it’s truly a fun experience to follow their “journey of a lifetime”. Check it out for yourself here: So, did you give it a…

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Star Wars: Darkness Rising: The Threat Within Chapter 12

Chapter 12 “Oh, come on, Lowie,” Ren whispered.  “Aren’t you in yet?” Lowbacca growled at her from where he was half inside a console.  He grabbed hold of the frame and pulled himself out.   “Don’t get that tone with me, Furball,” Rae snapped.  He bared his teeth and held up a small device.  “You were able to get the information?” she asked.  He nodded and tucked the device into one of the pouches on his belt.  Lowbacca paused as he pushed himself to his feet.   He glanced to Rae and saw her frozen.   He growled softly and she nodded.  “I sense it to, Lowie.  Someone’s coming.”  She glanced over to him.  “Where do we go?”  He did not have to think about it.  He knew the only way out was up.  He pointed upward and growled.  Rae didn’t argue, only gave him a curt nod.  They both ran, heading out…

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