Author: Lisa Clark

Lightsaber Vs Blaster – What’s the BEST STAR WARS Weapon?

“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.” Is Han Solo correct or just being a big mouth? In this video Napyet compares the iconic Star Wars BLASTER and LIGHTSABER in a duel to end all duels – let the war of words commence! Check it out: So, what do you think? Which one is your favorite weapon? Do you feel he got it right when it comes to this duel? While he makes good points for his case, in reality, it would come down to a matter of opinion and personal preferences. I once asked a similar question in a niche group I’m in – which is the better weapon: gun or sword? If you’ve never shot a gun and/or you’re a terrible aim, then the gun might not be the right choice for you. In a similar vein, if you’re…

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Star Wars Provides New Evidence For The Mandalorian’s Baby Yoda Clone Theory

It’s more than apparent that the real star of The Mandalorian is The Child, or “baby Yoda”, as he has been dubbed by the public. The Child has a very integral role in the storyline of The Mandalorian when the main character is sent to retrieve him, but then becomes suspicious of what they plan to do with him. A new Star Wars book provides more evidence that the Empire was trying to clone Baby Yoda, which was hinted at in Season One of the show. A new, franchise companion guide, aptly titled The Star Wars Book, now lends even more credence to the “Baby Yoda” clone theory. The new Star Wars Book is just one of several hitting the shelves this month. (Another, Star Wars: Fascinating Facts, has already revealed franchise secrets.) The Star Wars Book, however, shares in-universe details. Of those is this line, “Rumors spread of Imperial attempts to create clones of unique species.” We…

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Sith to Scare You this Halloween

Halloween is coming and for those of us who are big fans of the holiday (me, me, me), all of October is a time to celebrate. We get the spooky groove going as early as October 1st in my house. And since we’re also all Star Wars fans, it’s great when the two worlds can overlap. Starwars.com brings you 6 Sith to Scare You Silly this Halloween Season. I don’t know about being scared silly, but I was very curious to see who they put on their list. So, let’s take a look at who they put on their list: Darth Bane Darth Maul Lord Momin Darth Plagueis Darth Sidious Darth Vader Who do you think is the scariest Sith of them all? Where is your favorite on the list? If you want to see all the reasons StarWars.com writer Kelly Knox ranked them this way, check out her full…

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A ‘Mandalorian’ Movie? Pedro Pascal and Jon Favreau Talk the Future of the Newest ‘Star Wars’ Franchise

People love The Mandalorian. Well, they love “Baby Yoda”- that’s for sure. While The Child may have made it to mainstream audiences, Star Wars fans are really into the entire package. The Mandalorian gives us the story, the acting, the grittiness, and the Star Wars feel that many wish had been captured better in the recent latest films. Season 2 of the popular show wrapped up filming right before the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world, and soon filming will resume for Season 3. But could there be a Mandalorian movie? See this post on Variety.com for more from Pedro Pascal and Jon Favreau on the future of The Mandalorian and the potential for a movie: “The line is blurring now,” said Favreau. “Things that you would have only seen in the movie theater, you’re seeing on streaming, and I think it could go the other way as well.” Whether that…

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YouTuber creates real-life ‘Star Wars’ lightsaber that slices steel

What Star Wars fan doesn’t love lightsabers? They are iconic with the franchise and in my years as a fan and a writer, I’ve seen so many lightsabers – at conventions, guild meetups, costume parties and even for Halloween – but none hold a candle to this one. It’s one-of-a-kind, at least for now. A real working plasma lightsaber. It’s expensive, it’s intricate, and this engineer did it! He and his team have been creating lightsabers for over four years now, but this is their first working plasma-based lightsaber that actually slices through steel. It’s over 3,000 degrees! And the best part? He made a video to tell and show you exactly how they did it. Be warned: you probably can’t do this at home. But it’s super cool to see how they do it! The video of him making this, which is part of his “Make it Real” series,…

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Star Wars Halloween Costumes 2020

*This post may contain affiliate links 2020 has been an unusual year and in many parts of the world the Covid-19 pandemic is still keeping people indoors. If you can’t go trick or treating or to your favorite Halloween parties, you can still enjoy the holiday by dressing up. There are many alternative celebration ideas such as Zoom parties or online Halloween costume contests, to name a few. Others are choosing for smaller get-togethers, or outdoor events where they can still practice social distancing. Whatever your plans are, you can do it in Star Wars style if you choose one of these or related costumes. I’m a real sucker for cosplay and homemade costumes but not everyone has the budget, the time, or the ability to build their own. If that’s you, then I invite you to check out Amazon. If you have Prime, you can get any of these…

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Creators of Vader Immortal give behind-the-scenes look at creating the VR game

Have you played Vader Immortal for the PlayStation VR yet? This is a game I was excited about, as it looks like a lot of fun. The creators of Vader Immortal are revealing more about how the VR game came together. In the game, you can step into the role of a Force-using smuggler who gets captured by Darth himself. To help celebrate the release, the game creators got together for a VR chat to discuss how this game actually came together. The discussion was released a couple of weeks ago and if you missed it, we’ll give you all the info you need to know. It featured Writer and Executive Producer David S. Goyer, Director Ben Snow, Executive Producer Mark S. Miller, and ILMxLAB Lead QA Marissa Martinez-Hoadley. They talked about their favorite moments, challenges in production and so much more. Martinez-Hoadley said the game was so immersive, she…

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Star Wars Pinball Readies to Change the Game at Home

I am a HUGE fan of pinball and have been for as long as I can remember. Star War pinball games are top of my list and I try to play as many of them as I can find. Unfortunately, it’s not always as easy to find a great arcade these days. As technology changes, our video games adapt. Zen Studios has been delivering digital pinball games set in the Star Wars galaxy since 2013 and they are seeking to bridge this gap. They’ve been making Star Wars pinball games on everything from the iconic films, most popular characters, specific battles and more. They have nearly 20 different themed tables for fans to enjoy. And if you can’t find an arcade near you, they’ve also made their games available on all platforms from PC to smartphones and everything in between. With each new release, the experiences change and evolve to fit the latest…

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Star Wars Squadrons: A Review

Is Star Wars: Squadrons finally the new Star Wars game we’ve all been hoping for? Since it’s release on October 2nd, reviews of the game have been quite favorable. I’ve seen little, if any, complaints from people who have played it. If anything, the complaints have been that it’s an amazing game in a limited package and fans are wondering how that will play out in the future or for expanded content of the game. Let’s take a look for ourselves. First, for those who don’t know, what is Star Wars: Squadrons? Star Wars: Squadrons is a space combat game set in the Star Wars universe developed by Motive Studios and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It has both multiplayer game modes and single-player campaigns. Squadrons allows you to play as an ace pilot for both the Empire and the…

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SWG vs SWTOR – Which Is BEST in 2020?

Do you prefer SWG or SWTOR? If you’re looking for a game that allows you to immerse yourself in the Star Wars universe and roleplay while completing different objectives, which one should you pick? In this video, Napyet will breakdown the major differences between SWG (Star Wars Galaxies) & SWTOR (Star Wars The Old Republic). They’re both classic MMOs but which is best in 2020? This is actually a debate we saw a lot more back when SWTOR was new and SWG had been shut down and did not have emulators available yet. A lot of big fans of SWG were (rightfully) upset with SWTOR for bumping their favorite game off the scene. SWTOR itself has come a long way since then and is in many ways not like the same game it was at launch. But now, in 2020, both games are available to play through different venues. The…

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Making of – Star Wars: The Force Unleashed [Behind the Scenes]

Today we have a fun video from NeoGamer – The Video Game Archive about the creation of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. The making of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, interview with the actors and the developers of all the versions of the game. Check it out here: As said in the video, they watched the movies to help them generate ideas on what they wanted to do for the games. They expressed not having a shortage of ideas, but rather, deciding how to narrow down their ideas into things that really should go into Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. They also explain the importance of sticking to canon but adding new ideas and concepts to the game. They talk about the process of running ideas by Lucas and getting input for their team on how to create different aspects of the game and stay keeping in the Star Wars…

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The Grit And Gore Of ‘KOTOR’ Shows How Star Wars Games Should Be Made

We love KOTOR and we’ve made that pretty clear in our posts over the years. KOTOR has seemed to take on a life of its own in the fandom that grew around it. And you just don’t see that anymore today. The Star Wars games that are being made aren’t hitting those same tones and creating the same feelings in the fans. What was it that made KOTOR so special? Sara Elsam has written a really great piece for LAD Bible that basically expresses everything I feel about KOTOR, and how it shows us the model for what Star Wars games should be like today. They basically say everything I would say already, so rather than repeat, here’s a snippet from Sara: “And in Knights of the Old Republic, you get to pick your destiny. You can be bad – like, really bad. Sith bad. Want to force someone to kill their best…

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This is the way: Star Wars fans raise over $10,000 in support of trans rights

Here’s a happy news story for a change: Star Wars fans raise over $5,000 in support of trans rights! It all began when over the past week or so, Mandalorian actor Gina Carano’s social media posts stirred up controversy. She seemed to have a lot to say about a lot of things, and not all of it was kind or flattering. But Star Wars fans are a special breed, and definitely passionate, and decided to do something to counter the hurtful language she was using. A group of Star Wars fans decided to come together and create a GoFundMe to support trans rights. Within the first two hours of creation, they had already blown past their initial goal. At the time I am writing this, they’re over $10,000 which will go to support the Transgender Law Center, an organization that “changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and…

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SWTOR Devs talk 6.1.4, PTS, PvP Toxicity, Credit Sellers

Are you still playing and enjoying SWTOR? You may love this story on vulkk.com from the Devs about 6.1.4, the PTS, credit sellers, PvP toxicity and more. On September 11th, the community manager Eric Musco and design director Chris Schmidt joined Aviriia, a content creator and inspired PvPer you may be familiar with, to talk about the game and the points above. They went live on Twitch to discuss these hot button topics in SWTOR. If you missed the Twitch stream, Vulkk has a nice writeup that summarizes all the main points that were disused. You can find that here, but here’s a snippet: SWTOR 6.1.4 planned for October, will be available on PTS soon SWTOR’s latest update 6.1.3 released earlier this week. The next patch will be 6.1.4. Based on the number (and the Roadmap) you know that this one will not contain any story progression. 6.1.4 will bring the Feast…

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The Mandalorian Season 2 Trailer Dropped

The new season of The Mandalorian starts streaming Friday, October 30, only on Disney+. I don’t know about you, but I’m very excited for it! If you’ve been living under a rock the past few months and have not seen Season 1 yet, there’s still plenty of time to catch up before Season 2 releases, and you can find out why people are calling this series better than all the new Star Wars movies combined. So, what’s happening in Season Two? The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire. “The Mandalorian” stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and Giancarlo Esposito. Directors for the new season include Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez. Showrunner Jon…

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NOT ALONE – Star Wars Short Film

It’s fan film time again and this one is a bit different from some that I bring you and I absolutely love it! This short will not take up a lot of your time so stop whatever you’re doing right now and give it a watch. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did. I’m happy to bring you another Star Wars Short Film today, this one from Cinematic Captures, titled NOT ALONE. It’s a very short film, but says a lot with just a little. In preparation for the construction of the Second Death Star’s shield generator, scouts are sent to the forest moon of Endor, however it’s soon apparent they’re not alone. See it here: So, what did you think? It’s really well done, paints a perfect (hilarious/fun) picture, and the effects, music, voice and everything is spot-on. It’s little gems like this that make me proud to be…

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The 5 Best Things About Star Wars Galaxies!

The 5 Best Things About Star Wars Galaxies!

I have written a lot of posts about Star Wars Galaxies here on the site. That’s because it’s one of the most beloved Star Wars games of our time, and it has an interesting relationship with SWTOR, which we began writing about a couple of years before it launched. There are lots of reasons to love SWG, and ask any fan and they’ll likely rattle off an entire list for you. But one thing that nearly every fan will say about SWG is that it was the community that really set it apart from other games. We have a video to sahre with you today from Napyet on this very topic. A totally subjective list of the 5 best things in Star Wars Galaxies! Massively Overthinking: Is open-world housing a failed experiment? Check it out for yourself here: Now, let us know in the comments if you agree with this…

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The New LEGO STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA Trailer

If you haven’t seen the trailer for the upcoming Lego Star Wars game, The Skywalker Saga, you’re going to want to check this out. First, you can watch the trailer here: The galaxy is yours with LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga! Play through all nine Star Wars™ saga films in a brand-new LEGO video game unlike any other. Experience fun-filled adventures, whimsical humor, and the freedom to fully immerse yourself in the LEGO Star Wars universe like never before. To learn more about LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Next, let’s talk about what’s cool about it. First, it looks hilarious! I know not everyone is into the type of humor we get from Lego Star Wars, but I love it and this game looks like it will have no shortage of it. It’s got droids and jawas and lightsabers and C-3PO riding a bantha. And so many other great…

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YES! Star Wars Galaxies Raph Koster Is Making A New Game!

Raph Koster, the original lead developer on Star Wars Galaxies, has announced that he’s working on a new MMO, one that embraces many of the elements that made SWG so special. In this video from Napyet, we learn more about that and what that might mean for SWG fans. When it comes to Star Wars games, SWG has been one of the most popular of all time. If Koster is creating another MMO, we can hold onto hope that it might be just as good as SWG, or at the very least, that it will contain the best aspects of SWG. A lot of really great points made in this video about the future of gaming, the types of games, and what we – the gamers – are looking for. What do you think?

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‘The Sims 4’ is getting a story-driven Star Wars DLC

Good news Sims fans, you’re about to get a little Star Wars in your Sims! This is great news for crossover fans of both franchises. A new Star Wars DLC was just announced. “The Sims 4” will soon receive a new story-driven game pack, titled “Star Wars: Journey to Batuu,” as announced during Thursday afternoon’s Gamescom Opening Light Live. Releasing for $19.99 on Sept. 8, the pack requires “The Sims 4″ base game to play (available on PC, Xbox One and PS4). So, what will this DLC be about? Batuu will be a destination world, meaning sims can’t live there full-time since it’s meant for visits. But players can find a type of home base in Batuu that fulfills a sims’ basic needs. Players will find familiar characters from the Star Wars universe, including Kylo Ren and Rey Skywalker, and can play Sabacc (a fictional card game from Star Wars) against…

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