Author: Lisa Clark

The Best and Worst Star Wars Combat Games

A lot of people are talking about Star Wars: Squadrons right now, which brings up another interesting topic: Star Wars combat games throughout history. Zack Zwiezen from Kotaku decided to just that. He has a ranking here of the best to worst Star Wars combat games. As soon as I saw the headline, I knew I needed to check it out and see if I agreed with his ranking. I have played every single one of these games – some of them many times over – so I was interested to see how he ranked them. Keep in mind that this is not a ranking of all Star Wars games, but specifically Star Wars games that feature space combat, Star Destroyers, and other themed combat elements. So, ready to see his ranking? From worst to best, here’s how he lined them up: Star Wars: Rebel Assault (1993) | PC, Sega…

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Star Wars: Heir to the Empire – Chapter 9

And now it’s time for a new episode of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire. I’ve been telling you about this series for some time now, and it’s really good. I’m so grateful they keep making new Chapters. Next up, we have chapter 9. If you’ve been following the story, then you’re probably excited to see the next part, like I was. I never like to talk too much about the actual story on these because I don’t want to give it away. So, I’ll just say that if you have not watched it from the beginning, go ahead now and get caught up and then come back here and see Chapter 9. Check it out here: Chapter 9 of Heir to the Empire, by Timothy Zahn. Adapted into a short fanfilm. The Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and driven the remnants…

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The Mandalorian Pulls Latest Baddies from Star Wars Video Games

Disney has captured the attention and the hearts of people globally with The Mandalorian. If you’re one of the millions who have been following the show, you may have also noticed that they turned to Star Wars video games for their latest set of bad guys. WARNING: Spoilers Ahead If you are not current on the show, you may want to go do that before you read any further. I really don’t want to ruin anything for you. If you’re up to date, then let’s continue. In Chapter 14, the Evil Empire chief Moff Gideon sends Dark Troopers to planet Tython to kidnap “Baby Yoda”. These Dark Troopers are menacing dark droids with red eyes and they succeed in nabbing The Child. But some of you may find these droids to be familiar. See what they look like here: These Dark Troopers actually originated from the game Star Wars: Dark…

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Star Wars: Heir to the Empire – Chapter 8

It’s been a while since I’ve brought you a new chapter of this ongoing series, Heir to the Empire. It’s a great watch and free on YouTube. It never ceases to amaze me the great things Star Wars fans come up with but this one is a longtime favorite of mine, and I’m glad they’re keeping the series going. This is Chapter 8, so if you’re new, go back to the beginning and start from Chapter 1. You will not be disappointed. I don’t want t talk too much about the video itself, because I don’t want to give away the content before you’ve had a chance to watch it. It’s about 10 minutes long, so when you have a block of time to devote to it, go ahead and click below and catch up in the series. Find out what the Empire is planning. Chapter 8 of Heir to…

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Star Wars – Dark Forces (Unreal Engine 4 Alpha Teaser)

Here’s a really cool project from Shadow Art Games that brings us a remake of Star Wars – Dark Forces using Unreal Engine 4. This teaser is just about a minute and a half long, but if it’s any indication of what the full product will be, you can sign me up. It looks amazing! Check out the trailer here: From the creators: “Check out our latest progress on our Star Wars – Dark Forces Unreal Engine remake. Still progress to be made such as making more props and filling out the base, next video will feature the outside perimeter, make sure to watch in 4K (when it processes) Feedback welcome! More to come….” We have to hope that Disney won’t jump on it with a cease and desist, because this really has potential and I’d love to see Join the forum discussion on this post

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Fans are Taking Star Wars Battlefront 2 into their Own Hands!

We haven’t written about Star Wars Battlefront 2 in a bit, as the game seems to be dying out a bit. The developed just dropped all new work or content for Battlefront 2 so that they could put their efforts into Battlefield 6 instead. And the fans and everyone involved were very upset with this controversial decision for Dice to drop the game. But Star Wars gamer fans have seen this before and we’ve become resilient and innovative. Dice would be fine with letting the game die. However, the fans have now taken it upon themselves to bring the game back to life! Modders have stepped up to do new content, cosmetics, and other great things to add to the game and keep it going. We’ve seen this in the Star Wars community before and it warms my heart every time. TheOzzyJedi tells us more here: So, what do you…

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50 INSANE Details and Easter Eggs – Lego Star Wars Holiday Special

I love Lego Star Wars and I love the Easter eggs and nods to other Star Wars films and media. Bombastic has compiled it all for us in this one great video! The original holiday special is hilariously controversial. It’s in the “so bad it’s good” category, and every Star Wars fan knows of it and probably has strong opinions about it. This Lego special is like the sequel to that 1970s original and it’s great! All of the Lego films and games are fond of paying homage to things that come before in the featured franchise, and Star Wars is no exception. If you’re a Star Wars fan, it can be a lot of fun to watch this and try to spot all the little Easter Eggs or other references, some to other Star Wars movies and some to non-Star Wars things. This video will show you the best…

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B-Wings, TIE Defenders and More are Coming to Star Wars: Squadrons Soon

New content is coming to Squadrons and it looks really good! EA dropped the news in a Holiday Supply Drop Pilot Briefing, which explains both their November and December content updates. The gist of it includes a new map, new ships, new weapons and custom games split between two updates across November and December. New Map: Fostar Haven We’re adding a new map to multiplayer! A fan-favorite location from the single-player story and one we’ve seen requested for multiplayer is Fostar Haven from the game’s first prologue mission. In this update, the map will be added to Fleet Battles and the Dogfight mode. New Components “With this first update will come four new components. For Fighters and Bombers, you’ll be able to use the Boost Extension Kit, a component that, when used, gives your starfighter a full boost. It’ll then recharge over time and can be used again. This will help these starfighters be…

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Star Wars Galaxies: The Dangers of SWGemu’s 1.0

Have you come back to play Star Wars Galaxy through SWGemu? Many players who loved the game before are enjoying it once more under emulators like SWGemu. Others who never got the chance to play it before are experiencing it for the first time because of emulators. While SWG and the current emulators are not without their downsides, the best part about player-generated content is that the fans can greatly impact the content that you see in the game. While it’s impossible to please all of the people all of the time, the developers and volunteers who work on these projects always try their best to give the community what they want. In fact, it is because of the SWG community that we even have any way to experience this game at all today. With that in mind, here’s a video about the dangers of SWGEmu’s 1.0. It covers some…

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The NEW Minecraft Star Wars DLC is actually INSANE!

Two of my favorite things – Minecraft and Star Wars – have come together in such a beautiful way. It has past and present familiar characters available in amazing skins, beautiful and familiar worlds like Tattooine, and even a little “Baby Yoda” (The Child). There’s so much in this huge DLC, it’s hard to even begin to describe it all, and it’s far better to see it for yourself, which is why we are bringing you this video today from EcksToo on YouTube. The Star Wars pack is one of the largest custom packs put out my Minecraft to date and it costs 1,720 Minecoins, which runs around $10. This video will tell you why it is so amazing! Minecraft just dropped their BIGGEST DLC pack yet, and it’s all about Star Wars! Honestly, this pack is amazing! With over 12 planets to explore! After that, how could yo not…

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KOTOR 2 Modding Story – How Deleted Content was Restored

GamePressure has a great video about KOTOR 2 modding and how deleted content was restored. KOTOR and KOTOR 2 are some of the most popular games in Star Wars gaming history. At least, KOTOR was. KOTOR 2 seemed doomed from the start, as it had a large benchmark to measure up to, and there were some other problems than came into play during development. This video will cover some of those issues, what happened, and why the publisher was to blame for this sequel. Because a publication date got bumped forward much sooner than originally planned, a lot of content had to be cut. This meant the game had a lot of referenced to places, people, or things that were simply not in the game. but now, more than 10 years later, the game is still alive and that’s in part due to modders who helped restore deleted content. Check…

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Star Wars Squadrons Full Movie Cinematic

Star Wars Squadrons is here and the cinematics are awesome! Some are even saying that when combined, they’re better than some of what Disney is putting out these days. I absolutely love it when someone puts all the cinematics together like this to create one full length movie you can watch. If you dig it, too, then you can check it out below. It’s a bit over 30 minutes long and not only is it very fun and interesting to watch, it also shows you a lot about what went into this game. Yes, these are the cutscenes but it gives you insights to the story and plot behind Squadrons, which I find really interesting whether you are currently playing the game or not. STAR WARS SQUADRONS Full Movie Cinematic (2020) 4K ULTRA HD All Cinematics Star Wars is an American epic space media franchise created by George Lucas, which…

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A Look Inside the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special

The holiday season is approaching. Are you ready? This is a wonderous, magical time of the year, and it’s also a time when all of our favorite shows give us holiday specials. Starwars.com gives us an inside look at the Lego Star Wars holiday special Here’s a snippet: “”The creative team looked at their own favorite holiday classics, from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, for inspiration. And what they found was that that kind of storytelling was a surprisingly good fit for Star Wars. “I think what aligns so much about these specials with Star Wars is that, at the end of the day, you don’t have a good Star Wars story if you don’t have heart. If you don’t have soul,” Waugh says. “And I think the reason those holiday stories are timeless is because there are lessons. Whether all of those specials are great or not, they are trying to…

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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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