Author: Tiffany Wynne

New Battle of Jakku Trailer for Star Wars Battlefront Released

The free DLC pack is set to come out tomorrow and with this, DICE and EA have just released a new trailer for the Battle of Jakku! All gamers who pre-ordered Star Wars: Battlefront will be the very first ones to enjoy the Battle of Jakku. The Battle of Jakku was the pivotal time when the New Republic confronted certain Imperial holdouts on a desert planet, located on the Outer Rim. This takes place during the time after the Rebel’s one in the Battle of Endor, gamers get to experience the key events that made the huge, battle-scared landscape of Jakku that is seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Gamers that pre-ordered Star Wars: Battlefront can participate in the battle one week before others, starting on December 1st. All of the others will be able to get access on December 8th. Star Wars: Battlefront lets fans and gamers live…

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Bespin Is Finally Unlocked in Star Wars: Uprising

Ever since Star Wars: Uprising was released on Android and iOS electronics around two months ago, it’s certainly gotten a loyal fan base of people who just want to free the Galaxy from Imperial enslavement. Of course they also want to collect all of the items, upgrade their crew and characters, and earn a ton of credits while they play. When the game was released it had five playable planets and they are Burnin Konn, Hoth, Anoat, Mataou, and Bespin. However, the fifth planet, Bespin, stayed out of every players reach. The game lets players have the chance to push the boundaries of where the story will go next. Every player has the opportunity to play five assault missions every day. When you repeatedly attack imperial settlements for a few days, the bar for “sector battles” will rise on each planet that is being attacked. Once the bar reaches its…

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George Lucas Explains Why He Doesn’t Want to Direct Any More ‘Star Wars’ Movies

A very long time ago, George Lucas was just an experimental filmmaker. However, once Star Wars came along, it took over Hollywood and Lucas’ life. The filmmaker says there will be no more and he is done. “You go to make a movie and all you do is get criticized,” Lucas told Vanity Fair. “People try to make decisions about what you’re going to do before you do it. It’s not much fun. You can’t experiment. You have to do it a certain way.” He went into more detail on his remarks to CBS News. “The issue was ultimately, they looked at the stories, and they said, ‘We want to make something for the fans,’ ” Lucas said, presumably referring to Disney, which purchased Lucasfilm — including the “Star Wars” franchise — in 2012.”People don’t actually realize it’s actually a soap opera, and it’s all about family problems; it’s not…

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Ten of the best Star Wars apps and games

No matter if you want to roleplay as a Jedi warrior or record your very own Star Wars scene, the app stores will always provide. There are Star Wars fans all around the world that are hoping that the new film The Force Awakens will be as good as its promotional clip makes it look. The sales for early tickets suggests that there is quite a bit of optimism at this point. With less than two months to go until the new movie hits theaters, how can you possibly fill the time? There are plenty of Star Wars themed apps for that. Actually, Star Wars has generated an entire mini-industry of mobile games and apps in its very own right. The following is a list of 10 of the best apps to fuel your Force and anywhere you see “IAP”, it means in-app purchases. Star Wars: Free Android/iOS There are…

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All the Playable Heroes and Their Abilities in Star Wars Battlefront

It’s truly the best time to be a Star Wars fan because this coming Tuesday, fans will be able to play the retail version of Star Wars: Battlefront. You are able to play as infantry where you can jump into many different vehicles and you can also control popular hero characters like Han Solo and Boba Fett. All six of the playable heroes have their very own different abilities and they vary widely from each other, so now we are going to take a look at what their abilities are. Luke Skywalker His abilities are as follows: Saber Rush: With a shot of quick speed, Skywalker blitzes forward with his light saber. This can be a very useful tool to shorten the gap between enemy soldiers. Force Push: This ability throws an explosive force that blasts at enemies, and it instantly kills enemy troopers in front of Skywalker. Heavy Strike:…

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The ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ Review Situation Is More Than A Little Bizarre

EA has had a “review event” for Star Wars: Battlefront. During this there were outlets invited to play the game before the launch on servers designed to simulate live environments. The review for impressions of the gameplay from the event that was held lands on the day of the games launch. Neither one of these things are too much out of the ordinary. Review events aren’t actually the best things ever, however, for a game that is nearly entirely based on multiplayer, we understand playing it the way it should be played, with fully populated servers and all. However the problem is that the embargo coming after the event doesn’t make any sense. Why, you may ask? Because of EA Access. Anybody who signs up for EA Access has the ability to play the entire game of Star Wars:  Battlefront for 10 hours. You can go through all ten of…

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EA Rep May Have Influenced Reddit Mods To Censor Battlefront Critics

An ex-moderator for Reddit is stating that EA offered Star Wars: Battlefront alpha access and other items in exchange for them to delete any negative posts on Reddit. There are many Star Wars fans that are insanely excited for the release of Star Wars: Battlefront next week, but a major disturbance in the Force may have ruined the mood. A Reddit admin says that an EA representative bribed certain moderators to take down negative posts about Battlefront. Allegedly, moderators were given access to Battlefront’s closed alpha to suppress game criticism, while one other user was given tickets to the Star Wars festival and other perks. All of this information started coming to light a few days ago all because of a call for new moderators after a Reddit user agreement breach. “There was a representative from EA directing moderators to remove posts and prevent certain links from being posted,” Reddit…

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‘Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company’ Review: The Story The Game Forgot

If you’re reading this review, then we are sure that you are impatiently waiting until you are able to play Star Wars: Battlefront on your console or PC. You might also be aware that while Battlefront looks like an online multiplayers dream, the game will not have much of a story. Instead of going the traditional route where creators weave a classic Star Wars story into an amazing game, Battlefront is happy enough with its multiplayer hook and no original plot or characters to speak of. Well that may not be entirely true, because Battlefront does have an actual story, it’s just actually playable. In the new book, Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company, the author, Alexander Freed, gives life to the war that is happening between the Empire and the Rebellion by focusing on the 61st Mobile Infantry unit, while it battles for freedom against Stormtroopers, Darth Vader, and Star…

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Star Wars: a short history in video games

Star Wars fans are getting more anxious with each passing day, as we get closer to December when The Force Awakens is released. However, for avid gamers the franchise has never disappeared. From the early day of arcade gaming to recreating Star Wars movies in Lego form, Star Wars is definitely here to stay. Let’s take a look at the history of Star Wars gaming. Star Wars 1983 A widely popular arcade game that used the 3D color vector graphics to show off Luke’s attack on the Death Star in an X-wing fighter is always a beloved classic. Super Star Wars 1992 This beloved SNES title was a 2D running and gunning, equipped with platforming sections and includes piloting vehicles. It had many different playable characters with different actions and abilities. Star Wars: TIE Fighter 1994 This is a MAC and PC sequel to the previous Star Wars: X-Wing. It…

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New Star Wars Battlefront Video Shows Boba Fett, Leia, Han Solo in Action

A brand new video of gameplay for Star Wars: Battlefront has been released online. The video has not been released by publisher EA officially yet, but instead it’s a series of clips that someone has taken from the Star Wars Battlefront website and they have all been pieced together. Not only do you get to see hero characters like Boba Fett, Han Solo, Leia, and the Emperor in battle, but you also get to see different looks from different locations of the game. These areas include Endor, Sullust, Tatooine, and Hoth, where the Empire and Rebels are seen fighting it out not only on land but also in the sky. Star Wars: Battlefront will be released on November 17th on all platforms and this is around a month before Disney releases, The Force Awakens. EA has stated that it believes that Star Wars: Battlefront will be drawing in younger gamers…

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The Old Republic: Rescue Mission – (2015) Short Film

Many fans of Star Wars think that the best Star Wars game that was ever made it Knights of the Old Republic, and some will disagree. There is a new Australian fan film that has been between the events of the Drew Karpyshyn’s novel and the KOTOR game, and it’s actually quite good. It’s not just good for a fan made film, but it’s actually really good. It stinks that the expanded universe stuff has all been voted as non-canon during the wake of the upcoming movies. However, in a strange way it puts all of the half-decent fan-fiction on an even level with things like the game. In other words, it seems to make it easier for certain people to have great fun with the Star Wars world. No matter what, this is actually a high quality production and it features great acting and perfect outfits. It’s definitely worth…

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New Star Wars Showerheads

We have some amazing news for all Star Wars fans! You can now experience the Star Wars world in the shower. Star Wars showerheads allow fans to soak right under the gaze of Darth Vader or the body of R2D2, giving you a fun experience even in the shower. You can find the new shower heads at Bed Bath and Beyond and range from $24.99 to $29.99. We are sure that many fans, especially the younger ones, are going to buy these up in a heartbeat.

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Knights of the Fallen Empire Feels More Like A Classic BioWare RPG, and that’s a good thing!

The new 4.0 for Star Wars: The Old Republic has changed everything, while a fresh expansion to one of the craziest multiplayer games is changing things too. Last year, a writer at kotaku asked developers that were working on the game, what their plans for the future were. What they told him is a phrase that they told him was “a return to BioWare cinematic storytelling.” However, he didn’t believe them at all, but they actually did what they said they were going to do. BioWare was responsible for last year’s expansion, Shadow of Revan, and it gave many people no hope for the games future. The expansion was really just an odd mashup of BioWare RPG and massive multiplayer online game tropes, with much lower production values. The writer from kotaku recently started playing Knights of the Fallen Empire, and it officially came out for all Star Wars subscribers…

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The average Star Wars: The Force Awakens fan will be 34-year-old male

The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie has been predicted that it will be one of the highest grossing films ever, and some experts are suggesting that box-office revenues in excess of the current record, Avatar’s gross of $2.78 billon are within reach. Researchers have now showed us who exactly will be purchasing the tickets. According to cinema marketing data firm Movio Media, the average person to purchase a ticket in advance for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be a United States 34 year old male. It’s predicted that 70% of ticket owners are men between the ages of 18 and 49. The average advance ticket purchaser is a typical movie theater goer and usually travels in order to see big-budget fantasies like Jurassic World or Avengers: Age of Ultron on opening night, according to Movio Media. Also, these in particular individuals spend 2.6 times more than the…

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Heroes vs Villains: The Clash of Iconic Star Wars Characters

For Star Wars fans who can’t wait to get into battle as the most iconic Star Wars characters will love Heroes vs Villains, which is one of the most fantasy-fulfilling game modes in Star Wars: Battlefront. There are three dark side characters and three light side characters who fight head-to-head and you will never see as many iconic faces in one single game mode. The lead level designer, Dennis Brannvall, has went into more detail about Heroes vs Villains and we are going to break it down. This amazing game mode is short and has intense rounds where iconic Star Wars characters will butt heads in dynamic fights. All of the matches are divided into rounds in which three players from each team will randomly spawn as the Villains and Heroes in Star Wars: Battlefront. Simply, you will see characters like Luke Skywalker facing against Darth Vader and Boba Fett….

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The Force Awakens First Order Hints In Star Wars: Uprising?

In this previous September, the Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens campaign began. This came along with a lot of brand new comics, books, and more clues that have started piecing together the 30 years that happens between Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. The new mobile game called Star Wars: Uprising was released with the rest of the above. The game follows a smuggler who helps the Rebels when one part of the Empire creates a blockade around the Anoat sector. This then sections off Hoth and Bespin from the other areas of the galaxy. The game will only be remembered as a way for players to be a smuggler, but it has plenty of hints in it about the future of Star Wars. One of these hints was initially found by a MakingStarWars reader, Shi, and this inspired others to…

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DICE Admits Star Wars Battlefront’s Walker Assault Mode Is Unbalanced

    DICE has now acknowledged that Star Wars: Battlefront’s Walker Assault Mode is no balanced well, with it favoring the Imperials side over the Rebels, and has stated that they will take care of the problem before its released. On Twitter, one fan claimed that he never won a Walker Assault match while playing on the Rebel side in the beta. He asked, “Does this mean I suck?” The community manager for DICE, Matthew Everett replied with “Nope! It’s a balancing issue with the beta.” The lead multiplayer designer, Dennis Brannvall also added “Yeah, it’s too tough. We’ll make changes based on the feedback and data. Asymmetric modes are tricky and risky but potentially awesome, that’s why we want beta test help.” During the Walker Assault mode, the Rebel side is trying to destroy two Empire AT-ATs by securing outposts to call in Y-wing bombers. During this time, the…

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Video: How Star Wars: Uprising connects Return of Jedi to Force Awakens

Star Wars games have a long history. While some have been a hit, others haven’t been. Some of the games capture the rich universe perfectly and makes it even enriched further. Others have used Star Wars to make a quick buck off of the fans and some should have probably known better when they purchased Kinect Star Wars. Star Wars: Uprising is a free mobile game and it connects some of the dots between Return of the Jedi and the upcoming installment of the Force Awakens. How much of the intervening period will it reveal? You have to play for a little while to find out or you can watch a video that this page is linked to at the bottom. The video is from Ian and he shows off some of the story’s opening scenes. Uprising is a type of Diablo dungeon crawler and its main focus is on…

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The ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ Beta’s Most Glaring Problem Could Actually Be An Asset

The Star Wars: Battlefront beta has been wrapped up and there is a ton of talk about it and what fans think of the game so far. So it seems that fans are quite satisfied by the beta. After reading through the large amount of coverage about opinions of the beta, the impressions are mainly positive. The most common compliment it that it “just feels like a Star Wars game.” However, there have been a handful of complaints and we are going to discuss what we think is the beta’s biggest problem. It really all depends on who you ask on what the game’s biggest problem is. Erik Kain, from Forbes, thinks that Star Wars: Battlefront’s main issue is the lack of having a campaign. Even though it has an amazing multiplayer experience, there still feels like something is missing when the “campaign mode” is really just survival mini games…

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DICE Sacrificed Resolution For FPS

This past week, EA and DICE opened up the beta for Star Wars: Battlefront for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The PS4 version of the beta runs at 900P and the Xbox One version runs at 720P. With this difference in resolution, it has caused conflict in the community. Star Wars: Battlefront is using the Frostbite 3 engine for its visuals, and on Twitter Johan Anderson, the engine’s technical director, explained why DICE chose to use the lower resolutions on both of the consoles. He also answered a question about using adaptive resolutions and the use of the TAA option in the beta version. Star Wars: Battlefront is looking great on all of the platforms and it seems to be very well optimized. However, the Xbox One version is experiencing more rough edges and a high level of shimmering on the fine distant details. According to Eurogater, “If you can…

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