Author: Tiffany Wynne

DICE On Battlefront: No More Partner Spawn In Combat

Representatives for DICE have been quite responsive to the Star Wars: Battlefront community here in the past few and months and it’s been even more so now that the beta is live. For example, Dennis Brannvall, who is the Lead Multiplayer Designer, concurred with a gamer that partners should not have the ability to spawn during combat. This makes us think that this part of the game will be fixed before it’s released. However, someone else posted on the official subreddit of Star Wars: Battlefront about their surprising encounter with a loading screen with the map of Endor. This made rumors fly about the map being added to the rotation during the last few beta design days. This has happened with other games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, but the Community Manager, Sledgehammer10, put the rumor to rest with tweets. One thing that he did clarify is that…

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Ten well known voice actors behind SWTOR characters

When Star Wars: The Old Republic first launched it became one of the biggest video game voice-over projects that BioWare or any gaming studio had ever done. It consisted of over 200,000 lines of dialogue that was voiced by more than 200 actors, and with each new expansion and mansion this number has grown. With a ton of different voice actors using their talents, it won’t be surprising to once in a while find yourself thinking, “Where have I heard that voice before?” So many have done that often and we have a list of some of the largest celebrities and actors who are behind the characters in the SWTOR community since 2012. Jennifer Hale: Female Trooper and Satele Shan Jennifer Hale is best-known in the video gaming world for being the voice behind FemShep in all of the amazing Mass Effect games, but she has also made her mark…

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Komatu: Two Very Impressive Hours With The Star Wars Battlefront Beta

Patricia Hernandez it’s not actually a huge Star Wars fan, however after spending a few hours playing Star Wars: Battlefront on the PS4 a while back, she stated that she was starting to feel what all the fuss is about. This post is her experience with the time she spent with the game. The visuals are amazing but it’s not just because they are pretty to look at. In her opinion, the best thing that strikes her about them is how well they show off the work, threadbare quality that the majority of the objects found in the movie are seen as well. The blaster gun isn’t all fancy, it’s rough and rugged. Futuristic but still somehow old, which is simply amazing. With these graphics and the combination of DICE’s amazing audio design, Battlefront completely transports you into their world. Star Wars fans will absolutely love the details and the…

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Preview Dice Star Wars: Battelfront companion mobile app

Recently, EA Star Wars Twitter revealed a mobile app called My Career that will be a companion to the upcoming game Star Wars: Battlefront. The app will allow players to see statistics, customize their gameplay, and much more. The app will be released in the early part of November and it allows the user to check their progress, connect with friends on PSN, Xbox Live, and Origin, customize loadout, and receive updates from EA. The beta for Star Wars: Battlefront is fast approaching and you still have time to pre-order a Darth Vader PS4 bundle on Amazon for release day delivery. Build your perfect Star Wars Battlefront loadout on the go with the Companion App: http://t.co/ptKN4ONRlQ pic.twitter.com/bSP1g6uZT3 — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) October 4, 2015

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HYPERSPACE BEACON: Six things to do before SWTOR’s Knights of the Fallen Empire launch

Once the long-awaited Knights of the Fallen Empire for Star Wars: The Old Republic launches, certain activities will not be available in the game anymore. To be specific, quests such as the Makeb staged weeklies and the Nightmare achievements for Eternity Vault will be gone. You also need to know that many of the basic story missions will not be available once you begin the KotFE missions, and the developers have stated that those missions will affect the story in KotFE, as well. There is only one more month left until the expansion is available to the public, so we need to prioritize which mission achievements you must have before you get the expansion. Here are six suggestions to get you started on the right path. Companion missions The first suggestion is to do as many companion missions that you possibly can. Many of them only require that you go…

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DICE GM Admits They Almost Passed on ‘Star Wars Battlefront’

In the most recent issue of Official Xbox Magazine, the studio general manager of DICE, Patrick Bach stated that the Swedish video game developer nearly passed up on creating Star Wars: Battlefront, and its already looking to be one of the biggest games this year. “Disney came to EA looking for a partner to make games and suggested, ‘Maybe DICE should make a Battlefront game.’ On our side, we had this opportunity, but were fully booked with other work and thought, ‘Argh, we can’t do that!’ But then the heart kicks in, says ‘we will figure it out,’ and we figured it out. Because you can’t say no to a project like that. You piece it together based on competence, passion, availability – although that’s easier to fix. You need the right people in the right place to do the right ‘thing’. Even though you don’t know what that is…

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A Starter Guide for Star Wars: Uprising

The newest mobile Star Wars game is from Kabam and it’s an online RPG called Star Wars: Uprising. We are sure that most of you have heard of this new mobile game by now but we are going to give you some great tips and strategies to use in the game. The games set is that you are a smuggler who is trying to earn money and work off his debt while the Empire strengthens its grasp on the galaxy with an “iron blockade.” Read on to learn some useful tips to take over Star Wars: Uprising. Your roll move is the best asset with enemies Star Wars: Uprising gives players access to a great roll move that will send you rolling away from enemies and danger when you are in a tight spot. All you need to do is double-tap on an area on the map and you will…

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Star Wars Battlefront Will Have Dedicated Servers

After speaking with PlayStation LifeStyle at TGS, Jamie Keen senior producer has confirmed that even though it was recently reported that the sci-fi shooter would not offer a server browser, there will definitely be dedicated servers to give players an “unparalleled” online service. “We’ll still have dedicated servers. Absolutely,” said Keen. “It’s one of the hallmarks of making sure we deliver an unparalleled online [service] for the game.” Keen has given more details about Star Wars: Battlefront’s Hero System, where players take control of iconic and powerful characters in the Star Wars film saga. “Our goal was to give an average player around two minutes as a Hero or Villain,” said Keen. “But if you’re good enough, you might stretch that to around five minutes. In theory, you could play as Luke Skywalker for a whole match, but that is extremely unlikely. That said, the gauntlet is thrown!” The release…

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Star Wars Gaming Headset

There is an awesome new headset being released in November and their name is the Star Wars X-Wing Pilot headset. The release of the new headset is to celebrate the long wait fans have been through for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December. The headset is being sold as a “low-cost universal headset that is for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.” The earphones are super lightweight and themed after the signature orange jumpsuits that are worn by the Rebel Alliances pilots in the Star Wars series. The Star Wars X Wing Pilot headset features include 40mm Neodymium speakers that give you amazing highs and booming lows, In-line controls that give users access to control Master Volume and Mic Mute right at their fingertips and also multiplayer chat with an adjustable boom mic. One spokesman stated: “Planned to launch this November in advance of the film,…

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Star Wars: Uprising Review: The Mild Side of the Force

December is getting closer and we are all getting anxious and ready to visit the galaxy far, far away. The months that remain will not have any mercy on Star Wars fans that are shaking as they await more news about the upcoming Star Wars movie. The one thing that is making this wait even worse is that Disney has not been too shy about giving us supplementary merchandise that is based on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. For example, you can play Star Wars: Uprising, which is a mobile MMOG that seems to be running parallel with the upcoming movie’s events. At least, it mainly is the same but there are some moments when the game does not intersect with the new movie releasing in December. However, you should not worry because you will not ruin anything or cause any spoilers. That’s actually kind of hard to…

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THE SECRECY about KOTFE IS LUDICROUS

During a recent interview, Anthony Daniels who stars as C-3PO in the Star Wars films stated this about The Force Awakens, “The secrecy has been beyond ludicrous.” This can also be said about BioWare and their expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, Knights of the Fallen Empire. As many of the people reading this and Star Wars fans across the globe can agree that the information about key system changes has been completely non-existent. The new expansion is a release date in six weeks and there are still many unanswered questions, and most of them have nothing to do with the story at all. Going off what we have been informed of, Knights of the Fallen Empire brings up nearly every aspect of the game. This doesn’t mean that everything will be different, however, players will have to overcome four years of their memory of the game to adjust…

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‘Star Wars: Battlefront: Speeder Bike Racing On Endor Confirmed?

A photo from the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront game has been leaked and it shows the game is going to feature many different vehicular elements, including a speeder bike. With this awesome feature, gamers will be racing their speeder bikes on the moon Endor. Many of us know that both DICE and EA have been very successful in keeping any information regarding the game’s gameplay modes a secret. However, the leaked photo of Star Wars: Battlefront gameplay was first shown in the September issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine UK. The photo was uploaded by a Reddit user named jmario99, said the iDigital Times on this past Thursday. “Complimenting Survival and competitive multiplayer are a series of trials introducing you to game mechanics. There’s Endor speeder bike racing, AT-AT tow cable tripping and X-Wing crash courses. These trials like Survival can be played alone, with bots, in splitscreen co-op or…

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Star Wars Battlefront’s tutorial trials sound intriguing

So far, DICE and EA have given many details on a number of multiplayer modes that will be in Star Wars: Battlefront, both co-op and competitive. This all includes Blast, Walker Assault, Fighter Squadron, Supremacy, Drop Zone, and other various co-op Missions. With only a few months left until the release of Star Wars: Battlefront, DICE still maintains that there is still more to be announced to the public. But, some of those announcements could have been spoiled by the Official PlayStation Magazine that released in its latest issued that Battlefront will include “a series of trials introducing you to game mechanics.” According to the Official PlayStation Magazine, the trials will be in the form of speed bike racing on Endor, AT-AT tow cable tripping on Hoth, and X-wing crash courses. The magazine is stating that the trials can be played single with bots, on online co-op, in splitscreen co-op….

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Q&A with Star Wars: Uprising Creator Daniel Erickson

Star Wars: Uprising is the franchise’s newest mobile role-play game from Kabam is turning out to be an extremely important component in the journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. With brand new characters, factions, and new stakes, the players of the game will get to enjoy the ultimate war for victory come to life right in front of their eyes. To be able to dig deeper into the game and what Star Wars fans can expect from it, Fansided’s Entertainment division director, Nick Tylwalk, interviewed one man that was important to Star Wars: Uprising, Daniel Erickson, who was also formerly a creative director on Star Wars: The Old Republic. As one of the first games to explore the fertile space between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, how happy are you with the balance you achieved between elements that are familiar to longtime Star Wars fans and…

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Cornering a Market: A Case Study

Today we are going to talk about cornering the market in MMO’s. You may be asking yourself what it exactly means to corner the market. Let’s break it down. One simple way to earn money through the in-game market in any MMO is to purchase and sell things on the market. Any market has market makers and they are just market participants that are frequently buying and selling certain listed items. This concept works the same for both the New York Stock Exchange and the Galactic Trade Network. When we speak of SWTOR markets in particularly, the small size of the market in certain items allow a new market participant with some starting capital that will allow them to increase their profits by not just being in the market, but by cornering the market. To be able to corner the market you will need to eliminate other sellers. In order…

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‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ PS4 Bundle Release Date News: Available for Preorder

The upcoming Darth Vader-inspired PS4 bundles announced last month on the PlayStation blog last month that they have now been made available for preorder. Sony released information earlier that it would be debuting two Star Wars bundles in November to go along with the release of the third largest installment in the Battlefront series, Star Wars: Battlefront, on November 17th. This past Friday, news came out that the Darth Vader-themed PlayStation 4 game console, which is also scheduled to launch together with the EA DICE game, is now available for preorder to retailers all over the country. The limited edition PS4 system was first introduced at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California and it has been inspired by the Star Wars iconic villain, Darth Vader. This premium gaming console features the Darth Vader image by laser-etching and it’s also comes with a special DualShock 4 controller that has been designed…

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‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ Beta Open To Everyone This October

Electronic Arts has released some very exciting news about Star Wars: Battlefront. The beta that begins this October will be available to the public that has an Xbox One, PC, and a PlayStation 4. The hyped and loved Battle of Hoth Walker Assault mode is going to be available, also the recently announced Drop Zone on Sullust, which is an 8 versus 8 style mode will be available. In this “King of the Hill” style you will be capturing and controlling drop pods and this provides power-ups to defend your location. There will also be an offline mode available and that is the Tatooine Survival Mission mode, which will be available on a split screen but you can still play it online full-screen as well. This information all came from a blog post by Star Wars: Battlefront community manager Mathew Everett. The beta will begin early October so make sure…

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Star Wars: Uprising’s new canon is a sign of Lucasfilm’s trust in Kabam

When Lucasfilm first introduced Star Wars: Uprising, many fans of the franchise were not happy when the name Kabam came up. Along with many gamers, the online and mobile game studio does not have a great reputation like BioWare or Obsidian. But the company’s role-playing game studio, Kabam RPG, took a very intelligent approach to becoming one of the first to include a Star Wars’ new post-Return of the Jedi canon by hiring on some of the Extended Universe’s best seasoned veterans. This is a very smart move in the $30 billion mobile gaming industry and this shows how important this current release for Kabam is. Also, by allowing a mobile publisher to make a part of Star Wars’ new canon shows a sign of trust from Lucasfilm and the importance of gaming on smart devices. “It’s extremely exciting. Being the first canon thing that was worked on at all…

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Star Wars Battlefront Petition Demands This Multiplayer Change

In the past if a company made a decision about a game the only choice we have as fans is to sit back and take it. However, in today’s generation of gaming, we as gamers have a voice and can fight back through the power of social media and online petitions, and they can connect with other gamers all around the world. Once fans found out that Star Wars: Battlefront would not have a custom server browser, gamers took all of their rage and put it into a petition. The petition was started by Perri Mitchell out of Gold Coast, Arkansas. He put his rage, while still being calm, asked Electronic Arts and DICE to please think about adding back a server browser to Star Wars: Battlefront in order for gamers to manually find and join official and custom servers as they please. Mitchell stated the following on the Change.org…

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This guys talks about why he can’t get into SWTOR’s housing. ( Discussion)

Not all MMO’s are made the same, as we all definitely know. However, most of the time we really get into the housing that goes along with them, all of the upgrades and house drops that you redeem after a battle drive us to want to keep our pad looking cool. However, Star Wars: The Old Republic seems to be hard to get into as far as housing goes for some fans. Here is a list of the reasons why. There is no convenient “go to my house” button the screen. Now this is all about laziness but many gamers want convenience when it comes to games, so why the heck could they not make it more efficient? Players have to open up a menu and then click another button in order to teleport to their house. In LOTRO, RIFT, and WildStar, the house warp button is always on the…

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