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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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Betting on Rancor Fights in SWTOR

We’ve talked about betting and gambling in Star Wars before. It was present in the movies and in one way or another, it’s mentioned or referenced in most of the lore. What if you could bet on rancor fights in SWTOR like we see in the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II trailer? Honestly, it makes sense to think in terms of the Star Wars Universe. As you may recall, Jabba the Hutt kept a rancor in a dark chamber below his throne room. When Skywalker killed it, Jabba was outraged and ordered the Jedi and his friends to be publicly executed. Think of it like a high roller losing his favorite race horse. No one would be happy about that. Rancors or the bull rancor have often been part of many Star Wars games, too, often written into mini bosses or even main bosses. The look sometimes changes but…

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Star Wars Games Coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X

This year has seen the release of the latest incarnations of two of the biggest consoles on the market today. The Xbox and PlayStation rivalry are legendary, so it is no surprise that the two decided to go head-to-head with their latest gaming hardware. Fans have eagerly awaited the release of the favourite console and to prove how popular they are both are currently out of stock in many places. Add to that the new games that will be released in 2021 designed specifically for these new platforms, and you can understand why they are so popular in the gaming console world. One such game that will be appearing on both platforms in the very near future is the latest Star Wars game. Star Wars: Squadron  Prior to this release, the most recent Star Wars game for consoles was Jedi: Fallen Order. Star Wars Squadron Has been long-awaited by gaming…

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Star Wars Gifts for Board Games Lovers

Since Star Wars: Episode IV was released in 1977, the film franchise has been a common household name and fan favourite ever since. If you’re looking for a gift for a Star Wars fan then your options are wide and varied, with a plethora of games, clothes and other merchandise to choose from. If you want to gift them something quirky that they’ll be using for years to come, why not buy them a Star Wars board game? If you don’t know the faintest thing about board games or just can’t be bothered trawling through all the reviews on Amazon, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out the best 5 board games for Star Wars fanatics. Monopoly: Star Wars Monopoly has been one of the most popular board games in the world for much of its 85-year history. The game has been translated into nearly 50…

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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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The 10 best Star Wars games of all time

Star Wars is a classic of all-time. With the good guys of the Jedis facing the bad guys of the Sith, we are treated to an epic battle between light and dark. There are heroes and villains in so many shapes and forms, it is not surprising that it has become the favourite stopping-off point for the games’ developer too. Whether it is small online games, themes for slots or a mega-blockbuster console release, the Star Wars branding guarantees a hit – not least because of all the devoted fans who consume anything to do with the film. It is a controversial undertaking deciding on the best ten of anything to do with the Star Wars universe. Yet, we have decided to spark up our light sabres and find the force to suggest these are the best Star Wars titles you can play. 10 Star Wars Battlefront 2 This is…

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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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Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes: Developer Insights: Moff Gideon

Moff Gideon has arrived to impose his will on the Holotables! The formidable Moff, once an officer in the Imperial Security Bureau and now wielder of the legendary Mandalorian Darksaber, uses his unique talents to lead Imperial Troopers into battle. Always tactical and looking for every advantage, Moff Gideon controls the battlefield by utilizing AoE attacks, Turn Meter manipulation, and applying both Daze and a new debuff that leaves his foes Demoralized. With the Darksaber in hand, Moff Gideon turns his attention to chasing down the Child. Use his unrelenting focus and astute battlefield knowledge to lead your squad of Imperial Troopers onto the Holotables and bring glory to the Empire by unlocking Moff Gideon in an all-new Marquee event. Long live the Empire! The Basics: Moff Gideon is an Empire Leader with a very focused synergy with Imperial Troopers. Gideon gains Insight into the enemy team, unlocking an ability…

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Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes: The Road Ahead – November 2020

Here is the latest “Road Ahead” write up, from the developers of Star Wars: Galaxy of heroes, over at Capital games. November has a few big items to go over, so let’s dive in. 5th Anniversary2020 has flown by (or crawled in some instances) and we find ourselves once again in November, which is a special month in Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes. As many of you know, it is our anniversary of launching the game. This year is particularly momentous, as we celebrate our fifth year of being live. We are truly thankful to all of the players that continue to play on the holotables with us as none of this would be possible without you. As is tradition, on 11/25, we will be sending players some “goodies” for continuing to make this game great. Capital Games cannot thank you all enough and we look forward to supporting Galaxy…

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Kuiil and IG-11 joines Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes

They guys over at Capital Games are incredibly excited for the next season of The Mandalorian that started last week, and even more excited to bring you the next set of characters from the show! The first two characters from this side of the galaxy are Kuiil and IG-11, and IG-11 has a very special package he’s caring for. Season 1 Characters: One of the Galaxy’s most mechanically-inclined and surly Ugnaughts is making his way to the holotables! After years of Imperial servitude, Kuiil had hoped to find solace on Arvala-7 but fate came calling with other plans. Soon Kuiil found himself rescuing a Mandalorian, reprogramming a menacing IG unit, and protecting an adorable, tiny green creature. Kuiil’s Special Ability, “I Have Spoken,” introduces the new “Mechanic’s Savvy” buff, which is tailored to work especially well with Scoundrels and Droids. Scoundrels will benefit from increased Critical damage perks, while Droids…

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Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes Developer Insight: Kuiil

Here is the latest Developer insights from the guys over at Capital Games on Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. Today we have 2 very exciting characters from Season 1 of The Mandalorian, Kuiil and IG-11! This industrious ugnaught is just looking for some peace and quiet after a hard life working under the Imperials. Read on to hear from the designer how this kit excels at supporting his Droid and Scoundrel allies. The Basics: Kuiil fills the role of Support for Scoundrels and Droids squads. Parts of his kit can work with all Droids but he’s particularly effective with Light Side Droids. His Special 2, I Have Spoken, is a powerful healing ability that can buff Scoundrel and Light Side Droid allies with Mechanic’s Savvy. Kuiil has strong synergy with IG-11 and provides some nice buffs but he can still do well on his own. His Special 1, Voltaic Shot can…

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Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes Developer Insight: IG-11

Here is the latest Developer insights from the guys over at Capital Games on Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. Our favorite rambunctious Droid from the Mandalorian is coming to Galaxy of Heroes! This fast firing former Bounty Hunter has been reprogrammed to nurse and protect his allies by cleansing debuffs and redirecting them as Damage Over Time effects to his enemies. Read on to find out how our designer captured the unusual fighting style and flexibility of this character. The Basics: IG-11 can fill many roles in a squad but he’s primarily a healer for Scoundrels and Droids. He has the Healer tag but don’t let that fool you into thinking he can’t be used as a Tank or Support. His Special 1, FUNCTION: PROTECT, allows him to pair well with squads that can apply Shock. Of course IG-11 has some special synergy with his savior Kuiil. This provides IG-11…

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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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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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