Inaccessible Worlds of SWTOR

Here’s something fun for SWTOR fans: a video with a bunch of delete worlds and incomplete dev testing levels. This has no game story spoilers so no worries if you have not played through all of the game yet. It’s a fun behind-the-scenes look into game development, even if you’re not a SWTOR fan. About the video: “Hey SWTOR-Friends, in this playlist we are looking into the inaccessible worlds of SWTOR. These include the Dev-Worlds and Deleted Worlds from the game. I didn’t looked into every world, because there are too much and some of them are empty or are very small.” Check it out yourself here: What do you think? What was the most interesting part for you? Join the forum discussion on this post

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Remnants of the Order – A Star Wars Fan Film

If you’re stuck in your house for social isolation, it’s a great time to catch up on some Star Wars fan films! That’s what I’ve been doing and I have a few great ones to bring to you over the next few days (or weeks). Starting with Remnants of the Order. This one is from FantastFilms and it’s a full-length film that comes in a little over 20 minutes long. The acting is great, the characters have real personality, and the film overall is well shot. I really love the look and feel of the whole thing We even get to see some personalities from the Troopers and it makes them feel more humanized and not just like fighter bots like some films. If it feels a little slow in the beginning, give it time. I got so invested around mid-way through, I just had to see what happened next!…

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Star Wars: Darkness Rising: The Threat Within Chapters 8 & 9

Chapter 8 Ben strode through the halls of the Jedi Temple.  He turned the corner and went into the council chambers.  Luke was looking at the holographic map of the galaxy that hung in the center of the room.   “You’re agitated, Ben,” he said turning away from the map to face Ben.   Luke had a full beard that was going grey and white, very little of the color from his younger years as left in it or the hair atop his head.   His eyes were bright though, seeming to pierce through Ben.  “What has you upset?”  Ben stopped and sighed.  He pushed his hair back from his face.  “I cannot get R2 to tell me what Lando and my padawans were looking into.”   “I thought you were going to let them be and see what they came back with,” Luke said.   Ben looked past Luke to the map…

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Darth Vader vs. Darth Malgus – Versus Series

I absolutely LOVE the versus series that puts one Star Wars character against another to determine who would “win”. They are typically very similar characters with a lot in common, and then it’s broken down into their strengths and weaknesses and how they compare. This one was a really fun one for me: Darth Vader vs. Darth Malgus. Before seeing the video yourself, who would you rank top between the two? Now, see the video to hear their thoughts on who would win if the two were to face off in a fight: What do you think of their points? Do you agree? Did your choice come out on top? Some highlights: Vader is very intelligent Malgus has brute force – SITH juggernaut Vader faces different opponents based on the individual opponent and their strengths Vader has mental blocks that he creates for himself along the way Malgus is talented…

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ILMxLAB’s Star Wars: Vader Immortal Was Almost Something Different

So many Star Wars projects have started off one way, then ventured into another direction throughout the way. One such project is Star Wars: Vader Immortal. Speaking to Tested in an in-depth Making Of video, series director Ben Snow described how different the project was initiated. It would have been more passive and the players would not have embodied a character at all. Crazy, huh? “It was originally going to be a fly on the wall narrative where you essentially observe the goings on,” Snow explained. “And so the first prototype that I became involved in, we were essentially trying to grey box/proof out/pre-viz the first script that he [David S. Goyer] had written.” If you’ve been a longtime fan of VR technology then you might remember that ILMxLAB talked about Vader Immortal as far back as 2016. This left some fans wondering if it was going to get canned or…

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STAR WARS: Jedi Fallen Order Movie (Cutscenes Only)

Whos’ ready for another Star Wars film? I know I welcome any fun Star Wars stuff to help me pass the time. Here’s a fun video to help you with your boredom if you’re just sitting around the house. This comes to us from Gamer’s Little Playground via YouTube and contains ALL the cutscenes from Jedi Fallen Order to make a movie. It’s about an hour and 50 minutes in length and may contain spoilers. But it is really entertaining to watch. Ready to watch? Grab and some popcorn and movie snacks and check it out here: I’ve always loved videos that were made from video game cutscenes, but this one is especially good. What’s your favorite part (or parts)? What do you want to see more of? Join the forum discussion on this post

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Star Wars: Darkness Rising: The Threat Within Chapter 7

Chapter 7 Lando climbed down the steps that lead to the Lady Luck’s cargo hold.  Rae and Lowbacca have spent most of their time there.   He came down and watched them a few times.  Sometimes they were just levitating some of the crates and each other, other times, they were practicing with the stun sticks that he saw Rae and Master Solo using on Yavin.   This time, they were sitting a few meters apart.   A torch hung in the air between them.  Two more lay on the ground, twisted and broken.   Occasionally, the torch would snap on then immediately shut off.  Rae’s eyes were closed and she was sweating.  Her body was tense as she sat there cross legged, hands going between being relaxed and balling into fists.  Lowbacca sat with his legs crossed as well.  His eyes were opened but it looked as if he were looking through Rae…

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KENOBI – A Star Wars Fan Film

If you’ve been a reader here for a while, you know that I love fan films. There’s something special about the energy that fellow fans put into Star Wars projects and I love it! This film, KENOBI by Jamie Costa via YouTube is a perfect example of what I love so much about fan films. It has a true Star Wars feel to it, and it ticks all the boxes of what makes a great film. You can see it for yourself here: A really cool factoid about this fan film: they got James Arnold Taylor, the voice of Obi-Wan in the Clone Wars to be in their FAN film? This is sooo awesome! If you didn’t recognize him, he’s Leegus, the Empire Captain. How awesome is that little cameo? I just love it! This short film has amazing acting, storytelling and real emotions that pull you in and keep…

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How Games Can Enhance Your Brain

Believe it or not, a lot of scientific research has gone into finding out if video games are good for you. After all, video games are classed as being a sport. If you are finding it hard to wrap your head around this then you should know that there are numerous benefits to playing video games. Some of them can be found below. Exercising your Brain Recent studies have been done and they have all found that playing video games can help you to improve your quality of life, especially if you are disabled or even if you are mentally ill. The main study was conducted at the Max Planck Institute and they found that playing video games actually increased your brain’s grey matter. This is, in other words, the size of your brain. It also helps you to refine any learned or hard-wired skills that you might have too….

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Why Play Online Poker?

You must go back to the early 1990’s to find the first time online poker was played. IRC Poker was one of the first forms of online poker available which could be played for free and it wasn’t until 1998 but the first real money online poker became available thanks to the development of Planet Poker. Fast forward to 2020 and you now have a huge choice of websites on which you can play poker including Poker Online OmiQQ. This website is a good example of what you can expect from a leading online poker company but why are so many players choosing to play online poker? According to the World Poker Tour, there are more than 60 million poker players in the United States and more than 100 million worldwide. But why choose to play the game online rather than at a table with friends or in a brick…

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