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BioWare’s Shadow Realms In Flux, Possibly Rebooted

Last year BioWare Austin had a surprise announcement about Shadow Realms but there is word that it may have some large changes, possibly being completely rebooted. The Austin branch of BioWare is famously known for making Star Wars: The Old Republic had originally announced the news of Shadow Realms to be an online 4 vs. 1 action style role playing game and it was to be released in the beginning of 2015. However, this is all changing. There are two different industry sources that are stating they heard Shadow Realms would be cancelled but another third source that is familiar with news about BioWare Austin, states that the game became overhauled in the later part of October. Now the latest plans for Shadow Realms is that it’s to be released in 2017 for the Xbox One, PC, and PS4. Shadow Realms, last year’s surprise announcement from BioWare Austin, is going…

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Three ex-BioWare employees create best video game of 2014

With all the larger sites, picking other games, as the game of the year winner. A small news site called The Fresno Bee, has picked The Banner Saga, as Best Video Game of 2014. “The Banner Saga” is the first-born son of Stoic Studio, an independent game development company created by three former BioWare employees who had worked on “Star Wars: The Old Republic.” The trio followed the increasingly common trend of abandoning steady work at a large studio to start their own company, and they raised nearly $750,000 in a crowd-funding campaign to get them on their way. Its four main strengths: a dazzling art style rooted in a familiar place, a harsh storyline fit for times of war, the resurrection of “Final Fantasy Tactics” combat and the best musical score in video game history. Read the full article over at The Fresno Bee. If you are not sure what the game…

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Win A Diablo 3 Reaper Of Souls CD Key!

Cheapdigitaldownload.com the top Digital Download Store and swtorstrategies.com the most dedicated SWTOR, Star Wars Battlefield and StarWars news site on the web today, brings you the biggest event for this month. Win a free Diablo 3 Reaper Of Souls CD key! Get it free! Swtorstrategies.com teams up with Cheapdigitaldownload.com Swtorstrategies.com partners with Cheapdigitaldownload.com. Cheapdigitaldownload, with its exceptional service, provides the most competitive prices in the market. They have tested, and frequently continue to anonymously check CD key vendors that they present, to offer you a great quality of service and allow you to buy your PC games, Gamecard and Xbox products (Xbox points, Xbox live and Xbox games) with extreme confidence. What’s CD key? It’s a multi-digit code that the store will send you via e-mail after your purchase. You will then use this code for official download platforms such as (Steam, Origin, Uplay or Battle.net) to activate and download your game…

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Kickstarter Campaign: Sabertron: Foam sword play with wireless electronic scoring

We love bringing you fun stuff, especially great crowd funded ideas. This one originates right here in Austin where I’m from and it already has 350 backers and growing. They earned over $26,000 in the first 24 hours but they need more help to reach their goals. Learn more on their blog or visit the Kickstarter page itself. Description: Upgrade the foam sword fight with an interactive LED health meter on the handle. It’s like laser tag, but with swords! You have until February 28th to get in on the project if you want and there are some cool prizes for backers who give $25 or more such as a t-shirt to show your support, A pair (2) of Sabertron soft touch interactive swords, in your choice of color, with matching blade illumination color, A pair (2) of Sabertron soft touch interactive swords in medieval style. This is a new…

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Star Wars Galaxies Fans Teased by SOE President: Unannounced MMO

If you loved Star Wars Galaxies then you might get excited about the info released at a recent AMA on Reddit. SOE president John Smedley has teased an unannounced MMO that will appeal to fans of Star Wars Galaxies. “SWG players – our next game (not announced yet) is dedicated to you,” Semdley continued. “Once we launch it… you can come home now.” So we admit the message is pretty cryptic and we’re not even sure what it means but you better believe we’ll be keeping a look out for more information. And as soon as we know more about this unannounced MMO, we’re going to pass it on to you. So what do you think about this mysterious game that will be dedicate to Star Wars Galaxies fans? Will it be another Star Wars game ( it’s confirmed it won’t be a Star Wars game) or will it be a…

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Sony to Shut Down Free Realm, Vanguard and Clone Wars

Sony Online Entertainment announced that they be closing down four ongoing MMORPGs: Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Free Realms, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, and Wizardry Online. Free Realms and Clone Wars Adventures servers will shut down on March 31, while Vanguard and Wizardry servers will stop on July 31 Lack of interest is the reason for the Free Realms, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes closures. A Sony representative told Kotaku that all three no longer have the pull they once did. The player population has been decreasing over the years, and it’s just a case of these things happening. However, Sony did not offer a reason for the shutting down of Wizardry Online, though I wouldn’t be surprised if it was for similar reasons. Wizardry isn’t exactly the most popular series around. Michele Cagle wrote in a statement: At Sony Online Entertainment, we are always evaluating our portfolio to ensure…

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Star Wars and Planetary Poker – A Perfect Home for Card Gamers and Star Wars Fans

Today’s television series has enjoyed much enthusiasm from fans of different backgrounds now that there are multiple genres which modern filmmakers, writers, and directors are exploring. One particularly interesting genre that sparks the imagination of its viewers is the sci-fi genre. Although it may not be new to the public, this type of television series dared to go beyond what is currently known and explored the possibilities of non-existent technologies. This kind of setting is well-embodied in the Star Wars series, be it technologies used in warfare like lightsabers or space vehicles like the Millennium Falcon. These gadgets may not exist yet but it cannot be denied that these films have inspired engineers and scientists to develop groundbreaking machinery and tools. Today, we have the likes of Google glass or holograms that back then were once only considered as figments of our playful imagination. With such success, the Star Wars…

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Other Star Wars Games: Zen Pinball 2

If you love Star Wars games as much as we do, then you might want to consider Zen Pinball 2. I’m actually a big fan of pinball games so when you combine the both of them into a mobile game, I am hooked! C Net says: The good: Star Wars Pinball has some of the sharpest graphics we’ve seen on Android. The bad: The physics of the game could use some work. The bottom line: Whether you’re a fan of “Star Wars” or pinball, or both, this game is a visual delight that’s worth its price. Very nice but what is it really all about? Well it may be 2013 but pinball is still alive and well- only now we have ePinball. Game creators at Zen Studios have two new innovative titles – Star Wars Pinball and Zen Pinball 2. “”Star Wars Pinball” is for iOS and Android devices. It’s…

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EA Believes “Freemium” is the Future

Are free to play games with paid upgrades the way of the future? What happened to the days when you go to the store, buy a game and then own it outright- all of it, the full versions of it to play as you choose? Some said that SWTOR would be the last pay to play MMORPG and even it has now gone F2P. Of course, many question how “free” it actually is when there are so many restrictions that you need to pay to unlock. This is what many call “freemium” gameplay models. And if you ask Electronic Arts, freemium is where it’s at. Gamespot tells us: The freemium business model is “where things are going,” according to Electronic Arts vice president of mobile and social studios Nick Earl. Speaking to GameSpot sister site CNET about the recent launch of Real Racing 3, the executive explained that the mobile…

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Star Wars Slots

IGT’s Star Wars slots manage to incorporate the excitement of this iconic space- themed series with some of the best graphics and rewards seen in a casino slot game. If ever there was a time to reach for the stars with a great slot game, this is it. The iconic sci-fi Movies Star Wars comes alive on the casino floor with the game of slots. The game has become a huge hit for players in Vegas and across the world where IGT’s slot games star, and manages to attract hordes of fans who enjoy combining their love of slots with this legendary space opera series which has spawned a media franchise incorporating books, films, TV shows, computer games, comic books and now, casino games. Star Wars slots features all the favorite characters that fans of this series know and love, including Chewbacca, Yoda and Hans Solo. The graphics, as can be expected from a software giant such as IGT, are…

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KOTOR and other Star Wars games is on the The Steam Summer Sale

The steam summer sale is on, and as expected, the servers are crashing. There are tons of great games on the list, but due to the nature of this blog, we will only list the Star Wars games. For a complete list of all games available, check out Greg Voakes article over at Forbes. I felt a great disturbance in the force, as if millions of dollars cried out in terror and were instantly spent. Star Wars Collection: $49.99 (-50% off) Star Wars Battlefront II Star Wars Jedi Knight Series Star Wars Republic Commando Star Wars Starfighter Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes Star Wars The Force Unleashed Series Star Wars: Dark Forces Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Star Wars: Empire at War: Gold Pack. Just a friendly heads up to people contemplating buying a game. If it is not one of the daily deals, do not buy it until the last day of the sale….

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