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Star Wars Holochess Inspired Mobile Game

For 30 years, Phil Tippett has been creating monsters for the movies, including the memorable Holochess game in the original Star Wars film. And now he’s made the monsters for a new augmented reality mobile game, HoloGrid: Monster Battle and it looks really awesome. If you haven’t yet seen or heard of this game, you’ve been missing out. Really, this is full of awesome. The game is from HappyGiant and features monsters that were designed by Phil Tippett himself. A lifetime of experience and imagination from the two-time Academy Award winner for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Jurassic Park  can now be carried around in the palm of your hand. These pocket monsters are like nothing you’ll see in Pokemon Go. It’s a new take on Holochess and it honestly looks like a lot of fun. “Some of these creatures I made more than 30 years ago,” said Tippett in…

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“True Stories of BioWare Heartbreak” Will Give You the Feels

There is one thing BioWare is very well known for: their great storytelling. We’re talking about the kinds of stories that really make you feel. If you’ve ever played a BioWare game, you know just how easy it is to get emotionally invested. For some people, it’s books. For some, it’s movies or television shows. But for some of us, it’s a great video game with an emotion-filled story. This is what makes an excellent game stand out from an ordinary game. This is what defines the game for a lot of people. When you want to get lost in the story and feel like you are your character, this is the kind of feeling we’re talking about. Not all games can do that. Of course, the non-story-based games have their place too. Some gamers enjoy both. But when a game’s story reels you in and makes you feel like…

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BioWare’s Next IP Was Hiding in Plain Sight: On a T-shirt

Bioware’s Alistair McNally had an interesting tweet this week after the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Diego last week. He says he wore a t-shirt to the conference that referenced Bioware’s new IP and it appears no one even noticed. Sneaky! Also it was fun to walk around GDC2016 in a t-shirt with our new IP on it and no one batted an eyelid. — Alistair McNally (@Al_McNally) March 18, 2016 So of course, this got the Twitterverse in a tizzy as people realized their miss and some frantically searched for pictures from the event to try to see this shirt in action. There have been articles written about it, forum threads posted on it, social media dialogue and even debate over it, but still we don’t know what the new game is, or what was on his shirt. And it looks like we might be waiting awhile for…

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Hesitating Over EA Access? Maybe It IS a Good Deal

If you’re like most of us gamers, it seems like there is a ploy around every corner to get more money from you and it can be difficult to know where and how to spend your money wisely. Believe me, I know all about this as I was addicted to Humble Bundle before they came out with their monthly subscription offer and I have been known to spend real-world cash in WoW, Steam, and various games that I play. Hey, some people go to expensive movies, concerts,  or dinner dates and some people get their entertainment online. The point is, EA Access may have seemed to a lot of us like another money grab from EA but is it really? Could it be that it’s actually worth it after all, at least for some gamers? Let’s explore this idea for a bit, shall we? Connor over at MMO Fallout makes…

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Sims 4 Patch Adds More Star Wars Costumes

After The Sims 4 was released in September of last year, it was criticized for having little content, which includes toddlers, swimming pools, and family trees. After a few updates quite a bit has been added to the game, making it the game it was hoped to be. The latest patch fixes bugs, and adds new features, including several new Star Wars costumes to celebrate Star Wars Day. The new Star Wars costumes that have been added to the game are Boba Fett, Aayla Secura, and Darth Maul. You will find these new costumes under “Styled Looks” in Create a Sim.  

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Four of the Best Star Wars Cameos in Non-Star Wars Video Games

  Star Wars video games are great, but they aren’t the only place that your favorite Star Wars characters show up! You might be surprised to find out that you can play as Yoda, Darth Maul, Han Solo, Darth Vader, and Jango Fett in other video games. Here are a few of my favorites.   Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater In Pro Skater 3, you can unlock Darth Maul as a skater, and Pro Skater 4 includes Jango Fett. Use the power of the Dark Side to take your skateboarding to the next level! Darth Maul keeps his lightsaber at the ready and uses the Force to help him out with some tricks, and you can see here that Jango uses his jetpack as well: There’s reportedly another Pro Skater in the works, so hopefully we’ll see some more Star Wars characters in the next one, too.   Soulcaliber IV What better kind of game to feature Star Wars…

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Crowfall; A new MMO from creators of Ultima Online and SWTOR

  ArtCraft Entertainment currently has a new MMO game in production called Crowfall. The game is getting much support on the ever popular crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter. The team includes Gordon Walton and J. Todd Coleman, who have worked on games such as Star Wars: The Old Republic and The Sims Online. Gamers have their hopes high on this new MMO. Crowfall is being described as a Throne War MMO and some inspiration from Game of Thrones is blended into it. In the game the heroes are immortal and they are constantly fighting through different worlds that only exist for a limited time or until a certain condition is met. The games world has four different seasons it goes through, just like here on earth: Spring, summer, fall and winter and with each change of season the map becomes harder. After winter has finished, a winner is announced and the world…

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Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack Comes to Minecraft for Xbox

A few of the characters from Star Wars Rebels are going to be on Minecraft for Xbox only consoles. A few examples of characters you will see are Chopper, Zeb, Sabine, Hera, Ezra, and many more. Last November, the release of the Star Wars Classic Skin Pack for Minecraft was a huge hit. Now, Disney, Xbox, and Lucasfilm have come together to bring you the Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack. This cool collection is only $2.99 and it features 23 characters from Disney channel’s XD animated series to the awesome world of Minecraft. The full character list includes: Ezra Bridger Kanan Jarrus Hera Syndulla Zeb Orrelios Sabine Wren Chopper Inquisitor Agent Kallus AT-DP Pilot Stormtrooper Commander Stormtrooper Tagged Cikatro Vizago IGRM Droid Variant 1 IGRM Droid Variant 2 Lothal Farmer Gotal Minister Maketh Tua Tseebo RX-24 Ezra Bridger Imperial Cadet Commandant Aresko Azmorigan Senator Gall Trayvi Via StarWars  

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SWTOR Ranked third most popular MMORPG by the Xfire community in 2014

  According to the Xfire community Star Wars: The Old Republic did very well on their final ranking for Digital Dozen. The scores were calculated by taking each weeks rank for the game and the games average ranking. If a game was not in the top 12 it did not end up on the list, giving it a score of zero. SWTOR ranked number 3 on the top 12. Its score in 2013 was 10.1 and rank was 3. The score for 2014 is 9.4 and the number of weeks that it was in the rankings is 52. The score for SWTOR did not drop nearly as much as its rival Guild Wars 2. SWTOR had an amazing strength during the last part of 2014 and took the number 2 spot away from GW2 in the last week of the year, after Bioware included new content, such as Shadow of…

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The Five People You Meet In A Bioware Game

BioWare is known for their huge open-world games with to-die-for graphics, unique characters, and long stories. The bottom line is that you go on missions, long journeys, boss fights, and then you are able to return to your spaceship, castle, or camp to talk to your recruits and friends you made along the way. Keeping this in mind, here are the top five characters that best stand for what BioWare is and shows off their games the best.   Bastila Bastila is a beautiful Jedi that and she makes video game relationships seem quite real, plucking your emotional heartstrings along the way. She is the perfect example of how video games can make you feel like you’re actually falling in love. I’m not here to state that Bastila was a particularly unique character. She was, and is, some moonlit, sultry-toned lady Jedi existing solely to pluck the heartstrings of young men…

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