I feel a disturbance in the Force. No wait, that’s just my KFC Dunked Zinger Wing lunch reminding me of the dark side of the colonel. What I do see however, is a new Star Wars game on the way. A new Star Wars Battlefront! Sure, it may not feature nearly as many modes as the original two Battlefront games but what the hell, my obvious fanboyism is clearly not allowing me to see that. It’s a DICE game through and through, and I’m hoping that it doesn’t bother too heavily from their Battlefield series. Which is one of the main development focal points of this game apparently.
STAR WARS! I’m a teeny bit amped for the upcoming movie, The Force Awakens. Heck, I don’t even care if it doesn’t live up to all the hype, I’m just happy that I’ll get to see that universe on-screen once more. If you’re a fan, you’ve no doubt watched both teaser trailers already. Got a soft spot for R2D2? You’re probably already in love with the new BB-8 droid (I sure am). Why wait to see the little fella on screen, when you can have your very own in real life?
DICE’s new Battlefront looks pretty damned good, even if it is based on that hackneyed Star Wars nonsense. While many fans’ brains are set to explode with excitement, a great many others are doing their best to contain their enthusiasm. Why? Because they’re certain that EA – being EA – are going to nickel-and-dime them with this game’s inevitable DLC. They’re worried that EA and DICE will hold content back, only to sell it to them later as DLC. EA wants to assure you that that’s not the case.
Let's get this out of the way: EA sort of lied. Everyone was expecting the first proper look at Star Wars: Battlefront gameplay at the Star wars Celebration over the weekend, and while attendees definitely got that chance the rest of us didn't Instead, we now know a hell of a lot more about the online shooter, and it's sounding very much like a sequel any fan would want to play.
Star Wars Battlefront is getting people mighty excited. I mean, of course it is - it's a Star Wars game that looks absolutely epic. What more do you want? Oh, you want to know when it's coming? Apparently in November if data miners are to be believed.
The anticipation floating around every Star Wars fan globally is so thick, I’m not even sure that unstable red lightsaber could slice through it. Not only with Friday give us a new trailer for The Force Awakens, but we’ll also get our very first glimpse of Star Wars: Battlefront gameplay – which will supposedly break the internet. As for when we’ll actually get to play, who knows. We do know, however, that Xbox One will get it first.
Hey, I love Star Wars as much as the next guy who happens to have his hair tailored in a Leia Organa cinnamon bun style from Episode IV: A New Hope, but that franchise has been around for a while. It’s starting to look quite old, even though said antiquity is in a way timeless. Still, I’m keen to see what an updated Star Wars would look like. And Square Enix has done just that. And then some!
It feels like an eternity since EA and DICE revealed that they were working on a brand new Star Wars: Battlefront title. Considering this is probably the most requested sequel from Star Wars fans everywhere, the wait has been excruciating to say the least. But that's all coming to an end in less than a month!
Good ol’ Obi-Wan Kenobi. The man was a hero of his time, a general in the brutal Clone Wars and the kind of Jedi you’d look up to in the darkest of times. Especially when said times involved leaving your freshly-amputated protégé to burn to death after a spectacular lightsaber battle. Yeesh, talk about going bat-Sith crazy. Made famous by the late Sir Alec Guinness, Obi-Wan Kenobi has always been an integral part of Star Wars. And now it’s time for the old man to finally get an eerily realistic figure based on his first appearance in Star Wars: A New Hope.
The lightsaber. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. And they looked super-awesome badass as they enforced justice with their laser swords of arm-severing death. Having evolved over the decades, the lightsaber has become a weapon that is more than just a mere sword. There have been whips, staffs and the more controversial crossguard version of the venerable blade over the years. Fortunately, I now have the chance to make my own stupid alternative.
I’m kind of excited for a decent Star Wars multiplayer game again. A couple of years back, my favourite such game to go online with was Jedi Outcast, a Quake 3 Arena powered deathmatch that combined the Force with laser, lightsabers and thermal grenades. It was of course, absolutely sublime to play. What was also just as damn good, especially on console, was Star Wars Battlefront. Even bigger, and packed with tons of players, the game was pure anarchy. A new Star Wars Battlefront is on the way, and it sounds like it might just be the biggest Star Wars game ever made.
The Humble Bundles are evil things. Evil, backlog clogging, wallet destroying, nasty little things. There’s very little to hate about them, other than the fact that you’re enticed to buy even more games that you might never get to. But who am I kidding – even I can’t stop supporting them, and there’s no way I’m saying no to it now that Star Wars has joined the fray.
If you were lucky enough to own an original Xbox (or a PC!) in the 2000s, you were most likely a fan of Star Wars Battlefront. It was everything you needed in a game. Fast-paced, online and it allowed you to finally take down the Rebel Alliance scum. Bunch of sister-kissing bastards. Details on the current incarnation of the game however, have been wrapped up tighter than production on the latest Star Wars film. But finally, some new information has been revealed.
Some of the very best Star Wars games ever made have been the ones that didn’t have you swinging a lightsaber around or using the Force to choke yourself for horrible, sexual reasons. Games where you piloted an X-Wing starfighter, hopped into a TIE interceptor or went on a suicide run in an A-Wing. Games like Rogue Squadron, TIE Fighter and that opening level from Shadows Of The Empire. Star Wars games have been in arcades before, but you’ve never done a Death Star run in this kind of cockpit before.
Not so long ago, in a Solar system too close to your Uranus, one online video game distributor decided to become strong with the Force. GOG.com has been busy as of late, adding several Star Wars game to their collection. They’ve just added three more in a second wave of content that will not fail your expectations. Admiral.