A long time ago, in a comic industry far, far away, Star Wars comics were created exclusively by one publisher. Dark Horse Comics, to be exact. Marvel Comics once held the license to Star Wars, but after the sci-fi bubble burst in the 1980s, rights fell away and were picked up by the independent studio of Dark Horse.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've seen the new Star Wars teaser trailer. And probably all the Marvel movies, too. These universes are ridiculously popular, and people have been wondering about what crossovers Disney might present to us. Kingdom Hearts might just be the first place we see it, and it makes the most sense.
It's very difficult to love EA. They've really made that an uphill battle for themselves over the years, with the super botched launch of serval games adding to that. But that's all fine, because they're making the one game that seemingly everyone wants. And now, we have a better idea as to when we'll get our hands on it.
Thought Steam was the only thing bad enough to obliterate your wallet when it comes to gaming? Wrong! There are other platforms like GOG.com, a similar platform which focus more on good ol’ classics. The site now has a mysterious counter on the front page, pointing to a new gaming publisher coming on board. It looks like GOG will be getting a whole lot of LucasArts classic titles added to their offerings.
Right now DICE, the guys behind Battlefield, are busy making the long-awaited sequel to Star Wars Battlefront. It’s a game that many have been clamouring for for nearly ten years. Though original developer Pandemic was shuttered, there was going to be a Battlefront III from Timesplitters developer Free Radical – but it was cancelled at the eleventh hour. That hasn’t stopped images and footage of the game escaping in to the wild. Here’s some more.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is out locally today, while well-connected PC gamers laugh at you from the safety of their massive bandwidth allowances. It’s pretty much more Borderlands 2, which means more guns and oddball humour in the end. It also means more references to films, television and tropes of ye older days of pop culture. And trust me, the Pre-sequel has many Easter eggs waiting to be discovered.
For all of our advances in console and PC hardware, there’s still something attractive about the good old-fashioned arcade that vomits out lights and sounds like it’s going out of style. And that could be because arcades sure as hell know how to create a singular experience based on a particular game. Take for instance the new Star Wars Battle Pod arcade games. Now that’s one game that I’d like to do a Kessel Run in.
Star Wars games in the past pretty much had the opportunity to craft whatever story they wanted to. It’s how we got gems like Jedi Outcast, The Force Unleashed and Dark Forces. It’s an approach that is also responsible for turkeys such as Force Commander, Masters of Teras Kasi and that horrid Obi-Wan game. Expect this expanded universe approach to be jettisoned however, as all future Star Wars games tie directly into the official canon.
Almost a year ago, I told you about Tiny Death Star, the first Star Wars game to be released since Disney took ownership of the IP. It was cute, fun and addictive, and I hope you played it while it was available because it has been pulled from the App Store and Google Play without warning, even to the developers.
A couple of weeks ago, I reckoned that The Sims 4 was a damn fine game, but one that was quite lacking extra features. It’s a side of the game that veterans will feel is lacklustre. But fear not! Content is on the way. Heck, this content is even free, which makes me wonder where the real EA is and if this imposter can stay for longer.
I don’t think anyone has experienced great space combat in gaming untile they’ve played at least one Star Wars game AND GET BACK IN YOUR HOLE STARLANCER!..Ahem. The Star Wars Rogue Squadron games are great examples of the genre, from PC all the way to the Gamecube. A new version of that revered genre was on the way to PC. Was.
A lot of games are getting announced in these weeks leading up to E3 - it's making me worried that the awesome reveal and surprise at the event will be diminished. However, EA will be showing off some new things - any guess as to what?