I don’t think it’s possible to not enjoy some aspect of Star Wars. Whether you make voosh soosh sounds when you hold a stick and pretend to be a Jedi, or veg out on your couch and start speaking Huttese, there’s something for everyone. And for me, that’s cool Clone-Trooper collectibles.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a fantastic tale of a former Jedi relearning the ways of the Force and kicking ass in the process. That comic book series was called Star Wars: Legacy, and it was indeed strong in the Force.
People have been worried since Disney acquired Star Wars that it would use the licence in ways intended to extract cash from fans. Worry no more, star Wars aficionados…because that’s exactly what they’re doing.
Disney has picked up some fantastic IP over the years, and the impressive sales figures for Disney Infinity last year just prove people's attachment to the brands. Rumors abound about new figures to be released, and some bad news for employees as well.
Mobile gaming is huge. I think we sometimes forget just how many people play games on their phones, and fork out big money for the privilege of doing so. Apple has revealed that 2013 was their best ever year for the App Store, raking in a lot of money, usually $1 at a time.
It’s a well known fact that much like in gaming, adapting movies to comic books is something akin to watching a train wreck slowly. One comic book publisher that set the bar high though? Dark Horse comics, who made Star Wars comic books well worth reading and collecting. And it’s been a hell of a run for them.
Growing up, space combat games were all the rage. You had Wing Commander and Descent, with the Star Wars brand taking full advantage of that genre. Times changed, and those games went into hibernation. But there seems to be a small resurgence on the way, and Star Wars is jumping back into an X-Wing for Attack Squadrons.
Star Wars may have found a home at EA, but it’s been awfully quiet over the last couple of months. There’s a galaxy far, far away that is filled with potential for new games, but EA has kept mum so far on their plans. According to one insider though, the next Star Wars game could be going open world on next-gen systems.
It’s a good time to be a Star Wars fan. Slave bikinis are back in fashion, a new trilogy of films are on the way and even though Lucasarts may be dead, (most) of the games from that galaxy far away certainly aren’t. EA is home to Star Wars games now. And they’re in it for the long run.
We all had nightmares when Disney acquired the Star Wars IP - what sort of movies and games could we expect? However, the first game looks positively delightful. I think I may just have to get it now, partly because it's free.
Damn you Disney. Damn your massive ears! If there was one game that I was looking forward to, it was Star Wars 1313. Revealed at E3 2012, the game looked pretty damn strong in the Force. And thanks to some new details being revealed, I’m even sadder than ever about the game being scrapped.
Now that Disney has crushed my dreams of a Star Wars game where I could play as a kickass bounty hunter in the underworld of that galaxy far, far away (I’LL MISS YOU 1313!), it’s up to DICE and EA to keep my interest in that franchise alive. They’re already working on a new Battlefront game set in a more civilised age. Just don’t expect it to feel anything like Battlefield
Rovio has announced the sequel to Angry Birds Star Wars, and this time the game will include scannable, Skylanders-like figures.
If there’s one thing that can hobble a dedicated cosplayer, it’s size. Now, while verticality issues shouldn’t discourage any of you from dressing up, being the right height for a certain character can make a hell of a difference. Which is probably why I’ll be wearing a Puck costume at rAge this year. But for one rather tall cosplayer, his height helped bring to life a certain infamous Star Wars character in a way that no one else had managed to do so far.